Brandon Underwood
Underwood in 2011
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1986-06-24) June 24, 1986 (age 35)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:21
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:0
Player stats at

Brandon Dante Underwood (born June 24, 1986) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft and would later be a part of their Super Bowl XLV championship team over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Cincinnati.

College career

After going to Hamilton High School, Underwood spent his first two years at Ohio State, where he was redshirted as a freshman in 2005. He played in the season opener against Miami, recording three tackles before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. After his sophomore season, Underwood transferred to Cincinnati, where he earned first-team All-Big East honors in his senior season, recording 4 interceptions including one of Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford.[1]

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Underwood was selected in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Packers.

He was released on September 3, 2011.[2]

Oakland Raiders

On February 16, 2012, he signed with the Oakland Raiders.[3] He was released by the Raiders on September 7, 2012 after landing on injured reserve.[4]

Dallas Cowboys

On December 31, 2012, Underwood signed with the Dallas Cowboys.[5] He was released by the Cowboys on August 27, 2013.[6]

Toronto Argonauts

On January 9, 2014, Underwood signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[7] He was released by the Argonauts on August 31, 2014.[8] On May 30, 2015, Underwood re-signed with the Toronto Argonauts. He was a free agent after the 2015 season.[9]

Calgary Stampeders

Underwood was signed to the Calgary Stampeders practice roster on October 10, 2014.[10]


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  2. ^ "Brandon Underwood among early Packer cuts".
  3. ^ "Raiders sign Brandon Underwood -". Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Brandon Underwood, CB, Free Agent". Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Brandon Underwood | Lakota Tomahawks". Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Dallas Cowboys release nine players". Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 9, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "2014 TRANSACTIONS". Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "2016 Free Agent Tracker". February 7, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Transactions". Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.