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Brandon LaFell
WR #11
Height:
6-3
Weight:
210
Age:
31
College:
Louisiana State
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2017):

REC
31
YDS
303
AVG
9.8
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 373 5,018 13.5 91 28 11 130 11.8 60 0 4 1
2017 CIN 9 8 31 303 9.8 37T 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2016 CIN 16 14 64 862 13.5 86T 6 1 -2 -2 -2 0 -- --
2015 NE 11 7 37 515 13.9 54 0 2 9 4.5 9 0 -- --
2014 NE 16 13 74 953 12.9 56T 7 2 13 6.5 9 0 1 1
2013 CAR 16 16 49 627 12.8 79T 5 2 15 7.5 9 0 1 0
2012 CAR 14 12 44 677 15.4 62 4 3 35 11.7 25 0 1 0
2011 CAR 16 6 36 613 17 91T 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 14 2 38 468 12.3 44 1 1 60 60 60 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 BAL L 0-20 3 24 8 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 HOU L 9-13 4 30 7.5 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @GB L 24-27 1 5 5 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @CLE W 31-7 2 17 8.5 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 BUF W 20-16 5 32 6.4 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @PIT L 14-29 4 28 7 9 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 IND W 24-23 4 44 11 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
9 @JAX L 7-23 2 28 14 19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @TEN L 20-24 6 95 15.8 37 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

      An eighth-year pro who joined Bengals as a free agent for 2016 and finished season ranked second on team in receptions (64), receiving yards (862) and TDs (six) ... Caught 74 passes for New England’s 2014 Super Bowl winners ... Entered NFL in 2010 as third-round Carolina draftee and went to New England as unrestricted free agent for 2014-15 ... Recorded 13 catches for 119 yards and two TDs in ’14 postseason, including first TD scored in Super Bowl vs. Seattle.

      An eighth-year pro who joined Bengals as a free agent for 2016 and finished season ranked second on team in receptions (64), receiving yards (862) and TDs (six) ... Caught 74 passes for New England’s 2014 Super Bowl winners ... Entered NFL in 2010 as third-round Carolina draftee and went to New England as unrestricted free agent for 2014-15 ... Recorded 13 catches for 119 yards and two TDs in ’14 postseason, including first TD scored in Super Bowl vs. Seattle.

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Carolina in third round of 2010 NFL Draft (78th overall) ... Signed with Panthers on 7-21-10 ... Signed with New England as unrestricted free agent on 3-17-14 ... Contract terminated by Patriots on 3-2-16 ... Signed with Cincinnati as free agent on 3-31-16 ... Re-signed with Bengals on 3-9-17.

 

     2016 highlights: Played in Games 1-16, with 14 starts ... Posted 64 catches for 862 yards and six TDs ... Also drew five pass interference penalties ... In regular season Bengals debut Sept. 11 at N.Y. Jets, posted 91 yards on four receptions, including 21-yarder on a third-and-seven play on Bengals’ first TD drive ... Caught three-for-39 on Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh, and drew a 25-yard end-zone pass interference call in the third quarter to set up a Mike Nugent FG ... Led team in catches and receiving yards (eight-for-68) on Oct. 9 at Dallas, including fourth-quarter TDs of seven and five yards ... Caught two-for-13, including five-yard TD in third quarter, on Oct. 16 at New England ... Caught four-for-83, with a 44-yard TD, on Oct. 23 vs. Cleveland ... On Oct. 30 vs. Washington in London, drew an end-zone pass interference in fourth quarter, setting up a Jeremy Hill rushing TD that gave Bengals 27-24 lead ... Led team in catches (five) and receiving yards (95) on Dec. 4 vs. Philadelphia, with an eight-yard TD in third quarter ... On Dec. 18 vs. Pittsburgh, led team in catches (seven) and receiving yards (91), and set up a TD when he drew a 39-yard pass interference penalty against the Steelers in end zone ... Had a career-high 130 yards on six d Dec. 24 at Houston, including 86-yard TD in fourth quarter; the 86-yarder was a short Andy Dalton pass and was the longest gain of any kind by the Bengals on the season, the longest completion in Dalton’s career and the second-longest of LaFell’s career (he had a 91-yarder for Carolina in 2011) ... On Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore, caught team-high seven passes for 67 yards.

 

     Previous seasons: 2010—Rookie played 14 games for Carolina and caught 38-for-468 ... Earned starting spot for season opener, Sept. 12 vs. Giants, and first pro reception was eight-yarder from QB Matt Moore ... Scored first TD on 17-yard reception from Moore on Oct. 31 at St. Louis ... Had a 60-yard rush, still longest of his career, on 1-2-11 at Atlanta. 2011—Played in all 16 Carolina games, with six starts, totaling 36 receptions for 613 yards and three TDs ... Logged his first 100-yard game, three-for-103 with a TD, on Dec. 24 vs. Tampa Bay ... Also had TD catches on Sept. 18 vs. Green Bay and on Oct. 23 vs. Washington. 2012—Played in 14 games for Carolina with 12 starts, posting 44 receptions for 677 yards and four TDs ... His 14.9-yard career average per catch at season’s end qualified as first in Panthers history ... Had 13 catches of 20 or more yards on the season, including TDs of 22 on Sept. 9 at Tampa Bay, 29 on Nov. 18 vs. Tampa Bay and 43 on Nov. 26 at Philadelphia. 2013—Started 16 games for the first time in his career, for Panthers team that won NFC South with 12-4 record ... Caught 49-for-627, with five TDs ... Had two TD catches Sept. 22 at N.Y. Giants and was four-for-107 with a TD on Oct. 13 at Minnesota ... Caught three-for-34 in his first postseason game, Divisional playoff vs. San Francisco. 2014—Moved to New England as unrestricted free agent and played in all 16 regular-season games (13 starts) before starting all three postseason games for Super Bowl winners ... Posted career highs with 74 receptions for 953 yards and seven TDs (second on team) ... Career-best 11 catches, for 124 yards, on Oct. 26 vs. Chicago ... Two TD catches on Nov. 30 at Green Bay ... Caught five-for-62 with a TD in Divisional playoff win vs. Baltimore ... Caught four-for-29, with 11-yard TD, in Super Bowl vs. Seattle. 2015—Opened season on Reserve/PUP due to foot injury, but played for New England in Games 6-16 and both postseason games ... Caught 37-for-515 in regular season ... Caught five for team-leading 102 yards in win Nov. 8 vs. Washington ... Four catches for team-high 88 yards in win Dec. 20 vs. Tennessee ... Personal season-long catch of 54 yards on Nov. 15 vs. Giants.

 

     Carolina comet: LaFell holds the Carolina Panthers record for longest scrimmage gain in franchise history, with a 91-yard reception for a TD from Cam Newton vs. Tampa Bay in 2011.

 

     College: Played four seasons (2006-09) at LSU, with 175 receptions for 2517 yards ... Finished career with at least one catch in 41 straight games, and his 25 TD caches ranked second in school history ... Led team in receiving yards in each of his last three seasons ... Redshirt year in 2005.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Houston, Texas ... Attended Lamar High School ... Majored in general studies at LSU ... Married (wife Kristen), with a son (Brandon Jr.) and a daughter (Jordin).

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