Gerald Christian

Gerald Christian
No. 87Buffalo Bills
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-08-26) August 26, 1991
Place of birth: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Palm Beach Gardens (FL) Dwyer
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 256
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

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.

Early years

Christian attended William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

College career

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.[1]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
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[2]

Arizona Cardinals

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.[1] 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.[3]

Buffalo Bills

On September 7, 2016, Christian was signed to the Bills' practice squad.[4] He was promoted to the active roster on October 4, 2016.[5] He was released on October 21, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad on October 25.[6] He was elevated back to the active roster on October 28, 2016.[7] He was released by the Bills on November 26, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[8][9] He was promoted back to the active roster on December 3, 2016.[10]


  1. 1 2 Wesseling, Chris (May 2, 2015). "Christian becomes Mr. Irrelevant in 2015 NFL Draft.". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  2. "Gerald Christian - #19 TE".
  3. Fouhy, Craig (September 5, 2015). "Arizona Cardinals make final roster cuts; team reduces roster to NFL mandated 53". ABC. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  4. "Bills sign TE Gerald Christian & DT Deandre Coleman to practice squad".
  5. Brown, Chris (October 4, 2016). "Bills release TE Dray; promote TE Christian from practice squad".
  6. Brown, Chris (October 25, 2016). "Bills elevate practice squad WR Eagan to active roster".
  7. Brown, Chris (October 28, 2016). "Bills elevate TE Christian to the 53-man roster".
  8. Brown, Chris (November 26, 2016). "Sammy Watkins added to active roster; Expected to play Sunday".
  9. Brown, Chris (November 29, 2016). "DT Bryant, WR Powell to I-R; Bills call up WR Lewis, DT Coleman".
  10. "Bills promote TE Gerald Christian to 53-man roster". December 3, 2016.
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