Players

Gary Barnidge
TE #82
Height:
6-6
Weight:
250
Age:
30
College:
Louisville
Hometown:
Middleburg, Fla.
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

REC
6
YDS
42
AVG
7
TDS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 123 1,646 13.4 55 12 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2015 CLE 16 13 79 1,043 13.2 40 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 CLE 13 2 13 156 12 28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 16 12 13 127 9.8 40T 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 5 6 78 13 24T 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 16 3 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 16 3 12 242 20.2 55 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2008 CAR 15 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by Carolina Panthers in fifth round (141st overall) of 2008 NFL Draft…Signed by Cleveland Browns as unrestricted free agent, March 15, 2013.

At a Glance:

Co-founded “American Football Without Barriers” (www.AFWBCamp.com), which provides educational football camps in countries that don’t have football. Traveled to Egypt with 11 other NFL players in Feb. 2016 and held numerous camps for both males and females. He has also held camps in Turkey (2015), Brazil (2014) and China (2013).

Considers himself a movie buff and has his own website where he reviews movies. Held a weekly contest during the 2013-15 seasons via Twitter where winners were treated to a movie with him and teammates.

Earned first Pro Bowl selection following breakout 2015 campaign as he tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome (1979) for most touchdown receptions by a Browns TE with nine.

Donates his game-used cleats to a local child on the field after each home game through a partnership with Samaritan’s Feet, a non-profit group aimed at getting shoes to children around the world.

Avid wrestling fan who annually treats fans to WrestleMania via a scavenger hunt. In 2014, appeared in two episodes of the E! Network TV show “Total Divas,” a show that features WWE Divas.

Career Highlights:

Tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome for the most TD receptions by a Browns TE in a season with nine in 2015…Recorded the second-most receiving yards (1,043) by a Browns TE in a season in 2015… Earned first career Pro Bowl selection in 2015…Named Cleveland Browns Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2015 for his on-field performance and commitment to the community.

Pro Bowl Selections (1): 2015

Season Reviews:

2015: Named to Pro Bowl after leading Browns  with 79 receptions, 1,043 receiving yards and nine TDs…His nine TDs tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome (1979) for most ever by a Browns TE...Among NFL TEs, ranked fourth in receiving yards, third in receptions, fourth in TDs, third in receiving average (13.2), third in 25-yard receptions (nine) and tied for second in third-down receptions (24)...Seven of his nine TD catches came on third downs, most in NFL...Joined Ozzie Newsome (1981, 1984) and Kellen Winslow (2007) as only Browns TEs with 1,000-yard receiving seasons...His 1,043 receiving yards rank seventh in club annals...Became one of only four Browns TEs with three 100-yard games in same season (Ozzie Newsome, three in 1982; Kellen Winslow, three in 2007; and Milt Morin, four in 1968)...(9/27) vs. Oak.: Registered first career 100-yard game with 105 receiving yards and a touchdown…(10/4) at SD: Recorded six receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown...In game’s final minutes, made diving, juggling 19-yard catch that brought Cleveland to San Diego  1-yard line, capping drive with TD catch two plays later to tie game following two-point conversion…(10/11) at Bal.: Registered career highs in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (139), while adding a touchdown during 33-30 OT win…Recorded TD on juggling catch in fourth quarter, trapping football between legs before corralling it for 18-yard score…(10/18) vs. Den.: Caught three passes for 39 yards and two TDs, notching first multiple-TD game...Joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome as the only Browns tight ends to record a receiving touchdown in four consecutive games...Became first Browns player to score a receiving touchdown in four straight games since WR Josh Gordon did it in five straight in 2013...(1/3/16) vs. Pit.: Tied career high with eight receptions.

2014: Played in 13 games, starting two...Registered 13 receptions for 156 yards...As a blocker, helped Browns record 17 rushing touchdowns, fourth-most in the NFL, and rush for more than 150 yards in five games…(9/14) vs. NO: During 26-24 victory, registered four receptions for 41 yards...Three of his four receptions resulted in first downs, including 10-yard reception on fourth down that extended Browns’ game-winning drive during the final minute...(11/23) at Atl.: During 26-24 win, registered two receptions for 23 yards...In Browns’ final drive, caught 15-yard pass for first down that placed team on Falcons 30-yard line to help set up game-winning FG.

