Recruiters told Gabriel his 5-foot-8 frame was too short, too small and too slow to play Division I football. So he accepted an offer from Abilene Christian University in 2010, a Division II program at the time. After going undrafted in the 2014 draft, he signed with the Cleveland Browns.Cheap China Jerseys.After two seasons, he was released and picked up by the Falcons before the start of the 2016 season.As one of the 16 players from Texas on the Falcons and Patriots returning to play at home in Super Bowl LI, the 25-year-old Atlanta wide receiver will suit up in Houston, 240 miles south of his hometown.Gabriel learned early that his success wouldn’t be handed to him. Instead, he chose to use his setbacks as motivation to work harder.”You have to play with a chip on your shoulder because it drives you,” Gabriel said. “It makes you focused. It makes you stay after practice late and catch balls with Matt (Ryan) and run routes and just have the feeling of someone not outworking you.Cheap NFL Jerseys.”His high school coach, Rodney Webb, saw this same work ethic from Gabriel. Webb accepted the head-coaching job at Horn in the spring of Gabriel’s junior year, stepping into a program he said lacked a blue-collar, hard-working mentality. Webb relied on Gabriel as someone he could use to help others understand the value of hard work.
Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack are among the standouts who will be representing the resurgent Raiders in the annual gridiron all-star fest, which takes place Jan. 29 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.Cheap NFL Jerseys China.Teammates Rodney Hudson, Reggie Nelson, Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn also were named to the AFC roster.The Falcons have an NFC-leading six players selected to play, including offensive stalwarts Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman.High-profile rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, who have helped spearhead the Cowboys’ return to prominence, are among the five Dallas players honored with selections. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans were the other two teams to have five players selected to the game.Chiefs kick-return sensation Tyreek Hill was the only rookie outside Dallas to get a Pro Bowl nod.Wholesale NFL Jerseys.Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was selected to his 11th career Pro Bowl — most among active players — and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald made the NFC roster for an eighth time.