Wide receiver Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. played his college ball for the Louisville Cardinals and in 2002 was drafted by the New England Patriots. He was the 65th pick overall in the second round of the NFL Draft.

Branch played with the Patriots from 2002-2005. In 2006, in the midst of a contract dispute with New England, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. Branch joined the team of Patriots, his second stint with this team on 11th October, 2010. During his first game back, he had 9 receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown victory over the team of Baltimore Ravens. As of 2010, he made 451 receptions of 5,797 yards with 34 touchdowns.

In six seasons, Branch has appeared in 78 games, catching 315 passes for 4,130 yards (13.1 YPC) and 22 touchdowns. Branch has never fumbled. He’s a two-time Super Bowl Champion (XXXVIII, XXXIX) and in 2005 he was chosen Super Bowl MVP.

Team 42 new england patriots New England Patriots
Position Wide Receiver
Born 18 Jul 1979
Nationality United States United States
Team History
42 new england patriots New England Patriots 2010 - present
202 seattle seahawks Seattle Seahawks 2006 - 2010
42 new england patriots New England Patriots 2002 - 2005

Although only five-foot-nine and 195 pounds, Branch plays bigger than he is. He’s an explosive player, who uses his quickness and speed to get off the line of scrimmage and past defenders. He’s also quite agile and able to make big catches and turn them into long gains. An exacting route runner, Branch possesses a fine burst that allows him to separate from defenders. His size prohibits him from being effective in the middle or when in the red zone. He works extremely hard and possesses an amazing array of intangibles. As of late, he’s been hampered by injuries and durability has become an issue.

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