Players

Deion Branch
WR #86
Height:
5-9
Weight:
195
College:
Louisville
Hometown:
Albany, GA
Experience:
12
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 140 518 6,644 12.8 47.5 79 39 81 14 335 1
2012 NE 10 16 145 9.1 14.5 25 0 1 0 10 0
2011 NE 15 51 702 13.8 46.8 63 5 10 2 37 0
2010 NE 11 48 706 14.7 64.2 79T 5 9 2 36 0
2010 SEA 4 13 112 8.6 28 41 1 1 1 7 1
2009 SEA 14 45 437 9.7 31.2 35 2 4 0 17 0
2008 SEA 8 30 412 13.7 51.5 63 4 4 2 18 0
2007 SEA 11 49 661 13.5 60.1 65 4 10 2 30 0
2006 SEA 14 53 725 13.7 51.8 38T 4 8 0 40 0
2005 NE 16 78 998 12.8 62.4 51 5 13 1 51 0
2004 NE 9 35 454 13 50.4 26T 4 6 0 27 0
2003 NE 15 57 803 14.1 53.5 66T 3 9 2 40 0
2002 NE 13 43 489 11.4 37.6 49T 2 6 2 22 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 140 8 0.1 33 4.1 0.2 0 19 3 37.5 0 0 0
2012 NE 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 SEA 14 1 0.1 -8 -8 -0.6 0 -8 0 -- 0 0 0
2008 SEA 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 SEA 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 SEA 14 4 0.3 30 7.5 2.1 0 19 1 25 0 0 0
2005 NE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 NE 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 NE 15 1 0.1 11 11 0.7 0 11 1 100 0 0 0
2002 NE 13 2 0.2 0 -- 0 0 4 1 50 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 140 36 863 24 63 0 26 2 0 1
2012 NE 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 SEA 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 SEA 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 SEA 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 SEA 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 NE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 NE 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 NE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 NE 13 36 863 24 63 0 26 2 0 1
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 140 7 84 12 40 0 1 1 1 1
2012 NE 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 SEA 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 SEA 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 SEA 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 SEA 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 NE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 NE 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 NE 15 4 26 6.5 11 0 0 0 1 0
2002 NE 13 2 58 29 40 0 1 1 0 0
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 140 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 1 3 --
2012 NE 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 SEA 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 SEA 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 SEA 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 SEA 14 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 1 3 --
2005 NE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 NE 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 NE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 NE 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 140 24 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 NE 10 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 11 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 SEA 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 SEA 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 SEA 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 SEA 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 NE 16 6 5 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 NE 9 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 NE 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 NE 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 140 3 2 1 3 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1
2012 NE 10 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2010 NE 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2010 SEA 4 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 1
2009 SEA 14 -- -- 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2008 SEA 8 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2007 SEA 11 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2006 SEA 14 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2005 NE 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2004 NE 9 1 1 -- 1 -- -1 -- 0 0 0 0
2003 NE 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2002 NE 13 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent on January 6, 2014.
  • Signed by the New England Patriots on December 12, 2012.
  • Released by New England on November 17, 2012.
  • Signed by the Patriots on September 19, 2012.
  • Released by New England on August 31, 2012.
  • Signed by the Patriots on March 30, 2012.
  • Traded from the Seattle Seahawks to New England on October 12, 2010.
  • Signed by the Seahawks as a free agent on September 13, 2006.
  • Traded from the Patriots to Seattle on September 11, 2006.
  • Selected by New England in the second-round of the 2002 NFL Draft (65th overall).

