Former NFL Player/Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots
Doug Gabriel played four NFL seasons, three with the Oakland Raiders and also with the New England Patriots. Gabriel was originally a fifth round draft pick, 167th overall, in 2003 by the Raiders. He was traded to the Patriots prior to the start of the 2006 season.
In 2006, Gabriel appeared in 12 games (five starts) for the Patriots and caught 25 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns. He was released by the team on December 12, 2006. A day after being released by the Patriots, Gabriel re-signed with the Raiders. Gabriel appeared in three games for the team that season, catching five passes for 84 yards. On August 27, 2007, the Raiders released him. After spending the 2007 season out of football, Gabriel signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on April 8, 2008. He was released by the team on May 29.
2006: (12-17 vs. STL): Claimed off waivers, saw action at WR catching two balls for 31 yards...(12-23 vs. KC): Played at WR catching one ball for 11 yards... (12-31 at NYJ): Saw action at WR catching two balls for 42 yards.
2005: Played in 14 games with two starts and caught 37 passes for 554 yards and three touchdowns...All three numbers are career highs...Recorded his first two 100-yard receiving games, catching five balls for 101 yards against Buffalo in Week 7 (10/23) and hauling in eight passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in the season finale against the New York Giants (12/31)...Returned four kickoffs for 64 yards and rushed one time for a five-yard gain...Inactive for first two games of the year...(9/25) @ PHI: Made his season debut at WR and caught two passes for 35 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter...Also returned one kickoff for nine yards...(10/2) vs. DAL: Played at WR and on special teams...(10/16) vs. SD: Played at WR, leading the receivers with 84 yards on five catches...Recorded the longest reception of the day on a 32-yard pass from QB Kerry Collins...(10/23) vs. BUF: Started at WR and led the receivers with five catches for a career-high 101 yards, including a game- and season-long 38-yard reception...(10/30) @ TN: Played at WR and on special teams...Returned one kickoff for 21 yards...(11/6) @ KC: Played at WR and caught three passes for 37 yards with a long of 19...(11/13) vs. DEN: Started as the third WR, catching five passes for 58 yards...Caught a 14-yard pass in the fourth quarter for the team's second touchdown of the game...(11/20) @ WAS: Played at WR and recorded one catch for 37 yards...(11/27) vs. MIA: Played at WR and caught one pass for 23 yards...Also played on special teams...(12/4) @ SD: Played at WR and caught two passes for 28 yards...Also played on special teams, returning one kickoff for 15 yards...(12/11) @ NYJ: Played at WR and caught two passes for 24 yards...Also played on special teams...(12/18) vs. CLE: Played at WR and caught one pass for nine yards...Also returned one kickoff for 19 yards...(12/24) @ DEN: Played at WR, catching a pair of passes for 18 yards...(12/31) vs. NYG: Played at WR, leading the offense with a career-best eight receptions for 100 yards and one touchdown, averaging 12.5 yards per catch.
2004: Played in all 16 league games, starting five...Made first career start on Halloween at San Diego (10/31)...Caught 33 passes for 551 yards and two touchdowns...Longest catch of the year, a 58-yarder, came on his first career touchdown reception in the season opener at Pittsburgh (9/12)...Returned 53 kickoffs for 1,140 yards with a long of 64...Also had one punt return for seven yards...(9/12) @ PIT: Played at WR, catching three passes for a team-high 81 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown from Rich Gannon in the second quarter...The score was his first career touchdown reception...Returned one kickoff for two yards...(9/19) vs. BUF: Played at WR...(9/26) vs. TB: Played at WR, catching one pass for 30 yards and returned four kickoffs for 145 yards, including a 64-yarder...(10/3) @ HOU: Played at WR, catching two passes for 20 yards...Averaged 28.4 yards on seven kickoff returns with a long of 42...(10/10) @ IND: Played at WR, catching one pass for 24 yards...Returned four kickoffs for 78 yards with a long of 41...(10/17) vs. DEN: Played at WR, catching one pass for 17 yards...Returned three kickoffs for 44 yards with a long of 16...(10/24) vs. NO: Played at WR, catching four passes for 59 yards with a long of 23...(10/31) @ SD: Made first career start at WR, catching three passes for a team-high 50 yards with a long of 19...Returned five kickoffs for 94 yards...(11/7) @ CAR: Started at WR, catching a team-high four passes for 60 yards with a long of 18...All four of his catches went for first downs...Returned five kickoffs for 93 yards, an average of 18.6 yards per return...(11/21) vs. SD: Started at WR, catching two passes for 36 yards...Returned three kickoffs for 42 yards with a long of 23...(11/28) @ DEN: Played at WR, catching four passes for 51 yards with a long of 22...Returned three kickoffs for 82 yards, including a 41-yarder that set up touchdown to Jerry Porter at the end of the first half...(12/5) vs. KC: Started at WR, catching one pass for 11 yards...Returned seven kickoffs with an average of 21.7 yards per return and a long of 37...(12/12) @ ATL: Played at WR, catching two passes for 19 yards with a long of 10...(12/19) vs. TEN: Started at WR, catching two passes for 52 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown in the third quarter, his second of the season...Returned three kickoffs for 36 yards with a long of 28 and fielded a punt for the first time in his career in the second quarter...(12/25) @ KC: Played at WR, catching one pass for 11 yards...Handled primary kickoff and punt return duties on special teams, returning five kicks for an average of 24.6 yards per return and returning one punt for seven yards...(1/2/05) vs. JAX: Played at WR, catching two passes for 30 yards...Returned three kickoffs for 50 yards and had one fair catch.
