Nigel Bradham
LB #53
Florida State
Crawfordville, FL

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Career Stats
TOTAL 108 66 42 0.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2013 BUF 16 2 51 29 22 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 BUF 16 11 57 37 20 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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Drafted in the fourth-round (105th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.


Drafted in the fourth-round (105th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.



Played in 16 games with two starts on the year. Finished the season with 38 tackles.

Vs. NE (9/9): Produced one tackle and one pass defensed.

Vs. CAR (9/15):  Made one tackle.

At NYJ (9/22):  Saw action on defense and special teams.

Vs. BAL (9/29):  Posted one defensive tackle and one special teams tackle.  Defense held the Ravens to just 24 yards and zero rushing first downs.

At CLE (10/3): Saw increased action on defense.  Posted one special teams tackle.

Vs. CIN (10/13):  Produced six tackles and one special teams tackle.

At MIA (10/20):  Contributed with one defensive tackle and one special teams tackle.

At NO (10/27):  Tallied one tackle defensively.  Saw action on special teams.

Vs. KC (11/3):  Totaled two tackles as the defense allowed a season-low 210 total yards.

At PIT (11/10):  Posted four tackles including one tackle for loss.

Vs. NYJ (11/17):  Recorded one special teams tackle.

Vs. ATL (12/1):  Had a game-high three special teams tackles and added two defensive tackles.

At TB (12/8):  Earned his first start of the season and tied for a team-high six tackles.

At Jac (12/15):  Saw action at linebacker and posted one tackle.

Vs. Mia (12/22):  Produced three tackles and one special teams tackle.

At NE (12/29):  Produced nine defensive tackles and one special teams tackle.



Started 11 games, while playing in all 16 ... Posted 47 tackles (27 solo) and one fumble recovery

At NYJ (9-9): Saw action on multiple special teams units.

Vs. KC (9-16): Led special teams units with two tackles.  Added his first defensive NFL tackle.

At Cle (9-23):  Tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles.

Vs. NE (9-30):  Saw action on multiple special teams units.

At SF (10-7):  Tied for the team lead in tackles, with six solo stops

At Arz (10-14):  Made his first NFL start.  Totaled three tackles.

Vs. Ten (10-21): Posted four tackles and one special teams tackle.

At Hou (11-4):  Recorded six tackles including a tackle for loss.  Also added a special teams tackle.

At NE (11-11):  Made his ninth career start.

Vs. Mia (11-11):  Totaled three stops including one tackle for loss.

At Ind (11-25): Totaled five tackles and led the team with two tackles on special teams.

Vs. Jac (12-2):  Produced two tackles as defense held Jaguars to 50 rushing yards.

Vs. STL (12-9): Totaled two tackles. ... Defense held opponent under 90 yards for the fourth consecutive game.

Vs. Sea (12-16):  Produced four tackles and one special teams tackle.

At Mia (12-23):  Posted one pass defensed and a special teams tackle.

Vs. NYJ (12-30):  Produced a career-high and tied a game-high with 11 tackles.  Also produced his first fumble recovery.



Bradham started 39-of-53 games, including his final 37 appearances, at weak-side outside linebacker…Became the school’s first player to lead the team in tackles three consecutive seasons (2009-11) since Marvin Jones (1990-92)…Finished with 306 tackles (189 solos) that included nine sacks for minus 50 yards and three quarterback pressures…His 21.5 stops for losses of 83 yards rank 24th on the school season-record list…Caused and recovered four fumbles, advancing two of those recoveries for 28 yards…Deflected 11 passes and intercepted three others for 30 yards in returns…Returned four kickoffs for 60 yards, as he also blocked a kick and rushed once for two yards.

•    2011: The team captain and Most Valuable Player received All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable mention as voted on by 45 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association…The senior weak-side linebacker extended his string to 37 consecutive starts, as he led the team in tackles for the third consecutive year, registering 86 hits (56 solos) with two sacks for minus 20 yards and 9.5 stops for losses of 36 yards, ranking third on the squad in that category…Caused and recovered a fumble that he advanced four yards…Deflected five passes and intercepted two others for 17 yards in returns…Led a revived defense that ranked 42nd in the nation the previous season to place fourth in the country in both total defense (275.00 ypg) and scoring defense (15.08 ppg), leading the ACC in both categories, along with finishing second in the major college ranks in rush defense (82.69 ypg).

•    2010: The weak-side linebacker started all 14 games, leading the Seminoles with a career-high 98 tackles (54 solos) while delivering five sacks for minus 20 yards and 5.5 stops for losses totaling 22 yards…Blocked a kick, caused a fumble and deflected five passes…Led the way as FSU finished third in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 20th nationally in scoring defense (19.64 ppg)…Recorded a season-high 10 tackles twice, vs. Boston College and North Carolina, with six solo stops in each game...Two of his five pass break-ups also came vs. the Tar Heels...Registered nine-tackle games vs. North Carolina State and Maryland...Returned a blocked PAT for a two-point conversion vs. Virginia Tech in the fourth quarter of the ACC Championship game.

•    2009: The College Football News Sophomore All-American honorable mention took over weak-side linebacker duties, starting 12-of-13 games…Led the team for the first of three straight seasons, totaling 93 tackles (61 solos) with two sacks for minus 10 yards, 5.5 stops for minus 16 yards and three pressures…Recovered two fumbles, including one that he returned 24 yards vs. Florida…Deflected a pass and intercepted another for a 13-yard runback vs. Brigham Young…Fielded two short kickoffs, returning one six yards vs. Boston College and another 18 yards vs. Jackson State.

•    2008: Bradham was in the Seminoles’ linebacker rotation from the start and played in all 13 games, as FSU’s Top Defensive Newcomer posted 29 tackles (18 solos) with a stop for a 9-yard loss…Caused and recovered a fumble…Rushed once for two yards and gained 24 yards on a pair of kickoff returns.



Graduated in December, 2011 with a degree in Social Science…Born in Crawfordville, Florida.

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