 

PRO CAREER

  • Has made 518 catches for 6,644 yards and 39 touchdowns in 140 regular season games (111 starts).
  • Has recorded 64 receptions for 948 yards and four touchdowns in 17 postseason games (13 starts).
  • Was awarded the Pete Rozelle Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXIX. His 11 receptions in the game tied the Super Bowl record, also achieved by Jerry Rice, Dan Ross and Wes Welker.
  • As a member of the Patriots, leads all receivers in Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX. Recorded a combined 21 receptions in the two games and owns two of the top seven receiving performances in Super Bowl history.
  • Was the NFL’s leading receiver in the 2004 playoffs, pacing the league in receptions (16) and receiving yards (264). In addition to being named Super Bowl XXXIX MVP, was selected as the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Week following the AFC Championship Game on January 23, 2005, when he led all receivers with 116 yards, including a game-breaking 60-yard touchdown grab.
  • Branch was the leading receiver in Super Bowl XXXVIII, grabbing 10 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown as the Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.

 

2012 (PATRIOTS)

  • Played in 10 games (four starts) and saw action in two postseason games.
  • Appeared as a reserve in his first game back with the team, catching two passes for 11 yards (5.5 avg.) at Baltimore (9/23).
  • Caught a season-high four passes for 30 yards (7.5 avg.) vs. Buffalo (11/11).
  • Participated in the team’s Division Playoff victory against Houston (1/13).
  • Finished with two receptions for 16 yards in the AFC Championship game against Baltimore (1/20).

 

2011 (PATRIOTS)

  • Started all 15 regular season games he played and finished with 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Started all three postseason games, making eight catches for 148 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown grab.
  • Recorded the 10th 100-yard game of his career, leading the team with 129 years on eight receptions against the Chargers (9/18).
  • Scored his first touchdown of the season on a four-yard pass from Tom Brady against the Raiders (10/2).
  • Led the team with seven receptions (74 yards) and one touchdown, including a 29-yard catch in the second quarter against the Jets (10/9).
  • Caught four catches for 36 yards and one touchdown in a start against the Steelers (10/30).
  • Made two catches for 21 yards against the Giants (11/6). Moved into eighth place on the Patriots All-Time reception list with 292.
  • Caught five passes for 58 yards and one touchdown against the Jets (11/13). Moved into ninth place on the Patriots all-time receiving list, finishing with 3,934 yards.
  • Led the team with 125 yards on six receptions, including a 63-yard catch to set up a second quarter touchdown against the Eagles (11/27).
  • Caught three passes for 37 yards and one touchdown against the Dolphins (12/24).
  • Started at wide receiver and snared three receptions for 85 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown in the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos (1/14).
  • Caught two passes for 18 yards in a start in the AFC Championship game against the Ravens (1/22).
  • Made three receptions for 45 yards against the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI (2/5).

 

2010 (PATRIOTS/SEAHAWKS)

  • Played in four games (three starts) with the Seattle Seahawks, posting 13 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown.
  • Acquired by the Patriots in a trade on Oct. 12.
  • Played in 11 games and started nine with the Patriots, finishing with a career-high six touchdowns (five with New England, one with Seattle) on 61 receptions for 818 yards (13.4 average).
  • The 818 yards were second to the 998 yards he had 2005 with the Patriots, while the 61 receptions were second to the 78 he had in 2005 with the Patriots.
  • In his first game back with the Patriots against Baltimore (10/17) after spending four-plus seasons with the Seahawks, had nine receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown on a five-yard throw from Tom Brady in the fourth quarter. The nine receptions against the Ravens were the second highest single-game total of his career, dating back to his career-high 13-catch performance at San Diego as a rookie (11/29/02).
  • Led the team with seven catches for 70 yards vs. Indianapolis (11/21), including a third-down conversion in the first quarter that kept alive a 15-play, 82-yard scoring drive. Also contributed with a key block to Danny Woodhead's career-long 36-yard touchdown run.
  • Recorded his longest career reception on a 79-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady at Detroit (11/25), besting a 66-yard touchdown pass from Brady in 2003. Finished with three receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns (11/25).
  • Set a personal-best with 151 yards on eight receptions including a 59-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady on the final play of the first half at Chicago (12/12).

