Greg Gaines
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Gaines in 2022
No. 96 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1996-05-06) May 6, 1996 (age 27)
La Habra, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school:La Habra (CA)
College:Washington (2014–2018)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 134
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Total tackles:146
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at · PFR

Greg Gaines (born May 6, 1996) is an American football nose tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams, for whom he won Super Bowl LVI. He played college football at Washington.

Early years

Gaines attended La Habra High School in La Habra, California. Gaines originally committed to attend Boise State, but followed head coach Chris Petersen from Boise State to Washington when he became head coach.[1]

College career

Gaines played at Washington from 2015 to 2018, with 2014 serving as a red-shirt season. He earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 Conference in 2016 as a defensive lineman, second-team All-Pac-12 in 2017, and first-team All-Pac-12 in 2018. In 2018 he won the Morris Trophy, given annually to the best defensive lineman in the Pac-12 as voted on by opposing players.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
312 lb
(142 kg)
31+14 in
(0.79 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
5.15 s 1.76 s 2.97 s 4.67 s 7.75 s 31.0 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 1 in
(2.77 m)
30 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[2][3][4]

Los Angeles Rams

Gaines was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round (134th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[5][6] Gaines won Super Bowl LVI when the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23–20. Gaines recorded three tackles in the game.[7]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On March 23, 2023, Gaines signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[8]


  1. ^ Caple, Jim (November 15, 2017). "Huskies' Greg Gaines has tackled marriage, cliff-diving and college football. Is the NFL next?". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 13, 2023.
  2. ^ "Greg Gaines Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  3. ^ "2019 Draft Scout Greg Gaines, Washington NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Greg Gaines 2019 NFL Draft Profile". Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  5. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Results: Los Angeles Rams trade up, select Washington Huskies NT Greg Gaines". Turf Show Times. April 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "Los Angeles Rams win Super Bowl LVI". NFL. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  7. ^ "Super Bowl LVI - Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals - February 13th, 2022". Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  8. ^ Smith, Scott (March 23, 2023). "Bucs Land Greg Gaines to Reinforce Defensive Front". Retrieved March 23, 2023.