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Brandon LaFell

19
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Height: 
6-3

Weight:

210

Age

30
LSU
7 Years Pro

2016 Season

  • rec41
  • yds552
  • avg-
  • tds5
stats

Brandon LaFell, 27, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers after entering the NFL as a third-round draft pick (78th overall) by Carolina out of Louisiana State in 2010. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder has played in 60 NFL games with 36 starts and has registered 167 receptions for 2,385 yards and 13 touchdowns. He started in one postseason game and finished with four receptions for 34 yards. Signed by the Patriots on March 17, 2014.

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Biography

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Brandon LaFell was signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent from Carolina on March 17, 2014 ... Originally drafted by Carolina in the third round (78th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Holds Panthers team record for longest offensive play with a 91-yard touchdown reception from Cam Newton vs. Tampa Bay (12/24/11).
  • Ranked fourth in receptions (38) and sixth in yards receiving (468) among NFL rookies in 2010.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2015 (11/7, 6/1)

  • Contributed on offense in the AFC Championship at Denver (1/24),
  • Started at wide receiver and caught three passes for six yards in the playoff victory vs. Kansas City (1/16).
  • Caught one pass for 19 yards and tackled Darelle Revis when he intercepted Tom Brady on the first drive of the third quarter at N.Y. Jets (12/27).
  • Led the team with 88 receiving yards on four receptions in the win vs. Tennessee (12/20).
  • Caught five passes for 32 yards in the win at Houston (12/13).
  • Caught four passes for 27 yards vs. Philadelphia (12/6).
  • Caught four passes for 36 yards at Denver (11/29).
  • Caught four passes for 66 yards in the win vs. Buffalo (11/23).
  • Caught two passes for 66 yards, including a 54-yard reception that marks his longest of the season in the win at N.Y. Giants (11/15).
  • Caught five passes for a team-leading 102 yards in the win vs. Washington (11/8), marking his third 100-yard performance as a Patriot and the fifth of his NFL career.
  • Caught four passes for 47 yards in the win vs. Miami (10/29).
  • Was activated to the 53-man roster the day before the game vs. the New York Jets (10/25) and saw his first action of the season, starting at wide receiver. Caught two passes for 25 yards
  • Placed on Reserve/PUP prior to the start of the season.

2014 (16/13, 3/3)

  • Started and recorded four receptions for 29 yards and one touchdown in the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1/15). Scored the game’s first points on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the second quarter.
  • Started and posted four receptions for 28 yards in the AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15).
  • Started and caught five passes for 62 yards, including a 23-yard game-winning touchdown reception in the fourth quarter of the AFC Divisional win vs. Baltimore (1/10/15).
  • Started and led the team with four receptions for 70 yards vs. Buffalo (12/28).
  • Started and led the team with 64 receiving yards on seven receptions in the win at N.Y. Jets (12/21).
  • Started and posted six receptions for 66 yards in the win vs. Miami (12/14).
  • Started and caught four passes for 41 yards in the win at San Diego (12/7).
  • Started and set career high season marks in receptions, yards and touchdowns after catching five passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns at Green Bay (11/30). It was his second two-touchdown game of the season.
  • Started and led the team with 98 receiving yards on nine catches in the win vs. Detroit (11/23).
  • Posted three catches for 62 yards in the win at Indianapolis (11/16).
  • Started and recorded six catches for 53 yards and one touchdown in the win vs. Denver (11/2). It was his fifth touchdown of the season, tying his career high.
  • Established career highs in receptions and yards with 11 catches for 124 yards and one touchdown in the win vs. Chicago (10/26). It was his fourth career 100-yard game and his second of the season.
  • Started and caught four passes for 55 yards in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/16).
  • Started and led the team with 97 receiving yards and two touchdowns on four receptions, including a season-long 56-yard touchdown catch to seal the win at Buffalo (10/12).
  • Started and caught one pass for 20 yards on the first drive of the game, leading to a Patriots touchdown in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/5).
  • Recorded his first 100-yard game as a Patriot and the third of his career at Kansas City (9/29), finishing with a career-high 119 yards on six catches. Also scored his first touchdown with the Patriots on a 44-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the third quarter.
  • Started his first game and recorded his first reception as a Patriot in the win vs. Oakland (9/21), finishing with four catches for 46 yards.
  • Made his Patriots debut in the season opener at Miami (9/7).

2013 (16/16, 1/1)

  • Started all 16 regular-season games and established career highs in receptions (49) and touchdowns (5) and compiled 627 receiving yards. Also rushed twice for 15 yards.
  • Played in and started his first career postseason game in the Divisional Playoff vs. San Francisco (1/12) and caught four passes for 34 yards.
  • Posted three receptions for 53 yards and two touchdowns at N.Y. Giants (9/22), the first multi-TD game of his career.
  • Caught four passes for a career-high 107 yards and a touchdown at Minnesota (10/13).
  • Compiled a career-high seven receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown vs. New England (11/18).

