|No. 87 Buffalo Bills|
|Date of birth:||August 26, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||244 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Palm Beach Gardens (FL) Dwyer|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 256|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Gerald Christian (born August 26, 1991) is an American football tight end for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was Mr. Irrelevant in 2015 when the Arizona Cardinals drafted him with the 256th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Christian went to college in Louisville, where he played for the Louisville Cardinals.
Christian played for the Florida Gators from 2010 to 2011 and Louisville from 2012 to 2014. In his senior season in 2014, Christian caught 32 passes for 384 yards and five touchdowns. He was named third team All-ACC.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in||244 lb||4.87 s||1.73 s||2.84 s||4.70 s||7.62 s|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Christian was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the final pick of the 7th round (256th overall pick) in the 2015 NFL Draft, making him Mr. Irrelevant. Former teammate Chandler Harnish, who was Mr. Irrelevant in 2012, announced the pick. On September 3, 2015, in the Cardinals' final preseason game against the Denver Broncos, Christian tore the MCL in his left knee. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve the next day. On August 29, 2016. he was released from the Cardinals.
On September 7, 2016, Christian was signed to the Bills' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 4, 2016. He was released on October 21, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad on October 25. He was elevated back to the active roster on October 28, 2016. He was released by the Bills on November 26, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad. He was promoted back to the active roster on December 3, 2016.
- Wesseling, Chris (May 2, 2015). "Christian becomes Mr. Irrelevant in 2015 NFL Draft.". NFL.com. NFL.com. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
- "Gerald Christian - #19 TE". nfldraftscout.com.
- Fouhy, Craig (September 5, 2015). "Arizona Cardinals make final roster cuts; team reduces roster to NFL mandated 53". abc15.com. ABC. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
- "Bills sign TE Gerald Christian & DT Deandre Coleman to practice squad". BuffaloBills.com.
- Brown, Chris (October 4, 2016). "Bills release TE Dray; promote TE Christian from practice squad". BuffaloBills.com.
- Brown, Chris (October 25, 2016). "Bills elevate practice squad WR Eagan to active roster". BuffaloBills.com.
- Brown, Chris (October 28, 2016). "Bills elevate TE Christian to the 53-man roster". BuffaloBills.com.
- Brown, Chris (November 26, 2016). "Sammy Watkins added to active roster; Expected to play Sunday". BuffaloBills.com.
- Brown, Chris (November 29, 2016). "DT Bryant, WR Powell to I-R; Bills call up WR Lewis, DT Coleman". BuffaloBills.com.
- "Bills promote TE Gerald Christian to 53-man roster". BuffaloBills.com. December 3, 2016.