Randy Gatewood

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Randy Gatewood
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Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1973-01-31) January 31, 1973 (age 45)
Wichita Falls, Texas
Career information
College: UNLV
Undrafted: 1995
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 690
Receiving yards: 9,029
Touchdowns: 214
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Randy Gatewood (born January 31, 1973) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League and Arena Football League. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 1995. He played college football at UNLV. He shares the single game record for most receptions with 23 catches, which he accomplished on Sept. 17, 1994 against the Idaho Vandals.

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Gatewood also played for the Arizona Rattlers. On March 25, 2002, Gatewood re-signed with the Rattlers. [1]

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In 2015, Gatewood became a sideline analyst for CBS Sports Network's AFL coverage. [2]

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References

  1. "Arena Football League Transactions". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. March 25, 2002. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  2. "CBS Sports Network Commentator Team Announced for 2015 AFL Season". Arena Football League . March 26, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2015.