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Braxston Cave (born July 29, 1989) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He went undrafted in the 2013 NFL draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

Braxston Cave
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1989-07-29) July 29, 1989 (age 30)
Granger, Indiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Penn (Mishawaka, Indiana)
College:Notre Dame
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 3rd-team AP All-American
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


High school careerEdit

Cave played for Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana.[1] Cave was one of 12 finalists for Indiana's "Mr. Football" award, he was named to the Indiana top-50 all-state team by the Indiana Football Coaches Association, he was runner-up for the Offensive Lineman of the Year Award sponsored by the Indianapolis Star, and he made the All-America second team. Cave was selected to play in the first Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Florida.[2]

College careerEdit

Cave played college ball for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in nearby South Bend, Indiana. He was a starter beginning in 2010, his junior year. He was injured in 2011, missing the rest of the year, and played as a fifth-year senior in 2012.[2] He was named a third-team Associated Press All-American.[1]

NFL careerEdit

Cave went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns for the preseason but did not make the team.[3] In 2014, he was a preseason signing of the New England Patriots, but again was cut.[4]

In September 2015, Cave was cut by the Detroit Lions during the final round of roster cuts, but was later signed to the team's practice squad.[5] He was signed to the active roster off the practice squad on December 30, 2015 before the Lions' final game of the 2015 season.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Braxston Cave". Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "52 Braxston Cave". Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Browns release seven players". Cleveland Browns. August 30, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Patriots release 19 players". New England Patriots. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Smith, Michael David (September 5, 2015). "Preseason star Zach Zenner makes it as Lions get down to 53". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  6. ^ Katzenstein, Josh (December 30, 2015). "Lions sign center Cave from practice squad". Detroit News. Retrieved January 3, 2016.