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Alan Branch
DT #90
Height:
6-6
Weight:
325
Age:
29
College:
Michigan
Hometown:
Rio Rancho, NM
Experience:
8

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 170 112 58 8.0 0 8 0 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2013 BUF 16 13 39 21 18 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 SEA 16 16 29 16 13 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2011 SEA 15 15 34 21 13 3.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 ARI 16 3 35 27 8 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2009 ARI 16 0 18 14 4 2.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2008 ARI 4 0 6 5 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2007 ARI 11 0 9 8 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

Signed a contract extension with Buffalo on December 22, 2013 .... Signed by Buffalo as a free agent on April 2, 2013 … signed by the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent on July 29, 2011 … originally drafted by Arizona in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

PRO

Signed a contract extension with Buffalo on December 22, 2013 .... Signed by Buffalo as a free agent on April 2, 2013 … signed by the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent on July 29, 2011 … originally drafted by Arizona in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

CAREER

Has started 47-of-94 games played, recording 170 tackles (112 solo), eight sacks, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery

2013

• Established a new career high with 39 tackles (21 solo) in 16 games played, making 13 starts

• Vs. NE (9/8): Recorded two tackles (one solo) and two quarterback hits in his Buffalo Bills debut

• At NYJ (9/22): Closed in on three assisted tackles at the Jets

• Vs. BAL (9/29): Made his first start of the season, at defensive end, and tallied two solo tackles along with two quarterback hits... part of a defense that matched a team record without allowing a rushing first down (three other games) and held the Ravens to 24 rushing yards (tied as the fifth-fewest allowed in team history)

• At CLE (10/3): Started his second game in a row at defensive end, split a tackle with LB Jerry Hughes

• Vs. CIN (10/13): Made his third straight start and matched a career-high of six tackles, all solo, along with a stop for a loss

• At MIA (10/20): Started for the fourth consecutive game at defensive tackle... did not record any statistics

• At NO (10/27): Made his fifth straight start and added a assisted tackle

• Vs. KC (11/3): Posted two tackles, including a stop for a loss... part of a defensive line that held the Chiefs to 95 rushing yards - the first game of the season Kansas City did not reach 100 yards on the ground

• At PIT (11/10): Made three tackles (one solo)

• Vs. NYJ (11/17): Had an assisted tackle... part of a defensive unit that held the Jets to a 31.9 passer rating

• Vs. ATL (12/1): Set a career-high with nine tackles

• At TB (12/8): Posted two solo tackles

• At JAC (12/15): Made one solo tackle

• Vs. MIA (12/22): Participated in two assisted tackles... part of a defense that held Miami to 103 total yards - fifth fewest in team history - and 14 rushing yards, second-fewest

• At NE (12/29): Tallied four tackles to set a new career high with 39 on the season

2012 w/ Seattle

at ARI (9/9): Started at DT and had three tackles (1 solo) vs. former team … Left in the second quarter with a neck injury, but returned for the second half

• vs. DAL (9/16): Started and posted two stops (1 solo) and a QB hit

• vs. GB (9/24): Had two QB hits

• at STL (9/30): Posted first sack of the season and a pass defensed

• at CAR (10/7): Had two tackles (1 solo) and recovered a Cam Newton fumble (forced by Bruce Irvin on a sack) at the end of the game to seal the victory for Seattle

• vs. NE (10/14): Assisted on two tackles

• at SF (10/18): Started at DT

• at DET (10/28): Started and had two stops (1 solo)

• vs. MIN (11/4): Assisted on two tackles

• vs. NYJ (11/11): Assisted on two tackles and limited the Jets to 185 total yards

• at MIA (11/25): Had two solo stops

• at CHI (12/2): Posted a season-high four tackles … Had two solo tackles and helped limit the Cardinals to 43 rushing yards

• at BUF (12/16): Had two solo tackles before leaving late in the first half (ankle)

• vs. SF (12/23): Assisted on one tackle

• vs. STL (12/30): Had three tackles (1 solo)

• at WAS (1/6/13):Tied for third on the team with five tackles (3 solo), including a sack … Part of a defense that limited Washington to 74 yards in the final three quarters

• at ATL (1/13/13): Had one solo tackle

2011 w/ Seattle

• at SF (9/11): Started at defensive tackle and had one solo tackle

• at PIT (9/18): Had four tackles (2 solo)

• vs. ARI (9/25): Had four tackles (2 solo)

• vs. ATL (10/2): Had two tackles (one solo)

• at NYG (10/9):Posted three tackles (2 solo), including first sack of the season … Part of a defensive unit that held Giants to 2.8 avg. on 25 rushes

• at CLE (10/23): Assisted on one tackle

• vs. CIN (10/30): Had one solo tackle for a loss

• at DAL (11/6): Posted one solo tackle

• vs. BAL (11/13): Helped set a defensive tone for the game with aggressive play early and finished with three tackles (2 solo)

• at STL (11/20): Started and part of a defense that allowed 42 rushing yards on 17 attempts (2.5 avg.)

