Roman Gabriel had a long and impressive career in the National Football League. He had a strong arm and a lot of courage, usually playing an important role in the outcome of his team’s games. He played for both the Los Angeles Ram and the Philadelphia Eagles during his time in the National Football League, and while he never made it to the big game, he generally ranked as one of the top passers.
Here’s a look at five things you might not know about the great Roman Gabriel.
# 1 Roman Gabriel’s first TD pass in the National Football League was in a 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. It was a pass in the fourth quarter, it went 48 yards and was caught by Pervis Atkins. This would be the only touchdown he would throw at Atkins.
# 2 Gabriel threw more touchdowns in the second quarter than at any other time in the game. He threw 39 touchdown passes in the first quarter, 43 in the third quarter and 54 in the fourth. However, he would put up 65 touchdown passes in the second quarter during his career.
# 3 No player caught more touchdown passes from Roman Gabriel than Rams catcher Jack Snow at 37.
# 4 Roman Gabriel threw more touchdown passes in his career against the San Francisco 49ers, a total of 25, than against any other team.
# 5 Roman Gabriel’s longest career touchdown shot came during the 1969 season, was 93 yards and was caught by Wendell Tucker.