|No. 88 – New England Patriots|
|Born:||October 3, 1995|
Manahawkin, New Jersey, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||Manahawkin (NJ) Southern Regional|
|College:||Penn State (2014–2017)|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2022|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Michael William Gesicki (born October 3, 1995) is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State. He is the record holder for most receptions by a tight end in Penn State history. He was drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.
A resident of the Manahawkin section of Stafford Township, New Jersey, Gesicki was a 2014 graduate of Southern Regional High School, where he set school records in basketball scoring (1,866 points), football catches (103) and receiving yards (1,817) and volleyball blocks (519).
Gesicki attended Southern Regional High School in Stafford Township, New Jersey where he played football, basketball, and volleyball. He finished his career as the Rams' all-time leading receiver with 1,817 yards on 103 receptions, with 16 touchdown catches.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Stafford Township, New Jersey||Southern Regional High School||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||215 lb (98 kg)||N/A||Oct 17, 2013|
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Gesicki attended and played college football at Penn State from 2014 to 2017. Gesicki was named to the John Mackey Award watchlist in July 2017, which is awarded to College Football's most outstanding tight end.
|NCAA career statistics|
|Penn State Nittany Lions|
|2014||Penn State||Big Ten||13||11||114||30||10.4||0|
|2015||Penn State||Big Ten||11||13||125||33||9.6||1|
|2016||Penn State||Big Ten||14||48||679||53||14.1||5|
|2017||Penn State||Big Ten||13||57||563||35||9.9||9|
|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 5+1⁄2 in
|4.54 s||1.56 s||2.65 s||4.10 s||6.76 s||41.5 in
|10 ft 9 in
|All values from NFL Draft|
The Miami Dolphins selected Gesicki in the second round with the 42nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Gesicki was the second tight end to be drafted in 2018.
|Dolphins draft Mike Gesicki 42nd overall|
On June 18, 2018, the Miami Dolphins signed Gesicki to a four-year, $6.61 million contract that includes $3.66 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.88 million.
In the Dolphins' 2018 season opener against the Tennessee Titans, Gesicki had a reception for 11 yards in his NFL debut. Gesicki finished his rookie season with 22 receptions for 202 receiving yards.
In Week 12 of the 2019 season, Gesicki recorded his first career receiving touchdown on a 11-yard reception from Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Cleveland Browns. In Week 16, against the Cincinnati Bengals, he had six receptions for 82 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in the 38–35 overtime victory. Overall, Gesicki finished the 2019 season with 51 receptions for 570 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.
In Week 2 of the 2020 season against the Buffalo Bills, Gesicki finished with eight receptions for 130 yards and his first touchdown of the season. It marked the first time in his NFL career with 100+ receiving yards in a single game, but the Dolphins lost the game 28–31. In Week 14, against the Kansas City Chiefs, he had five receptions for 65 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the 33–27 loss. In the 2020 season, Gesicki finished with 53 receptions for 706 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.
On March 8, 2022, the Dolphins placed the franchise tag on Gesicki.
On March 20, 2023, Gesicki signed with the New England Patriots on a one-year deal worth up to $9 million.