Brackett with the Dolphins in 2011
|Date of birth:December 13, 1987|
|Place of birth: New Brunswick, New Jersey|
|College: Penn State|
|Undrafted in 2011|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Miami Dolphins ( 2011)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
Brett Brackett (born December 13, 1987) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football for Penn State.
Brackett grew up in Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, where he attended Lawrence High School.
Brackett attended Penn State. In 2010, as a senior, he was the a co-captain along with Ollie Ogbu, who would later join him in the professional ranks on the Eagles roster. Though he was initially recruited as a quarterback, he converted to wide receiver where, during his senior season, he was quite formidable out of the slot. He caught 39 balls for 525 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2010.
Brackett was signed on November 9, 2011, to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad. At the conclusion of the 2011 season, his practice squad contract expired and he became a free agent. He was re-signed to the active roster on January 2, 2012. Brackett was expected to compete with Clay Harbor for the number two tight end spot. It was thought that he could make the roster as a third tight end, but he was waived during the final roster cuts.
Second stint with Jaguars
Brackett was claimed by Jacksonville on September 1, 2012. He sustained a knee injury in his first practice with the team and was placed on injured reserve. He was released on September 1, 2013.
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- "Jaguars sign TE Cloherty, Brackett to IR". Jaguars.com. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-PressRelease/Jaguars-sign-TE-Cloherty-Brackett-to-IR/617227e8-43f5-4454-9f40-482dbd46ccb4. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- Arizona Cardinals sign Brett Brackett, Andre Hardy and Christian Johnson to future contracts
- Drovetto, Tony. "Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks waive WR Phil Bates, TE Brett Brackett". Seahawks.com. http://www.seahawks.com/news/articles/article-roundup/Wednesday-Round-Up-Seahawks-waive-WR-Phil-Bates-TE-Brett-Brackett/3a627fb4-1d18-4aad-b34f-b0a1a903af85.
- Kelly, Danny. "Seahawks claim TE Brett Brackett off waivers from Titans, waive Rashaun Allen". FieldGulls.com. http://www.fieldgulls.com/2014/10/21/7033039/seahawks-claim-te-brett-brackett-off-waivers-from-titans-waive. Retrieved October 22, 2014.