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Danny Amendola





Texas Tech
9 Years Pro

2017 Season

  • rec26
  • yds307
  • avg11.8
  • tds1

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


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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).


  • Has appeared in two Super Bowls for the Patriots  and caught 13 passes for 126 yards with two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. His fourth-quarter touchdowns in both Super Bowls aided record comebacks and his two-point conversion in Super Bowl LI tied the game in the waning moment of regulation that New England eventually won in overtime.
  • 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.


2016 (12/4, 3/0)

  • Played in 12 regular-season games with four starts and caught 23 passes for 243 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. Also contributed on special teams with 18 punt returns for 121 yards and returned five kickoffs for 129 yards.
  • Missed the final four games of the regular season due to injury.
  • Appeared as a reserve in all three postseason contests and posted 10 receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown in Super Bowl LI (2/5). Also returned four punts for 54 yards.
  • Caught three passes for 48 yards in the season-opening night win at Arizona (9/11) including a 32-yard reception on a third-and-15 in the fourth quarter that helped get the offense into position for the go-ahead field goal. Also returned one punt for eight yards.
  • Had his first regular season two-touchdown game with a 12-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a 10-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter in the win vs. Miami (9/18). First NFL two-touchdown game was in the AFC Divisional Round of the 2014 NFL Playoffs. Totaled four receptions for 50 yards and returned three punts for 33 yards. 
  • Caught two passes for 23 yards and returned one punt 10 yards in the win vs. Houston (9/23). 
  • Made his first start of the season when in the Patriots opened in a three-wide-out set vs. Buffalo (10/2). 
  • Finished the game with two receptions for 11 yards and recorded a fair catch on a punt return in the win at Cleveland (10/9). 
  • Brought down two passes for 30 yards in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16). 
  • Saw action on offense and on special teams in the win at Pittsburgh (10/23). Returned one punt for six yards and returned on kickoff six yards. 
  • Had a 73-yard kickoff return in the third quarter for the second longest kickoff return of his career in the win at Buffalo (10/30). Finished with 97 yards in total on two kickoff returns and added three pass receptions for 29 yards including a 9-yard touchdown catch from Tom Brady in the first quarter to give the Patriots their first score of the game. 
  • Started in a three-wide-out set vs. Seattle (11/13) and finishd the game with one reception for 14 yards. 
  • Caught a five-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to mark his fourth score of the year, setting a single-season career high in the win at San Francisco (11/20). Returned three punts for a total of 46 yards including a 30-yard return in the first quarter to the San Francisco 27-yard line to set up the Patriots' first touchdown. Also returned one kickoff for two yards. 
  • Started at wide receiver and totaled one catch for eight yards in addition to retunring two punts for eight yards and one kickoff for 24 yards in the win at N.Y. Jets (11/27). 
  • Recorded three receptions for 30 yards and returned four punts for six yards after making the start at wide receiver in the win vs. Los Angeles (12/4). 
  • Was inactive due to injury vs. Baltimore (12/12), at Denver (12/18), vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24) and at Miami (1/2).
  • Returned to action after missing the final four games of the regular season due to injury and rushed once for 15 yards in  the Divisional Round game vs. Houston (1/14). 
  • Caught two passes for 12 yards in the AFC Championship game vs. Pittsburgh (1/22). 
  • Caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady with the Patriots down 28-12 in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI (2/5) to pull the team within one score after James White successfully completed the two-point conversion, and later went on to covert for two points himself to tie the game at 28 with under a minute to play in regulation after White scored on a one-yard run. Finished the game with eight total receptions for 78 yards.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Career Stats


Recent Games

6@NYJW 24-1734013.3170-------
5@TBW 19-148779.6140-------
4CARL 30-336427161-------
3HOUW 36-3334816270-------
2@NOW 36-20------------
1KCL 27-42610016.7270-----10


TOTAL 1023943,7749.63757182742106


TOTAL 102150.1996.61030426.7200


TOTAL 10211100036360.40-0-361000118.8

kick returns

TOTAL 1021513,55923.6840105801

punt returns

TOTAL 1021571,60710.2820245708


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TOTAL 102156-40000200


TOTAL 102660000000-0


wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
108/10/2017JAXL 31-2400------------
208/19/2017@HOUL 23-271016-60-------
308/25/2017@DETW 30-2810227-310-------
408/31/2017NYGL 40-3800------------
TOTAL 20333-310-------

regular season

wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
109/07/2017KCL 42-27106100-270-----10
209/17/2017@NOW 36-2000------------
309/24/2017HOUW 33-3610348-270-------
410/01/2017CARL 33-3011642-161-------
510/05/2017@TBW 19-1410877-140-------
610/15/2017@NYJW 24-1711340-170-------
TOTAL 5226307-271-----10

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

Atlanta Falcons13175.771-000
Carolina Panthers16427164-100
Houston Texans134816272-010
Kansas City Chiefs1610016.7274-030
New Orleans Saints0---------
New York Jets134013.3173-000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers18779.6145-000

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division52628410.92716-140
vs AFC Teams31218815.7279-040
vs NFC Teams31713681610-100
vs Own Division134013.3173-000

receiving splits - split by MONTH


receiving splits - split by STADIUM

Gillette Stadium41820711.52711-140
Mercedes-Benz Superdome0---------
MetLife Stadium134013.3173-000
Raymond James Stadium18779.6145-000

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)21417712.6279-030

punt-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

Atlanta Falcons11-1-1-10001
Carolina Panthers100--0001
Houston Texans125326.5330201
Kansas City Chiefs118880003
New Orleans Saints0--------
New York Jets13206.7140000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers135117400111

punt-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division5711115.9400317
vs AFC Teams368113.5330204
vs NFC Teams345012.5400113
vs Own Division13206.7140000

punt-returns splits - split by MONTH


punt-returns splits - split by STADIUM

Gillette Stadium446015330206
Mercedes-Benz Superdome0--------
MetLife Stadium13206.7140000
Raymond James Stadium135117400111

punt-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


punt-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)245914.8400114

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Atlanta Falcons1------
Carolina Panthers1-----0
Houston Texans1------
Kansas City Chiefs110----
New Orleans Saints0------
New York Jets1------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

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Outside Own Division510---0
vs AFC Teams310----
vs NFC Teams3-----0
vs Own Division1------

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

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fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Gillette Stadium410---0
Mercedes-Benz Superdome0------
MetLife Stadium1------
Raymond James Stadium1------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)210----

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE


Receiving splits - HOME/AWAY

Home Games41820711.52711-140
Road Games21111710.6178-000

Receiving splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

Ahead by 1-8 Points55210.4222-010
Ahead by 9-16 Points33210.7143-000
Behind by 1-8 Points1213010.8279-120
Behind by 9-16 Points11717171-000

Receiving splits - HALF

1st Half1921611.42712-020
2nd Half1010810.8277-120
Last Two Minutes of Half56513275-010

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line5336.6103-100
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line67712.8226-010
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line4317.8141-000
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line1418313.1279-030

Receiving splits - QUARTERS

1st Quarter99810.9274-010
2nd Quarter1011811.8228-010
3rd Quarter44812222-010
4th Quarter66010275-110
4th Quarter within 75479.4274-110

Receiving splits - MARGIN

Margin 0-742020710.42714-110
Margin 15+2911713275-030