J. J. Birden
No. 88     
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-06-16) June 16, 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth: Portland, Oregon
Career information
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 8 / Pick: 216
(By the Cleveland Browns)
Debuted in 1990 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1996 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receptions     244
Reception yards     3441
Touchdowns     17
Stats at
Stats at

LaJourdain J. Birden Sr. (born June 16, 1965 in Portland, Oregon) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 8th round of the 1988 NFL Draft.

A 5'9", 160-lb. wide receiver, Birden graduated from Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon and the University of Oregon.[1] He played in 9 NFL seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons from 1988 to 1996. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

College StatisticsEdit

  • 1985: 3 catches for 39 yards
  • 1987: 19 catches for 399 yards and 1 TD. His QB was coach Bill Musgrave.

After footballEdit

Following his football career, Birden became an executive for Team X88, a distributor of dark chocolate products. He is married with seven children and currently lives in Phoenix.[1]

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