Florida Tech Tight End Gabe Hughes Signs With Miami Dolphins As Undrafted Free Agent
By Florida Tech // April 30, 2016
First player in Tech history to sign NFL contrat
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech tight end Gabe Hughes won’t have to travel far to begin his professional career.
On Saturday, Hughes signed as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins, becoming the first player in Florida Tech history to sign an NFL contract.
Hughes, a standout at Highland Christian High School in Lighthouse Point, Florida, grew up approximately 30 minutes from the Dolphins’ stadium, formerly known as Sun Life Stadium.
Hughes played for three seasons in Crimson and Gray after transferring from Western Michigan.
Over the course of his career he racked up 1,244 yards and 10 touchdowns on 74 receptions. Hughes snagged all-region honors each of the past two seasons and was named Honorable Mention All-American by D2Football.com following his senior season.
The tight end has proven to possess exceptional breakaway speed, taking the two longest receptions in school-history to the end zone.
Hughes housed an 80-yard score against Valdosta State in the Panthers’ regular season finale in 2014 and replicated the feat this past season against West Alabama.