Tyvon Branch

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Tyvon Branch
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Branch before a game in Denver in December 2009.
No. -- Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-12-11) December 11, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Syracuse, New York
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Cicero – North Syracuse (NY)
College: Connecticut
NFL draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 100
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 475
Sacks: 8.0
Interceptions: 4
Stats at NFL.com

Tyvon A. Branch (born December 11, 1986) is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Connecticut.

Professional career[edit]

2008 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 204 lb 4.31 s 1.43 s 2.49 s 4.40 s 38 in 10 ft 0 in 19 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Branch was selected by the Raiders in the 4th round. The Raiders chose to draft Branch not only by his defensive back skills, but also his importance as a return specialist, due to the departure of all-time return leader Chris Carr.
During his rookie season on September 14, 2008, Branch intercepted Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard for his first career interception. Branch earned his first career start in the 2009 season opener on September 14 in a Monday night game against the San Diego Chargers, but was placed on season-ending injured reserve on November 5 with a shoulder injury.

He went on to have a breakout season for the Raiders in 2009 as the starting strong safety in all 16 games, finishing with 98 unassisted tackles and 26 assists, two forced fumbles, and a sack. He had his best game of the year in a win over the heavily favored Bengals with 12 tackles and a forced fumble. During the 2010 NFL season, he again started in all 16 games for an 8-8 team, recording 81 unassisted tackles and 23 assists.

In March 2012, the Raiders placed a franchise tag on Branch. On July 14, 2012, Branch sign a four-year, $26.6 million contract with the Raiders.[1][2] On November 9, Branch was fined $15,750 for unnecessary roughness against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On March 10, 2015, Branch signed a one year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tyvon Branch | Defensive Back". rotoworld.com. July 14, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Safety Tyvon Branch agrees to 4-year contract with Raiders". USAToday.com. July 15, 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Fines roundup: Michael Vick of Eagles docked for low block". National Football League. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  4. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg. "Chiefs sign Tyvon Branch to one-year deal". NFL.com. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 

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