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Danny Amendola

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Height: 
5-11

Weight:

190

Age

30
Texas Tech
8 Years Pro

2016 Season

  • rec9
  • yds119
  • avg-
  • tds2
stats

Danny Amendola was signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent from St.

Gameday Photos

Biography

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Danny Amendola was signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent from St. Louis on March 14, 2013 ... Originally signed by Dallas as a rookie free agent (4/28/08) ... Waived by Dallas (8/31/08) ... Signed by Dallas to the practice squad (9/3/08) ... Signed by Philadelphia to the practice squad (1/7/09) ... Waived by Philadelphia (9/5/09) ... Signed by Philadelphia to the practice squad (9/6/09) ... Signed by St. Louis to the 53-man roster from the Philadelphia practice squad (9/22/09).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Connected with Tom Brady for a 1-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone vs. Jacksonville (9/27), marking the 400th touchdown pass of Brady’s career.
  • Extended his streak to 43 straight regular season games with at least one reception in 2013. He has caught at least one pass in every game dating back to November 22, 2009 vs. Arizona.
  • Tied an NFL record with 12 first half receptions vs. Washington (9/17/12) and tied the Rams single game receptions franchise record (15).
  • Led the NFL in all-purpose yards (2,364) and finished third in the league with 29 receptions on third down in 2010.
  • Led the NFL in 2009 in kickoff returns (66), kickoff return yards (1,618) and total return yards (1,978), setting St. Louis franchise records in all three categories.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2015 (14/7, 2/2)

  • Appeared in 14 regular-season games with seven starts and posted 65 receptions for 648 yards and three touchdowns. Also completed his first career pass attempt for 36 yards to Tom Brady.
  • Returned 23 punts for 276 yards (12.0 avg.) and a career-long of 82. Also returned eight kickoffs for 172 yards (21.5 avg.) and a long of 29. His 12.0-yard average was second in the NFL to Jacksonville's Rashad Greene (16.7 avg.).
  • Started both playoff games and caught seven passes for 57 yards (8.1 avg.). Also returned four punts for 54 yards (13.5 avg.).
  • Was inactive for two games (at Denver 11/29 & at N.Y. Jets 12/27) due to injury.
  • Posted one 10-reception and two 100-yard receiving performances:
    - Week 6 at Indianapolis (7 receptions, 105 yards)
    - Week 10 at N.Y. Giants (10 receptions, 79 yards)
    - Week 11 vs. Buffalo (9 receptions, 117 yards)
  • started at wide receiver vs. Jacksonville (9/27) and caught five passes for 39 yards and a touchdown. His scoring catch marked the 400th touchdown pass of Tom Brady's career.
  • Had his seventh career 100-yard game and fourth with the Patriots after catching seven passes for 105 yards in the win at Indianapolis (10/18).
  • Caught eight passes for 86 yards, including a diving 8-yard touchdown catch that allowed the Patriots to take back the lead in the fourth quarter of the win vs. N.Y.  Jets (10/25).
  • Caught a season-high 10 passes for 79 yards at N.Y. Giants (11/15). Thirty-two of his 79 yards came on the game-winning drive, including a 12-yard catch on a fourth-and-10. Also returned four kickoffs for 71 yards and two punts for 84 yards, including an 82-yarder that led to a Patriots touchdown. His 82-yard return marks the longest of his career and the fifth-longest by a Patriot all-time.
  • Started at wide receiver in the win vs. Buffalo (11/23) and caught nine passes for 117 yards before leaving with a knee injury in the third quarter. Also contributed on special teams, returning three punts for 34 yards. Amendola eclipsed 100 yards receiving for the seventh time in his career and fifth time with the Patriots.
  • Caught seven passes for 62 yards and a touchdown vs. Philadelphia (12/6). Also completed his first career pass attempt to Tom Brady for 36 yards in the third quarter.

