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Brad Badger
No. --     Free Agent
Guard / Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-01-11) January 11, 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth: Corvallis, Oregon
High School: Corvallis High School
Corvallis, Oregon
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 162
Debuted in 1997 for the Washington Redskins
Last played in 2007 for the Phoenix Cardinals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Bradley Thomas Badger (born January 11, 1975 in Corvallis, Oregon) is an American football guard and tackle who is currently a free agent. He was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford University.

High school career

Badger attended Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Oregon and starred in football, basketball, and baseball. He was an All-American selection and rated Oregon's best prospect by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report at Corvallis High School. In six games as a senior tight end, he had 12 receptions for 260 yards and three touchdowns. As a junior, he earned honorable mention All-State honors, catching 18 passes for 252 yards and a score. Badger also lettered in baseball and basketball. He was named honorable mention All-State in basketball as a junior and first team All-State in his senior year at center.

College career

At Stanford University, Badger was converted from a tight end into an offensive lineman. He was a three-year starter for the Cardinal, starting 34 of 35 games dating back to his sophomore year. As a senior, he was named to the All Pac-10 first-team.

Professional career

Badger was drafted in the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. During his second season with the Redskins, he started all 16 games. After playing for the Redskins for three seasons, he was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an unrestricted free agent. In his second season with the Vikings, he started 12 of 13 games while battling injuries throughout the season. He was then signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders where he played 5 seasons before being released in April 2007.

Badger was signed by his fourth team, the Arizona Cardinals on August 14, 2007. Badger was released by the Arizona Cardinals on September 11, 2007, but re-signed on September 13, 2007. He was cut again by the Arizona Cardinals on October 30, 2007.[1]

Personal life

Badger is married to the former Mercedes Cisneros, daughter of Henry Cisneros. They dated and met at Stanford University. The couple have two daughters.


Preceded by
Todd Steussie
Minnesota Vikings Starting Left Tackles
Succeeded by
Bryant McKinnie