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Brandon Fields biography

Date of birth : 1984-05-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Southfield, Michigan
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, punter for the Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Brandon’s ultimate goal is to be a chiropractor once his football career has concluded. It’s not hard to understand considering the long line of chiropractors in his family. It consists of his father, David, his brother, two uncles and five cousins. “It was the only lifestyle I knew growing up,” Brandon says. In addition his wife, Katie, who he married during the 2008 offseason, is currently pursuing her degree in chiropractic medicine at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla.

Was the second of three seventh-round draft choices of the Dolphins in 2007 (225th overall), with a pick obtained from St. Louis as compensation for signing P Donnie Jones as a restricted free agent.

2010 - For the season has 17 punts for 695 yards, an average of 40.9 yards per kick, with ten kicks inside the 20-yard line ... Also had two punts blocked in consecutive games, on Sept. 26th vs. N.Y. Jets and Oct. 4th vs. New England ... On Sept. 26th vs. N.Y. Jets had three punts for 138 yards, an average of 46.0 yards per kick, with all three punts inside the 20-yard line ... One of those kicks was a 68-yard punt ... On Sept. 19th at Minnesota had six punts for 242 yards, an average of 40.3 yards per kick, with four of those punts pinning the Vikings inside the 20-yard line ... On Sept. 12th at Buffalo, with the Dolphins protecting a 13-10 lead with two minutes left, dropped a punt at the Bills’ one-yard line to help seal the win ... For the preseason had 21 punts for 1028 yards, an average of 49.0 yards per kick, and had two punts blocked.

2009 - Saw action in all 16 regular season games ... On the season had 75 punts for 3,472 yards, an average of 46.3 yards per punt (and a net of 39.8 yards), with 25 punts inside the 20-yard line ... Finished third in the AFC and sixth in the NFL in gross punting and was fourth in the AFC and eighth in the NFL in net punting ... Had four punts for 199 yards, an average of 49.8 yards per punt, vs. N.Y. Jets (10/12) ... Punted six times for 280 yards, an average of 46.7 yards per punt, with two punts inside the 20-yard line vs. New Orleans (10/25) ... Recorded seven punts for 362 yards, an average of 51.7 yards per kick, with one punt inside the 20-yard line at N.Y. Jets (11/1) ... Had punts of 66 and 59 yards in the first quarter of that Jets contest with the Dolphins deep in their territory to help keep the game scoreless in that period ... Booted six punts for 273 yards, an average of 45.5 yards per punt, including a 62-yard kick, with three punts inside the twenty vs. Tampa Bay (11/15) ... Punted six times for 301 yards, an average of 50.2 yards per kick, at Carolina (11/19) ... Had three punts for 159 yards, an average of 53.0 yards per kick at Tennessee (12/20).

AMONG TEAM PUNTING LEADERS: Fields’ season gross average of 46.3 (46.293) yards per punt is the second-highest figure in Dolphins history, behind only John Kidd’s 46.3 yard average (46.295) in 1996.

2008 - Saw action in all 16 regular season games ... On the season had 74 punts for 3,249 yards, an average of 43.9 yards per punt with 24 kicks inside the 20-yard line ... Punted four times for 189 yards, an average of 47.3 yards per kick, with two punts inside the 20-yard line at New England (9/21) ... Punted three times for 163 yards, an average of 54.3 yards per punt vs. Baltimore (10/19) ... Had five punts for 229 yards, an average of 45.8 yards per punt, with two punts inside the 20-yard line at Denver (11/2) ... One of his punts in that contest was for a season and career-long 71 yards ... It tied for the sixth longest punt in Dolphins history and the longest since Matt Turk had a 77-yard punt at Buffalo on Nov. 25, 2001 ... Over a six game stretch (Games 9-14) he had nine punts inside the 20-yard line with no touchbacks ... Had three of his five punts land inside the 20-yard line with no touchbacks vs. San Francisco (12/14) ... Booted three punts for 132 yards, an average of 44.0, including a long of 56 yards while landing one punt inside the 20-yard line in AFC Wild Card game against Baltimore (1/4/09).

2007 - Played in all 16 games ... Hit 77 punts for a 43.2-yard average with a long of 61, 10 inside the 20, six touchbacks and a net of 36.6 ... Of his 77 punts, 21 went 50 yards or longer ... Also served as the holder on placements ... Became the first rookie to punt in a game for the Dolphins since Brent Bartholomew appeared in the first two games of 1999 ... Was the first Dolphins rookie to handle the punting chores on a full-time basis since Reggie Roby in 1983 ... Fields’ gross average ranked seventh in the AFC and led the four rookie punters in the NFL in 2007 ... Had two games with a gross average of 50.0+ yards; vs. Buffalo (11/11) when he put together a 51.2-yard mark on five punts and vs. N.Y. Jets (12/2) when he had a 51.0-yard mark on three punts ... Season-long punt of 61 yards came in the Jets game ... Had a net average of 40.0 or better four times, including a high of 45.8 vs. New England (10/21) ... Had a season-high 10 punts at New England (12/23) when he put together a gross average of 44.6 and a net of 39.1 ... In fact, over the final five games of the year, claimed a net average of 38.6, more than three yards better than his 35.3 mark over the first 11 contests.

Was a four-year letterman at Michigan State (2003-06) ... Averaged 45.0 yards per punt in his career ... Totaled 57 punts inside the 20, 24 touchbacks and a long of 79 ... Put together a 43.3-yard average on 57 punts, with 16 inside the 20, six touchbacks and a long of 73 as a senior ... Handled the kickoff duties for the first four games of his junior season, when he earned Academic All-Big Ten Honors for the third year in a row ... Amassed his highest average as a sophomore in 2004 when he punted 50 times for a 47.9-yard norm, a figure which led the NCAA that year ... Was a first-team All-America selection from several media outlets, including the Associated Press ... Also was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation’s top punter ... Was a first-team Freshman All-America pick by The Sporting News in 2003 when he averaged 46.4 yards on 62 punts with a career-high 17 punts inside the 20 and career-long 79 yard punt ... Average led the Big Ten and ranked second nationally ... Earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the week honors on three occasions ... Earned degree in kinesiology in May of 2006 and began work on his master’s degree during his senior season.

Married (Katie) ... Attended St. John’s High School in Toledo, Ohio ... Was a first-team all-state pick as a punter his senior year while also handling the kickoff duties ... Lettered in basketball as well ... Along with his wife, they hosted the Brandon Fields Youth Sports Festival on June 25-26, 2010 which benefited his recently started foundation ... Son of Dr. David and Connie Fields ... Father played basketball at Northwestern University ... Lists “300” as favorite movie, “The Shield” as favorite television show, “Gates of Fire” as favorite book and Sevendust as favorite musical group ... Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s fishing and golf tournaments as well as the team’s annual turkey giveaway and the “Lift Up America Food Giveaway” event ... Took part in the inaugural Miami Dolphins Touchdown For Life Blood Drive ... Full name is Brandon David Fields, born May 21, 1984 in Southfield, Mich.

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