• vs. WAS (11/27): Inactive (ankle)

• vs. PHI (12/1): Assisted on one tackle

• vs. STL (12/12): Had four tackles (1 solo) and a QB hit that forced an incomplete pass on a flea flicker

• at CHI (12/18): Had three solo tackles and a pass defensed

• vs.SF (12/24): Had four tackles (3 solo) and a sack

• at ARI (1/1/12): Posted two solo tackles, including a sack

2010 w/ Arizona

• Played in all 16 games, starting three … Recorded 35 tackles (27 solo), two sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed

• at STL (9/12): Tallied two solo tackles

• at ATL (9/19): Recorded one solo tackle

• vs. OAK (9/26): Played, did not record any statistics

• at SD (10/3): Notched three solo tackles, including one tackle for loss

• vs. NO (10/10): Made one solo tackle

• at SEA (10/24): Tied a career high recording two sacks … Added five tackles, including one for a loss, and a forced fumble

• vs. TB (10/31): Notched two solo tackles

• at MIN (11/7): Recorded two tackles (one solo)

• at KC (11/21): Made four tackles (three solo)

• vs. SF (11/29): Started the game at defensive end … Tallied one solo tackle

• vs. STL (12/5): Tallied three solo tackles and one tackle for loss

• vs. DEN (12/12): Notched two solo tackles

• at Car (12/19): Recorded a season-high six tackles, three solo, a forced fumble and one tackle for loss

• vs. DAL (12/25): Started at defensive end

• at SF (1/2): Started at defensive end, recording one tackle and a pass defensed

2009 w/ Arizona

• Established career-highs with 20 tackles, two sacks and two passes defensed in 16 games

• Appeared in both postseason contests and recorded first career start (regular or postseason) in the Wild Card game vs. GB

• Saw action in the first two games as a reserve defensive lineman, playing both inside and outside

• vs. IND (9/27): Registered career-high two passes defensed and one tackle … deflected a Peyton Manning pass that resulted in an Antrel Rolle INT

• vs. HOU (10/11): Part of fourth quarter goal line stand that prevented the Texans from scoring from the one-yard line on three straight plays in the final minutes

• at SEA (10/18): Part of defense that held the Seahawks to their lowest rushing output in franchise history (14 yards on 11 carries)

• at NYG (10.25): Notched his first two career sacks on Sunday Night football

• vs. MIN (12/6): Tied for the lead among defensive linemen with a career-high four tackles and one QB hit … defense held the Vikings to 62 yards rushing, 67.2 yards below their season average heading into the game (129.2) and held RB Adrian Peterson to 19 yards on 13 carries

• vs. GB (1/10): After being inactive for all of the 2008 postseason, started first career game in place of DE Calais Campbell (thumb) and recorded first career fumble recovery in the Wild Card matchup … Recovered fumble on the GB 22-yard line, leading to a Cards TD and a 14-0 lead

• at NO (1/16): Tied for the team lead among defensive linemen with three tackles in the Divisional game.

2008 w/ Arizona

• Saw action in four games in 2008

• at SF (9/7): Inactive (ankle) in the season opener

• vs. MIA (9/14): In first action of the season recorded two tackles and helped hold Dolphin RBs Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown to just 53 yards on 22 attempts (2.4 avg.) ...

• at WAS (9/21): Recorded two tackles

• at NYJ (9/28): Recorded two tackles

• Inactive for the next 10 games

• vs. MIN (12/14): Inactive (cheek)

• vs. SEA (12/28): Was active for the first time in 11 games vs. Sea (12/28)

• Inactive for all four postseason games.

2007 w/ Arizona

• Played in the season’s final 11 games after suffering a hand injury in training camp

• Inactive (hand) for the first two games of the season

• vs. CAR (10/14): Saw first career action but did not register any statistics

• vs. CLE (12.2): Recorded one QB hit

• at Sea (12/9): Recorded one QB hit

• at NO (12/16): Totaled career-high three tackles, which tied for most among defensive linemen

• vs. STL (12/30): Registered first career pass defensed

COLLEGE

Entered the 2007 Draft following his junior season at Michigan … All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice by the league’s coaches and media as a junior … started all 13 games at left DT for Michigan’s #1 ranked rush defense, allowing only 43.3 yards-per-game … the team also ranked 10th nationally allowing 268.3 yards-per-game in total offense … recorded 25 tackles (17 solos) with two sacks for minus 16 yards, six stops for losses of 23 yards and two pressures … saw action in all 12 games, starting the final 10 … lined up at NT for three games before shifting to left DE for his final seven starts … appeared in 12 games as a reserve DE as a freshman.

PERSONAL

Full name Alan Keith Branch … attended Cibola (Rio Rancho, NM) High School where he was standout two-way lineman and FB … named Gatorade Player of the Year in New Mexico, earning All-State and all-district accolades as a junior and senior … picked up team MVP honors both of those seasons … recorded over 200 tackles with 15 stops behind the line of scrimmage, including six sacks, forced four

fumbles with two recoveries and one INT in his career … also returned five punts for TDs … in addition to football, he lettered three times in basketball, picking up all-district first-team and All-State second-team honors as a junior.

CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 6, at Carolina (12/19/10), at Seattle (10/24/10)

Sacks: 2.0, at Seattle (10/24/10), at N.Y. Giants (10/25/09)

Forced Fumbles: 1, at Carolina (12/19/10), at Seattle (10/24/10)

Fumble Recoveries: 1, at Carolina (10/7/12)

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