Gabe Carimi was born on June 13, 1988 in Lake Forest, IL. He attended Monona (WI) Grove High before enrolling at the University of Wisconsin. As a redshirt freshman at Wisconsin, he assumed the starting left tackle position and started 13 games there. He would start 10 games at left tackle as a sophomore, missing three due to a knee injury. As a junior, he earned 2nd team All-Big Ten honors with 13 starts at left tackle. As a senior, he once again started all 13 games at left tackle, earning 1st team All-Big Ten honors, 1st team All-American honors, and won the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors all four years at Wisconsin. He was originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round (29th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Signed by Chicago Bears on July 29, 2011 ... Placed on injured reserve by Bears on November 11, 2011 ... Traded by Bears to Tampa Bay Buccaneers on June 9, 2013 in exchange for a 2014 sixth-round pick ... Cut by Buccaneers on February 10, 2014 ... Signed by Atlanta Falcons on February 17, 2014.
Signed a one-year deal with Falcons worth $850,000. He will receive a base salary of $645,000 in 2014 with a $65,000 signing bonus and an additional $140,000 in per-game roster bonuses (or $8,750 per game). Since he only played in 14 games in 2013, his cap hit will only include $122,500 in roster bonuses, making his 2014 cap hit $832,500.