Jabar Gaffney had one of the longest and most productive NFL careers of any receiver to ever come out of Florida.
In 11 years he caught 447 passes for 5,690 yards and 24 touchdowns. He’s also the only player in UF history to register back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons and has the most career 100-yard receiving games (14).
“It’s been good,” Gaffney said of his career. “I had a lot of good times and played on a bunch of great teams. It’s been a fun experience, and it’s an experience I’m not ready to give up yet.”
Gaffney, 33, hasn’t played professionally since November of 2012.
He was waived by the Miami Dolphins days before the NFL suspended him two games for not informing the league of his 2010 arrest in a timely manner, according to a report. He was charged with non-violent resisting arrest and completed a diversion program.
Gaffney had suffered a couple minor injuries prior to his release but was coming off his best season as a pro (947 yards receiving with the Washington Redskins in 2011).
“I’m ready to play,” he said. “I’m healthy, and I’m a receiver that knows the game and can do everything. I can bring a lot to a team.
“I’m still in the process of finding one. I’m just working out and having my agent look for someone that’s willing to give me a shot. I’ll make the most of it.”
Despite his 11-year career, Gaffney still has goals he’s yet to accomplish. He wants to have a 1,000-yard receiving season in the NFL, make a Pro Bowl and win a championship. He lost in Super Bowl XLII with the New England Patriots and was one win away from playing for the national title at Florida.
“I definitely want to win a ring, and I have a lot of personal things I’d love to do,” Gaffney said. “Hopefully everything will work out so I get out there and play a couple more years.”