 

2009 (SEAHAWKS)

  • Played in 14 games with five starts for Seattle.
  • Finished the season with 45 receptions for 437 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Made six catches for 49 yards at Indianapolis (10/4).
  • Posted 36 yards and a touchdown on three catches at Dallas (11/1).
  • Scored on a seven-yard touchdown catch in a win vs. San Francisco (12/6).
  • Made five catches for 53 yards at Green Bay (12/27).

 

2008 (SEAHAWKS)

  • Was limited to eight games due to an injury.
  • Started all eight games that he played.
  • Finished with 30 receptions for 412 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Caught two touchdown passes in his first game against New England (12/7).

 

2007 (SEAHAWKS)

  • Started 11 games, missing five due to injury.
  • Finished the season with 49 receptions for 661 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Had two 100-yard games with seven receptions for 122 yards at Arizona (9/16) and seven receptions for 130 yards at San Francisco (9/30).
  • Was inactive for the postseason game vs. Washington (1/5) and played but did not start in the postseason contest at Green Bay (1/12).

 

2006 (SEAHAWKS/PATRIOTS)

  • Was traded from the Patriots to Seattle on Sept. 11 following the first regular season game of the year.
  • After sitting out the second week with Seattle, went on to start in 13-of-14 games.
  • Finished the season with 53 receptions for 725 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Also started two postseason games and with eight catches for 189 yards.
  • Caught seven passes for 113 yards and a 38-yard touchdown at San Francisco (11/19).

 

2005 (PATRIOTS)

  • Led the team with a career-high 78 receptions and 998 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions.
  • Recorded at least one reception in each of the last 47 games in which he appeared, including the playoffs.
  • Including the playoffs, eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark six times with one coming in 2005.
  • Led the team with seven receptions and 99 receiving yards in the Patriots' 30-20 victory over Oakland (9/8) on opening night. Collected three receptions for 57 yards during the Patriots' first touchdown drive of the evening
  • Gave the Patriots a 10-7 lead with an 18-yard touchdown grab with 2:05 remaining in the first quarter at Carolina (9/18). Led the team with eight receptions for 60 yards.
  • Made six receptions for 78 yards in the team’s 23-20 victory over the Steelers (9/25).
  • Led the team with eight receptions for 107 yards in the team’s 31-28 win over the Falcons (10/9).
  • Set up Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal with a nine-yard catch along the sideline on a third-and-four late in the fourth quarter at Denver (10/16). Tied for the team lead with seven receptions for 87 yards.
  • Tied for the team lead with five receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown vs. the Colts (11/7).
  • Led the team with five receptions and 82 receiving yards in the team’s 23-16 road victory over the Dolphins (11/13).
  • Led the team with five receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the Saints (11/20).
  • Led the team with 83 receiving yards on five catches in the Patriots' commanding 35-7 road victory over the Bills (12/11).
  • Grabbed two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown vs. Miami (1/1).
  • Snared two receptions for 36 yards in the Patriots' 28-3 AFC Wild Card victory over the Jaguars (1/8).
  • Caught a 20-yard reception on third-and-13 in the first quarter at Denver (1/14). Led the team with eight receptions and a Patriots' playoff record 153 receiving yards. Got open over the middle and hauled in a 73-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

 

2004                  (PATRIOTS)

  • Started nine regular season games and all three playoff contests and tallied four touchdown receptions.
  • Finished third on the team with 35 receptions and 454 receiving yards.
  • Led all NFL receivers in the playoffs with 16 receptions for 264 yards.
  • Started at wide receiver and tied for the team lead with seven receptions and 86 receiving yards in the Patriots' 27-24 victory over the Colts (9/9).
  • Exceeded the 100-yard receiving mark against the Chiefs (11/22). Returned to action and led the team with six receptions and 106 receiving yards and a touchdown. Extended the Patriots' initial scoring drive with a diving 17-yard catch on third-and-15 in the first quarter.
  • Lead the team with seven receptions and 82 receiving yards with a touchdown in the Patriots' 23-7 victory over the New York Jets (12/26). Extended the Patriots' first touchdown drive of the afternoon with an 11-yard grab on third-and-seven in the second quarter.
  • Was named NFL Offensive Player of the Week for Championship Sunday following the AFC Championship victory against Pittsburgh (1/23). Recorded a team-high 116 receiving yards on four receptions and a touchdown.
  • Named Super Bowl MVP after tying a Super Bowl record with 11 receptions against Philadelphia (2/6). Added a game-high 133 receiving yards.

