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Orlandus Andre Branch (born July 14, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Clemson. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft with the 38th overall pick.

Andre Branch
Free agent
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1989-07-14) July 14, 1989 (age 29)
Richmond, Virginia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Varina (Henrico, Virginia)
College:Clemson
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-ACC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:188
Sacks:25.5
Forced fumbles:8
Fumble recoveries:3
Interceptions:0
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

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College careerEdit

Branch attended Clemson University from 2007 to 2011. For his career he had 179 tackles and 17.5 sacks. As a senior in 2011, he was a first team All-ACC pick after recording 77 tackles and 10.5 sacks.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Branch was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 38th overall pick. On May 29, 2012, he signed a 4-year, $5.1 million contract.[2]

Miami DolphinsEdit

Branch signed with the Miami Dolphins in on March 17, 2016.[3] In his first year in Miami, Branch started 11 of 16 games for the Dolphins, posting a career-high 49 tackles to go along with 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

On March 8, 2017, Branch signed a three-year, $24 million contract extension with the Dolphins.[4] He started 14 games in 2017, recording 23 combined tackles and 4.5 sacks.

On March 2, 2019, Branch was released by the Dolphins.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Virginia Tech and Clemson Dominate All-ACC Football Teams". Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Jaguars sign Andre Branch". News4Jax.com. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Dolphins Sign Andre Branch". MiamiDolphins.com. March 16, 2016.
  4. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 8, 2017). "Miami Dolphins to re-sign DE Andre Branch". NFL.com.
  5. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (March 2, 2019). "Dolphins to release veteran DE Andre Branch". NFL.com.

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