Friday, May 27, 2016

1977 Profile: Reuben Gant

Tight End
No. 88
Oklahoma State
"Reuben continued his improved play in 1976, appearing in all 14 games, and starting seven games when Buffalo used a double tight end alignment. He led all Bills receivers with a 21.9-yard per catch average. He caught 12 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns, his touchdown pass against Tampa Bay (15 yards) providing the winning margin for the Bills. Other touchdowns were against Dallas (27 yards) and Miami (11 yards). Gant improved his blocking tremendously and became a very reliable performer.
He appeared in all 14 games in 1975, alternating with Paul Seymour at tight end and bringing in plays. 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. He was Buffalo's number one draft choice in 1974.
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 eight children. His hobbies include jazz music, horseback riding and hunting."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-TV-Radio Guide

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