 

2003 (PATRIOTS)

  • Started 12-of-15 games at wide receiver and led the team with 57 receptions and 803 receiving yards.
  • Recorded 24 third-down catches that gained first downs.
  • Caught six passes for a game-high 89 yards at Philadelphia (9/14).
  • Registered a game- and regular season-high 107 yards receiving on three catches against Denver (11/3). Got open behind the Broncos secondary and hauled in a career-long 66-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady to even the score at seven
  • Snared in a team-high six receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown against Indianapolis (11/30).
  • Caught two passes for 23 yards in the Patriots’ 24-14 AFC Championship victory over Indianapolis (1/18).
  • Tallied a game-high 10 receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots’ 32-29 Super Bowl XXXVIII victory over Carolina (2/1). Hauled in the team’s first touchdown with a five-yard reception from Tom Brady with 3:05 remaining in the second quarter. Helped set up the Patriots’ second touchdown by getting behind the defense and hauling in a 52-yard reception. Set up Adam Vinatieri’s game-winning field goal with a 17-yard reception on third-and-three with just nine seconds remaining in the contest.

 

2002 (PATRIOTS)

  • Finished his first NFL season ranked second among all AFC rookies with 43 receptions and tied for third with 489 receiving yards despite missing the final three games due to a leg injury.
  • Set a Patriots single-game rookie record by hauling in 13 passes at San Diego (9/29) and tied the second highest total by a rookie in NFL single-game history.
  • Led all rookies and ranked sixth in the AFC with an average kickoff return yardage of 24.0.
  • Had 12 receptions on third down, good for 153 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Returned five kickoffs for 31 yards or more, including a long of 63 yards at Detroit (11/28).
  • Snared six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown to lead the team in receiving in his NFL debut as the Patriots defeated Pittsburgh (9/9), 30-14.
  • Hauled in a 49-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the Patriots 44-7 win over the New York Jets (9/15).
  • Started his first professional game at wide receiver and caught six passes for 33 yards as the Patriots defeated Kansas City (9/22), 41-38 in overtime. His 201 kickoff return yards are the third most in Patriots history, behind Kevin Faulk's 220 vs. the New York Jets (12/22/02) and Allen Carter's 206 yards at Baltimore (12/21/75).
  • Set a Patriots rookie record by hauling in 13 passes and recorded his first career 100-yard receiving day, amassing 128 yards receiving against San Diego (9/29).
  • Equaled his career-high with seven kickoff returns, totaling 156 yards, in the Patriots 33-30 win over Chicago (11/10).

 

