PLAYER
Brandon Copeland
DE #51
Height:
6-3
Weight:
263
Age:
25
College:
Pennsylvania
Hometown:
Sykesville, MD
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
16
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 30 22 8 0.5 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2016 DET 16 1 16 11 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 DET 16 0 14 11 3 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @IND W 39-35 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 TEN L 15-16 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @GB L 27-34 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @CHI L 14-17 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 PHI W 24-23 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 LA W 31-28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 WAS W 20-17 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
8 @HOU L 13-20 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @MIN W 22-16 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 JAX W 26-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 MIN W 16-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @NO W 28-13 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 CHI W 20-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @NYG L 6-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @DAL L 21-42 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 GB L 24-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Pennsylvania in 2013, Copeland joined the Tennessee Titans practice squad in 2013 and 2014. His impressive performance at the 2015 NFL Veteran Combine earned him a one-year contract with the Lions this season as he is expected to provide versatility as a defensive end and special teams contributor.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as a free agent to a one-year contract on April 7, 2015.
  • Released by the Titans on September 16, 2014.
  • Signed by the Titans to the practice squad on August 31, 2014.
  • Released by the Titans on August 30, 2014.
  • Signed by the Titans to a Reserve/Future contract on December 31, 2013.
  • Re-signed by the Titans to the practice squad on November 12, 2013.
  • Released by the Titans on November 5, 2013.
  • Signed by the Tennessee Titans to the practice squad on October 8, 2013.
  • Released by the Ravens on September 25, 2013.
  • Signed by the Ravens to the practice squad on September 1, 2013.
  • Released by the Ravens on August 30, 2013.
  • Signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 3, 2013.

PRO
Originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Pennsylvania in 2013, Copeland joined the Tennessee Titans practice squad in 2013 and 2014. His impressive performance at the 2015 NFL Veteran Combine earned him a one-year contract with the Lions this season as he is expected to provide versatility as a linebacker and special teams contributor.

2014: Signed by the Titans to a Reserve/Future contract following the 2013 season and spent the beginning of 2014 as a member of the Titans practice squad before being released by the team on September 16.

2013: Joined the Baltimore Ravens practice squad as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Pennsylvania before being signed by the Titans to the practice squad in October where he spent the majority of the 2013 season.

COLLEGE
Was a three-time Ivy League champion at Pennsylvania. Finished his collegiate career playing in 39 games with 30 straight starts and tallied 160 tackles, 11 sacks for 70 yards, 26.5 tackles for loss, an interception, four pass defenses, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, a blocked kick, a safety and a touchdown. Earned First Team All-Ivy League three times (2010-12).

2012: Capped off his collegiate career in 2012, earning First Team All-Ivy League by tallying 51 tackles. Led the team and finished seventh in the league with five sacks for 23 yards and recorded 8.5 tackles for loss, ranking second on the team. Placed third in the league with two fumble recoveries and posted five or more tackles in six contests.

  • As a senior was awarded Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors and NCAA National Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in a win against Harvard, where he helped clinch the Ivy League with his first safety and a career-high two sacks.

PERSONAL
Prepped at Gilman (Md.) School where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track. Was awarded the 2008 National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the Year award and was a 2008 Academic All-State team honoree.

  • Participated in Maryland Crab Bowl and the Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star games in 2008 and was a member of the 2006 MIAAA Conference championship squad.
  • Nominated for the Army All-American game and earned All-Baltimore City honors.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Copeland on special teams

    Posted Aug 23, 2016

    Brandon Copeland talks about the potential for special teams this season as well as how important special teams can be for rookies trying to secure a roster spot.

  • Copeland on being on the roster bubble

    Posted Sep 1, 2015

    Linebacker Brandon Copeland talks about making his mark in the final preseason game to try and earn a spot on the 53-man roster.

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