Josh Gable grew up in Kearney, Nebraska, where he attended Kearney High School and was a standout soccer and football player. Gable was one of the nations top high school soccer prospects, as well as a three-time All-State kicker. Upon graduating from Kearney High, Gable opted not to play football at the collegiate level, despite receiving interest from the football programs at Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, UCLA and Princeton. Instead, the 5’10” 185 pound kicker traveled to Europe to play professional soccer.
Gable signed with Lazio, a soccer club in Italy before playing in Belgium for a short stint. After a few years in Europe, Gable made the decision to try and return the gridiron.
When Gable returned to the states, he started posting videos of him kicking trick-shots on YouTube, and would soon land a contract in the IFL with the Iowa Barnstormers. Gable spent the 2014 and some of the 2015 IFL season with the Barnstormers before signing with the Nebraska Danger. Gabel then rejoined the Barnstormers for the 2017-2018 season where he won a United Bowl title. He ended his four year stint in the IFL with the Tucson Sugar Skulls in 2019.
In the spring of 2017, Gable’s videos caught the eye of the New England Patriots, and they invited Gable in for a rookie tryout. Although Gable did not make the Patriots’ 90-man roster in 2017, he would get another shot with the team in 2019. With the Patriots searching for a replacement for long time kicker Stephen Gostkowski, Gable signed with the practice squad before being cut in December.
After spending time with the Patriots practice squad, Gable began his second stint in the IFL, this time with the Pirates. Gable appeared in 6 games for the Pirates in 2021, and was 10/19 on field goals, and 17/24 on PATs. Gable also nailed 2 game winning field goals as time expired. The now 2-time United Bowl champion will be entering his age-31 season with the Pirates 2022.