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Brandon Deaderick

Brandon Deaderick
No. 92     Jacksonville Jaguars
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-19) August 19, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Fort Lee, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Elizabethtown (KY)
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 247
Debuted in 2010 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013

Brandon Augustus Deaderick (born August 19, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama.

High school career

Deaderick attended Elizabethtown High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. As a junior, he had 95 tackles and 22 sacks, earning all-state honors. As a senior, he missed four games to injury but averaged ten tackles per game and recorded seven sacks on the season.

College career

Following high school, Deaderick attended the University of Alabama, where he redshirted in his first season in 2005. As a freshman in 2006, Deaderick played in seven games, finishing with two tackles. In 2007, Deaderick appeared in all 13 games and made seven starts, recording 22 tackles and two sacks. As a junior in 2008, he started 14 games at defensive end and finished the season with 36 tackles and four sacks.

In 2009 Deaderick was shot in the forearm during a robbery attempt the week before the 2009 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.[1] He wasn't seriously injured in the incident, he would be medically cleared to play later in the week and subsequently play in the 2009 opener.[2] Alabama finished the 2009 season 14-0 beating Texas 37-21 in the 2010 BCS National Championship game. He finished his senior season with 23 tackles and one sack.[3]

Professional career

New England Patriots

2010 season

Deaderick was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (247th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract on July 9, 2010.[4] As a rookie, Deaderick received his first career start in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens, recording his first career sack. He went on to start three of the next four games for the Patriots, but was a healthy inactive for the team's Thanksgiving game in Week 12 against the Detroit Lions. After playing in the next three games as a reserve, Deaderick missed the team's Week 16 game with an injury but was a healthy scratch for the regular season finale. He finished the regular season with 10 tackles and 2.0 sacks in 10 games played (four starts). On January 3, 2011, during the Patriots' playoffs bye week, Deaderick was suspended by the team.[5] His suspension was lifted on January 7, 2011.

2011 season

Deaderick played 10 games in the regular season with 17 tackles and 2 sacks. He also played in Super Bowl XLVI eventually losing to the New York Giants 21-17.

2012 season

Deaderick played 14 games in the regular season with 18 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 forced fumbles. He was released by the Patriots on May 13, 2013.[6]

Jacksonville Jaguars

Deaderick was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 14, 2013.[7]

References

External links

  • New England Patriots bio
  • Alabama Crimson Tide bio

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