Brett Brackett

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Brett Brackett
Brett Brackett.jpg
Brackett with the Dolphins in 2011
No. 87
Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-12-13) December 13, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Lawrence (NJ)
College: Penn State
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2014 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Brett Brackett (born December 13, 1987) is an American football tight end for the Tennessee Titans. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football for Penn State.

Brackett grew up in the Lawrenceville section of Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, where he attended Lawrence High School.[1]

College career[edit]

Brackett attended Penn State. In 2010, as a senior, he was the a co-captain along with Ollie Ogbu, who would later join him in the professional ranks on the Eagles roster. Though he was initially recruited as a quarterback, he converted to wide receiver where, during his senior season, he was quite formidable out of the slot. He caught 39 balls for 525 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2010.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, Brackett signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins on July 26, 2011.[3]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Brackett was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on October 8, 2011. He was released on October 11.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Brackett was signed on November 9, 2011, to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad. At the conclusion of the 2011 season, his practice squad contract expired and he became a free agent. He was re-signed to the active roster on January 2, 2012. Brackett is expected to compete with Clay Harbor for the number two tight end spot.[4] It was thought that he could make the roster as a third tight end, but he was waived during the final roster cuts.

Second stint with Jaguars[edit]

Brackett was claimed by Jacksonville on September 1, 2012.[5] He sustained a knee injury in his first practice with the team and was placed on injured reserve.[6] He was released on September 1, 2013.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On January 7, 2014, Brackettt was signed to a futures contract by the Arizona Cardinals.[7] He was released on May 12, 2014.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Brackett signed with the Tennessee Titans in October 2014. [8]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Brackett was signed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks on October 21, 2014.[9] He was waived on October 29, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "BRACKETT MAKING IMPACT AS NITTANY LIONS RECEIVER", Centre Daily Times, September 4, 2008. Accessed October 10, 2012. "Now the fourth receiver in an offense that routinely utilizes four-wide sets, the redshirt sophomore from Lawrenceville, NJ, poses a big problem for opposing defenses... Brackett threw for 46 touchdowns and ran for 23 more during his career at Lawrence High School...."
  2. ^ "Brett Brackett Stats". Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.trentonian.com/articles/2011/07/26/sports/doc4e2f71a71f592239194605.txt
  4. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles TE Brett Brackett fighting for roster spot". Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jaguars waive injured TE Miller, claim Brackett". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jaguars sign TE Cloherty, Brackett to IR". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Arizona Cardinals sign Brett Brackett, Andre Hardy and Christian Johnson to future contracts
  8. ^ Drovetto, Tony. "Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks waive WR Phil Bates, TE Brett Brackett". Seahawks.com. 
  9. ^ Kelly, Danny. "Seahawks claim TE Brett Brackett off waivers from Titans, waive Rashaun Allen". FieldGulls.com. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 

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