Luke Gifford didn’t hear his name called in April during the 2019 NFL Draft. He’s hoping teams will regret that decision.
Gifford, who is an undrafted free agents signed by the Dallas Cowboys, made a pretty big play in his first game in an NFL uniform on Saturday. During the Cowboys’ preseason matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, the former Nebraska linebacker was able to come up with an interception in the second quarter of the contest.
A pass was way over the head of a 49ers receiver and Gifford was able to make the play on the ball. He was able to churn out 12 yards on the interception before being stopped, too.
Interception!@dallascowboys LB Luke Gifford is going the other way!
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 11, 2019
That’s one way to open some eyes.
Gifford finished the night with two tackles, both of which were solo stops, an interception and a pass deflection. Not a bad start for the former Husker.
Gifford did leave the game with an ankle sprain, but X-rays came back negative, according to reports.
Last season, Gifford appeared in all 12 games for Nebraska, registering 62 stops and 12 tackles for loss. He also registered 5.5 sacks, two pass break-ups and forced a fumble. In one NFL preseason game, Gifford has matched his career interception total in four years in Lincoln.