Friday, December 4, 2015

1976 Profile: Reuben Gant

Tight End
No. 88
Oklahoma State
"Gant was the Bills' sixth leading pass receiver last year with nine catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns. The touchdowns catches were against Pittsburgh (seven yards) and New England (19 yards). Gant alternated with Paul Seymour in bringing in plays and started two games when the Bills used a double tight end setup. He caught three passes against Pittsburgh and Minnesota.
Reuben saw action in 13 games in 1974 after missing all of the preseason with a shoulder injury suffered in the Hall of Fame game in Canton. Buffalo's number one draft choice in 1974, he has enough speed to play outside receiver.
Gant was a three-time honorable mention All-Big Eight and played both tight end and wide receiver at Oklahoma State. His career statistics were 35 receptions for 779 yards and 10 touchdowns. Considered the best downfield blocker on the Cowboys' offensive line, Reuben earned an invitation to the College All-Star Game in Lubbock, Texas. He also collected two college letters in basketball.
Reuben's Oklahoma State major was radio-tv, film and public relations and he looks toward a career in broadcasting. He comes from a family of nine children. His hobbies include jazz music, horseback riding and hunting."

-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook

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