Deion Branch-Super Bowl XXXIX MVP
Branch's 11 Receptions Ties Super Bowl Record
Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. (born July 18, 1979 in Albany, Georgia, Height: 5'9"| Weight: 193 lbs.| Years Pro: 10. Branch was picked by the New England Patriots in the second round of 2002 NFL Draft out of the University of Louisville. Branch was named the Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6, 2005.
After tying former San Francisco 49er's wide receiver Jerry Rice and former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Dan Ross for the Super Bowl reception record with 11 catches for 133 yards. He was the first to win the award since 1989. In addition to 11 catches in Super Bowl XXXIX, Branch also caught 10 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown in Super Bowl XXXIII. His 21 receptions in those two games is an NFL record for receptions in consecutive Super Bowls and third most total yardage by a single player in Super Bowl history. Only Jerry Rice and Andre Reed, who each played in 4 Super Bowls recorded more. New England beat the Eagles 24 to 21 to win the 39th Super Bowl.
Currently with the Seattle Seahawks after being traded by the New England Patriots in 2006 will be teaming up with former Cincinnati Bengal standout receiver T J Houshmandzadeh for the upcoming 2010 season.
Branch hauls in a catch as a Seahawk against the St. Louis Rams
In 2008 Deion had 30 receptions for 412 yds despite missing 8 games
Branch's charitable contribution has been stellar since coming into the leaque in 2002. The Deion Branch Charitable Foundation supports organizations committed to assisting meningistis victims. read more
Branch Is Looking Forward To Upcoming Season
Since having arthroscopic surgery more than 4 months ago in Philadelphia, Branch said " the surgery was a minor clean-out that is common following knee reconstruction. He said the procedure in April was less invasive than a year ago".
Seattle's head coach Pete Carroll said "Deion had a reallly good mini camp the first time out, so we got some real good
information on him". This will be Branch's fourth offense he has played in and the third with Seattle.
Deion Branch honored and humbled
University of Louisville places his No. 9 jersey in the Ring Of Honor
The University of Louisville honored the former standout wide receiver before the second quarter of Saturday's 56-0 blowout victory over Memphis. 10/9/10
Branch a wide receiver for the Cardinals in 2000 and '01, said he was able to keep his composure while being recognized on the field only because he could'nt when he initially was informed of the honor.
"The day (UofL associate athletic director) Gary Friedman called me, I think I let it go then, "Branch said, "About 10 minutes he was just holding on the phone, like "Deion, Deion," and I could'nt breathe."
Despite playing just two seasons after transferring from Jones County (Miss.) Junior College, Branch ranks in the schools top 10 in reception (143), receiving yards (2,204) and receiving touchdowns (18)
Branch, currently with the Seatle Seahawks was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX after tying a record with 11 catches in New England's 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
He has been the subject of recent trade rumors that have him being reunited with quarterback Tom Brady in New England. "I'm going to leave that to the people that handle that," Branch said, "Right now I'm still a Seattle Seahawk, and whatever happens happens." firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Records Career Best
Deion 8 Catches For 151 YDS Against The Chicago Bears
Deion Branch has picked up were he left off 4 years ago before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks. Since returning to the New England Patriots on October 10, 2010 he has scored 6 touchdowns and has a total of 760 yards. Below are some highlights since he returned to the Patriots.
> Jets ends Patriots season with stifiling defense 28 to 21...Branch finishes the season with 61 receptions for 818 YDS and 6 Touchdowns and receiving average of 13.4 YDS per catch. His 13 yard touchdown with 24 seconds to go in the game was a highlight catch along the back of the endzone..
>Made three catches for 64 yards, including a 26 yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady on fouth-and-three in the first quarter against the Jets (12/6)
>Recorded his longest career reception on a 79 yard touchdown from Tom Brady, Deion's cross-over move turned Detroits defensive back around not once...but twice! ((Thanksgiving Day, 2010).
>Led the team with seven catches for 70 yards against the Colts, including a third down conversion in the first quarter that kept a 15 play 82-yard scoring drive alive (11/21)
>Caught two passes for 21 yards against the Browns (11/7)
>Recorded seven receptions for 71 yrds against the Pittsburg Steelers (11/14)
>Made one 21 yard catch against the Minnesota Vikings in his second Patriot start of 2010 (10/31)
>Made four catches for39 yards, including a 17-yard pass from Brady in the fourth quarter against San Diego (10/24)
>In his first game back with the Patriots after spending four-plus seasons with the Seahawks, Branch had nine receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown from Brady in the fourth quarter (10/17). 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). Source: New England Patriots Official Website.
Deion Branch Highlights - Branch has a 70% 3rd down completion average for career
Deion Branch Super Bowl XXXIX MVP - Branch grabs one of his 11 record tying catches