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Andre Branch
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-14) July 14, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth: Richmond, Virginia
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2012 2015)
Career highlights and awards
* First team All-ACC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     188
Sacks     25.5
Forced fumbles     8
Fumble recoveries     3
Interceptions     0
Defensive touchdowns     1

Orlandus Andre Branch (born July 14, 1989) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Clemson. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 38th overall pick.

College career

Branch attended Clemson University from 2007 to 2011. For his career he had 179 tackles and 17.5 sacks. As a senior in 2011, he was a first team All-ACC pick after recording 77 tackles and 10.5 sacks.[1]

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

Branch was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 38th overall pick. On May 29, 2012, he signed a 4-year, $5.1 million contract.[2]

Miami Dolphins

Branch signed with the Miami Dolphins in on March 17, 2016.[3] In his first year in Miami, Branch started 11 of 16 games for the Dolphins, posting a career-high 49 tackles to go along with 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

On March 8, 2017, Branch signed a three-year, $24 million contract extension with the Dolphins.[4] He started 14 games in 2017, recording 23 combined tackles and 4.5 sacks.

Following a Week 1 game in 2018, Branch was fined $10,026 for taunting Taylor Lewan after delivering a concussion to Lewan with a blind side hit. [5]

On March 2, 2019, Branch was released by the Dolphins.[6]

Arizona Cardinals

On July 30, 2019, Branch signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals after visiting earlier in June.[7][8][9] He was released on August 25, 2019.[10]


  1. "Virginia Tech and Clemson Dominate All-ACC Football Teams".
  2. "Jaguars sign Andre Branch". Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  3. "Dolphins Sign Andre Branch". March 16, 2016.
  4. Patra, Kevin (March 8, 2017). "Miami Dolphins to re-sign DE Andre Branch".
  5. Bacharach, Erik (September 14, 2018). "Dolphins' Andre Branch fined by NFL for taunting after hit to Titans' Taylor Lewan".
  6. Bergman, Jeremy (March 2, 2019). "Dolphins to release veteran DE Andre Branch".
  7. Urban, Darren (July 30, 2019). "Cardinals Try Again At Linebacker Depth, Signing Andre Branch". Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  8. Scott, Jelani (July 30, 2019). "Cardinals ink LB Andre Branch to 1-year deal". Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  9. Cox, Seth (July 30, 2019). "Arizona Cardinals sign Andre Branch". Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  10. Urban, Darren (August 25, 2019). "Hakeem Butler, Josh Shaw Moved To Injured Reserve". Retrieved August 25, 2019.

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