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Rico Gafford

Rico Gafford

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#40

Height: 5-10

Age: 22

Weight: 184 lbs

College: Wyoming

Biography

Signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2018…appeared in 27 games with 23 starts over two seasons at Wyoming…totaled 103 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and six interceptions for 109 yards and a touchdown…also returned seven kicks for 140 yards for the Cowboys.

As a senior (2017), saw action in 13 games with nine starts…recorded 43 tackles, a tackle for loss, a team-leading six passes defensed, one forced fumble and four interceptions for 45 yards and a score…also returned two kicks for 44 yards…was part of a Wyoming defense that ranked No. 1 in the nation in turnovers forced with 38, No. 1 in the country in fumbles recovered with 18 and No. 2 in the nation in interceptions with 20…named Second Team All-Mountain West Conference…as a junior (2016), transferred to Wyoming and started all 14 games for the Cowboys…tallied 60 tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two interceptions for 64 yards…as a sophomore (2015), posted 44 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, four passes defensed, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries for 70 yards at Iowa Western Community College…also returned four kickoffs for 96 yards and rushed 11 times for 45 yards…was part of a defense that ranked seventh in the nation in fewest points allowed per game with 16.8…as a freshman (2014), recorded 33 tackles, three passes defensed, three interceptions and one fumble recovery…returned 14 kickoffs for 364 yards with a 26.0 return average…also returned a blocked punt for a 12-yard score…graduated from Wyoming with a degree in social sciences in 2017.

High school/personal: attended Dowling Catholic (Iowa) High School where he earned Des Moines Register Class 4A All-State honors in football as both a junior and senior…also ran track in high school and won both the 100 meters and 200 meters for Class 4A as a senior…ran a 10.61 in the 100 meters and a 21.49 in the 200 meters…son of Dwan Jones…@Ricogafford2_ on Twitter and on Instagram…born Rico Gafford on May 23, 1996 in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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