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Nigel Bradham
No. 53     Buffalo Bills
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-04) September 4, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Crawfordville, Florida
High School: Crawfordville (FL) Wakulla
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
Debuted in 2012 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
*Buffalo Bills ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
*Walter Payton Trophy (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     57
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     0

Nigel Bradham (born September 4, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He played college football at Florida State University. Bradham was considered one of the best linebackers coming out of high school in 2008, and has been compared to Derrick Brooks by CSTV’s Tom Lemming.[1]

High school career Edit

At Wakulla High School, Bradham had consecutive 145-tackle seasons, including a senior campaign in which he also registered 12 sacks and four defensive touchdowns in leading Wakulla to a district championship. As a junior he tallied 145 tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions, two of which he returned for TDs. Bradham recorded over 430 tackles and 20 sacks during his three-year career on the varsity football team at Wakulla.[2]

Bradham was named to All-American teams by Parade, SuperPrep, and USA Today, among others. He was a finalist for the Hall Trophy and recorded four tackles in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Considered a five-star recruit and the ranked first among outside linebacker prospects by Rivals.com,[3] Bradham had numerous scholarship offers but decided to attend Florida State early in April 2007.[4]

College career Edit

As a true freshman in 2008, Bradham was in the linebacker rotation from opening day and played in each of the Seminoles' 13 games during the regular season, mostly at weakside linebacker. He made his first career start in the Seminoles' victory over the University of Miami. Bradham finished the season as fourth-leading tackler among the Seminoles' linebackers and Florida State's leading true freshmen tackler with 29 stops.

In his sophomore year, Bradham had 12 starts and led the Seminoles with 93 tackles (62 unassisted). He also recorded 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception and finished second on the team with two fumble recoveries. Bradham earned honorable mention Sophomore All-American honors from College Football News.

Professional career Edit

2012 NFL Draft Edit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP<th>Wonderlic</th>
6 ft 1⅝ in 241 lb33¾ in10½ in 4.64 s x s x s 4.37 s 7.18 s 37 in 10 ft 1 in 24 reps<td align="center">x</td>

Bradham was selected in the 4th round (105th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by Buffalo Bills.

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