Brandon Siler

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Brandon Siler
Picture of Brandon Siler
Siler in the 2012 NFLseason.
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Inside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-12-05) December 5, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Daytona Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Orlando (FL) Evans
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 7 / Pick: 240
Debuted in 2007 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 180
Quarterback sacks 3.0
Interceptions 2
Stats at NFL.com

Brandon T. Siler (born December 5, 1985) is an American football linebacker who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons. He played college football for the University of Florida, where he was a member of a BCS National Championship team. He was chosen by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Siler was born Daytona Beach, Florida. He attended Evans High School in Orlando, Florida, where he was a star high school football player for the Evans Trojans.

College career[edit]

Siler accepted a scholarship to attend his home-state University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Ron Zook and coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football from 2004 to 2006.[1] His impact was felt early, as he started six games as a freshman, and he was recognized as the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Freshman of the Year.[1] The Gators' new head coach Urban Meyer replaced Zook for Siler's sophomore season in 2005, and Siler amassed seven fumble recoveries.[1] His play during his junior season in 2006 helped the 13–1 Gators win the SEC Championship Game and the 2007 BCS National Championship Game, and he earned second-team All-SEC and third-team All-American honors from the Associated Press.[2] Siler was known for his work-ethic, energy and leadership on the field.

Professional career[edit]

2007 NFL Draft[edit]

Siler was projected a second–to–third round selection in the 2007 NFL Draft.[3] However, he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers 240th overall in the seventh and final round of the 2007 NFL Draft.[4]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1⅝ in 241 lb 4.62 s 1.56 s 2.66 s 4.39 s 7.34 s 30½ in 9 ft 1 in 23 reps
All values from NFL Combine, except 20ss and BP, which are from Florida Pro Day.[5]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Siler, who also served as the Chargers backup long snapper, earned a spot on the Chargers roster and in 2007, he contributed on special teams, gathering the second highest amount of special teams tackles. In 2008, he continued excelling on special teams and received more time on defense. This time was magnified with the four-game suspension of Stephen Cooper.[6]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On July 31, 2011, Siler signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was placed on the injured reserve list due to an Achilles tendon rupture on August 25. His contract expired after the 2012 NFL season, and he was not re-signed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 80–81, 89, 97, 99, 102, 153–154, 185 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "Four Gator Defenders Earn AP All-SEC Honors, Harvin Takes Freshman Of The Year Award", GatorZone.com, December 4, 2006 
  3. ^ "Brandon Siler Draft Profile", Sports Illustrated, April 2007 
  4. ^ Sullivan, Mike (May 7, 2007), "Devastated by fall, Siler looks to rise", North County Times 
  5. ^ *Brandon Siler, ILB, Florida - 2007 NFL Draft Scout Profile, Powered by The SportsXchange
  6. ^ Acee, Kevin (April 16, 2008), "Linebacker will sit out season's first four games", San Diego Union-Tribune 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.

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