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Jared Gaither
OT #71
Height:
6-9
Weight:
340
College:
Maryland
Experience:
5
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 52 37
2012 SD 4 4
2011 SD 5 5
2011 KC 10 0
2010 BAL 0 0
2009 BAL 11 11
2008 BAL 16 15
2007 BAL 6 2

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Biography

Pro Career:

• Fifth-year offensive lineman joined the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent from Baltimore on Aug. 11.

• Has appeared in 33 contests (28 starts).

• Has started five playoff contests.

• Originally entered the league in the fifth round (31st selection) of the 2007 NFL Supplemental Draft.

• Entered the NFL with two years of college eligibility remaining.

Pro Career:

• Fifth-year offensive lineman joined the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent from Baltimore on Aug. 11.

• Has appeared in 33 contests (28 starts).

• Has started five playoff contests.

• Originally entered the league in the fifth round (31st selection) of the 2007 NFL Supplemental Draft.

• Entered the NFL with two years of college eligibility remaining.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City as an unrestricted free agent from Baltimore (8/11/11) ... Signed with Baltimore (6/7/10) ... Selected in the fifth round (31st selection) in the 2007 NFL Supplemental Draft.

2010: Was inactive for six games with a back injury ... Was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 23 with a back injury suffered during training camp.

2009: Started 11 games at left tackle ... Was inactive for five contests with neck and foot injuries ... Started two postseason contests.

2008: Saw duty in 16 games with 15 starts at left tackle ... Started three postseason contests.

2007: Played in six games with two starts at left tackle ... Played in his first NFL game at left tackle at San Francisco (10/7) ... Started his first-career game at left tackle vs. St. Louis (10/14).

College: Played in 23 games (17 starts) at Maryland .. Started 17 of his final 21 games ... Played in 12 games (nine starts) at right tackle as a sophomore in 2006 ... Was a member of the 2006 preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy ... Was a consensus preseason All-ACC choice ... Played in all 11 games (eight starts) at left tackle as a freshman in 2005 ... Earned third-team Freshman All-American honors by College Football News and honorable mention accolades from Sporting News.

Personal:

• Played at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia.

• Also played one season at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland.

• Started playing football for the first time as a senior in high school, recording 89 tackles, 9.0 sacks, four passes defensed and one forced fumble.

• Was a three-year letterwinner in basketball.

• Had verbally committed to play basketball at South Carolina before deciding to play football at Maryland.

• Full name: Jared Dwight Gaither.

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