Bryan Fletcher (American football)

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Bryan Fletcher
No. 81
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1979-03-23) March 23, 1979 (age 39)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Hazelwood East
(St. Louis, Missouri)
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2002  / Round: 6 / Pick: 210
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Bryan Jamaile Fletcher (born March 23, 1979) is a former American football tight end. He played college football for UCLA, and was drafted in the 6th round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Flecther won Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts over the Bears.

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Tight end position in American football, with the characteristics and roles of both an offensive lineman and a wide receiver

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College years

Fletcher attended UCLA and was a letterman in football. He finished his career with 30 receptions for 423 yards (14.1 yards per reception average) and three touchdowns, [1] and as a senior, he was an All-Pacific-10 Conference second team selection and won the UCLA Best Leadership Award. [2]

Professional career

In the three years with the Colts, he had 54 catches for 547 yards and 5 touchdowns. [3] After the 2008 NFL Draft he was waived by the Colts.

2008 NFL Draft

The 2008 NFL Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, on April 26 and April 27, 2008. For the 29th consecutive year, ESPN televised the draft; the NFL Network also broadcast the event, its third year doing so. Of the 252 selections, 220 were regular selections in rounds one through seven, and 32 were compensatory selections, distributed among rounds three through seven.

Bryan Fletcher – receiving statistics

Season 2005 2006 2007
Receptions 18 18 18
Yards 202 202 143
Touchdowns 3 2 0

Personal life

He is the younger brother of former San Diego Chargers running back Terrell Fletcher.

Terrell Fletcher American football player

Terrell Antoine Fletcher is a former American football in the National Football League, spending his entire 8-year professional football career as running back for the San Diego Chargers. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he played football as running back for the Wisconsin Badgers, Rose Bowl Champions in 1994. In 1995, Terrell was named MVP in the Hall of Fame Outback Bowl. With the Chargers, Terrell rushed for 1,871 yards and gained 1,943 yards receiving, leading all Charger running backs in receptions for five consecutive seasons, from 1996-2000. He is the older brother of former Indianapolis Colts tight end Bryan Fletcher. On November 4, 2001, he caught Drew Brees's first completion.

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References

  1. "Bryan Fletcher, TE - UCLA". Usatoday.Com. April 21, 2002. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  2. "Bryan Fletcher Profile". Ind.scout.com. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  3. "Bryan Fletcher, TE at". Nfl.com. Retrieved November 4, 2011.