790 The Ticket is pleased to add Oronde Gadsden to its lineup of air talent. Most sports fans remember him playing with the Miami Dolphins from 1998 to 2003.
A 6'3", 220-lb. wide receiver from Winston-Salem State University, he also played with the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Frankfurt Galaxy of NFLE and the Arena Football League's Portland Dragons,where he won Rookie of the Year before signing as a free agent with our Dolphins.
Gadsden is credited with catching the last touchdown ever thrown by Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino. His first career reception was a 44-yard touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts.
From 1998 to 2004 he would play a pivotal role in the Dolphins offense, amassing over 3200 yards between that time. When he left he had 23 Touchdowns and 10th on the all-time receiver list.
Gadsden was especially known for his impressive one-hand catches. His two most famous catches came against the Jets, on an across-the-middle one-handed catch from Jay Fiedler, and also in the 2001 playoffs against the Oakland Raiders, in which Gadsden reached up and caught the pass one-handed in full stride while falling backwards.
Oronde can be heard throughout the football season here on 790 The Ticket.