St. Louis Rams
Gado was signed by the St. Louis Rams on November 4, 2008 after wide receivers Drew Bennett and Dante Hall were placed on injured reserve. The Rams released Gado on November 19 to make room for offensive tackle Anthony Davis.
After spending the rest of the 2008 season out of football, Gado was re-signed to a future contract by the Rams on January 5, 2009.
Awards and honors
Gado received two NFL awards for his rookie performance:
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month, November 2005
Rookie of the Week, Weeks 10 and 14
In addition, Gado holds a couple of Green Bay franchise records for a rookie.
Most rushing yards in a game (171).
Most touchdowns in a season (7).
Gado is a member of the Samantia club in Houston. Gado received a bachelor's degree in health promotions while taking pre-med courses at Liberty University; he has already taken the MCAT and plans to retake it in July 13, 2007. Gado plans to follow up his football career by becoming a medical missionary in his native country. A fall 2006 TV spot highlighted Gado's internship at a hospital in Green Bay. His father, Jeremiah Gado, initially left Nigeria in 1990 to study at Columbia International University, and now regularly visits Nigeria for mission work. Gado was named on the Phil Simms All Iron team for his contribution to the community. Gado now resides in Columbia, South Carolina for the off-season in 2007.