2014 (16/4, 3/1)

  • Posted five receptions for 48 yards and one touchdown, and added two kickoff returns for 44 yards in the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1/15).
  • Caught one pass for eight yards, rushed once for a two-yard loss, fair caught two punts and returned two kickoffs for 44 yards in the AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15).
  • Started at wide receiver in the AFC Divisional win vs. Baltimore (1/10/15), finishing with five catches for a season-high 81 receiving yards and two touchdowns. It marked his first career game (regular and postseason) with two receiving touchdowns, and his 15-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady in the second quarter was his first career postseason touchdown. He added his second touchdown on a 51-yard reception from Julian Edelman in the third quarter. Also returned five kickoffs for 125 yards.
  • Started at wide receiver and caught four passes for 24 yards and returned three punts for 28 yards vs. Buffalo (12/28).
  • Started at wide receiver and led the team with a season-high eight catches for 63 yards in the win at N.Y. Jets (12/21). Also returned three punts for 63 yards (season-long 39-yarder) and five kickoffs for 91 yards.
  • Returned two kickoffs for 43 yards and recorded an 11-yard reception and a season-long 13-yard punt return in the win vs. Miami (12/14).
  • Caught three passes for seven yards, returned two kickoffs for 43 yards and handled three punts as the up-returner in the win at San Diego (12/7).
  • Returned four kickoffs for 76 yards and one punt for three yards at Green Bay (11/30).
  • Returned a kickoff 81 yards in the second quarter of the win vs. Detroit (11/23), leading to a Patriots touchdown. The kickoff return was the second-longest of his career and the longest by a Patriots player this season. Also returned three punts for nine yards.
  • Caught two passes for 13 yards, returned three punts for six yards and returned one kickoff for 21 yards in the win at Indianapolis (11/16).
  • Caught two passes for 35 yards and returned one kickoff for 22 yards in the win vs. Denver (11/2).
  • Utilized as a punt returner for the first time in 2014, finishing with 15 yards on two returns in the win vs. Chicago (10/26). Also caught two passes for five yards.
  • Recorded the game-winning score on a 19-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter of the win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/16), his first touchdown of the season and third as a Patriot. Also returned his first kickoff as a Patriot for 27 yards in the first quarter, finishing with four returns for 105 yards.
  • Caught one pass for seven yards in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/5).
  • Made his first start of the season at Kansas City (9/29).
  • Failed to record a catch in the win at Minnesota (9/14), ending his streak at 48 straight regular season games with at least one reception, dating back to Nov. 22, 2009 vs. Arizona.
  • Recorded three receptions for 16 yards in the season opener at Miami (9/7).

2013 (12/6, 2/0)

  • Played 12 regular-season games with six starts and caught 54 passes for 633 yards and two touchdowns. Also rushed once for 1 yard and returned one punt for 13 yards.
  • Appeared in both postseason contests including one start in the AFC Championship at Denver (1/19), and caught three passes for 77 yards.
  • Posted two 10-reception games and three 100-yard receiving performances:
    • Week 1 at Buffalo (10 receptions, 104 yards)
    • Week 9 vs. Pittsburgh (122 yards)
    • Week 15 at Miami (10, receptions, 131 yards)
  • Started his first game as a Patriot at Buffalo (9/8) and caught 10 passes for 104 yards. Seven of Amendola’s receptions were third-down conversions.
  • Was inactive vs. N.Y. Jets (9/12), vs. Tampa Bay (9/22), at Atlanta (9/29) and at N.Y. Jets (10/20) due to injury.
  • Returned after missing three games due to injury at Cincinnati (10/6) and caught four passes for 55 yards.
  • Caught four passes for 122 yards vs. Pittsburgh (11/3) and his first touchdown as a Patriot. His 57-yard catch and run in the second quarter was a career-long reception.
  • Caught four passes for 36 yards and the game-winning touchdown vs. Cleveland (12/8) with :31 left as part of a dramatic Patriots comeback win. New England scored two touchdowns in the final 61 seconds to overcome a 12-point deficit for the victory.
  • Matched a season-high in receptions (10) and set a season high in receiving yards (131) at Miami (12/15).

2012 (11/8 – St. Louis)

  • Played in 11 games with eight starts and led the team in receptions, finishing with 63 catches for 666 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Returned 17 punts for 122 yards and returned two kicks for 16 yards.
  • Missed five games due to injury.
  • Recorded career-highs with 15 catches for 160 yards and one touchdown vs. Washington (9/17), tying the franchise single-game receptions record and tying an NFL record with 12 first half receptions (Reggie Wayne).
  • Registered six catches for 55 yards and a touchdown vs. Seattle (9/30), including a touchdown catch on a pass from punter Johnny Hekker on a fake field goal play.
  • Posted his second 10-catch, 100-yard receiving game at San Francisco (11/11) with 11 catches for 102 yards, with eight of the catches going for first downs.
  • Scored his third touchdown of the season vs. Minnesota (12/16).

