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Players

Brandon Meriweather
SS #31
Height:
5-11
Weight:
197
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Experience:
8

Transactions:

  • Selected by New England Patriots in the first round (No. 24 overall) in 2007 NFL Draft.
  • Was released by the Patriots on Sept. 3, 2011.
  • Signed by the Chicago Bears on Sept. 4, 2011.
  • Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2012.
  • Re-signed with the Redskins on March 18, 2014.

Transactions:

  • Selected by New England Patriots in the first round (No. 24 overall) in 2007 NFL Draft.
  • Was released by the Patriots on Sept. 3, 2011.
  • Signed by the Chicago Bears on Sept. 4, 2011.
  • Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2012.
  • Re-signed with the Redskins on March 18, 2014.

PRO

  • Two-time Pro Bowler (2009, 2010).
  • Enters 2014 having played in 89 career games with 58 starts.
  • Credited by STATS, LLC with 349 tackles (243 solo), three sacks, 15 interceptions (one for a touchdown), 34 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • Made his first career start in Super Bowl XLII as the Patriots nickelback.

2013 (Redskins)

  • Started all 13 games in which he appeared.
  • Credited by coaches with 93 tackes (59 solo), one sack, six quarterback pressures and two interceptions.

2012 (Redskins)

  • Missed the first nine games of the season with a knee injury.
  • Made his Redskins debut in a win versus Philadelphia, starting at safety and posting seven tackles, two passes defensed and his first interception as a Redskin.
  • Placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a knee injury on Nov. 20.

2011 (Bears)

  • Played in 11 games, starting four.
  • Registered 32 tackles (19 solo).
  • Had two passes defensed.

2010 (Patriots)

  • Played in 16 games, starting 13.
  • Named to AFC Pro Bowl team for second season in a row.
  • Registered 66 total tackles (49 solo).
  • Had three interceptions with 39 return yards.
  • Had 6 passes defensed.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 7.

2009 (Patriots)

  • Played in and started all 16 games.
  • Earned first career Pro Bowl selection.
  • Tied a career-high with 83 total tackles.
  • Had a career high five interceptions, which was tied for the team lead.
  • Had 149 interception return yards and his first career interception return for a touchdown that was 56 yards, which was also a career long.
  • Also added nine passes defensed, which tied his career high, two forced fumbles and five special teams tackles.

2008 (Patriots)

  • Played in all 16 games, starting the final 11.
  • Led all defensive backs and was second on the team with a career-high 83 tackles, 61 of which was solo, which was also a career.
  • Collected his first career interception.
  • Led the team with four interceptions, which tied the highest total by a Patriot safety since Lawyer Milloy had six interceptions in 1998.
  • Was second on the team with a career-high nine passes defensed.

2007 (Patriots)

  • Played in all 16 regular season games.
  • Had 27 total tackles (18 solo), three passes defensed, and one forced fumble.
  • Added 13 tackles on special teams.

 

College

  • Started 21 games at strong safety, six at free safety, three at cornerback and one at nickel back during his career.
  • Holds the Miami career-record for tackles by a defensive back with 293 tackles.
  • His 182 solo tackles broke the Miami all-time record for safeties that was held by Bennie Blades (155) and his 77 solo tackles in 2005 broke the old Miami season-record for safeties that was first set by Daryl Reeh (68).
  • Became the first defensive back to ever lead the Hurricanes in tackles in a season (115 in 2005).

 

Personal

  • Attended Apopka (Fla.) High School and led his school to the Florida Class 6A state championship as a senior in 2001 and registered 115 tackles, six interceptions and four touchdowns.
  • Played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game and was named captain of the defense.
  • Participated in the 2008 Salvation Army Holiday Party at Gillette Stadium with nearly 250 children from the Boston and Providence Salvation Army centers.
  • Participated in the Wilson Reading Challenge Finale with his fellow defensive backs in 2013.
  • Born Jan. 14, 1984.
  • Was a liberal arts major at Miami.
  • Has a daughter, Morgan Meriweather, born in 2008.

 

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 112 483 335 148 6 0 45 17 1 326 -- 56
2015 NYG 13 59 43 16 0 -- 7 2 0 26 13 26
2014 WAS 10 55 36 19 3 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2013 WAS 13 69 53 16 1 -- 3 2 0 62 31 32
2012 WAS 1 7 3 4 0 -- 2 1 0 25 25 25
2011 CHI 11 32 19 13 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 16 68 49 19 0 -- 6 3 0 39 13 39
2009 NE 16 83 53 30 0 0 9 5 1 149 29.8 56
2008 NE 16 83 61 22 2 -- 9 4 0 25 6.3 19
2007 NE 16 27 18 9 0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --

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