Allen Bradford (American football)

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Allen Bradford
Bradford during the 2010 USC season.
No. 43     Jacksonville Jaguars
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-31) August 31, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Santa Clara County, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Colton (CA)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
Debuted in 2011 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 4
Sacks 0.0
Pass deflections 0
Interceptions 0
Stats at

Allen Bradford (born August 31, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC. Bradford has also played for the Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants.

Early life[edit]

High School career[edit]

Played running back and linebacker at Colton High School where he played on the varsity squad for four years. As a senior in 2005, ran for 1,869 yards on 143 carries with 29 touchdowns, and caught 20 passes for 429 yards with six touchdowns, plus recorded 157 tackles, 12.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.[1]

College career[edit]

USC Trojans[edit]

Bradford played for current Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll at USC, where he finished his career with 1,585 yards rushing on 267 carries (5.9 average) and 16 touchdowns in 52 games played. Rushed for 7.2 yards per carry in 2010, good for second in the nation. Was USC’s No. 2 rusher in 2009, earning All-Pac-10 honorable mention.[2] Majored in American studies and ethnicity at USC. Born on August 31, 1988.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Bradford was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks on October 17, 2011.

He was waived two days later, and re-signed to the Seahawks' practice squad on October 21. He was switched to linebacker after re-signing with the Seahawks.

On December 28, 2012 Bradford was signed to the Seahawks 53-man roster.[4] Bradford may be one of the first players in modern NFL history to be drafted as a running back and go on to play linebacker. He rushed for 13 yards on five carries and scored no touchdowns as a running back.

He was released on September 11, 2013 to make space for TE Kellen Davis.[5]

New York Giants[edit]

Braford was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants on September 12, 2013. He was released on May 12, 2014.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Bradford was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 13, 2014.


Bradford is from Colton, California.[6] At Colton High School, Bradford was a linebacker and running back.