2013: Played in all 16 games with 12 starts…Totaled 13 receptions for 127 yards and two TDs...Added five special-teams tackles...(11/3) vs. Bal.: Caught one pass for a 4-yard score…(12/8) at N.E.: Registered two receptions, including 40-yard TD.

2012: Appeared in all 16 contests and registered six receptions for 78 yards with one TD…(11/26) at Phi.: Scored first career TD on a 24-yard pass from Cam Newton…Contributed to an offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, both figured represented the second-highest totals in team history…Added six stops on special teams and one fumble recovery.

2011: Missed the entire season with a broken ankle suffered during a preseason practice.

2010: Appeared in all 16 games with three starts…Led the team with a career-high 17 special-teams tackles.

2009: Saw action in all 16 games with three starts…Totaled 12 receptions for 242 yards and 13 special-teams tackles.

2008: Appeared in 14 games as a reserve…Registered three special-teams tackles.

College: Appeared in 47 games with 29 starts at the University of Louisville (2004-07)…Amassed 98 career receptions for 1,491 yards with 17 TDs…As a senior, totaled 53 receptions for 655 yards with seven TDs en route to being named a first-team All-Big East Conference honoree and a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, given annually to college football’s top tight end…Majored in sports administration.

Personal: Native of Middleburg, Fla…High School: Attended Middleburg High School…Also played basketball…Community Involvement: Co-founded “American Football Without Barriers” (www.AFWBCamp.com), which provides educational football camps in countries that don’t have football…Conducted a camp in Cairo, Egypt in 2016, Istanbul, Turkey in 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2014 and Beijing, China in 2013…Donates his game-used cleats to a local child on the field after each home game through a partnership with Samaritan’s Feet, a non-profit group aimed at getting shoes to children around the world…Hosted a holiday shopping spree for children from Ohio Guidestone the past three seasons…Hobbies/Interests: Considers himself a movie buff and has his own website (www.moviegameplan.com) where he reviews movies…Held a weekly contest during the 2013-15 seasons via Twitter where winners were treated to a movie with him and teammates…Avid wrestling fan...Annually treats guests to WrestleMania, held a scavenger hunt to determine the winners the past two years…In 2014, appeared in two episodes of the E! Network TV show “Total Divas,” a show that features WWE Divas.

Career Transactions: Selected by Carolina Panthers in fifth round (141st overall) of 2008 NFL Draft…Signed by Cleveland Browns as unrestricted free agent, March 15, 2013.

At a Glance:

Co-founded “American Football Without Barriers” (www.AFWBCamp.com), which provides educational football camps in countries that don’t have football. Traveled to Egypt with 11 other NFL players in Feb. 2016 and held numerous camps for both males and females. He has also held camps in Turkey (2015), Brazil (2014) and China (2013).

Considers himself a movie buff and has his own website where he reviews movies. Held a weekly contest during the 2013-15 seasons via Twitter where winners were treated to a movie with him and teammates.

Earned first Pro Bowl selection following breakout 2015 campaign as he tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome (1979) for most touchdown receptions by a Browns TE with nine.

Donates his game-used cleats to a local child on the field after each home game through a partnership with Samaritan’s Feet, a non-profit group aimed at getting shoes to children around the world.

Avid wrestling fan who annually treats fans to WrestleMania via a scavenger hunt. In 2014, appeared in two episodes of the E! Network TV show “Total Divas,” a show that features WWE Divas.

Career Highlights:

Tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome for the most TD receptions by a Browns TE in a season with nine in 2015…Recorded the second-most receiving yards (1,043) by a Browns TE in a season in 2015… Earned first career Pro Bowl selection in 2015…Named Cleveland Browns Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2015 for his on-field performance and commitment to the community.

