Five Reasons An NFL Team Should Draft Rico Gathers

Shortly after Yale knocked off Baylor in one of this past NCAA tournament's best and most exciting upsets, the story of the Baylor Bears men's basketball then became all about Rico Gathers. Because Gathers was now in the exclusive fraternity of student athletes who had to choose between two pro sports. But Gathers never picked up a football or strapped on a helmet for Art Briles...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers to play a year of college football before trying NFL

Tony Gonzalez. Antonio Gates. Jimmy Graham. Rico Gathers? Not quite yet. Gathers, a burly Baylor basketball bruiser best known for his tenacious rebounding, will play one season of football for the Bears before trying his hand at the NFL. The 6-foot-8-inch, 275-pound senior has drawn considerable attention from NFL teams despite not playing football in college or high school. As...
Via The Comeback
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor hoops star Rico Gathers to play football for Bears this fall

Baylor forward Rico Gathers is looking to make the same move that turned former basketball players like Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates into football stars, but rather than making an immediate move to the NFL, he’ll reportedly play for Art Briles this fall.  As it stands now, Baylor forward Rico Gathers plans to play TE at Baylor next season rather than try NFL. Smart move...
Via College Spun
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor's Rico Gathers Hits Buzzer-Beating 3, Chest Bumps Fan Into Oblivion

Rico Gathers had never hit a 3-pointer. The Baylor forward had never even attempted one in his four-year career, spending most of his time driving the lane or camping out down low. But as the saying goes, there's a time and a place for everything. Welp, this is one way to get your first career three-pointer if you're @BaylorMBB's Rico Gathers. https://t.co/AlH43fR6kw — Big...
Via Stack
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Baylor’s Rico Gathers hits buzzer beater after full court pass

Check out the execution here from Baylor at the end of the half. First….the pass is on point and then Gathers turns and nails the buzzer beater…. Welp, this is one way to get your first career three-pointer if you're @BaylorMBB's Rico Gathers. https://t.co/AlH43fR6kw — Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) February 24, 2016 The post Watch: Baylor’s Rico Gathers hits buzzer...
Via The Student Section
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rico Gathers beats buzzer on first career three-pointer

Entering Tuesday night’s game, Baylor forward Rico Gathers had never attempted a three-pointer. At 6-foot-8, 275 pounds, that’s not really his game. With just 1.9 seconds left in the first half against Kansas, Gathers caught a pass in the corner, and drilled a contested fadeaway three. Welp, this is one way to get your first career three-pointer if you're @BaylorMBB's Rico...
Via College Spun
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Rico Gathers arrested for stealing from Walmart

Baylor Bears forward Rico Gathers was arrested yesterday for stealing from a local Walmart. A staff report from the Waco Tribune reported Gathers’ arrest. On June 1, as a store employee told police, a man he “recognized as Gathers” stole various household items and placed them in a shopping cart before going on his merry way and heading to the parking lot without paying for...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor Bears Forward Rico Gathers With An Awesome Windmill Dunk Against West Virginia

The Baylor Bears are hoping to make a deep run in the Tournament this year and hope to have the team firing on all cylinders when it starts. With three wins in a row heading in to Saturday's game against West Virginia everything appears to be on the right track and with three minutes remaining and a 19-point lead it appears that they will stay on track.Rico Gathers was one of four...
Via FatManWriting
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Baylor’s Rico Gathers Throws Down A Powerful Fast Break Windmill Dunk

Not every 280-pound forward can throw down an athletic windmill dunk during a live game. Baylor’s Rico Gathers isn’t every 280-pound forward. During today’s game against West Virginia, the big junior found himself alone, on the receiving end of a long Taurean Prince outlet pass, and went up for a powerful windmill dunk on the uncontested fast break. Rico F. Gathers. https...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Rico Gathers Throws Down A Thunderous Dunk Against West Virginia

Baylor is having some trouble with West Virginia, they currently trail the Mountaineers 52-50 midway through the second half, but sophomore Rico Gathers just woke up the crowd at the Ferrell Center with a monstrous transition dunk. Down 41-36, Gathers grabbed a defensive rebound and quickly dished it off, and then sprinted up the floor and got the ball back from guard Kenny Chery...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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