Randall Gay was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2004 ... Placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury (11/15/05) ... Placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury (9/27/06).
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- Gay started all three playoff games at left cornerback as a rookie in 2004 and was the Patriots' leading tackler in Super Bowl XXXIX, coming up with 11 solo tackles. He finished tied for third on the team with 18 tackles in the playoffs, trailing only Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi.
- After signing with the Patriots as an undrafted rookie in 2004, Gay went on to start more games (9) than any other Patriots rookie and was the only rookie to start all three playoff games for New England.
2007 (16/3/0/0): Set single-season career highs in interceptions with three and passes defensed with seven in 2007.
at N.Y. Jets (9/9): Started at cornerback during the Patriots' 38-14 victory over the Jets... Tallied one solo tackle in the Patriots' commanding 38-14 victory. San Diego (9/16): Started at cornerback in the Patriots' 38-14 win in the home opener over the Chargers... Racked up three solo tackles and a pass defensed ... Broke up a Philip Rivers pass intended for Craig Davis on second and 13 and dragged down Antonio Gates two yards shy of a first down during the first quarter, resulting in a Chargers punt and subsequent Patriots touchdown. Buffalo (9/23): Played in reserve at cornerback in the Patriots' 38-7 victory over the Bills... Tallied one solo tackle in coverage... Broke up Trent Edwards' pass intended for Peerless Price on a third-and-4 to force a Buffalo punt in the second quarter. at Cincinnati (10/1): Played in a reserve role at cornerback... Picked off a Carson Palmer pass in the fourth quarter to help ice the Patriots' 34-13 victory with his first interception since 2004... Registered four tackles and a pass defensed. Cleveland (10/7): Played in reserve at cornerback in the Patriots' 34-17 victory over the Browns... Created the first forced fumble of his career on a Derek Anderson completion to Kellen Winslow, then recovered the ball and raced 15 yards for a touchdown to ice the Patriots victory with 52 seconds remaining in the game for a 34-17 New England lead... Collected the second touchdown of his career and the second against the Cleveland Browns... Notched two solo tackles in coverage. at Dallas (10/14): Tallied one tackle in coverage in the Patriots' 48-27 win over the Cowboys. at Miami (10/21): Stepped in front of a Cleo Lemon pass intended for Marty Booker for his second interception of the season and sprinted upfield for a gain of 31 yards with 6:51 remaining in the third quarter... Tallied four solo tackles in coverage. Washington (10/28): Played in reserve at cornerback in the Patriots' 52-7 victory over the Redskins... Made two solo tackles in coverage. at Indianapolis (11/4): Started as the nickelback in the Patriots' 24-20 victory over the Colts... Dragged down Dallas Clark for a loss of two yards, holding the Colts to a field goal try in the second quarter... Tallied four tackles (3 solo) in coverage. at Buffalo (11/18): Played in a reserve role at cornerback... Grabbed his third interception of the season, picking off a J.P. Losman pass intended for Josh Reed and ran the return back 21 yards, setting up the first Patriots' touchdown in the first quarter. Philadelphia (11/25): Played in a reserve role at cornerback in the Patriots' 31-28 win over the Eagles... Made three solo tackles in coverage. at Baltimore (12/3): Played in reserve at cornerback and registered two tackles with a pass defensed in the Patriots' 27-24 comeback win over the Ravens... Broke up a Kyle Boller pass intended for Derrick Mason on third down, forcing the Ravens to punt in the second quarter. Pittsburgh (12/9/07): Played in a reserve role at cornerback in the Patriots' 34-13 win over the Steelers... Made four tackles (3 solo) in coverage. N.Y. Jets (12/16): Played in reserve at cornerback in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Jets... Broke up a Chad Pennington pass intended for Jerricho Cotchery... Wrapped up Leon Washington for no gain on a swing pass in the third quarter... Contributed two solo tackles in coverage. Miami (12/23): Played in reserve at cornerback in the Patriots' 28-7 win over the Dolphins. at N.Y. Giants (12/29): Played in a reserve role at safety and on special teams coverage units as the Patriots became the fourth team in NFL history to finish its season undefeated in a 38-35 comeback victory over the Giants.