2012 (14/12)

  • Played in 14 games with 12 starts and posted 44 receptions for a career-high 677 yards and four touchdowns. Also rushed for 35 yards on three attempts.
  • Was inactive due to a concussion at Washington (11/4) and with a toe injury vs. Atlanta (12/9).
  • Had 13 receptions of 20 yards or more.
  • Tied a then career-high with a team-leading six receptions for 90 yards vs. New Orleans (9/16).

2011 (16/6)

  • Played all 16 games with six starts and totaled 36 receptions for 613 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Posted three receptions for 103 yards vs. Tampa Bay (12/24), marking the first 100-yard receiving game of his career and established a team record for longest offensive play when he caught a 91-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton.

2010 (14/2)

  • Played 14 games with two starts and caught 38 passes for 468 yards and one touchdown. Also had one rushing attempt for a career-long 60 yards. Ranked fourth in receptions and sixth in receiving yards among NFL rookies
  • Was inactive due to a hamstring injury vs. Tampa Bay (9/19) and a concussion vs. Baltimore (11/21).
  • Became the ninth rookie to start opening day for the Panthers since 2002 at N.Y. Giants (9/12). Posted his first career reception for 8 yards in the second quarter.
  • Posted four receptions for 40 yards and his first career touchdown at St. Louis (10/31).
  • Posted the longest rush of his career on a 60-yard scamper as part of a drive that led to a field goal at Atlanta (1/2).

COLLEGE

  • Posted 175 receptions for 2,517 yards and 25 touchdowns at LSU. Ranks second in school history in receiving touchdowns, third in receptions and fifth in receiving yards.
  • Led LSU in receiving yards for three years from 2007-09.
  • Was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2008 and a second-team pick in 2009.
  • Ended his career by catching at least one pass in 41 straight games that dated back to the Sugar Bowl win over Notre Dame to end the 2006 season.
  • Redshirted as a freshman in 2005.

PERSONAL

  • Born Nov. 4, 1986.
  • Attended Lamar High School in Houston, Texas.
  • Majored in general studies at Louisiana State.

IN THE RECORD BOOKS

  • With a 91-yard touchdown reception vs. Tampa Bay (12/24/11), Brandon LaFell established the Panthers team record for the longest offensive play. The 91-yard throw and catch from quarterback Cam Newton bettered the previous Carolina record - an 89-yard touchdown reception by Willie Green from Kerry Collins vs. Atlanta (12/17/95).

Stats

Career Stats

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
seasonteamggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
2016CIN121041552-4951-2--20--
2015NE11737515-54029-90--
2014NE161374953-567213-9011
2013CAR161649627-795215-9010
2012CAR141244677-624335-25010
2011CAR16636613-913-------
2010CAR14238468-441160-600--
TOTAL3194,405-912511130-60031

Recent Games

receivingrushingfumbles
wkopresultrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
13PHIW 32-14595-441-------
12@BALL 14-19338-230-------
11BUFL 12-16432-160-------
10@NYGL 20-2119-90-------
8WAST 27-2716-60-------
7CLEW 31-17483-441-------
6@NEL 17-35213-81-------
5@DALL 14-28868-142-------
4MIAW 22-7444-230-------
3DENL 17-29234-2701-2--20--
2@PITL 16-24339-170-------
1@NYJW 23-22491-490-------

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2016CIN124155213.54649593270
2015NE113751513.946.854072220
2014NE167495312.959.6567102501
2013CAR164962712.839.279551311
2012CAR144467715.448.4624132311
2011CAR16366131738.3913132230
2010CAR143846812.333.444141230
TOTAL 993194,40513.844.5912561132073

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2016CIN1210.1-2-2-0.20-20-000
2015NE1120.294.50.8090-000
2014NE1620.1136.50.8090-000
2013CAR1620.1157.50.909150000
2012CAR1430.23511.72.5025133.3100
2011CAR16------------
2010CAR1410.160604.30601100110
TOTAL 99110.113011.81.3060327.3210

passing

yearteamgattcomppctatt/gydsavgyds/gtdtd%intint%lng20+40+scksckyrate
2016CIN12-----------------
2015NE11-----------------
2014NE16-----------------
2013CAR16-----------------
2012CAR14-----------------
2011CAR16-----------------
2010CAR1410-0.10--0-0--000039.6
TOTAL 9910-00--0-0-0000039.6

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016CIN12---------
2015NE11---------
2014NE16100000000
2013CAR16---------
2012CAR14---------
2011CAR16---------
2010CAR14---------
TOTAL 99100000000

punt returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016CIN12---------
2015NE11---------
2014NE16---------
2013CAR16100000000
2012CAR14---------
2011CAR16---------
2010CAR14---------
TOTAL 99100000000

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016CIN12-------0---
2015NE11-----------
2014NE1611-----0000
2013CAR1610-1-0-0000
2012CAR1410-----0100
2011CAR16-------0---
2010CAR14---1-0-0---
TOTAL 9931-20000100