2011 (1/1 –St. Louis)

  • Played and started in one game, posting five receptions for 45 yards in the season opener vs. Philadelphia (9/11) before suffering an elbow injury in the fourth quarter and eventually being placed on Injured Reserve (10/10).

2010 (16/6 – St. Louis)

  • Played in all 16 games, starting six and led the team with 85 receptions for 689 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Returned 40 punts for 452 yards for an 11.3-yard average and returned 50 kickos for 1,142 yards.
  • Led the NFL in all-purpose yards (2,364) and finished third in the league with 29 receptions on third down.
  • Recorded a then career-high 12 receptions for 95 yards at Detroit (10/10).
  • Scored touchdowns in three straight games: at Tampa Bay (10/24), vs. Carolina (10/31) and at San Francisco (11/14).
  • Accumulated 89 yards from scrimmage, with four catches for 41 yards and three rushes for 48 yards, including a career-high 30-yard run at Denver (11/28).
  • Set a career-high with an 84-yard kickoff return vs. San Francisco (12/26) that led to a Rams field goal.

2009 (14/2 – St. Louis)

  • Went to training camp with Philadelphia and began the season on the Eagles’ practice squad before being signed to the St. Louis practice squad on Sept. 22.
  • Played in 14 games with two starts and led the NFL in kickoff returns (66), kickoff return yards (1,618) and total return yards (1,978), setting franchise records in all three categories.
  • Finished the season with 43 receptions for 326 yards and one touchdown, returned 31 punts for 360 yards and returned 66 kicks for 1,618 yards.
  • Posted five kickoff returns of at least 40 yards.
  • Recorded a season-high 61 yards on four receptions vs. Arizona (11/22).
  • Tallied a season-high seven receptions for 55 yards vs. Seattle (11/29).
  • Scored his first career touchdown vs. Houston (12/20).
  • Recorded a career-long 56-yard punt return vs. San Francisco (1/3).

2009 (0/0 – Philadelphia)

  • Spent the entire regular season on the Dallas practice squad after joining the team as a rookie free agent before being signed to the Philadelphia practice squad (1/7) for the postseason.

2008 (0/0 – Dallas/Philadelphia)

  • Spent the entire regular season on the Dallas practice squad after joining the team as a rookie free agent before being signed to the Philadelphia practice squad (1/7) for the postseason.

COLLEGE

  • Posted 198 career catches at Texas Tech, the fifth-most in school history.
  • Named to the All-Big 12 second-team after registering 103 catches for 1,177 yards and five touchdowns as a senior.
  • Earned Big 12 honorable mention honors as a junior, with a 9.2-yard punt return average and 487 receiving yards.
  • Recorded 24 catches for 395 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore.
  • Posted the highest punt return average for a Texas Tech freshman (29 returns for 371 yards, 12.8 average) since 1985 and was the only true freshman to play for Texas Tech in 2004.

PERSONAL

  • Named first-team all-state as a senior after finishing with 60 catches for 864 yards and nine touchdowns; also played safety at The Woodlands High School (Texas).
  • Earned all-state honors in baseball as a second baseman.
  • Brother, Matt, played safety at Baylor.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
seasonteamggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
2016NE309119-322-----11
2015NE14765648-413211-8011
2014NE16427200-211-------
2013NE12654633-57211-10--
2012STL11863666-56328-6032
2011STL11545-180-----10
2010STL16685689-363781-30021
2009STL14243326-2513-2-8041
TOTAL3513,326-57151599-300126

Recent Games

receivingrushingfumbles
wkopresultrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
3HOUW 27-0223-160-------
2MIAW 31-24448-132-----11
1@ARIW 23-21348-320-------

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2016NE3911913.239.73221061
2015NE14656481046.341351320
2014NE16272007.412.521110120
2013NE125463311.752.857281370
2012STL116366610.660.556352382
2011STL15459451800030
2010STL16856898.143.136320351
2009STL14433267.623.325110201
TOTAL 873513,3269.538.257152341835

