Buffalo Bills claim former UW Cornerback Rico Gafford

Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 12:51 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Buffalo Bills announced the claiming of Rico Gafford off waivers on Tuesday.

Gafford played in 27 games across two seasons for the Wyoming Cowboys from 2016-2017. After graduating from UW, Gafford was undrafted in 2018 but was signed by the Tennesse Titans. He was cut by the team before the regular season started, and was signed by the Oakland Raiders.

In Oakland, Gafford switched from playing cornerback to wide receiver and he was both a practice squad and active roster player over three seasons. He played in eight games from 2018-2020 for the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders.

After the 2020 regular season, Gafford signed a deal with the Arizona Cardinals but was waived on August 23. The Bills then claimed him off waivers on August 24.

At Wyoming, Gafford recorded 103 total tackles, six interceptions, and forced three fumbles. He was a Second Team All-Mountain West selection in 2017.

Gafford joins former UW teammate Josh Allen, as well as Jacob Hollister and Tanner Gentry as one of four former Wyoming Cowboys on the Buffalo Bills.

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