Luke Gifford is currently 27 years old and has been playing for the Dallas Cowboys for a total of just four years. After the 2019 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys decided to take a chance on Gifford and sign him as an undrafted free agent.
How Good Is Luke Gifford?
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Luke Gifford was the talk of the 2019 preseason opener, with fans and pundits alike bummed an ankle injury spoiled his debut.
Coming out of high school, Gifford wasn’t the most promising candidate. He attracted moderate attention from Division I schools and was rated as a three-star recruit.
Gifford only participated in 23 games during his time in college, more than half of which came during his senior year, when he performed well enough to catch the attention of NFL teams by recording 12.5 tackles for loss.
The Cowboys nonetheless signed him as an undrafted free agent even though his star didn’t shine bright enough to earn an invitation to the combine.
His first preseason game, where he recorded two tackles and an interception and had some fans hoping for another Sean Lee, was the pinnacle of his NFL career to date.
Since then, things have generally gone downhill, with the most notable event being a two-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs in November 2020.
What Happened To Luke Gifford?
Gifford was placed on the team’s injured list with a hamstring injury on Sunday. The Cowboys have yet to use the fourth-year linebacker, who had 11 tackles as a key contributor on special teams last season.