2007 Postseason (2/1/0/0): Jacksonville (1/12): Started at cornerback... Tallied a season-high eight tackles (5 solo) in coverage while registering a forced fumble in the Patriots' 31-20 win over the Jaguars. San Diego (1/20): Played in reserve at cornerback and registered one solo tackle in coverage in the Patriots' 21-12 victory over the Chargers in the AFC Championship Game.
2006 (3/0, 0/0): Played in first three games before being placed on injured reserve on Sept. 27, 2006 ... Led the team or tied for the team lead in special teams tackles once (vs. DEN).
Buffalo (9/10): Saw action in a reserve role at defensive back and recorded a solo tackle ... Stopped Roscoe Parrish short of the first down, limiting him to a 5-yard gain on a third-and-12 play in the first quarter. N.Y. Jets (9/17): Played in a reserve role at defensive back in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the N.Y. Jets. Denver (9/24): Saw action in a reserve role at cornerback ... Tallied a solo special teams tackle on coverage units.
2005 (5/2/0/0): Placed on Injured Reserve on Nov. 15, 2005. Played in five games with two starts and recorded 11 tackles (10 solo), a pass defensed and three special teams tackles ... Saw time at both cornerback and safety ... Oakland (9/8): Played in a reserve role at cornerback and safety ... Collected two solo tackles ... Tied for the team lead with three special teams stops. Carolina (9/18): Started at cornerback and recorded a pass defensed ... Batted down a pass intended for Keary Colbert in the first quarter. Denver (10/16): Played in a reserve role in the secondary and registered a solo tackle. Indianapolis (11/7): Started at safety and collected a seasonhigh six tackles (5 solo). Miami (11/13): Saw action in a reserve role at cornerback and notched two solo tackles.
2004 (15/9, 3/3): Started nine of 15 games as a rookie and earned the starting nod at left cornerback in all three playoff games … Started more games than any other Patriots rookie and was the only first-year player to start all three playoff contests … Collected 38 tackles (34 solo) and two interceptions and also returned a fumble for a touchdown … Tied for third on the team with 18 tackles (16 solo) in the playoffs … Grabbed his first career interception against Miami (10/10) … Made his first career start at free safety (10/24) … Recorded his first career touchdown with a fumble return for a score (12/5) … Forced a turnover in Super Bowl XXXIX when he caused a Philadelphia fumble. Indianapolis (9/9): Made his NFL debut in the season opener ... Played on special teams and as a defensive back in his first career NFL game, the Patriots' 27-24 victory over the Colts. at Arizona (9/19): Played on special teams coverage units in the Patriots' 23-12 victory over the Cardinals. at Buffalo (10/3): Saw action in a reserve role on special teams and as a defensive back in the Patriots' 31-17 victory over the Bills. Miami (10/10): Saw significant action in the secondary and registered two solo tackles and an interception in the Patriots' 24-10 victory over the Dolphins ... Grabbed his first career interception when he picked off a Jay Fielder pass and returned it 10 yards in the first quarter. Seattle (10/17): Played in a reserve role in the secondary and collected three tackles (2 solo) in the Patriots' 30-20 victory over the Seahawks. N.Y. Jets (10/24): Made his first career start at free safety and tallied two solo tackles and a fumble receovery in the Patriots' 13-7 win over the Jets ... Recovered a fumble by Jerald Sowell at the Patriots' 7-yard line in the first quarter ... Provided excellent coverage on Wayne Chrebet on the Jets final fourth-and-eight play with 2:19 remaining in the fourth quarter. at Pittsburgh (10/31): Saw significant action at cornerback and collected five tackles (4 solo) and a pass defensed against the Steelers ... Stopped Antwaan Randle-El for a 3-yard loss on a swing pass in the first quarter ... Broke up a pass intended for Hines Ward in the end zone early in the third quarter. at St. Louis (11/7): Got his first career start at cornerback and registered a solo tackle in the Patriots' 40-22 road win against