Dedrick Epps

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Dedrick Epps
Dedrick Epps.jpg
Epps during his stint with the Dolphins in 2011.
Free Agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-19) June 19, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Richmond, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Richmond (VA) Huguenot
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 235
Debuted in 2010 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions 1
Receiving Yards 9
Touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com

Dedrick Epps (born June 19, 1988) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round, 253rd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Miami.

He has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, and New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

Epps attended Huguenot High School in Richmond, Virginia. As a senior in 2005, he caught 38 passes for more than 700 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had four two-point conversions. As a junior in 2004, he caught 15 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns. On defense as an outside linebacker, he recorded 75 tackles and made three interceptions, one which he returned for a 75-yard touchdown. Rated the No. 12 tight end by Rivals.com, Epps accepted a football scholarship from the University of Miami.

College career[edit]

Epps played for the Miami Hurricanes for four seasons and was a starter in his junior and senior seasons. His best season came as a junior, where he caught 22 passes for 304 yards and 2 touchdowns, while starting 10 games. He ended his college career with 49 receptions, 634 receiving yards, and 6 touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Epps was drafted by the Chargers in the seventh round, 235th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On September 14, 2010, Epps was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad. He was later waived on September 2, 2011.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Epps was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad on October 5, 2011. He was released on December 1, 2011.

New York Jets[edit]

Epps was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on December 20, 2011.[1] Epps was released by the Jets on September 1, 2012.[2]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Epps was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad on September 10, 2012.[3]

Second Stint with the New York Jets[edit]

Epps was signed to the New York Jets' active roster from the Bears' practice squad on September 14, 2012.[4] Epps was waived/injured on October 1, 2012.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zimmerman, Lisa (December 20, 2011). "Ex-Dolphins, Colts TE Dedrick Epps signed to practice squad". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on December 20, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (1 September 2012). "Jets Announce Roster, Practice Squad Moves". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Mayer, Larry. "Bears add Scott, Collins to roster". Chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  4. ^ Clayton, John (14 September 2012). "Darrelle Revis sidelined for Week 2". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (1 October 2012). "CB Berry Signed; TE Epps Waived/Injured". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 

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