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Deion Branch
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Deion Branch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Albany, Ga.

High School:
Monroe

Last College:
Jones County College

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
07/18/1979

Experience:
JC


Burst onto the U of L scene as a reliable big play threat in 2000 ... named team MVP by his peers a year ago... sacrifices his body to make the big catch ... elected one of four captains for the 2001 season ... should find his name among All-America receivers entering the 2001 season.

2000: U of L's top pass catcher with 71 grabs for 1,016 yards in 2000 ... first-team all-C-USA selection by coaches and media ... selected team most valuable player and outstanding offensive performer by his teammates following the 2000 campaign ... posted the fourth 1,000-yard season in Cardinal history ... pulled in a team-high nine touchdown passes ... 13th in the nation averaging 6.45 catches per game and 19th overall getting 92.4 yards per contest ... averaged an impressive 14.3 yards per catch to lead all U of L wideouts ... averaged 15.3 yards per grab in C-USA games ... five or more catches in 10 of 12 contests in 2000 ... earned U of L offensive player of the game honors at the Liberty Bowl ... caught 10 passes for 170 yards and a score versus Colorado State ... opened Division I-A career with nine catches for 123 yards and two scores versus Kentucky ... added two more TDs a week later in win over Grambling ... 116 yards on nine catches in win over Connecticut ... season-high 194 yards receiving on eight catches versus Cincinnati including a season-long 69-yard grab ... seven catches for 76 yards and a touchdown despite pulling a hamstring in the first quarter vs. then No. 11 Southern Miss ... three catches for 71 yards and a 47-yard TD in limited duty versus Army one week later ... five catches for 72 yards and a score versus Houston.

1999: Did not see game action.

Junior College: Second-team All-America wideout at Jones County College ... caught 69 passes for 1,012 yards and nine scores in 1998 ... added punt and kickoff return responsibilities ... returned 15 punts for 12.8 yard average and 17 kickoffs for 19.6 average ... helped JCC to a 12-0 mark and victory in the Golden Isles Bowl ... grabbed 37 passes for 639 yards and five TDs as a freshman in 1997 ... returned 14 kickoffs for a 23.6 average as a rookie.

Personal: Communications major ... born July 18, 1979.

Receiving	rec	yds	avg	td	long	
2000		71	1016	14.3	9	69

Rushing att yds avg td long 2000 4 12 3.0 0 9
2000 Game rec yds td *Kentucky 9 123 2 *Grambling 3 73 2 *Florida State 5 20 0 *Connecticut 9 116 0 *UAB 8 78 1 *Cincinnati 8 194 1 *East Carolina 8 131 0 *Tulane 6 62 0 *Southern Miss 7 76 1 *Army 3 71 1 *Houston 5 72 1 Liberty Bowl * Colorado St. 10 170 1 * - game started
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