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E.J. Gaines
CB #33
Height:
5-10
Weight:
190
College:
Missouri
Hometown:
Independence, MO
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 29 142 121 21 0 0 26 3 0 1 -- 1
2017 BUF 3 16 11 5 0 -- 5 1 0 1 1 1
2016 LA 11 56 47 9 0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
2014 STL 15 70 63 7 0 -- 14 2 0 0 -- 0

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Rams in the sixth round (188th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft (5/10/14).

PRO: Career totals include 163 tackles (124 solo), and two interceptions...recorded 21 passes defensed, including two fumble recoveries...started 15 games in his rookie campaign, the only NFL rookie cornerback to do so during the 2014 season...led the team with 14 pass breakups.

2016 SEASON: Started at cornerback 10-of-11 games played...finished with 58 tackles (48 solo) and recorded seven passes defensed...at Arizona (10/2): Made season debut at cornerback...recorded seven tackles (six solo)...registered two passes defensed...at Detroit (10/16): Made second consecutive start at cornerback...recorded five tackles (four solo)...vs. New York Giants (10/23): Started at right cornerback...recorded five tackles (four solo)...registered two passes defensed...vs. Carolina (11/6): Recorded five solo tackles and one pass defensed...at New York Jets (11/13): Tallied six tackles (five solo)...assisted a defense that held Jets QB Bryce Petty under 200 yards passing...at New Orleans (11/27): Recorded a season-high 10 tackles (five solo)...vs. San Francisco (12/26): Made his ninth start of the season at cornerback...recorded seven solo tackles...notched his first forced fumble of his career.

2015 SEASON: Spent the 2015 season on the Rams’ Injured/Reserve list.

2014 SEASON: Started 15 games, led the team with 14 pass breakups and fumble recoveries with two...vs. Arizona (12/11/14): Started at right corner...led the defense with 13 tackles (10 solo)...earned a career high in both categories...also reached the 100 tackle mark...vs. Oakland (11/30/14): Started at right corner...recorded his second career interception when he picked off QB Derek Carr...garnered eight tackles (six solo)...had two passes defensed...tallied his second fumble recovery of the season...at San Diego (11/23): Saw action at right corner...snagged eight tackles (seven solo)...vs. Denver (11/16): Saw action at right corner..recorded 10 tackles (six solo)...had two passes defended, one quarterback hurry and one quarterback pressure... at Arizona (11/9): Started at right corner...recorded seven tackles (five solo)...had three passes defended...at San Francisco (11/2): Started at left corner...garnered seven tackles (five solo)...had one pass defensed...at Kansas City (10/26): Started at left corner...recorded a then single- game high with 11 tackles (nine solo)...at Philadelphia (10/5): Started at left corner...recorded his first NFL interception when he picked off a pass from QB Nick Foles intended for WR Jeremy Maclin....in the second quarter he recovered his first career fumble... tallied seven tackles (four solo)...had one pass defensed.

COLLEGE: Earned All-Southeastern Conference first-team honors from the league’s coaches and media...started his final 37 games at Missouri, seeing action in 50 contests...produced 244 tackles (183 solos) with three forced fumbles, 14 stops for losses of 38 yards, 31 pass deflections and eight interceptions for 71 yards in returns…gained 154 yards with a score on 11 punt returns (14.0 avg) and reached the end zone three times with a trio of fumble recoveries, a school record in that category…his eight pass thefts rank 13th on the school career-record list…His 18 passes defended in 2011 set a new Missouri season record...in 2013, finished second in the SEC with five interceptions for 17 yards in returns…named the team’s Player of the Year in 2012...started all 12 games at left cornerback, as he ranked eighth in the SEC with 58 solo tackles...earned All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors during his first season as a starter in 2011...set the school record and ranked fourth in the nation with 18 passes defended... played in 13 games as a reserve cornerback in 2010…the true freshman recorded 26 tackles (19 solos) and deflected one pass.

PERSONAL: Gaines attended Fort Osage (Independence, Mo.) High School, playing football for head coach Ryan Schatz…twotime first-team all-state performer…helped lead his team to the Missouri Class V title game as a senior in 2009, in which he ran for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns and caught 20 passes for 400 yards…also starred in the secondary by making 72 tackles and two interceptions…during his junior year, Gaines registered 89 tackles and added five interceptions, including one he returned for a score…previously recorded 88 tackles with five pass thefts as a sophomore in 2007…considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, as that service rated him as the 51st-best cornerback prospect in the nation and the ninthbest prospect in the state of Missouri…the multi-sport performer was also a standout in track and basketball for his school, as he won all-state honors in track two different years...majored in hospitality management…son of Alta Bailey and Edwin Gaines…resides in Independence, Mo.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Rams in the sixth round (188th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft (5/10/14).

