Stewart Bradley

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Stewart Bradley
Stewart Bradley in 2009.jpg
Bradley in 2009 with the Philadelphia Eagles
Denver Broncos
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-11-02) November 2, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school: Salt Lake City (UT) Highland
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 87
Debuted in 2007 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles 228
Sacks 3.0
Interceptions 3
Stats at NFL.com

Stewart Harris Bradley (born November 2, 1983) is currently a Free Agent and an American football linebacker who last played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nebraska.

Bradley has also played for the Arizona Cardinals.

Early years[edit]

Bradley played just one season of football as a junior at Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, due to injuries, starting at safety. He also starred in rugby and won 3 straight national championships with the Highland Club in Salt Lake City.

College career[edit]

Bradley was a three-year starter at the University of Nebraska as a strong-side linebacker and in 43 games, registered 175 tackles, 25 TFLs, 4 sacks, 3 FFs, 4 FRs, and 1 INT, which he returned 43-yds for a touchdown. He enrolled at Nebraska in 2002, spending the season as a defensive end on the scout team. In 2003, he appeared in all thirteen games as a reserve left defensive end, moving to that position after playing at middle linebacker in preseason camp. He managed only six tackles (4 solos) with three stops for losses and four pressures as an edge rusher. He also earned Academic All-Big Twelve Conference honors. He made the move to strong-side linebacker in 2004 and finished 2nd on the team with 67 tackles after serving as a reserve defensive end the previous two seasons. He missed most of the 2005 campaign with torn ACL in left knee but finished with 26 tackles (11 solos), three sacks and five stops for losses and added seven quarterback pressures and returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown. Bradley led the Cornhuskers in tackles with 76 (6 for losses) in 2006 and also added 1 sack, 3 FF, and 4 FR.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 256 lb 3218 in 914 in 4.72 s 1.56 s 2.71 s 4.17 s 7.29 s 3512 in 28 reps
Arm and hand spans were taken at Nebraska's Pro Day;[1] all other measurements were taken at the NFL Scouting Combine.[2]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Bradley was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

On December 23, 2007 Bradley had his first sack, and first interception in an Eagles win over the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. Bradley finished with six tackles, one sack and one interception. During the game, he also essentially single handedly stopped the Saints from scoring from inside the five-yard line four plays in a row. Bradley became the first player in NFL history to start in his first NFL game and make his first interception and first sack at the same time.

In 2007, Bradley was a solid reserve linebacker and key special teams performer in his rookie campaign, finishing 2nd on the team in special teams tackles (17) and 3rd in special teams production points (257).

Sheldon Brown, a starting cornerback for the Browns said that Bradley reminded him of Brian Urlacher in terms of his body type and athletic ability.[3]

On January 6, 2009, Bradley was named to the 2008 Sports Illustrated All-Pro team in only his first year as a starter.[4]

Bradley tore his ACL during Eagles Flight Night, a night where fans can watch the players practice at Lincoln Financial Field, before the 2009 season on August 2, 2009. He was placed on injured reserve on September 1, and missed the entire season.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Bradley was signed by the Arizona Cardinals on July 29, 2011. In a move to gain salary cap relief, Bradley was cut on March 1, 2013.

Denver Broncos[edit]

Bradley was signed by the Denver Broncos on March 13, 2013.[5]

Personal[edit]

On February 6, 2009, New York Magazine reported that Bradley is following in the footsteps of the now infamous Sean Avery and has accepted an internship at Elle Magazine.[6] Stewart is married to Hayley Hernandez from Sacramento, California.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stewart Bradley prospect profile". NFL. Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Stewart Bradley". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Brookover, Bob (2009-08-04). "Eagles lose Bradley to knee injury". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Newspapers, LLC). Retrieved 2009-08-18. [dead link]
  4. ^ King, Peter (2009-01-06). "SI.com's 2008 All-Pro Team: Youth movement dominates annual list". Sports Illustrated. 
  5. ^ Broncos add linebacker Stewart Bradley
  6. ^ Odell, Amy (2011-04-19). "Elle Has a Celebrity Athlete Intern Now - The Cut". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  7. ^ Mason, Andrew. "Bradley Finds Comfort in Denver's System". 

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