Players

Gary Barnidge
TE #82
Height:
6-6
Weight:
250
Age:
29
College:
Louisville
Hometown:
Middleburg, Fla.
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

REC
2
YDS
9
AVG
4.5
TDS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 44 603 13.7 55 3 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
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, April 27, 2008…Signed first contract, July 15, 2008…Placed on injured reserve (ankle), Aug. 30, 2011…Signed by Cleveland Browns as unrestricted free agent, March 15, 2013.

At a Glance:

Co-founded "American Football without Barriers" which provides educational football camps in countries that don’t have football. Traveled to Brazil with several teammates in Feb. 2014. The camp was held in Rio de Janeiro and provided cleats, pads and other essentials for 170 Brazilians between the ages of 8-25. Held a camp in Beijing in 2013.

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

Earned first-team All-Big East honors at Louisville as a senior and was semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, given annually to college football’s top tight end.

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.

Career Highlights:

Originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round in 2008…Strong special-teams performer, leading the Panthers with 17 special-teams stops in 2010…Signed with the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2013…Known primarily as a blocking TE, but set career-highs in receptions (13) and TDs (two) during his first season with in Cleveland.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Played in all 16 games with a career-high 12 starts…Totaled career bests in both receptions (13) and TDs (two)...Registered 127 receiving yards (9.8 avg.)...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-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" which provides educational football camps in countries that don’t have football…Conducted a camp in 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…Hobbies/Interests: Considers himself a movie buff and has his own website where he reviews movies…Held a weekly contest during the 2013 season 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 winner in 2014…Resides in Middleburg, Fla.  

Career Transactions: Selected by Carolina Panthers in fifth round (141st overall) of 2008 NFL Draft, April 27, 2008…Signed first contract, July 15, 2008…Placed on injured reserve (ankle), Aug. 30, 2011…Signed by Cleveland Browns as unrestricted free agent, March 15, 2013.

At a Glance:

Co-founded "American Football without Barriers" which provides educational football camps in countries that don’t have football. Traveled to Brazil with several teammates in Feb. 2014. The camp was held in Rio de Janeiro and provided cleats, pads and other essentials for 170 Brazilians between the ages of 8-25. Held a camp in Beijing in 2013.

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

Earned first-team All-Big East honors at Louisville as a senior and was semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, given annually to college football’s top tight end.

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.

Career Highlights:

Originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round in 2008…Strong special-teams performer, leading the Panthers with 17 special-teams stops in 2010…Signed with the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2013…Known primarily as a blocking TE, but set career-highs in receptions (13) and TDs (two) during his first season with in Cleveland.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Played in all 16 games with a career-high 12 starts…Totaled career bests in both receptions (13) and TDs (two)...Registered 127 receiving yards (9.8 avg.)...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-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" which provides educational football camps in countries that don’t have football…Conducted a camp in 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…Hobbies/Interests: Considers himself a movie buff and has his own website where he reviews movies…Held a weekly contest during the 2013 season 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 winner in 2014…Resides in Middleburg, Fla.  

 

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