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Danny Amendola
WR #80
Height:
5-11
Weight:
195
Age:
29
College:
Texas Tech
Hometown:
The Woodlands, Texas
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
23
YDS
176
AVG
7.7
TDS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 273 2,535 9.3 57 10 13 88 6.8 30 0 10 4
2014 NE 15 3 23 176 7.7 21 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 NE 12 6 54 633 11.7 57 2 1 1 1 1 0 -- --
2012 STL 11 8 63 666 10.6 56 3 2 8 4 6 0 3 2
2011 STL 1 1 5 45 9 18 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2010 STL 16 6 85 689 8.1 36 3 7 81 11.6 30 0 2 1
2009 STL 14 2 43 326 7.6 25 1 3 -2 -0.7 8 0 4 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @MIA L 20-33 3 16 5.3 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @MIN W 30-7 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 OAK W 16-9 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @KC L 14-41 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 CIN W 43-17 1 7 7 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BUF W 37-22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 NYJ W 27-25 1 19 19 19 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 CHI W 51-23 2 5 2.5 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 DEN W 43-21 2 35 17.5 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @IND W 42-20 2 13 6.5 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 DET W 34-9 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @GB L 21-26 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @SD W 23-14 3 7 2.3 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 MIA W 41-13 1 11 11 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @NYJ W 17-16 8 63 7.9 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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 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
  • 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

2014 (13/2)
  • 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.


AMENDOLA'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Single Game Highs

Receptions 15 vs. Washington (9/16/12)
Yards 160 vs. Washington (9/16/12)
Receiving TDs 1 Seven Times. Most Recent:
  vs. Minnesota (12/16/12)
Rushing Attempts 3 at Denver (11/28/10)
Rushing Yards 48 at Denver (11/28/10)
Longest Rush 30 at Denver (11/28/10)
Kickoff Returns 9 at Tennessee (12/13/09)
Kickoff Return Long 84 vs. San Francisco (12/26/10)
Punt Returns 5 vs. San Francisco (1/3/10)
  5 at Chicago (12/6/09)
Punt Return Yards 82 at Arizona (12/5/10)
Punt Return Long 56 vs. San Francisco (1/3/10)
Return Yards 217 at Tennessee (12/13/09)


MOST RECEPTIONS IN 1ST HALF/NFL HISTORY

PLAYER OPPONENT DATE REC. YDS. TD
Danny Amendola vs. Washington 9/16/12 12 133 1
Reggie Wayne vs. Tennessee 12/30/07 12 87 0
Tim Brown vs. Jacksonville 12/21/97 11 131 0
Dallas Clark vs. Houston 11/8/09 11 86 0
Terry Glenn at Cleveland 10/3/99 11 145 0

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