Brodney Pool

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Brodney Pool
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-05-24) May 24, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Corpus Christi, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
Debuted in 2005 for the Cleveland Browns
Last played in 2011 for the New York Jets
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First Team All-Big 12 (2003, 2004)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 364
Sacks 5.5
Interceptions 13
Passes defended 49
Stats at

Brodney Depaul Pool[1] (born May 24, 1984) is a former American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He also played for the New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

Pool attended Westbury High School where, as a senior, he was a five star recruit. During his senior season, he had 75 tackles and 11 interceptions as a safety. As a running back, he rushed 40 times for 159 yards (3.975 yards per carry avg.) and 2 touchdowns, and received 3 passes for 112 yards (37.34 yards per reception avg.) and 2 touchdowns. As a junior, he had 114 tackles and four interceptions. He also lettered in track.

College career[edit]

In 2002 as a true freshman Pool played in every game and recorded 34 tackles.

In 2003 Pool started every game at safety and was a First Team All-Big 12 selection.

In 2004 Pool was on the Thorpe and Nagurski Watchlists. He was the leader of the Oklahoma secondary and started all 13 games. He was a Third-Team All-American as well.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Pool was drafted with the 34th pick by the Browns. Although he did not start during the 2005 season, he played in 13 games, mostly as a safety, which included his first interception. In the 2006 season, he lost out the battle for the safety position to Sean Jones, but became a starting cornerback due to injuries by Leigh Bodden, Daylon McCutcheon, and Gary Baxter. After his rookie season in 2006, he had 54 solo tackles and 13 assisted tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception, and 7 pass deflections. He started all 16 games for the Browns in 2007, making 72 tackles and 2 interceptions. Pool holds the Browns' franchise record for longest interception return (100 yards against the Baltimore Ravens on November 18, 2007).[2]

After the 2009 season he became a free agent.

New York Jets[edit]

On March 11, 2010, Pool signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets valued at $1.3 million. On January 8, 2011, Pool makes his first career postseason start and his first career postseason appearance against Indianapolis Colts on Wild Card weekend. He recorded 7 tackles, one for a loss against the Indianapolis Colts in his Playoff debut, as the Jets won 17-16. On January 23, 2011, Pool recorded his first career postseason interception in the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, the Jets lost 24-19, falling one game short of the Super Bowl for the second straight year.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On March 15, 2012, Pool signed with the Dallas Cowboys.[3] One week into the start of Training Camp, Pool was cut on August 6, 2012. He had failed an initial conditioning test upon arriving at camp before passing later in the week on his second attempt. [4]


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  2. ^ "Reed rumbles 108 yards for NFL record | Longest interception returns by team". Pro Football Hall of Fame. November 24, 2008. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Archer, Todd; Calvin Watkins (15 March 2012). "Dan Connor, Brodney Pool sign". ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Brodney Pool released by Dallas Cowboys after week in camp -". 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 

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