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TRANSACTIONS: Originally selected in second round (38th overall) in 2012 draft.
PRO: Third-year DE sees action in DL rotation … Possesses long arms with an eighty-two inch wing span … Has played in 29 games and made three starts in first two seasons ... Career totals include 57 tackles (39 solo), seven sacks, 17 QB pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Added two special teams tackles ... Posted career-best six sacks in 2013 ... Was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury as a rookie and missed the final three games ...Finished collegiate career with 17.5 sacks and 33.5 tackles for loss … Played in the Senior Bowl … First player from Clemson drafted by the Jaguars in franchise history … Became only fourth DE selected by the Jaguars in the first two rounds in franchise history …
2013: Played in all 16 games and ranked second on the team with a career-high six sacks ... Produced career-high 37 tackles (30 solo), nine QB pressures and tied for team-lead with 10 tackles for loss ... 10/6 at STL: Recorded his first sack of the season and second of his career in the third quarter. Added three solo tackles, one tackle for loss and one QB hit ... 11/17 vs. ARI: Totaled two solo tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and two QB hits. Sacked Carson Palmer in the third quarter ... 11/24 at HOU: Posted a sack in his second consecutive game, taking down QB Case Keenum for a 19-yard loss in the first quarter. Added two solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one QB hit and one pass defensed ... 12/5 vs. HOU: Registered a sack for the third time in the last four games and finished with four tackles (three solo), one tackle for loss and one QB hit ... 12/15 vs. BUF: Had a sack for the second consecutive game and added five tackles including two tackles for loss ... 12/22 vs. TEN: Totaled four tackles (three solo), one sack, one tackle for loss and one QB hit. Sacked QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter, his third straight game with a sack ...
2012: Appeared in 13 games as a rookie and made three starts … Finished with 20 tackles (11 solo), one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed …Suffered a season-ending groin injury and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 18, missing the final two games … Made NFL debut on 9/9 at MIN and recorded three tackles and two QB pressures … Made first career start on 9/16 vs. HOU and totaled six tackles with two QB pressures … 9/23 at IND: Started at DE, missed three snaps and made two tackles (one solo) with one QB pressure ... Also started on 9/30 vs. CIN ... 10/28 at GB: Had two tackles (one solo) with one pass defensed. Logged first career sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery on a second quarter sack of Aaron Rodgers, setting up a TD before halftime ... 11/8 vs. IND: Played 14 snaps at DE with three tackles ... 11/18 at HOU: Played 20 snaps at DE with one QB pressure and made two special teams tackles ... Was inactive (groin) on 12/16 at MIA and was placed on injured reserve (groin) on Dec. 18.
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman, playing in 48 games with 27 starts … Career totals include 197 tackles (142 solo), 17.5 sacks, 33.5 tackles for loss and 41 QB pressures … Added 11 passes defensed … Finished with a career-high 10.5 sacks as a senior, fourth-most in school history … Made at least one tackle in 41 straight games … Started all 14 games as a senior at DE … Team co-captain … Earned second-team All-America honors by the Walter Camp Foundation, CBSSports.com, Phil Steele, Rivals.com and Sports Illustrated … First-team All-ACC selection … One of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award … Registered a career-high 10.5 sacks, the most in the ACC and the fourth-most in school history for a season … Compiled career-best 85 tackles (64 solo), team-high 17 tackles for loss, 17 QB pressures, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble … The 17 tackles for loss ranked third in ACC … Started 13 games at DE as a junior in first season as starter … Finished with 55 tackles (36 solo), five sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and team-high 16 QB pressures … Led all ACC defensive ends with seven passes defensed … Appeared in all 14 games as a sophomore … Recorded 46 tackles (33 solo), two sacks, eight tackles for loss and seven QB pressures … Played in first four games as a freshman and final three games … Totaled 11 tackles (nine solo) along with two special teams tackles … Redshirted as a freshman … Majored in sociology.
PERSONAL: Single … Attended Varina High School in Richmond, Virginia … Played football for head coach Gary Chilcoat … Two-year starter at LB and TE … Helped team to 11-2 mark as a senior and 9-1 record as a junior … Rated the 47th-best prospect in the state by Rivals.com … Recorded 62 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks, two INTs and two fumble recoveries as a senior … Also lettered in basketball … Born in Richmond, Virginia … Twitter handle is @BranchNout90 ... Full name: Orlandus Andre Branch.