Doug Gabriel was Born in Miami, Florida on August 27, 1980 ... Attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida ... Caught 31 passes for 16 touchdowns and averaged better than 25 yards per catch as a senior, earning all-state and all-conference honors ... Returned two kicks and two punts for touchdowns ... Was a business major at Central Florida.
Doug Gabriel was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2003 draft. Acquired by the New England Patriots in a trade with the Oakland Raiders in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice on September 2, 2006.
Career GP/GS: 42/7 (0/0)
2006 (12/5/0/1): Released on Dec. 12, 2006 ... Led the team or tied for the team lead in receptions twice in 2006 (vs. DEN, at CIN) ... Led the team in receiving yards twice in 2006 (vs. DEN, at CIN).
Buffalo (9/10): Inactive. at N.Y. Jets (9/17): Saw his first action in a Patriots uniform in a reserve role at wide receiver in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the N.Y. Jets. Denver (9/24): Saw significant action at wide receiver in the second half ... Tied for the team lead with six receptions for a team-best 65 receiving yards and a touchdown ... Got open along the sideline in the fourth quarter and hauled in an 18-yard reception, his first reception in a Patriots' uniform ... Got the Patriots on the scoreboard with a leaping, 8-yard touchdown catch in the back of the end zone in the fourth quarter. at Cincinnati (10/1): Started at wide receiver ... Tied for the team lead with four receptions for a team-high 57 receiving yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' commanding 38-13 victory over the Bengals ... Got open on a deep sideline route and gave the Patriots a 14-6 lead with a 25-yard touchdown reception with 1:54 remaining in the first half ... Kept a Patriots' scoring drive alive with a 19-yard reception over the middle on third-and-nine in the third quarter. vs. Miami (10/8): Started at wide receiver ... Snared two receptions for seven yards in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Dolphins ... Drew a key pass interference penalty in the end zone in the fourth quarter setting up Heath Evans' 1-yard touchdown grab on the following play. at Buffalo (10/22): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver and grabbed three receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 28-6 road victory over the Bills ... Got open on a go-route along the sideline and hauled in a 31-yard reception down to the Buffalo 18-yard line in the fourth quarter ... Sealed the win with a 5-yard touchdown grab in the back of the end zone with 7:36 left to play in the final stanza. at Minnesota (10/30): Started at wide receiver ... Grabbed five receptions for 83 yards in the Patriots' commanding 31-7 road win against the Vikings ... Extended the Patriots' opening scoring drive with a 45-yard catch-and-run grab over the middle on third-and-10 in the first quarter. Indianapolis (11/5): Started at wide receiver and grabbed two receptions for 45 yards ... Got open along the sideline and hauled in a 39-yard catch in the first quarter. vs. N.Y. Jets (11/12): Started at wide receiver, but saw limited action in the offense ... Grabbed two receptions for 30 yards in the first half. at Green Bay (11/19): Saw limited action as a reserve at wide receiver in the Patriots' 35-0 road victory over the Packers. vs. Chicago (11/26): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver in the Patriots' 17-13 victory over the Bears. vs. Detroit (12/3): Played as a reserve at wide receiver in the Patriots' 28-21 comeback victory over the Lions ... Grabbed a 12-yard reception along the sideline, which helped set up a Stephen Gostkowski field goal just before halftime. at Miami (12/10): Played in a reserve role at wide receiver.
2005 (Oakland): Played in 14 games with two starts and caught 37 passes for 554 yards and three touchdowns...All three numbers are career highs...Recorded his first two 100-yard receiving games, catching five balls for 101 yards against Buffalo in Week 7(10/23) and hauling in eight passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in the season finale against the New York Giants...Returned four kickoffs for 64 yards and rushed one time for a five-yard gain... Inactive for the first two games of the year.
2004 (Oakland): Played in all 16 league games, starting five...Made first career start on Halloween at San Diego(10/31)...Caught 33 passes for 551 yards and two touchdowns...Longest catch of the year, a 58-yarder came on his first career touchdown reception in the season opener at Pittsburgh(9/12)...Returned 53 kickoffs for 1,140 yards with a long of 64...Also had one punt return for seven yards.
2003 (Oakland): Played in 12 league games at wide receiver and handled kickoff return duties for Oakland ... Caught one pass for 17 yards ... Returned 29 kickoffs for 646 yards to average 22.3 per return with a long of 85 and one touchdown, all team highs.
Two-year letterman at Central Florida, finishing his career with 97 receptions for 1,869 yards (19.3 avg) and 20 touchdowns, adding 52 yards and a score on seven reverses (7.4 avg) and 795 yards on 37 kickoff returns (21.5 avg) ... His 1,869 yards receiving rank ninth on the school's career-record list while his 20 scoring grabs rank fifth ... His average of 19.3 yards per catch is topped only by one player in UCF annals ... His 795 yards on kickoff returns places him sixth on the school's all-time record chart while his 2,716 all-purpose yards rank ninth ... Business major.