COLLEGE

  • Compiled 143 passes for 2,204 yards (15.4 avg.) and 18 touchdowns while at Louisville (2000-01).
  • His 143 catches rank sixth on the school’s career-record list while his 2,204 yards are topped only by Miguel Montano (2,305, 1994-97), Ibn Green (2,830, 1996-99) and Arnold Jackson (3,670, 1997-2000) in Louisville annals.
  • Only Anthony Cummings (25, 1987-90), Green (33) and Jackson (31) have more touchdown catches in a career for the Cardinals.
  • Became only the second player in school history to record multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons, joining Jackson (1,209 in 1999 and 1,165 in 1998).
  • Earned team MVP honors following the 2000 season.
  • Began his collegiate career at Jones County Junior College.
  • As a senior at Louisville, was elected as one of the Cardinals four captains for the 2001 season.
  • Was an All-Conference USA first-team selection and led the team with 72 receptions for 1,188 yards (16.5 avg.) and nine touchdowns.
  • Only Arnold Jackson (90 in 1998 and 101 in 1999) had more receptions in a season for the Cardinals.
  • His 1,188 yards rank second only to Jackson’s 1,209 in 1999 on the school’s season-record list.
  • Led Conference USA with 1,188 receiving yards and ranked second with 72 receptions Recorded seven 100-yard receiving games during the season.
  • Returned 10 punts for 112 yards (11.2 avg.), including a 61-yard return for a touchdown. Added 24 yards on six carries (4.0 avg.)
  • Opened his senior campaign with five catches for 109 yards and a pair of scores and helped lead the Cardinals to a 45-24 win over New Mexico State.
  • Hauled in nine passes for 174 yards against Illinois … Followed with five catches for 134 yards and two scores against Memphis.
  • Added nine receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns in 34-10 victory over Houston.
  • Recorded a season-high with 10 catches for 161 yards and a pair of scores in 39-34 victory over East Carolina.
  • Closed out his career with six receptions for 88 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown in their 28-10 victory over BYU in the Liberty Bowl.
  • Earned second-team All-America honors at Jones County (Ellisville, Miss.) College following the 1998 season.

 

PERSONAL

  • Lettered in football and track at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga.
  • Participated in indoor track at Louisville in 2001.
  • Competed in the 60 meter dash (7.1).
  • Majored in communications.
  • Married to Shola with twin boys, Deiondre and Deiontey and a daughter, D'Ahni.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent on January 6, 2014.
  • Signed by the New England Patriots on December 12, 2012.
  • Released by New England on November 17, 2012.
  • Signed by the Patriots on September 19, 2012.
  • Released by New England on August 31, 2012.
  • Signed by the Patriots on March 30, 2012.
  • Traded from the Seattle Seahawks to New England on October 12, 2010.
  • Signed by the Seahawks as a free agent on September 13, 2006.
  • Traded from the Patriots to Seattle on September 11, 2006.
  • Selected by New England in the second-round of the 2002 NFL Draft (65th overall).

 

PRO CAREER

  • Has made 518 catches for 6,644 yards and 39 touchdowns in 140 regular season games (111 starts).
  • Has recorded 64 receptions for 948 yards and four touchdowns in 17 postseason games (13 starts).
  • Was awarded the Pete Rozelle Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXIX. His 11 receptions in the game tied the Super Bowl record, also achieved by Jerry Rice, Dan Ross and Wes Welker.
  • As a member of the Patriots, leads all receivers in Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX. Recorded a combined 21 receptions in the two games and owns two of the top seven receiving performances in Super Bowl history.
  • Was the NFL’s leading receiver in the 2004 playoffs, pacing the league in receptions (16) and receiving yards (264). In addition to being named Super Bowl XXXIX MVP, was selected as the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Week following the AFC Championship Game on January 23, 2005, when he led all receivers with 116 yards, including a game-breaking 60-yard touchdown grab.
  • Branch was the leading receiver in Super Bowl XXXVIII, grabbing 10 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown as the Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.

 

2012 (PATRIOTS)

  • Played in 10 games (four starts) and saw action in two postseason games.
  • Appeared as a reserve in his first game back with the team, catching two passes for 11 yards (5.5 avg.) at Baltimore (9/23).
  • Caught a season-high four passes for 30 yards (7.5 avg.) vs. Buffalo (11/11).
  • Participated in the team’s Division Playoff victory against Houston (1/13).
  • Finished with two receptions for 16 yards in the AFC Championship game against Baltimore (1/20).