PRO: Career totals include 163 tackles (124 solo), and two interceptions...recorded 21 passes defensed, including two fumble recoveries...started 15 games in his rookie campaign, the only NFL rookie cornerback to do so during the 2014 season...led the team with 14 pass breakups.

2016 SEASON: Started at cornerback 10-of-11 games played...finished with 58 tackles (48 solo) and recorded seven passes defensed...at Arizona (10/2): Made season debut at cornerback...recorded seven tackles (six solo)...registered two passes defensed...at Detroit (10/16): Made second consecutive start at cornerback...recorded five tackles (four solo)...vs. New York Giants (10/23): Started at right cornerback...recorded five tackles (four solo)...registered two passes defensed...vs. Carolina (11/6): Recorded five solo tackles and one pass defensed...at New York Jets (11/13): Tallied six tackles (five solo)...assisted a defense that held Jets QB Bryce Petty under 200 yards passing...at New Orleans (11/27): Recorded a season-high 10 tackles (five solo)...vs. San Francisco (12/26): Made his ninth start of the season at cornerback...recorded seven solo tackles...notched his first forced fumble of his career.

2015 SEASON: Spent the 2015 season on the Rams’ Injured/Reserve list.

2014 SEASON: Started 15 games, led the team with 14 pass breakups and fumble recoveries with two...vs. Arizona (12/11/14): Started at right corner...led the defense with 13 tackles (10 solo)...earned a career high in both categories...also reached the 100 tackle mark...vs. Oakland (11/30/14): Started at right corner...recorded his second career interception when he picked off QB Derek Carr...garnered eight tackles (six solo)...had two passes defensed...tallied his second fumble recovery of the season...at San Diego (11/23): Saw action at right corner...snagged eight tackles (seven solo)...vs. Denver (11/16): Saw action at right corner..recorded 10 tackles (six solo)...had two passes defended, one quarterback hurry and one quarterback pressure... at Arizona (11/9): Started at right corner...recorded seven tackles (five solo)...had three passes defended...at San Francisco (11/2): Started at left corner...garnered seven tackles (five solo)...had one pass defensed...at Kansas City (10/26): Started at left corner...recorded a then single- game high with 11 tackles (nine solo)...at Philadelphia (10/5): Started at left corner...recorded his first NFL interception when he picked off a pass from QB Nick Foles intended for WR Jeremy Maclin....in the second quarter he recovered his first career fumble... tallied seven tackles (four solo)...had one pass defensed.

COLLEGE: Earned All-Southeastern Conference first-team honors from the league’s coaches and media...started his final 37 games at Missouri, seeing action in 50 contests...produced 244 tackles (183 solos) with three forced fumbles, 14 stops for losses of 38 yards, 31 pass deflections and eight interceptions for 71 yards in returns…gained 154 yards with a score on 11 punt returns (14.0 avg) and reached the end zone three times with a trio of fumble recoveries, a school record in that category…his eight pass thefts rank 13th on the school career-record list…His 18 passes defended in 2011 set a new Missouri season record...in 2013, finished second in the SEC with five interceptions for 17 yards in returns…named the team’s Player of the Year in 2012...started all 12 games at left cornerback, as he ranked eighth in the SEC with 58 solo tackles...earned All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors during his first season as a starter in 2011...set the school record and ranked fourth in the nation with 18 passes defended... played in 13 games as a reserve cornerback in 2010…the true freshman recorded 26 tackles (19 solos) and deflected one pass.

PERSONAL: Gaines attended Fort Osage (Independence, Mo.) High School, playing football for head coach Ryan Schatz…twotime first-team all-state performer…helped lead his team to the Missouri Class V title game as a senior in 2009, in which he ran for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns and caught 20 passes for 400 yards…also starred in the secondary by making 72 tackles and two interceptions…during his junior year, Gaines registered 89 tackles and added five interceptions, including one he returned for a score…previously recorded 88 tackles with five pass thefts as a sophomore in 2007…considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, as that service rated him as the 51st-best cornerback prospect in the nation and the ninthbest prospect in the state of Missouri…the multi-sport performer was also a standout in track and basketball for his school, as he won all-state honors in track two different years...majored in hospitality management…son of Alta Bailey and Edwin Gaines…resides in Independence, Mo.

 

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