Colby Gossett
No. 66 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1995-06-23) June 23, 1995 (age 26)
Cumming, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school:North Forsyth
(Cumming, Georgia)
College:Appalachian State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 6 / Pick: 213
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2021
Games played:6
Games started:4
Player stats at NFL.com

Colby Gossett (born June 23, 1995) is an American football guard for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Appalachian State. Gossett was named to the first-team All-Sun Belt as a junior and senior.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4+78 in
(1.95 m)
311 lb
(141 kg)
33+78 in
(0.86 m)
10+78 in
(0.28 m)
5.20 s 4.83 s 7.60 s 25.0 in
(0.64 m)
8 ft 7 in
(2.62 m)
32 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1]

Minnesota Vikings

Gossett was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round (213th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[2] On May 3, 2018, he signed his rookie contract.[3] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5]

Arizona Cardinals

On October 30, 2018, Gossett was signed by the Arizona Cardinals off the Vikings' practice squad.[6] On August 31, 2019, the Cardinals released Gossett.[7]

New England Patriots

On September 2, 2019, Gossett was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad.[8] He was released on September 11.[9]

Cleveland Browns

Gossett was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on September 12, 2019.[10] He was promoted to the active roster on December 24, 2019.[11]

On August 5, 2020, Gossett announced he would opt out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[12]

Gossett was waived by the Browns on August 31, 2021.[13]

Atlanta Falcons

On September 1, 2021, Gossett was claimed off of waivers by his hometown team the Atlanta Falcons, which also reunited him with Dwayne Ledford, the current Falcons OL coach and Gossett’s coach at Appalachian State.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Colby Gossett Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Gates, Christopher (April 28, 2018). "2018 NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings select Colby Gossett". Daily Norseman. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Gates, Christopher (May 3, 2018). "Minnesota Vikings agree to terms with four members of 2018 Draft Class". Daily Norseman. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Initial 53-Man Roster". Vikings.com. September 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Vikings Claim P Matt Wile Via Waivers, Sign 9 Others To Practice Squad". Vikings.com. September 2, 2018.
  6. ^ Urban, Darren (October 30, 2018). "Cardinals Add TE John Phillips, OL Colby Gossett". AZCardinals.com.
  7. ^ Arizona Sports (August 31, 2019). "Arizona Cardinals release 28 players to reduce roster".
  8. ^ Buchmasser, Bernd (September 2, 2019). "Patriots fill out their practice squad by reportedly further bolstering their depth in the trenches".
  9. ^ "Patriots Sign OL Marshall Newhouse; Announce Practice Squad Moves". Patriots.com. September 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "Browns sign G Colby Gossett to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 12, 2019.
  11. ^ "Browns elevate G Colby Gossett; place RB Dontrell Hilliard on injured reserve". ClevelandBrowns.com. December 24, 2019.
  12. ^ "Browns place G Colby Gossett on Reserve/Opt-Out list". ClevelandBrowns.com. August 5, 2020. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  13. ^ Gribble, Andrew (August 31, 2021). "Browns announce initial 53-man roster heading into 2021 season". ClevelandBrowns.com.
  14. ^ Choate, Dave (September 1, 2021). "Falcons claim guard Colby Gossett off waivers from Browns". TheFalcoholic.com.