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Brandon LaFell

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Height: 
6-3

Weight:

210

Age

29
LSU
7 Years Pro

2016 Season

  • rec9
  • yds164
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  • tds0
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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
2016CIN329164-4901-2--20--
2015NE11737515-54029-90--
2014NE161374953-567213-9011
2013CAR161649627-795215-9010
2012CAR141244677-624335-25010
2011CAR16636613-913-------
2010CAR14238468-441160-600--
TOTAL2874,017-912011130-60031

Recent Games

receivingrushingfumbles
wkopresultrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
3DENL 17-29234-2701-2--20--
2@PITL 16-24339-170-------
1@NYJW 23-22491-490-------

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2016CIN3916418.254.74903160
2015NE113751513.946.854072220
2014NE167495312.959.6567102501
2013CAR164962712.839.279551311
2012CAR144467715.448.4624132311
2011CAR16366131738.3913132230
2010CAR143846812.333.444141230
TOTAL 902874,0171444.6912055111863

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2016CIN310.3-2-2-0.70-20-000
2015NE1120.294.50.8090-000
2014NE1620.1136.50.8090-000
2013CAR1620.1157.50.909150000
2012CAR1430.23511.72.5025133.3100
2011CAR16------------
2010CAR1410.160604.30601100110
TOTAL 90110.113011.81.4060327.3210

passing

yearteamgattcomppctatt/gydsavgyds/gtdtd%intint%lng20+40+scksckyrate
2016CIN3-----------------
2015NE11-----------------
2014NE16-----------------
2013CAR16-----------------
2012CAR14-----------------
2011CAR16-----------------
2010CAR1410-0.10--0-0--000039.6
TOTAL 9010-00--0-0-0000039.6

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016CIN3---------
2015NE11---------
2014NE16100000000
2013CAR16---------
2012CAR14---------
2011CAR16---------
2010CAR14---------
TOTAL 90100000000

punt returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016CIN3---------
2015NE11---------
2014NE16---------
2013CAR16100000000
2012CAR14---------
2011CAR16---------
2010CAR14---------
TOTAL 90100000000

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016CIN3-----------
2015NE11-----------
2014NE1611-----0000
2013CAR1610-1-0-0000
2012CAR1410-----0100
2011CAR16-------0---
2010CAR14---1-0-0---
TOTAL 9031-20000100

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016CIN30----------
2015NE111100-0-----
2014NE16220000-----
2013CAR16220000-----
2012CAR14220000-----
2011CAR16220000-----
2010CAR140---0------
TOTAL 90990000000-0

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--
TOTAL 329164-4901-2--20--

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Denver Broncos123417271-010
New York Jets149122.8493-021
Pittsburgh Steelers133913172-000

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division2612520.8494-031
vs AFC Teams3916418.2496-031
vs Own Division133913172-000

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
September3916418.2496-031

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Heinz Field133913172-000
MetLife Stadium149122.8493-021
Paul Brown Stadium123417271-010

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses257314.6273-010
Wins149122.8493-021

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Sundays3916418.2496-031

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Denver Broncos11-2-2-200
New York Jets1------
Pittsburgh Steelers1------

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division21-2-2-200
vs AFC Teams31-2-2-200
vs Own Division1------

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
September31-2-2-200

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Heinz Field1------
MetLife Stadium1------
Paul Brown Stadium11-2-2-200

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses21-2-2-200
Wins1------

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Sundays31-2-2-200

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Grass133913172-000
Turf2612520.8494-031

Receiving splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Home Games123417271-010
Road Games2713018.6495-021

Receiving splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Behind916418.2496-031
Behind by 1-8 Points813717.1495-021
Behind by 9-16 Points12727271-010

Receiving splits - HALF

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Half45513.8213-010
2nd Half510921.8493-021
Last Two Minutes of Half00--0-000

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line00--0-000
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line00--0-000
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line11515151-000
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line814918.6495-031

Receiving splits - QUARTERS

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Quarter11313131-000
2nd Quarter34214212-010
3rd Quarter14949491-011
4th Quarter46015272-010
4th Quarter within 717770-000

Receiving splits - MARGIN

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Margin 0-7149122.8493-021
Margin 8-14257314.6273-010