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2016NE3------------
2015NE1420.1115.50.8080-000
2014NE16------------
2013NE1210.1110.1010-000
2012STL1120.2840.7060-000
2011STL1------------
2010STL1670.48111.65.1030457.1200
2009STL1430.2-2-0.7-0.1080-000
TOTAL 87150.2996.61.1030426.7200

passing

yearteamgattcomppctatt/gydsavgyds/gtdtd%intint%lng20+40+scksckyrate
2016NE3-----------------
2015NE14111000.136362.60-0-361000118.8
2014NE16-----------------
2013NE12-----------------
2012STL11-----------------
2011STL1-----------------
2010STL16-----------------
2009STL14-----------------
TOTAL 8711100036360.40-0-361000118.8

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016NE3---------
2015NE14817221.52905000
2014NE162048224.181013100
2013NE12---------
2012STL1121681200000
2011STL1---------
2010STL16501,14222.884033101
2009STL14661,61824.558051500
TOTAL 871463,43023.5840102701

punt returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016NE355110.21900030
2015NE14232761282051121
2014NE16161328.33902050
2013NE12113131300000
2012STL11171227.222010101
2011STL1100000001
2010STL164045211.342072180
2009STL143136011.656051113
TOTAL 871341,40610.5820204596

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016NE311-----0000
2015NE1411-----0000
2014NE16-------0---
2013NE12-------0---
2012STL1132-----0100
2011STL110-1-0--000
2010STL1621-----0000
2009STL1441-1-0-0100
TOTAL 87126-20000200

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016NE3110000-----
2015NE140---0------
2014NE160---0------
2013NE120---0------
2012STL11110000-----
2011STL10----------
2010STL16110000-----
2009STL14330000-----
TOTAL 87660000000-0

regular season

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
109/11/2016@ARIW 23-2110348-320-------
209/18/2016MIAW 24-3110448-132-----11
309/22/2016HOUW 0-2710223-160-------
TOTAL 309119-322-----11

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Arizona Cardinals134816321-010
Houston Texans122311.5162-000
Miami Dolphins144812133-200

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division257114.2323-010
vs AFC Teams2911913.2326-210
vs NFC Teams134816321-010
vs Own Division144812133-200

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
September3911913.2326-210

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Gillette Stadium267111.8165-200
University of Phoenix Stadium134816321-010

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Wins3911913.2326-210

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)122311.5162-000
Sundays279613.7324-210

punt-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Arizona Cardinals118880002
Houston Texans111010100000
Miami Dolphins133311190001

punt-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Outside Own Division22189100002
vs AFC Teams244310.8190001
vs NFC Teams118880002
vs Own Division133311190001

punt-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
September355110.2190003

punt-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Gillette Stadium244310.8190001
University of Phoenix Stadium118880002

punt-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Wins355110.2190003

punt-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)111010100000
Sundays244110.3190003

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Arizona Cardinals1------
Houston Texans1------
Miami Dolphins111---0

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division2------
vs AFC Teams211---0
vs NFC Teams1------
vs Own Division111---0

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
September311---0

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Gillette Stadium211---0
University of Phoenix Stadium1------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Wins311---0

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)1------
Sundays211---0

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals10----------
Houston Texans10----------
Miami Dolphins1110000-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division20----------
vs AFC Teams2110000-----
vs NFC Teams10----------
vs Own Division1110000-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
September3110000-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Gillette Stadium2110000-----
University of Phoenix Stadium10----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Wins3110000-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)10----------
Sundays2110000-----

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Grass134816321-010
Turf267111.8165-200

Receiving splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Home Games267111.8165-200
Road Games134816321-010

Receiving splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Ahead55911.8164-100
Ahead by 1-8 Points00--0-000
Ahead by 9-16 Points44611.5164-100
Behind34816321-010
Behind by 1-8 Points34816321-010
Tied11212121-100

Receiving splits - HALF

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Half56412.8164-200
2nd Half45513.8322-010

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line3299.7123-200
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line13330-000
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line24824322-010
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line33913131-000

Receiving splits - QUARTERS

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Quarter22512.5132-100
2nd Quarter33913162-100
3rd Quarter17771-000
4th Quarter34816321-010
4th Quarter within 734816321-010

Receiving splits - MARGIN

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Margin 0-7279613.7324-210
Margin 15+122311.5162-000