Bashaud Breeland

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Bashaud Breeland
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Breeland with the Washington Redskins in 2015
No. 26 – Washington Redskins
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1992-01-30) January 30, 1992 (age 25)
Allendale, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Allendale-Fairfax (SC)
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2017
Total tackles: 243
Sacks: 1.0
Pass deflections: 46
Interceptions: 7
Forced fumbles: 7
Player stats at NFL.com

Bashaud Breeland (born January 30, 1992) is an American football cornerback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Redskins in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson.

Early years[edit]

Breeland attended Allendale-Fairfax High School in Allendale, South Carolina, where he played football and basketball and ran track. In football, he played quarterback and defensive back. He was an All-state selection by The State and All-Atlantic Region team member by PrepStar. As a junior, he had 95 rushes for 789 yards with 12 touchdowns on offense, and totalled 76 tackles on defense. He led the Tigers to a 10-2 record as a senior after rushing for 1,270 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was also a starter on the basketball team.[1]

In track & field, Breeland won the state title in the 400m hurdles as a sophomore and junior, and helped his team reach the state title in track as a junior. He captured two state titles at the 2010 SCHSL State Championships, winning the 110m hurdles (15.06s) and the 400m hurdles (54.78s).[2] He earned a tenth-place finish in the 300m hurdles at the 2010 Bob Hayes Invitational at 40.69 seconds.[3] He was also timed at 4.41 in the 40-yard dash and posted a 280-pound bench press and 450-pound squat.

Recruiting[edit]

Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Breeland was regarded as the No. 22 safety in the nation and No. 6 player in South Carolina by Scout.com, and the No. 56 safety in the nation by ESPN.com. He chose Clemson over Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.

College career[edit]

Breeland attended Clemson University from 2010 to 2013.[4] He finished his career with 136 tackles, three sacks and six interceptions. He entered the 2014 NFL Draft after his junior season.[5][6][7]

Professional career[edit]

Breeland was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the 102nd overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.[8]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
197 lb
(89 kg)
31 34 in
(0.81 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.57 s 1.61 s 2.64 s 4.33 s 7.03 s 34.5 in
(0.88 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
11 reps
40 time and 3-cone drill from Clemson Pro Day.[9]

2014 season[edit]

On May 16, 2014, he signed a four-year, $2.64 million contract with the Redskins.[10] He became a starter following a season-ending injury to DeAngelo Hall early in the season.[11] In the Week 7 win against the Tennessee Titans, he recorded his first career interception on quarterback Charlie Whitehurst.[12] He had a breakout performance in the Week 8 win against the Dallas Cowboys. He covered starting wide receiver Dez Bryant, limiting him to only three receptions, forced DeMarco Murray to fumble which was recovered by safety Brandon Meriweather, and broke up a pass on fourth down sealing the Redskins' overtime victory.[13][14] In the Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he intercepted quarterback Mark Sanchez late in the fourth quarter to help seal the Redskins victory.[15]

2015 season[edit]

On July 31, 2015, the second day of training camp, it was announced that Breeland would be suspended for the first game of the 2015 season for the citation he was given by Virginia Commonwealth University police for possession of marijuana on August 11, 2014.[16][17] On exactly the same day, he was injured during camp practice and was carted off the field. It was later announced that he sprained his MCL with a recovery period of four to six weeks and would not participate for the rest of training camp.[18] In Week 5, he recorded the his first interception of the season against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.[19] In Week 6, Breeland had a solid performance against the New York Jets, having recorded one interception, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.[20][21]

2016 season[edit]

Despite having a difficult time covering wide receiver Antonio Brown in the Week 1 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Breeland recorded his first interception of the season against Ben Roethlisberger.[22] In the Week 16 win, he recorded two interceptions on Chicago Bears quarterback Matt Barkley, which made him the first Redskins player since Fred Smoot in 2001 to start his career recording multiple interceptions in three consecutive seasons.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28500&ATCLID=205529401
  2. ^ http://sc.milesplit.com/meets/63431/results/123172
  3. ^ http://parser.dyestat.com/search.jsp?meetID=35352
  4. ^ Clemson CB Breeland having breakout year
  5. ^ Clemson defensive back Bashaud Breeland entering NFL draft
  6. ^ Clemson's Watkins, Bryant, Breeland first trio in school history to declare early for NFL draft
  7. ^ Clemson's Bashaud Breeland decides to turn pro early
  8. ^ Czarda, Stephen (May 10, 2014). "Washington Adds Another Ball-Hawk In Bashaud Breeland". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  9. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=105588&draftyear=2014&genpos=CB
  10. ^ Jones, Mike (May 16, 2014). "Redskins sign six of eight draft picks to rookie deals". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  11. ^ Jones, Mike (September 24, 2014). "Jim Haslett 'excited' to see Bashaud Breeland in a starting role". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  12. ^ "Redskins-Titans Monday Stats Pack". Redskins.com. October 20, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  13. ^ Bullock, Mark (October 30, 2014). "Here's how well cornerback Bashaud Breeland played on Monday night". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  14. ^ El-Bashir, Tarik (October 28, 2014). "Breeland bests Bryant in breakout performance against Cowboys". CSNWashington.com. Archived from the original on 2014-12-20. 
  15. ^ Walker, Andrew (December 20, 2014). "Redskins Drop Eagles 27-24 In FedExField Thriller". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  16. ^ Keim, John (August 13, 2014). "Bashaud Breeland cited for marijuana". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  17. ^ Keim, John (July 31, 2015). "Bashaud Breeland suspended 1 game; CB out 4-6 weeks for MCL, source says". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  18. ^ Patra, Kevin (July 31, 2015). "Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland injures MCL". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  19. ^ "Redskins-Falcons Monday Stats Pack". Redskins.com. October 12, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  20. ^ Walker, Andrew (October 18, 2015). "Redskins Fall To Jets, 34-20". Redskins.com. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Redskins-Jets Monday Stats Pack". Redskins.com. October 19, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  22. ^ Czarda, Stephen (September 13, 2016). "Bashaud Breeland Will Learn And Grow From Steelers Game". Redskins.com. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  23. ^ Kring-Schreifels, Jake (December 24, 2016). "Redskins Defense Produces Five Interceptions In Victory Over Bears". Redskins.com. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 

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