Allen Bradford (American football)

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Allen Bradford
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Bradford with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-31) August 31, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Santa Clara County, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Colton (CA)
College: USC
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 11
Sacks: 0.0
Pass deflections: 0
Forced fumbles: 1
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at

Allen Lord Bradford (born August 31, 1988) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. . He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC. Bradford has also played for the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants as of 2014.

Early life[edit]

Played running back and linebacker at Colton High School where he played on the varsity squad for four years. As a senior in 2005, ran for 1,869 yards on 143 carries with 29 touchdowns, and caught 20 passes for 429 yards with six touchdowns, plus recorded 157 tackles, 12.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.[1]

College career[edit]

Bradford played for current Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll at USC, where he finished his career with 1,585 yards rushing on 267 carries (5.9 average) and 16 touchdowns in 52 games played. Rushed for 7.2 yards per carry in 2010, good for second in the nation. Was USC’s No. 2 rusher in 2009, earning All-Pac-10 honorable mention.[2] Majored in American studies and ethnicity at USC. Born on August 31, 1988.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Bradford was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks on October 17, 2011.

He was waived two days later, and re-signed to the Seahawks' practice squad on October 21. He was switched to linebacker after re-signing with the Seahawks.

On December 28, 2012 Bradford was signed to the Seahawks 53-man roster.[4] Bradford may be one of the first players in modern NFL history to be drafted as a running back and go on to play linebacker. He rushed for 13 yards on five carries and scored no touchdowns as a running back.

He was released on September 11, 2013 to make space for TE Kellen Davis.[5]

On November 12, 2014, Bradford was resigned to the Seahawks to fill in for veteran tight end, Zach Miller, due to Miller's ankle injury. Bradford, in a locker-room interview on re-joining of the Seattle football team, stated how his return to Seattle "feels like home. I’m close to all the guys. They welcomed me with open arms. And I love being here. There’s not a place like this. So I’m just appreciative and I just want to work."[6]

New York Giants[edit]

Bradford was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants on September 12, 2013. He was released on May 12, 2014.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Bradford was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 13, 2014. The Jaguars released Bradford on August 24, 2014.[7]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Bradford signed with the Browns' practice squad on September 16, 2014. They released WR Ifeanyi Momah to make room.

Personal life[edit]

Bradford is from Colton, California.[8] At Colton High School, Bradford was a linebacker and running back. Bradford has two children, Mahlia Liana Bradford and Aiden Lord Bradford. On July 2 2016, he married Vanessa Portillo.


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