Gafford with the Kansas City Chiefs
|No. 45 Denver Broncos|
|Date of birth:||January 29, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Houston, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||Clear Brook High School, Friendswood (TX)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2014|
Thomas Edward Gafford (born January 29, 1983) is an American football long snapper for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as a undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Houston.
Gafford attended Clear Brook High School and was president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a letterman in football. As a senior, he was named both Most Valuable Player and Receiver of the Year for the Clear Brook High School football team.
Green Bay Packers
On January 17, 2007, Gafford was signed by the Seattle Seahawks. He was waived by the Seahawks on June 20, 2007.
Second stint with Packers
Gafford was re-signed by the Packers on March 5, 2008. On August 4, 2008, he was released by the Packers.
On August 19, 2008, Gafford was signed by the Chicago Bears. He was waived by the Bears on August 31, 2008.
Kansas City Chiefs
Gafford was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on October 29, 2008 after long snapper J. P. Darche was placed on injured reserve. He made his professional debut on November 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and went on to serve as long snapper during the team's final nine games.
Gafford was waived by the Chiefs on June 19, 2009. The team re-signed him on August 13 after waiving long snapper Tanner Purdum. In 2011, despite being a long snapper, Gafford recorded 3 tackles.
Second stint with Bears
- "Packers sign seven reserve/future free agents". Packers.com. February 7, 2006. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- Mayer, Larry (18 March 2015). "Bears sign long-snapper Gafford". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- Swanson, Ben (November 25, 2016). "Broncos sign LS Thomas Gafford, waive NT Darius Kilgo". DenverBroncos.com.