the Rams. Buffalo (11/14): Started at cornerback and collected five solo tackles in the Patriots' commanding 29-6 victory over the Bills. at Kansas City (11/22): Got the start at cornerback and collected two solo tackles in the Patriots' 27-19 Monday Night victory over the Chiefs. Baltimore (11/28): Notched three solo tackles, an interception and two passes defensed in the Patriots' 24-3 victory over the Ravens ... Picked off a Kyle Boller pass intended for Kevin Johnson and returned the interception 13 yards in the first quarter ... Deflected a pass intended for Travis Taylor in the second quarter. at Cleveland (12/5): Collected a solo tackle, a pass defensed and a fumble return for a touchdown in the Patriots' 42-15 victory over the Browns ... Batted down a Luke McCown pass intended for Antonio Bryant on the Browns first play from scrimmage ... Registered his first career touchdown with a 41-yard fumble return for a score in the third quarter. Cincinnati (12/12): Started at cornerback and registered seven tackles (5 solo) and a pass defensed in the Patriots' AFC East clinching 35-28 victory over the Bengals ... Knocked down a pass intended for Chad Johnson in the first quarter. at Miami (12/20): Started at cornerback and collected two solo tackles. at N.Y. Jets (12/26): Inactive. San Francisco (1/2): Started at cornerback and collected five solo tackles in the Patriots' 21-7 victory over the 49ers.
2004 Postseason (3/3/0/0): Indianapolis (1/16): Started at cornerback and tallied five solo tackles in the Patriots' 20-3 victory over the Colts ... Stopped Marcus Pollard 1-yard short of the first down on a third-and-four play in the first quarter... at Pittsburgh (1/23): Started at cornerback and collected two tackles in the Patriots' 41-27 AFC Championship victory over the Steelers. Philadelphia (2/6): Led the team with 11 solo tackles, while collecting a pass defensed and a forced fumble in the Patriots' 24-21 victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX … Batted down a pass intended for Todd Pinkston in the first quarter … Forced L.J. Smith to fumble and the loose ball was recovered by Eugene Wilson in the first quarter.
Started 16 of 42 games for the Tigers, recording 123 tackles (86 solos) with three sacks for 32 yards, six stops for losses of 37 yards, two interceptions and 28 pass deflections ... Finished his senior season with 31 tackles (22 solos), two sacks for minus 25 yards, four stops for losses of 29 yards and eight quarterback pressures ... Also deflected 13 passes ... Started 11 games as a junior at left cornerback and the Auburn clash at free safety ... Recorded a career-high 64 tackles (46 solos) with a stop behind the line of scrimmage, four quarterback pressures and eleven pass deflections ... Played in every game as a sophomore, starting vs. Arkansas at nickel back ... Recorded 25 tackles (17 solos) with a seven-yard sack, two interceptions and four pass deflections and a forced fumble ... Played in five games as a reserve cornerback as a freshman, making two tackles.
Randall Jerome Gay, Jr., was born on May 5, 1982 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ... Nickname is "Blue" ... Attended Brusly (La.) High, playing football for coach Brady Perry ... First-team All-District as a junior and senior ... First-team All- Metro both years ... Lettered four years in football, three in weight lifting, two in baseball and one in track ... Played in only eight games as a senior due to a knee injury but still managed to rush for 1,067 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Also caught three touchdown passes and ran back two punts for scores ... Majored in marketing at LSU ... Randall and his wife, Desha, have a son, Randall III.
- In 2006, Randall visited with the winners of the Patriots' Write On scholarship program in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium. Randall met with the 53 scholarship winners who were selected weekly during football season for submitting the best essays about the previous week's game.
- Randall played on back-to-back championship teams: the 2003 BCS Champion LSU Tigers and the 2004 World Champion New England Patriots.