 

2011 (PATRIOTS)

  • Started all 15 regular season games he played and finished with 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Started all three postseason games, making eight catches for 148 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown grab.
  • Recorded the 10th 100-yard game of his career, leading the team with 129 years on eight receptions against the Chargers (9/18).
  • Scored his first touchdown of the season on a four-yard pass from Tom Brady against the Raiders (10/2).
  • Led the team with seven receptions (74 yards) and one touchdown, including a 29-yard catch in the second quarter against the Jets (10/9).
  • Caught four catches for 36 yards and one touchdown in a start against the Steelers (10/30).
  • Made two catches for 21 yards against the Giants (11/6). Moved into eighth place on the Patriots All-Time reception list with 292.
  • Caught five passes for 58 yards and one touchdown against the Jets (11/13). Moved into ninth place on the Patriots all-time receiving list, finishing with 3,934 yards.
  • Led the team with 125 yards on six receptions, including a 63-yard catch to set up a second quarter touchdown against the Eagles (11/27).
  • Caught three passes for 37 yards and one touchdown against the Dolphins (12/24).
  • Started at wide receiver and snared three receptions for 85 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown in the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos (1/14).
  • Caught two passes for 18 yards in a start in the AFC Championship game against the Ravens (1/22).
  • Made three receptions for 45 yards against the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI (2/5).

 

2010 (PATRIOTS/SEAHAWKS)

  • Played in four games (three starts) with the Seattle Seahawks, posting 13 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown.
  • Acquired by the Patriots in a trade on Oct. 12.
  • Played in 11 games and started nine with the Patriots, finishing with a career-high six touchdowns (five with New England, one with Seattle) on 61 receptions for 818 yards (13.4 average).
  • The 818 yards were second to the 998 yards he had 2005 with the Patriots, while the 61 receptions were second to the 78 he had in 2005 with the Patriots.
  • In his first game back with the Patriots against Baltimore (10/17) after spending four-plus seasons with the Seahawks, had nine receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown on a five-yard throw from Tom Brady in the fourth quarter. The nine receptions against the Ravens were the second highest single-game total of his career, dating back to his career-high 13-catch performance at San Diego as a rookie (11/29/02).
  • Led the team with seven catches for 70 yards vs. Indianapolis (11/21), including a third-down conversion in the first quarter that kept alive a 15-play, 82-yard scoring drive. Also contributed with a key block to Danny Woodhead's career-long 36-yard touchdown run.
  • Recorded his longest career reception on a 79-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady at Detroit (11/25), besting a 66-yard touchdown pass from Brady in 2003. Finished with three receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns (11/25).
  • Set a personal-best with 151 yards on eight receptions including a 59-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady on the final play of the first half at Chicago (12/12).

 

2009 (SEAHAWKS)

  • Played in 14 games with five starts for Seattle.
  • Finished the season with 45 receptions for 437 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Made six catches for 49 yards at Indianapolis (10/4).
  • Posted 36 yards and a touchdown on three catches at Dallas (11/1).
  • Scored on a seven-yard touchdown catch in a win vs. San Francisco (12/6).
  • Made five catches for 53 yards at Green Bay (12/27).

 

2008 (SEAHAWKS)

  • Was limited to eight games due to an injury.
  • Started all eight games that he played.
  • Finished with 30 receptions for 412 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Caught two touchdown passes in his first game against New England (12/7).

 

2007 (SEAHAWKS)

  • Started 11 games, missing five due to injury.
  • Finished the season with 49 receptions for 661 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Had two 100-yard games with seven receptions for 122 yards at Arizona (9/16) and seven receptions for 130 yards at San Francisco (9/30).
  • Was inactive for the postseason game vs. Washington (1/5) and played but did not start in the postseason contest at Green Bay (1/12).

 

2006 (SEAHAWKS/PATRIOTS)

  • Was traded from the Patriots to Seattle on Sept. 11 following the first regular season game of the year.
  • After sitting out the second week with Seattle, went on to start in 13-of-14 games.
  • Finished the season with 53 receptions for 725 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Also started two postseason games and with eight catches for 189 yards.
  • Caught seven passes for 113 yards and a 38-yard touchdown at San Francisco (11/19).

