Cowboys draft Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers to play tight end

College basketball players who have succeeded in the NFL aren’t entirely rare, but they aren’t that common either. Successful examples include Jimmy Graham, Julius Peppers, Antonio Gates, Martellus Bennett and Tony Gonzalez, to name a few. Most of those who have crossed over are tight ends, and the Cowboys are hoping they’ve found another one of those potential gems in Baylor’s...
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April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Draft Baylor Basketball Star Rico Gathers

The Dallas Cowboys have gone out on a ledge a few times during this week’s NFL Draft, taking running back Ezekiel Elliott fourth overall and injured Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith in the early second round, amid concerns about nerve damage. In the sixth round, they made their most unconventional selection yet, taking Baylor basketball star Rico Gathers. Welcome to Dallas ...
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April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Five Reasons An NFL Team Should Draft Rico Gathers

Shortly after Yale knocked off Baylor in one of this past NCAA tournament's best and most exciting upsets, the story of the Baylor Bears men's basketball then became all about Rico Gathers. Because Gathers was now in the exclusive fraternity of student athletes who had to choose between two pro sports. But Gathers never picked up a football or strapped on a helmet for Art Briles...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

24 teams send reps to Rico Gathers pro day

A really good tight end can make or break your passing game. Some great tight ends in recent history have also played basketball. Two in particular are Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates. That’s probably why teams are so interested in Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers. Gathers averaged 11.2 ppg and 9.0 rpg but sees himself with a better potential career in the NFL than the NBA...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers to play a year of college football before trying NFL

Tony Gonzalez. Antonio Gates. Jimmy Graham. Rico Gathers? Not quite yet. Gathers, a burly Baylor basketball bruiser best known for his tenacious rebounding, will play one season of football for the Bears before trying his hand at the NFL. The 6-foot-8-inch, 275-pound senior has drawn considerable attention from NFL teams despite not playing football in college or high school. As...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor hoops star Rico Gathers to play football for Bears this fall

Baylor forward Rico Gathers is looking to make the same move that turned former basketball players like Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates into football stars, but rather than making an immediate move to the NFL, he’ll reportedly play for Art Briles this fall.  As it stands now, Baylor forward Rico Gathers plans to play TE at Baylor next season rather than try NFL. Smart move...
Via College Spun
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Baylor’s Rico Gathers hits buzzer beater after full court pass

Check out the execution here from Baylor at the end of the half. First….the pass is on point and then Gathers turns and nails the buzzer beater…. Welp, this is one way to get your first career three-pointer if you're @BaylorMBB's Rico Gathers. https://t.co/AlH43fR6kw — Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) February 24, 2016 The post Watch: Baylor’s Rico Gathers hits buzzer...
Via The Student Section
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor's Gathers catches full-court pass, makes first 3-pointer, runs over fan

The Baylor Bears calls this their home run play.With 1.9 seconds remaining in the first half, junior guard Ish Wainwright threw a full-court pass . Rico Gathers corralled the pass and launched a 3-pointer from the corner, beating the buzzer for his first career three. That put No. 19 Baylor up on No. 2 Kansas 36-33 heading into halftime.Gathers, the all-conference forward who has...
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February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rico Gathers beats buzzer on first career three-pointer

Entering Tuesday night’s game, Baylor forward Rico Gathers had never attempted a three-pointer. At 6-foot-8, 275 pounds, that’s not really his game. With just 1.9 seconds left in the first half against Kansas, Gathers caught a pass in the corner, and drilled a contested fadeaway three. Welp, this is one way to get your first career three-pointer if you're @BaylorMBB's Rico...
Via College Spun
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Vine: Baylor’s Rico Gathers Throws Down A Powerful Fast Break Windmill Dunk

Not every 280-pound forward can throw down an athletic windmill dunk during a live game. Baylor’s Rico Gathers isn’t every 280-pound forward. During today’s game against West Virginia, the big junior found himself alone, on the receiving end of a long Taurean Prince outlet pass, and went up for a powerful windmill dunk on the uncontested fast break. Rico F. Gathers. https...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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