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Ahmad Bradshaw biography

Date of birth : 1986-03-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Bluefield, Virginia, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-22
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the New York Giants, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ahmad Rashad Rashard Madshaw Bradshaw is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played college football at Marshall.

* Originally a 7th round (250th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2007.

GIANTS NOTES


* Had the Giants' longest rushes in each of the previous 3 seasons: An 88-yard touchdown (3rd longest in Giants history) at Buffalo (12/23/07), a 77-yarder vs. Baltimore (11/16/08) and a 38-yarder at Tampa Bay (9/27/09).
* His 1,788 kickoff return yards place him 4th on the Giants all-time list.
* With 32 yards vs. Arizona (10/25/09), Bradshaw became the 39th player to run for at least 1,000 yards in a Giants uniform.
* Bradshaw joined Aaron Ross, Steve Smith, Jay Alford, Zak DeOssie, Kevin Boss, Michael Johnson and Adam Koets as 2007 Giants draft choices who contributed in their rookie season.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


* Has played in 42 regular season games with 1 start and played in 5 postseason games…Bradshaw has 253 carries for 1,323 yards (a 5.2-yard avg.) with 9 touchdowns…Has also caught 28 passes for 261 yards and a touchdown…Has 1,788 kickoff return yards (on 77 returns), which places him 4th on the franchise's career list, 84 yards behind No. 3 Willie Ponder.
* In 2009, played in 15 games with 1 start (at Minnesota on 1/3)…Did not play at Denver (11/26) due to ankle injury…Posted career-high totals of 163 carries for 778 yards and a team-high 7 rushing touchdowns despite playing with cracked bones in both of his feet, as well as bone spurs in his ankle, all of which required surgery following the season…Also caught 21 passes for 207 yards, with a long reception of 55 yards and returned 6 punts for 55 yards.
* Bradshaw had the Giants' only 2 100-yard rushing games of the season: 104 yards at Tampa Bay (9/27) and 110 yards vs. Oakland (10/11)…Scored 2 touchdowns vs. Oakland and at Washington (12/21)…Caught a season-high 4 passes vs. Philadelphia (12/13)…Had a season-long 55-yard reception vs. Oakland.
* In 2008, played in 15 games with no starts. Inactive at Washington (11/30) due to a neck injury…Finished 3rd on the team with 355 rushing yards and 1 touchdown on 67 carries…Led the team with 39 kickoff returns for 867 yards (a 22.2-yard avg.)…Added 5 receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown…His 8 special teams tackles placed him 6th on the team…Joined Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward in a 3-pronged Giants rushing attack that led the NFL in rushing and established franchise record numbers of 2,518 yards and 5.0 yards per carry.
* Finished with 5 carries for 52 yards and a touchdown and 1 reception for 18 yards and a touchdown at St. Louis (9/14), where he was the 1st Giant to score rushing and receiving in the same regular season game since Tiki Barber did it against New Orleans on Sept. 19, 2005…Also returned 4 kickoffs for 93 yards…Finished with a season-high 11 carries for 65 yards, all in the 4th quarter, vs. Seattle (10/5)…Led a Giants rushing attack that amassed 207 yards with a season-high 96 yards on 9 carries vs. Baltimore (11/16)…Had a Giants season-long 77 yard run in the 4th quarter.
* As a rookie in 2007, Bradshaw played in 12 regular season games and all 4 postseason games…Finished the regular season with 23 carries for 190 yards and 1 touchdown, plus 2 receptions for 12 yards…Also returned a team-high 38 kickoffs for 921 yards…Led the Giants in the postseason with 48 carries for 208 yards and a touchdown…Added 4 receptions for 27 yards and a 13-yard kickoff return.
* Made his NFL debut at Dallas (9/9) with 7 kickoff returns for 193 yards…Added 2 special teams tackles and recovered his own fumble on a kickoff return…Contributed a season-long 68-yard kickoff return at Detroit (11/18).
* Had his first 4 NFL rushing attempts (for 29 yards) vs. Minnesota (11/25)…Also had a career-high 8 kickoff returns for 176 yards…Saw his most extensive playing time at running back at Buffalo (12/23), where Jacobs was slowed by an ankle injury…Finished with a team-high 151 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries…Bradshaw and Jacobs (145 yards and 2 touchdowns) became the 1st tandem in Giants history to rush for more than 100 yards in the same game. The Giants became the first team to have two runners with 140 or more yards in the same game since Nov. 11, 2001, when St. Louis' Marshall Faulk ran for 183 yards and Trung Canidate added 145 in a game against Carolina…Bradshaw's 151 rushing yards were the most by a Giants running back other than Barber since Rodney Hampton ran for 187 yards at Dallas on Dec. 17, 1995…Bradshaw's 88-yard touchdown in the 4th quarter was the 3rd-longest run in the history of the franchise. Barber set the record with a 95-yarder at Oakland on Dec. 31, 2005, followed by Hap Moran's 91-yard run vs. Green Bay on Nov. 23, 1930…The 88-yard run was also the longest in the NFL in 2007…Also returned 1 punt for 1 yard, his first of the season and returned 4 kickoffs for 99 yards with a long of 36 yards.
* Rushed for 66 yards on a postseason-high 17 carries in NFC Wild Card Game at Tampa Bay (1/6)…Ran for 34 yards on 7 attempts in NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Dallas (1/13)…Finished with 16 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown with a long run of 10 yards in the NFC Championship Game at Green Bay (1/20)…Also caught 1 pass for 9 yards and scored his 1st playoff touchdown on a 4-yard run in the 3rd quarter that gave the Giants a 20-17 lead…Rushed for a team-high 45 yards on 9 carries in Super Bowl XLII vs. New England (2/3)…Long run of 13 yards came in the 2nd quarter…Also had 1 reception for 3 yards.

COLLEGE


* Played in 32 games with 22 starts in 3 seasons at Marshall…Rushed 552 times for 2,987 yards (5.4-yard avg.) and 31 touchdowns…Also caught 86 passes for 696 yards (8.1-yard avg.) and 5 scores…Added 118 yards on 11 punt returns (10.7-yard avg.) and 225 yards on 10 kickoff returns (22.5-yard avg.).
* Became the 10th player in school history to gain more than 4,000 all-purpose yards in a career and the 8th player to gain over 1,000 yards rushing (1,523 in 2006) in a season.

OFF FIELD ACTIVITY


* Participated in Rich Seubert's Celebrity Trap Shoot in Eau Claire, Wis., benefitting The Marshfield Clinic for Cardiac Research.
* Hosted Giants fans and season ticket holders during the team's Draft Day Party at New Meadowlands Stadium.
* Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.

PERSONAL


* Attended Graham (Bluefield, Va.) High School, earning Super Prep and Prep Star All-American honors as a senior…Rushed for 2,282 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior, adding 2,557 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior…Career totals included 5,265 rushing yards and 92 touchdowns.
* Sports management and marketing major.
* Son of Diana Davis and the late James Bradshaw.
* Born March 19, 1986.

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