 

2005 (PATRIOTS)

  • Led the team with a career-high 78 receptions and 998 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions.
  • Recorded at least one reception in each of the last 47 games in which he appeared, including the playoffs.
  • Including the playoffs, eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark six times with one coming in 2005.
  • Led the team with seven receptions and 99 receiving yards in the Patriots' 30-20 victory over Oakland (9/8) on opening night. Collected three receptions for 57 yards during the Patriots' first touchdown drive of the evening
  • Gave the Patriots a 10-7 lead with an 18-yard touchdown grab with 2:05 remaining in the first quarter at Carolina (9/18). Led the team with eight receptions for 60 yards.
  • Made six receptions for 78 yards in the team’s 23-20 victory over the Steelers (9/25).
  • Led the team with eight receptions for 107 yards in the team’s 31-28 win over the Falcons (10/9).
  • Set up Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal with a nine-yard catch along the sideline on a third-and-four late in the fourth quarter at Denver (10/16). Tied for the team lead with seven receptions for 87 yards.
  • Tied for the team lead with five receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown vs. the Colts (11/7).
  • Led the team with five receptions and 82 receiving yards in the team’s 23-16 road victory over the Dolphins (11/13).
  • Led the team with five receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the Saints (11/20).
  • Led the team with 83 receiving yards on five catches in the Patriots' commanding 35-7 road victory over the Bills (12/11).
  • Grabbed two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown vs. Miami (1/1).
  • Snared two receptions for 36 yards in the Patriots' 28-3 AFC Wild Card victory over the Jaguars (1/8).
  • Caught a 20-yard reception on third-and-13 in the first quarter at Denver (1/14). Led the team with eight receptions and a Patriots' playoff record 153 receiving yards. Got open over the middle and hauled in a 73-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

 

2004                  (PATRIOTS)

  • Started nine regular season games and all three playoff contests and tallied four touchdown receptions.
  • Finished third on the team with 35 receptions and 454 receiving yards.
  • Led all NFL receivers in the playoffs with 16 receptions for 264 yards.
  • Started at wide receiver and tied for the team lead with seven receptions and 86 receiving yards in the Patriots' 27-24 victory over the Colts (9/9).
  • Exceeded the 100-yard receiving mark against the Chiefs (11/22). Returned to action and led the team with six receptions and 106 receiving yards and a touchdown. Extended the Patriots' initial scoring drive with a diving 17-yard catch on third-and-15 in the first quarter.
  • Lead the team with seven receptions and 82 receiving yards with a touchdown in the Patriots' 23-7 victory over the New York Jets (12/26). Extended the Patriots' first touchdown drive of the afternoon with an 11-yard grab on third-and-seven in the second quarter.
  • Was named NFL Offensive Player of the Week for Championship Sunday following the AFC Championship victory against Pittsburgh (1/23). Recorded a team-high 116 receiving yards on four receptions and a touchdown.
  • Named Super Bowl MVP after tying a Super Bowl record with 11 receptions against Philadelphia (2/6). Added a game-high 133 receiving yards.

 

2003 (PATRIOTS)

  • Started 12-of-15 games at wide receiver and led the team with 57 receptions and 803 receiving yards.
  • Recorded 24 third-down catches that gained first downs.
  • Caught six passes for a game-high 89 yards at Philadelphia (9/14).
  • Registered a game- and regular season-high 107 yards receiving on three catches against Denver (11/3). Got open behind the Broncos secondary and hauled in a career-long 66-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady to even the score at seven
  • Snared in a team-high six receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown against Indianapolis (11/30).
  • Caught two passes for 23 yards in the Patriots’ 24-14 AFC Championship victory over Indianapolis (1/18).
  • Tallied a game-high 10 receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots’ 32-29 Super Bowl XXXVIII victory over Carolina (2/1). Hauled in the team’s first touchdown with a five-yard reception from Tom Brady with 3:05 remaining in the second quarter. Helped set up the Patriots’ second touchdown by getting behind the defense and hauling in a 52-yard reception. Set up Adam Vinatieri’s game-winning field goal with a 17-yard reception on third-and-three with just nine seconds remaining in the contest.

