|Born:||January 31, 1973|
Wichita Falls, Texas
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career Arena statistics|
|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.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.
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Gatewood also played for the Arizona Rattlers. On March 25, 2002, Gatewood re-signed with the Rattlers.
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In 2015, Gatewood became a sideline analyst for CBS Sports Network's AFL coverage.
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