|Date of birth:June 1, 1984|
|Place of birth: Delta, British Columbia|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Roster status: Injured|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Born||June 1, 1984|
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
|Other names||The BoogeyMan|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||270 lb (120 kg; 19 st)|
|Fighting out of||Delta, British Columbia, Canada|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Adam Braidwood (born June 1, 1984 in Delta, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional Canadian football defensive end. He has spent the entirety of his so far short professional career with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, having started with the team in 2006.
While attending Seaquam Secondary School in Delta, Braidwood got his start in major football competition when he attended Washington State University, making their football squad as a true freshman in 2002 (and making the conference all-freshman team). Over the course of his collegiate career, Braidwood recorded 13.5 sacks, 8.5 of which came in his senior year where he started all thirteen games and was among the top ten in the Pacific-10 conference in tackles. Braidwood passed by NFL scouts with little interest or regard, and as a result he was drafted first overall by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2006 Canadian College Draft. Despite playing college football in the United States, as a Canadian-born player he is considered a non-import under CFL roster rules.
At 6'4" and 274 pounds, Braidwood is known for his strength on the outside. He is the two-time winner of the strongest man award at Washington State, and though he is not slow he plays a power game on the rush. Braidwood recorded his first professional touchdown on September 8, 2006, recovering a fumble from Calgary Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris and taking it into the endzone during the rematch of the Labour Day Classic in Edmonton.
Mixed martial arts career[edit | edit source]
Braidwood has also begun a mixed martial arts career. In his first fight at MFC "Gridiron" he knocked out Ryan Jimmo in the first round.
Legal troubles[edit | edit source]
On November 23, 2010, Braidwood and two other men were charged with aggravated assault and forcible confinement after an incident late the previous Friday afternoon in the Spruce Grove, Alberta area. The charges were laid after police got word of a man being forced into the trunk of a car. RCMP found a suspect vehicle, with two men outside the car and Braidwood and another man inside. One of the men outside had deep cuts to his arms and legs, and was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Braidwood was later charged with several firearms offences related to the incident. While out on bail, Braidwood was arrested for domestic assault and uttering threats 
Mixed martial arts record[edit | edit source]
|Professional record breakdown|
|1 match||1 win||0 losses|
|Win||1-0||Ryan Jimmo||TKO (punches)||MFC 11 - Gridiron||3, 2007||1||1:54||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||MMA debut.|
References[edit | edit source]
- "CBC News - Edmonton - Eskimos' Braidwood to stay in jail". Cbc.ca. 2010-11-23. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/12/07/edmonton-braidwood-bail.html. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
- Wittmeier, Brent (2010-11-24). "Eskimos Braidwood charged with assault". Edmontonjournal.com. http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Eskimos+Braidwood+charged+with+assault/3875033/story.html. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
- Cormier, Ryan. "Edmonton Eskimos' Braidwood faces more charges". Vancouversun.com. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Edmonton+Eskimos+Braidwood+faces+more+charges/3935176/story.html. Retrieved 2010-12-07.