 

2002 (PATRIOTS)

  • Finished his first NFL season ranked second among all AFC rookies with 43 receptions and tied for third with 489 receiving yards despite missing the final three games due to a leg injury.
  • Set a Patriots single-game rookie record by hauling in 13 passes at San Diego (9/29) and tied the second highest total by a rookie in NFL single-game history.
  • Led all rookies and ranked sixth in the AFC with an average kickoff return yardage of 24.0.
  • Had 12 receptions on third down, good for 153 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Returned five kickoffs for 31 yards or more, including a long of 63 yards at Detroit (11/28).
  • Snared six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown to lead the team in receiving in his NFL debut as the Patriots defeated Pittsburgh (9/9), 30-14.
  • Hauled in a 49-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the Patriots 44-7 win over the New York Jets (9/15).
  • Started his first professional game at wide receiver and caught six passes for 33 yards as the Patriots defeated Kansas City (9/22), 41-38 in overtime. His 201 kickoff return yards are the third most in Patriots history, behind Kevin Faulk's 220 vs. the New York Jets (12/22/02) and Allen Carter's 206 yards at Baltimore (12/21/75).
  • Set a Patriots rookie record by hauling in 13 passes and recorded his first career 100-yard receiving day, amassing 128 yards receiving against San Diego (9/29).
  • Equaled his career-high with seven kickoff returns, totaling 156 yards, in the Patriots 33-30 win over Chicago (11/10).

 

COLLEGE

  • Compiled 143 passes for 2,204 yards (15.4 avg.) and 18 touchdowns while at Louisville (2000-01).
  • His 143 catches rank sixth on the school’s career-record list while his 2,204 yards are topped only by Miguel Montano (2,305, 1994-97), Ibn Green (2,830, 1996-99) and Arnold Jackson (3,670, 1997-2000) in Louisville annals.
  • Only Anthony Cummings (25, 1987-90), Green (33) and Jackson (31) have more touchdown catches in a career for the Cardinals.
  • Became only the second player in school history to record multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons, joining Jackson (1,209 in 1999 and 1,165 in 1998).
  • Earned team MVP honors following the 2000 season.
  • Began his collegiate career at Jones County Junior College.
  • As a senior at Louisville, was elected as one of the Cardinals four captains for the 2001 season.
  • Was an All-Conference USA first-team selection and led the team with 72 receptions for 1,188 yards (16.5 avg.) and nine touchdowns.
  • Only Arnold Jackson (90 in 1998 and 101 in 1999) had more receptions in a season for the Cardinals.
  • His 1,188 yards rank second only to Jackson’s 1,209 in 1999 on the school’s season-record list.
  • Led Conference USA with 1,188 receiving yards and ranked second with 72 receptions Recorded seven 100-yard receiving games during the season.
  • Returned 10 punts for 112 yards (11.2 avg.), including a 61-yard return for a touchdown. Added 24 yards on six carries (4.0 avg.)
  • Opened his senior campaign with five catches for 109 yards and a pair of scores and helped lead the Cardinals to a 45-24 win over New Mexico State.
  • Hauled in nine passes for 174 yards against Illinois … Followed with five catches for 134 yards and two scores against Memphis.
  • Added nine receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns in 34-10 victory over Houston.
  • Recorded a season-high with 10 catches for 161 yards and a pair of scores in 39-34 victory over East Carolina.
  • Closed out his career with six receptions for 88 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown in their 28-10 victory over BYU in the Liberty Bowl.
  • Earned second-team All-America honors at Jones County (Ellisville, Miss.) College following the 1998 season.

 

PERSONAL

  • Lettered in football and track at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga.
  • Participated in indoor track at Louisville in 2001.
  • Competed in the 60 meter dash (7.1).
  • Majored in communications.
  • Married to Shola with twin boys, Deiondre and Deiontey and a daughter, D'Ahni.
 

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