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016CIN12110000-----
2015NE111100-0-----
2014NE16220000-----
2013CAR16220000-----
2012CAR14220000-----
2011CAR16220000-----
2010CAR140---0------
TOTAL 9910100000000-0

preseason

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
108/12/2016@CIN-00------------
208/18/2016@DET-00------------
308/28/2016@JAX-1118-80-------
409/01/2016@CIN-00------------
TOTAL 1118-80-------

regular season

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
109/11/2016@NYJ-11491-490-------
209/18/2016@PIT-11339-170-------
309/25/2016@CIN-10234-2701-2--20--
409/29/2016@CIN-11444-230-------
510/09/2016@DAL-10868-142-------
610/16/2016CINW 17-3511213-81-------
710/23/2016@CIN-11483-441-------
810/30/2016@CIN-1116-60-------
1011/14/2016@NYG-1119-90-------
1111/20/2016@CIN-11432-160-------
1211/27/2016@BAL-11338-230-------
1312/04/2016@CIN-11595-441-------
TOTAL 121041552-4951-2--20--

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Baltimore Ravens133812.7232-010
Buffalo Bills14328162-000
Cleveland Browns148320.8442-121
Dallas Cowboys18688.5146-200
Denver Broncos123417271-010
Miami Dolphins144411233-010
New England Patriots12136.581-100
New York Giants119991-000
New York Jets149122.8493-021
Philadelphia Eagles159519444-121
Pittsburgh Steelers133913172-000
Washington Redskins116660-000

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division93139212.64921-462
vs AFC Teams82637414.44916-272
vs NFC Teams41517811.94411-321
vs Own Division31016016446-131

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
December159519444-121
November38799.9235-010
October41517011.3449-421
September41320816499-041

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
AT&T Stadium18688.5146-200
Gillette Stadium12136.581-100
Heinz Field133913172-000
M&T Bank Stadium133812.7232-010
MetLife Stadium2510020494-021
Paul Brown Stadium51928815.24412-262
Wembley Stadium116660-000

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses72323310.12715-320
Ties116660-000
Wins41731318.44912-273

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays119991-000
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)144411233-010
Sundays103649913.94923-583

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Baltimore Ravens1------
Buffalo Bills1------
Cleveland Browns1------
Dallas Cowboys1------
Denver Broncos11-2-2-200
Miami Dolphins1------
New England Patriots1------
New York Giants1------
New York Jets1------
Philadelphia Eagles1------
Pittsburgh Steelers1------
Washington Redskins1------

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division91-2-2-200
vs AFC Teams81-2-2-200
vs NFC Teams4------
vs Own Division3------

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
December1------
November3------
October4------
September41-2-2-200

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
AT&T Stadium1------
Gillette Stadium1------
Heinz Field1------
M&T Bank Stadium1------
MetLife Stadium2------
Paul Brown Stadium51-2-2-200
Wembley Stadium1------

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses71-2-2-200
Ties1------
Wins4------

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Mondays1------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)1------
Sundays101-2-2-200

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Baltimore Ravens10----------
Buffalo Bills11100-0-----
Cleveland Browns10---0------
Dallas Cowboys10---0------
Denver Broncos10----------
Miami Dolphins10----------
New England Patriots10---0------
New York Giants10----------
New York Jets10----------
Philadelphia Eagles10---0------
Pittsburgh Steelers10----------
Washington Redskins10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division9110000-----
vs AFC Teams8110000-----
vs NFC Teams40---0------
vs Own Division30---0------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December10---0------
November31100-0-----
October40---0------
September40----------

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium10---0------
Gillette Stadium10---0------
Heinz Field10----------
M&T Bank Stadium10----------
MetLife Stadium20----------
Paul Brown Stadium5110000-----
Wembley Stadium10----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses7110000-----
Ties10----------
Wins40---0------

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays10----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)10----------
Sundays10110000-----

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Grass244511.3172-000
Turf103750713.74925-593

Receiving splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Home Games62029414.74412-262
Road Games62125812.34915-331

Receiving splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Ahead1014914.9445-131
Ahead by 1-8 Points56312.6232-010
Ahead by 9-16 Points33411.3231-010
Behind2837313.34919-462
Behind by 1-8 Points1826014.44911-252
Behind by 9-16 Points45614273-010
Tied33010123-000

Receiving splits - HALF

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Half2228312.94414-151
2nd Half1926914.24913-442
Last Two Minutes of Half33311162-000

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line4256.384-400
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line1213911.6446-121
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line47218234-020
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line21316154913-052

Receiving splits - QUARTERS

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Quarter121068.8236-010
2nd Quarter1017717.7448-141
3rd Quarter814918.6496-232
4th Quarter1112010.9277-210
4th Quarter within 72189111-000

Receiving splits - MARGIN

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Margin 0-751317613.5498-031
Margin 15+31115213.8448-231
Margin 8-1441722413.24411-331