Gabe Ikard

Gabe Ikard
No. 60Cleveland Browns
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-26) September 26, 1990
Place of birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 3.7 in (1.92 m)
Weight: 314 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Oklahoma City (OK) Bishop McGuinness
College: Oklahoma
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Gabe Ikard (born September 26, 1990) is an American football center for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played college football at Oklahoma.

High school career

Ikard attended Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He had 29 receptions for 542 yards and nine touchdowns as a tight end in 2008, and also recorded 68 tackles and two interceptions, including six sacks and one defensive touchdown. He was named district 4A-1 Defensive Player of the Year, and earned The Oklahoman Little All-City Defensive Player of the Year.[1]

Considered a three-star recruit by, he was rated as the 15th best tight end prospect in the nation.[2] He committed to Oklahoma over offers from Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and Stanford.

College career

After redshirting in 2009, Ikard would become the starting left guard for Oklahoma in the final 12 games of the season, while appearing in all 14. In 2011, he started the first three games at left guard before sliding over to center for seven games due to an injury, then returning to left guard for the final three games of the season. He was named a third team All-American by the Associated Press and first team All-Big 12. In 2012, he played in 12 games, starting all 12 at center, while earning first team All-Big 12 honours once again. In his final season in 2013, he started all 13 games while being named first-team All-Big 12 for the third consecutive season.

During his tenure, he was named an Academic All-American three times, and was named the Academic All-American of the Year in 2013.[3]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 4 in 304 lb33 18 in9 58 in 5.10 s 1.81 s 2.95 s 4.37 s 7.30 s 26 in 8 ft 7 in 22 reps41
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Tennessee Titans

Ikard signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve following a knee injury in the preseason. He was released during final roster cuts in 2015.[5]

Buffalo Bills

On September 6, 2015, Ikard was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills.[6] On December 5, 2015, the Buffalo Bills released Ikard .[7]

Cleveland Browns

On December 7, 2015, the Cleveland Browns claimed Ikard off waivers from the Buffalo Bills after placing offensive guard Joel Bitonio on injured reserve.[8] Ikard was waived on December 14, 2015 and was replaced by offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson.[9]

Detroit Lions

On December 15, 2015, the Detroit Lions signed Ikard to the active roster after cutting right guard LaAdrian Waddle and placing tight end Brandon Pettigrew on injured reserve.[10] On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Lions.[11]

Second stint with the Bills

On September 5, 2016, Ikard was signed to the Bills' practice squad.[12] On September 15, 2016, Ikard was promoted to the Bills' active roster[13] He was released on October 21, 2016.[14]

Second stint with the Browns

Ikard was claimed off waivers by the Browns on October 24, 2016.[15]


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