Brandon Linder

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Brandon Linder
No. 65 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1992-01-25) January 25, 1992 (age 27)
Southwest Ranches, Florida
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Thomas Aquinas
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:54
Games started:54
Player stats at NFL.com

Brandon Linder (born January 25, 1992) is an American football center for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jaguars in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Professional career[edit]

Linder was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round, 93rd overall, of the 2014 NFL Draft.[1] He was selected to Pro Football Focus' Pro Bowl team as a reserve his rookie year after starting 15 games at guard.[2]

On October 5, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury after starting three games.[3]

In 2016, the Jaguars moved Linder to center, where he started 14 games. Linder performed exceptionally at the center position, with Pro Football Focus ranking him as the 3rd best center that year.

On July 25, 2017, Linder signed a five-year, $51.7 million extension with the Jaguars, making him the highest paid center in league history.[4][5]

Linder started 13 games at center for the Jaguars in 2017, missing three games due to an illness.

In 2018, Linder started the first nine games at center before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 10.[6] He was placed on injured reserve on November 13, 2018.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oehser, John (May 9, 2014). "2014 NFL Draft: Jaguars select OL Linder in Round 3". Jaguars.com. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Elsayed, Khaled. "2014 PFF Pro Bowl Selections". Pro Football Focus. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Oehser, John (October 5, 2015). "Brandon Linder to be placed on injured reserve". Jaguars.com. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Oehser, John (July 25, 2017). "Linder signs contract extension". Jaguars.com.
  5. ^ Patra, Kevin (July 25, 2017). "Jaguars' Brandon Linder signs five-year extension". NFL.com.
  6. ^ Oehser, Josh (November 12, 2018). "Linder out for season". Jaguars.com.
  7. ^ "Jaguars sign linebacker Martrell Spaight and offensive lineman Patrick Omameh". Jaguars.com. November 13, 2018.

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