For the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, Luke Gifford plays linebacker professionally. He is 110 kg and 1.91 m tall. He played tight end and safety in football when a student at Lincoln Southeast High School. He helped the group capture the 2011 state championship as a sophomore. He was named to the second team for All-Nebraska as a junior.
He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Nebraska after high school. He participated in football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers squad at the University of Nebraska. He played in 6 games as a redshirt freshman, recording 7 tackles. He played as a backup in 4 games as a sophomore, but only provided one assisted tackle.
During his junior season, he started seven games at outside linebacker. During his senior season, he played in all 12 games and accumulated 62 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 7 quarterback hurries, and one forced fumble. Dallas Cowboys signed undrafted free agent Gifford after the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2020, he appeared in 8 games and mostly played on special teams.
His absence from the season’s opening game was cited as a hamstring issue. In November 2020, the NFL suspended him for two games after he violated the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He was thus forced to sit out Weeks 12 and 13. In March 2022, he renewed his contract with the Cowboys for one season.
Does Luke Gifford Have Any Kids?
Luke Gifford has no children currently.