Pro Bowl Selections (1): 2015

Season Reviews:

2015: Named to Pro Bowl after leading Browns  with 79 receptions, 1,043 receiving yards and nine TDs…His nine TDs tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome (1979) for most ever by a Browns TE...Among NFL TEs, ranked fourth in receiving yards, third in receptions, fourth in TDs, third in receiving average (13.2), third in 25-yard receptions (nine) and tied for second in third-down receptions (24)...Seven of his nine TD catches came on third downs, most in NFL...Joined Ozzie Newsome (1981, 1984) and Kellen Winslow (2007) as only Browns TEs with 1,000-yard receiving seasons...His 1,043 receiving yards rank seventh in club annals...Became one of only four Browns TEs with three 100-yard games in same season (Ozzie Newsome, three in 1982; Kellen Winslow, three in 2007; and Milt Morin, four in 1968)...(9/27) vs. Oak.: Registered first career 100-yard game with 105 receiving yards and a touchdown…(10/4) at SD: Recorded six receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown...In game’s final minutes, made diving, juggling 19-yard catch that brought Cleveland to San Diego  1-yard line, capping drive with TD catch two plays later to tie game following two-point conversion…(10/11) at Bal.: Registered career highs in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (139), while adding a touchdown during 33-30 OT win…Recorded TD on juggling catch in fourth quarter, trapping football between legs before corralling it for 18-yard score…(10/18) vs. Den.: Caught three passes for 39 yards and two TDs, notching first multiple-TD game...Joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome as the only Browns tight ends to record a receiving touchdown in four consecutive games...Became first Browns player to score a receiving touchdown in four straight games since WR Josh Gordon did it in five straight in 2013...(1/3/16) vs. Pit.: Tied career high with eight receptions.

2014: Played in 13 games, starting two...Registered 13 receptions for 156 yards...As a blocker, helped Browns record 17 rushing touchdowns, fourth-most in the NFL, and rush for more than 150 yards in five games…(9/14) vs. NO: During 26-24 victory, registered four receptions for 41 yards...Three of his four receptions resulted in first downs, including 10-yard reception on fourth down that extended Browns’ game-winning drive during the final minute...(11/23) at Atl.: During 26-24 win, registered two receptions for 23 yards...In Browns’ final drive, caught 15-yard pass for first down that placed team on Falcons 30-yard line to help set up game-winning FG.

2013: Played in all 16 games with 12 starts…Totaled 13 receptions for 127 yards and two TDs...Added five special-teams tackles...(11/3) vs. Bal.: Caught one pass for a 4-yard score…(12/8) at N.E.: Registered two receptions, including 40-yard TD.

2012: Appeared in all 16 contests and registered six receptions for 78 yards with one TD…(11/26) at Phi.: Scored first career TD on a 24-yard pass from Cam Newton…Contributed to an offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, both figured represented the second-highest totals in team history…Added six stops on special teams and one fumble recovery.

2011: Missed the entire season with a broken ankle suffered during a preseason practice.

2010: Appeared in all 16 games with three starts…Led the team with a career-high 17 special-teams tackles.

2009: Saw action in all 16 games with three starts…Totaled 12 receptions for 242 yards and 13 special-teams tackles.

2008: Appeared in 14 games as a reserve…Registered three special-teams tackles.

College: Appeared in 47 games with 29 starts at the University of Louisville (2004-07)…Amassed 98 career receptions for 1,491 yards with 17 TDs…As a senior, totaled 53 receptions for 655 yards with seven TDs en route to being named a first-team All-Big East Conference honoree and a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, given annually to college football’s top tight end…Majored in sports administration.

Personal: Native of Middleburg, Fla…High School: Attended Middleburg High School…Also played basketball…Community Involvement: Co-founded “American Football Without Barriers” (www.AFWBCamp.com), which provides educational football camps in countries that don’t have football…Conducted a camp in Cairo, Egypt in 2016, Istanbul, Turkey in 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2014 and Beijing, China in 2013…Donates his game-used cleats to a local child on the field after each home game through a partnership with Samaritan’s Feet, a non-profit group aimed at getting shoes to children around the world…Hosted a holiday shopping spree for children from Ohio Guidestone the past three seasons…Hobbies/Interests: Considers himself a movie buff and has his own website (www.moviegameplan.com) where he reviews movies…Held a weekly contest during the 2013-15 seasons via Twitter where winners were treated to a movie with him and teammates…Avid wrestling fan...Annually treats guests to WrestleMania, held a scavenger hunt to determine the winners the past two years…In 2014, appeared in two episodes of the E! Network TV show “Total Divas,” a show that features WWE Divas.

 

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