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Braylon Edwards biography

Date of birth : 1983-02-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Detroit, Michigan
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-27
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the New York Jets, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Braylon Edwards is a wide receiver for the New York Jets in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns third overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan.


◊ Registered 228 receptions for 3,558 yards in 58 games.

◊ Named to the Pro Bowl in 2007 after ranking second in the NFL with 16 touchdown receptions, ranking seventh in the NFL with 1, 289 receiving yards, and ranked fifth in the league with a 16.1 reception average.

◊ Led the Cleveland Browns in receiving yards three seasons in a row.

◊ 2008(CLE) Led the Browns in receiving yards for the third season in a row…Recorded three 100-yard receiving games on the year…SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (11/17 at BUF)…Matched a career-high with eight receptions (104 yards)…(10/19 at WAS)…Scored a two point conversion with 2:44 remaining in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 14-1…(10/13 vs. NYG)...Set a career-high with 154 yards on five receptions (30.8avg.) and one touchdown vs. New York Giants (10/13), and also added a two-point conversion reception in the fourth quarter...(9/28 at CIN)… Capped a 13-play, 80 yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown reception from Derek Anderson to open a 10-6 lead in the fourth quarter.

◊ 2007(CLE) In his third season with the Browns, had a breakout season and was named to the Pro Bowl…Set the Browns’ franchise single-season records for receiving yards (1,289) and touchdown receptions (16)… Ranked second in the NFL with 16 touchdown receptions and had a touchdown reception in 11 of 16 games…Ranked seventh in the NFL with 1,289 receiving yards and his 16.1 reception average ranked fifth in the league…Had four games of 100 yards receiving or more…Had 146 receiving yards and two touchdowns on an offense that totaled 554 net yards (third highest in club history) and scored 51 points (tied for fourth in franchise history) against Cincinnati (9/16)…His 146 yards and Kellen Winslow’s 100 yards receiving, Derek Anderson’s 328 yards passing and Jamal Lewis’ 216 yards rushing, marked the first time in club history to have a QB with 300-yards passing, a 100- yard rusher and two 100-yard receivers in the same contest…SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/2 at ARI)…Topped the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his career with 149 yards… (11/18 at BAL)…Made a key 18-yard reception at the 33-yard line with three seconds remaining, and on the next play, Phil Dawson connected on a 51-yard game-tying field goal, as the Browns went on for a 33-30 overtime victory…(10/14 vs. MIA)…Had a career-high three touchdown receptions.

◊ 2006(CLE) Had three 100-yard receiving games…Led the team with 884 yards receiving and six touchdowns and ranked second with 61 receptions…Recorded at least two receptions in each contest.

◊ 2005(CLE) SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/4 vs. JAX)…Had a season-high two touchdown receptions, including 17-yard and 34-yard touchdown strikes from Charlie Frye…Suffered a season ending right knee injury and was placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 5, and missed the final four regular season contests…(11/6 vs. TEN)…Moved into the starting lineup in the club’s eighth game of the year…(10/9 vs. CHI and 10/16 at BAL)…Sustained an arm infection that forced him to miss two games...(9/18 at GB)…Made his first career start as the Browns opened in a three-wide receiver set…Recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game with three receptions for 107 yards, including his first career touchdown reception, on an 80-yard pass from Trent Dilfer.


◊ Played in 44 career games at Michigan from 2001-04, including 36 starts, and shattered the school’s receiving records with 252 receptions for 3,542 yards (14.1 avg.) and 39 touchdowns…Became the first Wolverine to earn the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top receiver.

◊ Broke school single-season records, as he snared 97 passes for 1,330 yards his senior season (2004) and became the only player in Big Ten Conference annals, and only the ninth in NCAA Division 1-A history, to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a season three times…Named All-America first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, the Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association and College Football News…Finished tenth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy…Consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team and Offensive Player of the Year…Winner of the Bo Schembechler Award as Michigan’s Most Valuable Player.

◊ As a junior in 2003, named All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection… Led the team with 85 receptions for 1,138 yards (13.4 avg.) and 14 touchdowns…His 85 catches, 1,138 yards and 14 scores ranked third on Michigan’s single season record list…Had six 100-yard receiving games, including a school-record four straight 100-yard games.

◊ One-year letterman and starter on Bishop Gallagher football team and two-year letterman and starter on Martin Luther King High (Detroit) team… Tallied 63 receptions for 740 yards and eight touchdowns in three-year varsity career and rushed four times for 152 yards and two touchdowns…Also completed 10-of-17 passes for 200 yards…Set school, league and state records for most positions started in one year – wide receiver, running back, free safety, cornerback, linebacker, defensive end, quarterback, tight end, kick returner, punt returner and long snapper.


◊ Full name is Braylon Jamel Edwards
◊ Majored in general studies at Michigan.
◊ Father, Stanley, played football at Michigan (1977-81) and in the NFL with the Houston Oilers (1982-86) and Detroit Lions (1987).
◊ In 2007, donated $1 million to the Cleveland Municipal School District to create a college scholarship opportunity for 100 eighth-grade students, named Advance 100, as long as the students maintain a 2.5 GPA and participated in 15 hours of community service each year throughout high school…The students are now entering their junior year with 35 of them maintaining perfect GPAs of 4.0.
◊ In 2006, donated $500,000 to create a scholarship endowment at the University of Michigan for the football player who wears the No. 1 jersey, the largest donation pledged to the university by a professional athlete.
◊ Played basketball and ran track in high school.
◊ Ran track at Michigan during the indoor and outdoor season, competing in the high jump as well as the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes.

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