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E.J. Gaines
CB #33
Height:
5-10
Weight:
190
Age:
23
College:
Missouri
Hometown:
Lees Summit, MO
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

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0
SCK
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 70 63 7 0.0 0 14 2 0 -- 0 0 0 2
2014 STL 15 15 70 63 7 0.0 -- 14 2 0 -- 0 0 0 2

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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: Started 15 games in his rookie campaign, the only NFL rookie cornerback to do so in 2014...led the team with 14 pass breakups...also registered 105 tackles (76 solo) and two fumble recoveries.

2014 SEASON: Started 15 games, only rookie cornerback to start each of his first 15 games...did not play in the last game of the season due to injury...led the team with 14 pass breakups and fumble recoveries with two...finished the year with 105 tack- les, fourth amongst all Rams defenders....started the season on the outside, but also moved inside to the nickel spot in team’s sub packages...vs. Minnesota (9/7): Played in his first NFL Game, started at corner...tallied five tackles (three solo)...led the team in passses defended (two)...at Tampa Bay (9/14): Tallied seven tackles (five solo).....at Philadelphia (10/5): 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...vs. Seattle (10/19): Notched seven solo tackles...had one pass defensed...at Kansas City (10/26): Recorded a then single- game high with 11 tackles (nine solo)...at San Francisco (11/2): Garnered seven tackles (five solo)...had one pass defensed...at Arizona (11/9): Recorded seven tackles (five solo)...had three passes defended...vs. Denver (11/16): Recorded 10 tackles (six solo)...had two passes defended, one quarterback hurry and one quarterback pressure...at San Diego (11/23): Snagged eight tackles (seven solo)...vs. Oakland (11/30/14): 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 Washington (12/7/14): Snagged five tackles (two solo)...vs. Arizona (12/11/14): Led the defense with 13 tackles (10 solo)...earned a career high in both categories...also reached the 100 tackle mark.

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 hon- ors 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: Gained attended Fort Osage (Independence, Mo.) High School, playing football for head coach Ryan Schatz...two- time 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... participated in numerous community events, including the 6th Annual Playground Build at Marygrove, St. Louis Rams Training Academy Youth Camp and the United Way Kickoff for Charity Luncheon.

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


PRO: Started 15 games in his rookie campaign, the only NFL rookie cornerback to do so in 2014...led the team with 14 pass breakups...also registered 105 tackles (76 solo) and two fumble recoveries.

2014 SEASON: Started 15 games, only rookie cornerback to start each of his first 15 games...did not play in the last game of the season due to injury...led the team with 14 pass breakups and fumble recoveries with two...finished the year with 105 tack- les, fourth amongst all Rams defenders....started the season on the outside, but also moved inside to the nickel spot in team’s sub packages...vs. Minnesota (9/7): Played in his first NFL Game, started at corner...tallied five tackles (three solo)...led the team in passses defended (two)...at Tampa Bay (9/14): Tallied seven tackles (five solo).....at Philadelphia (10/5): 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...vs. Seattle (10/19): Notched seven solo tackles...had one pass defensed...at Kansas City (10/26): Recorded a then single- game high with 11 tackles (nine solo)...at San Francisco (11/2): Garnered seven tackles (five solo)...had one pass defensed...at Arizona (11/9): Recorded seven tackles (five solo)...had three passes defended...vs. Denver (11/16): Recorded 10 tackles (six solo)...had two passes defended, one quarterback hurry and one quarterback pressure...at San Diego (11/23): Snagged eight tackles (seven solo)...vs. Oakland (11/30/14): 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 Washington (12/7/14): Snagged five tackles (two solo)...vs. Arizona (12/11/14): Led the defense with 13 tackles (10 solo)...earned a career high in both categories...also reached the 100 tackle mark.

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 hon- ors 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: Gained attended Fort Osage (Independence, Mo.) High School, playing football for head coach Ryan Schatz...two- time 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... participated in numerous community events, including the 6th Annual Playground Build at Marygrove, St. Louis Rams Training Academy Youth Camp and the United Way Kickoff for Charity Luncheon.

 

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