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James Gayle
LB #41
Height:
6-4
Weight:
259
Age:
23
College:
Virginia Tech
Experience:
R

Biography

Signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014...begins the 2014 season on injured reserve after being injured during offseason workouts...started 39 of 59 games at Virginia Tech, including 13 at strongside defensive end and 26 on the weakside…credited with 138 tackles, as he caused two fumbles and deflected two passes…registered 22.0 sacks for minus 117 yards, ranking 22nd on the Atlantic Coast Conference career-record chart…totaled 40.5 stops for losses of 161 yards…produced 93 quarterback pressures...as a senior (2013), started all 13 games at a new position of strongside defensive end and delivered 44 tackles...ranked second on the team with six sacks for minus 24 yards…led the team for the second straight year with 34 quarterback pressures and registered 10.5 stops for losses totaling 35 yards...named All-American Super Sleeper and a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice by The NFL Draft Report…named to All-ACC second team and the media accorded him honorable mention...as a junior (2012), started 11 of the 13 games he played in, lining up as a 271-pound weakside defensive end, recording 43 tackles with a pass deflection, leading the team with 27 quarterback pressures…posted five sacks for minus 31 yards and 11.0 stops for losses of 49 yards earned first-team All-ACC honors from The NFL Draft Report and was named second-team by the league’s coaches…as a sophomore (2011), started 13 games and finished with 38 tackles, leading the team with seven sacks for minus 44 yards and ranking second with 20 quarterback pressures and 12.5 stops for losses of 54 yards...as a redshirt freshman (2010), appeared in all 14 games, twice starting at weakside end…recorded 13 tackles with 12 quarterback pressures, four sacks for minus 18 yards and 6.5 stops for losses of 23 yards…also caused one fumble...majored in sociology with a concentration in crime and deviance…high school/personal: attended Bethel (Hampton, Va.) High School…earned second-team All-Peninsula District honors as a defensive end, after he recorded 96 tackles and 12 sacks his senior season…a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the 25th-best strong-side defensive end in the nation and the 22nd-best player in the state of Virginia by that recruiting service…born James Rashaan Gayle on Feb. 15, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014...begins the 2014 season on injured reserve after being injured during offseason workouts...started 39 of 59 games at Virginia Tech, including 13 at strongside defensive end and 26 on the weakside…credited with 138 tackles, as he caused two fumbles and deflected two passes…registered 22.0 sacks for minus 117 yards, ranking 22nd on the Atlantic Coast Conference career-record chart…totaled 40.5 stops for losses of 161 yards…produced 93 quarterback pressures...as a senior (2013), started all 13 games at a new position of strongside defensive end and delivered 44 tackles...ranked second on the team with six sacks for minus 24 yards…led the team for the second straight year with 34 quarterback pressures and registered 10.5 stops for losses totaling 35 yards...named All-American Super Sleeper and a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice by The NFL Draft Report…named to All-ACC second team and the media accorded him honorable mention...as a junior (2012), started 11 of the 13 games he played in, lining up as a 271-pound weakside defensive end, recording 43 tackles with a pass deflection, leading the team with 27 quarterback pressures…posted five sacks for minus 31 yards and 11.0 stops for losses of 49 yards earned first-team All-ACC honors from The NFL Draft Report and was named second-team by the league’s coaches…as a sophomore (2011), started 13 games and finished with 38 tackles, leading the team with seven sacks for minus 44 yards and ranking second with 20 quarterback pressures and 12.5 stops for losses of 54 yards...as a redshirt freshman (2010), appeared in all 14 games, twice starting at weakside end…recorded 13 tackles with 12 quarterback pressures, four sacks for minus 18 yards and 6.5 stops for losses of 23 yards…also caused one fumble...majored in sociology with a concentration in crime and deviance…high school/personal: attended Bethel (Hampton, Va.) High School…earned second-team All-Peninsula District honors as a defensive end, after he recorded 96 tackles and 12 sacks his senior season…a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the 25th-best strong-side defensive end in the nation and the 22nd-best player in the state of Virginia by that recruiting service…born James Rashaan Gayle on Feb. 15, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif.
 

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