2003: Played in 12 league games at WR and handled kickoff return duties...Caught one pass for 17 yards...Returned 29 kickoffs for 646 yards to average 22.3 per return with a long of 85 and one touchdown, all team highs...(9/7) @ TN: Inactive...(9/14) vs. CIN: Played for the first time in his career, seeing action on special teams and made one stop...(9/22) @ DEN: Played at WR and caught the first pass of his career for 17 yards...Played on special teams...(9/28) SD: Played on special teams, making one stop...(10/5) @ CHI: Played on special teams...(10/12) @ CLE: Played on special teams and made one stop...(10/20) vs. KC: Inactive...(11/2) @ DET: Inactive...(11/9) vs. NYJ: Inactive...(11/16) vs. MIN: Played on special teams, making one tackle...(11/23) @ KC: Played on special teams, returning four kickoffs for 88 yards with a long of 23...(11/30) vs. DEN: Returned three kickoffs for 42 yards with a long of 22...(12/7) @ PIT: Returned six kickoffs for 105 yards with a long of 23...(12/14) vs. BAL: Returned four kickoffs for 137 yards with a career-long of 71 yards to average 34.3 per attempt...(12/22) vs. GB: Returned seven kickoffs for 143 yards with a long of 25...(12/28) @ SD: Returned four kickoffs for 131 yards with a long of 85, a touchdown, the first of his career...Selected by the Raiders in the fifth round (167th overall) in the 2003 draft.
College:Two-year letterman at Central Florida, finishing his career with 97 receptions for 1,869 yards (19.3 avg.) and 20 touchdowns, adding 52 yards and a score on seven reverses (7.4) and 795 yards on 37 kickoff returns (21.5)...His 1,869 yards receiving rank ninth on the school's career record list while his 20 scoring grabs rank fifth...His average of 19.3 yards per catch is topped only by one player in UCF annals...His 795 yards on kickoff returns places him sixth on the school's all-time record chart while his 2,716 all-purpose yards rank ninth...In 2002, All-American Dream Team third team and All-Mid American Conference first team choice by The NFL Draft Report, adding second team All-MAC honors from the league's coaches...Started every game, catching a team-high 75 passes for a school season record 1,237 yards (16.5), including 11 touchdowns...His 75 grabs rank seventh on UCF's season record chart while his 11 scoring catches rank sixth...His 1,237 yards broke the old Golden Knights record of 1,180 yards...Added 52 yards and a score on seven carries (7.4)...Returned 31 kickoffs for 632 yards (20.4)...His 632 yards rank sixth on UCF's season record list...Gained 1,921 all-purpose yards (160.1 yards per game), breaking the old school season record...Against Penn State, caught 11 passes for 153 yards and returned a kickoff 27 yards...His 11 grabs rank eighth on the school's game record list...Totaled 116 yards on five catches with an 80-yard score and returned three kickoffs for 66 yards against Arizona State...His 80-yarder was the fourth-longest reception in school history...Snatched six passes for 140 yards with touchdowns of six and 68 yards, adding 15 yards on two kickoff returns against Liberty...Gained 104 yards on seven catches with a 12-yard score, ran for a 12-yard gain and returned six kickoffs for 122 yards vs. Western Michigan...His 238 all-purpose yards rank eighth on the school's game record list...Against Syracuse, collected a school game record 324 all-purpose yards, as he hauled in 12 passes for 206 yards, returned five kickoffs for 117 yards and scored on a 1-yard reverse... His 324 yards broke the previous UCF record...Closed out his career with seven catches for 179 yards and touchdowns of 24, 35, 34 and 50 yards, adding 40 yards on two kickoff returns, against Ohio University...In his first season at Central Florida in 2001, finished fourth on the team with 22 receptions for 632 yards (28.7) and nine touchdowns...His 28.7-yard average topped the old school season record of 21.8 yards by Bernard Ford in 1986 (30 catches, 653 yards)...In his first start for UCF, he grabbed three passes for 89 yards and a 24-yard score vs. Tulane and against Liberty, had scoring grabs of 83 and 26 yards, finishing with 124 yards on three receptions...His 83-yarder was the second-longest catch in school history...Followed with seven catches for 142 yards, including 25 and 16-yard touchdowns vs. Louisiana-Monroe...Set school records at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for touchdowns (17) and points (104) in 2000, accounting for 1,206 all-purpose yards...Named all-region and was the South Division Offensive MVP...Offensive MVP in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star Game and was named second team All-American by JC Gridwire...Originally signed with the University of Miami coming out of high school...Business major.
Personal: Born in Miami, Florida and attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando...Caught 31 passes for 16 touchdowns and averaged better than 25 yards per catch as a senior, earning all-state and all-conference honors...Returned two kicks and two punts for touchdowns.