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Brandon Siler

Brandon Siler
Siler in the 2012 NFLseason.
No. --     Free agent
Inside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-12-05) December 5, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth: Daytona Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Orlando (FL) Evans
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 7 / Pick: 240
Debuted in 2007 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
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Brandon T. Siler (born December 5, 1985) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Florida, and was a member of a BCS National Championship team. He was chosen by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Early years

Siler was born Daytona Beach, Florida. He attended Evans High School in Orlando, Florida, where he was a star high school football player for the Evans Trojans.

College career

After receiving athletic scholarship offers from the University of Tennessee and the University of Maryland, Siler accepted a scholarship to attend his home-state University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Ron Zook and coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football from 2004 to 2006.[1] His impact was felt early, as he started six games as a freshman, and he was recognized as the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Freshman of the Year.[1] The Gators' new head coach Urban Meyer replaced Zook for Siler's sophomore season in 2005, and Siler compiled seven fumble recoveries.[1] His play during his junior season in 2006 helped the 13–1 Gators win the SEC Championship Game and the 2007 BCS National Championship Game, and he earned second-team All-SEC and third-team All-American honors from the Associated Press.[2] Siler was known for his work-ethic, energy and leadership on the field.

Professional career

2007 NFL Draft

Siler was projected a 2nd–to–3rd round selection in the 2007 NFL Draft.[3] However, he was drafted by the Chargers 240th overall in the 7th and final round of the 2007 NFL Draft.[4]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1⅝ in 241 lb 4.62 s 1.56 s 2.66 s 4.39 s 7.34 s 30½ in 9 ft 1 in 23 reps
All values from NFL Combine, except 20ss and BP, which are from Florida Pro Day.[5]

San Diego Chargers

Siler, who also served as the Chargers backup long snapper, earned a spot on the Chargers roster and in 2007, he contributed on special teams, gathering the second highest amount of special teams tackles. In 2008, he continued excelling on special teams and received more time on defense. This time was magnified with the 4 game suspension of Stephen Cooper.[6]

Kansas City Chiefs

On July 31, 2011, Siler signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was placed on the injured reserve list due to an Achilles tendon rupture on August 25. His contract expired after the 2012 NFL season and wasn't resigned.

See also

American football portal
Biography portal
College football portal

References

Bibliography

  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.

External links

  • Brandon Siler – Florida Gators player profile
  • Brandon Siler – San Diego Chargers player profile

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