Chris Gamble No. 20 Carolina Panthers Cornerback Personal information Date of birth: March 11, 1983 Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg) Career information College: Ohio State NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28 Debuted in 2004 for the Carolina Panthers Career history
- Carolina Panthers (2004-present)
Career highlights and awards
- NFC Interception Champion (2004)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009 Tackles 413 Sacks 1.0 INTs 24 TDs 2 Stats at NFL.com
Chris Lee Gamble (born March 11, 1983) is an American football player with the Carolina Panthers. During his NFL career Gamble has only played cornerback, but was briefly a wide receiver at the Ohio State University. He was converted into a cornerback during his sophomore year. Gamble possessed a 40 inch (101.6 cm) vertical jump, and ran a 4.45 forty yard dash in the NFL Combine.
High school career
While Gamble only played three years at Ohio State, he was an integral part of the 2002 National Championship team, which went 14-0. Gamble played all 3 ways at Ohio State, earning 1st Team All-Big Ten honors, and 3rd Team All-America honors for cornerback. Gamble had 4 interceptions for the 2002 season, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Gamble was known for his game-breaking ability in all facets of the game, including defense, offense, and kick returning.
In 38 games, he started 18 times on defense and 12 times on offense (started on both offense and defense in five contests in 2002). Recorded 65 tackles (51 solos) with three stops behind the line of scrimmage, seven interceptions and 21 pass deflections. Also caught 40 passes for 609 yards (15.2 avg.), rushed six times for 68 yards (11.3 avg.) with a touchdown, returned 60 punts for 467 yards (7.8 avg.) and had 18 kickoff returns for 384 yards (21.3 avg.).
Gamble majored in sports and leisure studies while at Ohio State.
Gamble was selected in the first round (28th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.
In 2004, Chris became the first rookie defensive player in Carolina Panthers history to start all 16 games, and earned Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie honors after establishing a Panthers rookie record with six interceptions, this placed him in third in the NFL in interceptions.
In 2005, Gamble led the Panthers once again with 7 interceptions. Ranking him fourth in the NFL.
In 2007, he finished the year with 50 tackles with only 1 interception.
In 2008 he finished the year with 3 interceptions and he also tied for third in the NFL in passes defended with 19. Through Gamble's career milestones, the Panthers rewarded him on November 28, 2008 to a six-year $53 million contract with $23 million guaranteed making him one of the highest paid defensive backs in the league.
In 2011 Gamble has shutdown star receivers like Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Roddy White, Greg Jennings through week 11.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Football Season MVP
2002 (with Craig Krenzel)
Ohio State Buckeyes Football 2002 Consensus National ChampionsWill Allen | Tim Anderson | Bobby Carpenter | Drew Carter | Maurice Clarett | Bam Childress | Adrien Clarke | Doug Datish | Mike Doss | Tyler Everett | Dustin Fox | Chris Gamble | Cie Grant | Marcus Green | Andy Groom | Roy Hall | Ben Hartsock | A. J. Hawk | Santonio Holmes | Josh Huston | Michael Jenkins | Craig Krenzel | Nick Mangold | Brandon Mitchell | Donnie Nickey | Mike Nugent | Shane Olivea | Kenny Peterson | Quinn Pitcock | Robert Reynolds | Jay Richardson | Nate Salley | B. J. Sander | Darrion Scott | Rob Sims | Antonio Smith | Troy Smith | Will Smith | Alex Stepanovich | E. J. Underwood | Matt Wilhelm | Justin Zwick
Head Coach Jim Tressel
Coaches Jim Bollman | Mark Dantonio | Mark Snyder | Jim Heacock | Tim Spencer | Mel Tucker
Carolina Panthers first-round draft picks Carolina Panthers 2004 NFL Draft selections Carolina Panthers current roster Active roster
1 Cam Newton | 2 Jimmy Clausen | 3 Derek Anderson | 7 Jason Baker | 10 Olindo Mare | 11 Brandon LaFell | 14 Armanti Edwards | 17 Legedu Naanee | 19 Seyi Ajirotutu | 20 Chris Gamble | 21 Brandon Hogan | 22 Josh Thomas | 23 Sherrod Martin | 25 R. J. Stanford | 27 Darius Butler | 28 Jonathan Stewart | 29 Jordan Pugh | 30 Charles Godfrey | 32 Josh Vaughan | 34 DeAngelo Williams | 41 Captain Munnerlyn | 44 J. J. Jansen | 45 Jerome Felton | 47 Richie Brockel | 50 James Anderson | 53 Jason Phillips | 54 Jason Williams | 55 Dan Connor | 57 Jordan Senn | 59 Omar Gaither | 63 Geoff Hangartner | 67 Ryan Kalil | 68 Andre Neblett | 69 Jordan Gross | 70 Travelle Wharton | 73 Mackenzy Bernadeau | 75 Lee Ziemba | 76 Greg Hardy | 77 Byron Bell | 78 Reggie Wells | 80 Jeremy Shockey | 81 Kealoha Pilares | 84 Ben Hartsock | 88 Greg Olsen | 89 Steve Smith | 91 Kion Wilson | 92 Eric Norwood | 93 Antwan Applewhite | 94 Sione Fua | 95 Charles Johnson | 97 Terrell McClain | 98 Thomas Keiser | 99 Frank Kearse
Reserve lists Practice squad Name Gamble, Chris Alternative names Short description Date of birth March 11, 1983 Place of birth Boston, Massachusetts Date of death Place of death
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