Braxton Berrios
No. 0 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Wide receiver
Return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-06) October 6, 1995 (age 28)
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Leesville Road
(Raleigh, North Carolina)
College:Miami (FL) (2014–2017)
NFL draft:2018 / Round: 6 / Pick: 210
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Receptions:134
Receiving yards:1,323
Receiving touchdowns:6
Rushing yards:171
Rushing touchdowns:4
Return yards:3,110
Return touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Braxton Berrios (born October 6, 1995)[1] is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami (FL). He was a star athlete at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, North Carolina where he played quarterback and wide receiver. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL draft.

College career

Berrios attended Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. A four-star wide receiver, he committed to Miami over Ohio State, Clemson, Oregon and many other Power 5 schools.[2] Berrios played as a true freshman, finishing the season with 21 catches for 232 yards and 3 touchdowns.[3] In 2017, Berrios caught two touchdown passes against Florida State to help beat the Seminoles for the first time since 2009.[4]

College statistics

Miami Hurricanes
Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Punt Return Kick Return
GP GS Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
2014 Miami (FL) 13 4 21 232 11.0 3 4 20 5.0 0
2015 Miami (FL) 11 0 12 86 7.2 0 4 72 18.0 0 11 46 4.2 0 1 20 20.0 0
2016 Miami (FL) 13 3 12 178 14.8 2 19 215 11.3 1 2 40 20.0 0
2017 Miami (FL) 13 13 55 679 12.3 9 13 207 15.9 0
Career 50 20 100 1,175 11.8 14 4 72 18.0 0 47 488 10.4 1 3 60 20.0 0

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 8+58 in
(1.74 m)
184 lb
(83 kg)
28 in
(0.71 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.44 s 1.58 s 2.59 s 4.18 s 6.72 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
11 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Miami's Pro Day[5][6]

New England Patriots

Berrios was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round with the 210th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.[7] On September 1, 2018, Berrios was placed on injured reserve.[8] Although he never played in a game, Berrios was awarded a Super Bowl ring by the team after its victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.[9] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[10]

New York Jets

On September 1, 2019, Berrios was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets.[11] In limited action, he returned 21 punts, four kicks, and completed six pass receptions.

In his second season with the Jets, on September 20, 2020, Berrios scored his first career touchdown off of a 30-yard pass from Sam Darnold, in a 31–13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.[12]

In Week 16 of the 2020 season against the Cleveland Browns, Berrios caught a 43-yard touchdown pass from fellow wide receiver Jamison Crowder on a trick play during the 23–16 win.[13]

In Week 7 of the 2021 season, against the Cincinnati Bengals, he recorded a receiving touchdown. In Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Berrios returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a 26–21 win, earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[14] In Week 17, he caught a touchdown and rushed for another touchdown, becoming the first Jets receiver to do so in the same game.[15] Berrios finished second on the team with 46 catches for 431 yards and two touchdowns, plus another 40 yards and two scores rushing. He was awarded first-team All-Pro honors as a kick returner.[16] Berrios finished the season ranked third in the NFL in kickoff return yards (852) and third in yards per punt return (13.4).

On March 14, 2022, Berrios re-signed with the Jets on a two-year, $12 million contract.[17] In Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Berrios was part of a trick play in which he threw a two–yard pass to Zach Wilson for a touchdown. Wilson's score made him the first Jets quarterback to record a receiving touchdown.[18]

On March 9, 2023, Berrios was released by the Jets.[19]

Miami Dolphins

On March 16, 2023, Berrios signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.[20] He played in 16 games recording 27 catches for 238 yards and one touchdown.

Berrios re-signed with the Dolphins on March 21, 2024.[21]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Won the Super Bowl
Led the league
Bold Career high
Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Kick returns Punt returns Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2018 NE 0 0 did not play due to injury
2019 NYJ 16 0 6 115 19.2 69 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 4 48 12.0 25 0 21 240 11.4 26 0 1 1
2020 NYJ 16 2 37 394 10.6 43 3 3 29 9.7 15 0 9 167 18.6 28 0 10 86 8.6 18 0 0 0
2021 NYJ 16 1 46 431 9.4 46 2 7 40 5.7 11 2 28 852 30.4 102 1 15 201 13.4 28 0 1 1
2022 NYJ 17 2 18 145 8.1 25 0 9 91 10.1 25 2 26 600 23.1 42 0 21 240 11.4 22 0 1 0
2023 MIA 16 1 27 238 8.8 22 1 1 11 11.0 11 0 18 441 24.5 33 0 23 235 10.2 19 0 1 0
Career 81 6 134 1,323 9.9 69 6 20 171 8.6 25 4 85 2,108 24.8 102 1 90 1,002 11.1 28 0 4 2

Personal life

Braxton is currently dating TikTok star Alix Earle. He is of Puerto Rican descent through his paternal grandfather.[22]

References

  1. ^ "Braxton Berrios Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Braxton Berrios, Leesville Road , Wide Receiver". 247Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2023.
  3. ^ Berrios Miami's profile
  4. ^ Berrios two touchdowns performance against FSU
  5. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Braxton Berrios". NFL.com. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "*Braxton Berrios, DS #27 WR, Miami". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  7. ^ Buchmasser, Bernd (April 28, 2018). "2018 NFL draft: Patriots select WR Braxton Berrios with the 210th overall pick". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Patriots Announce Roster Cutdown". Patriots.com. September 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Super Bowl LIII – Los Angeles Rams vs. New England Patriots – February 3rd, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  10. ^ Holleran, Andrew (August 31, 2019). "New England Patriots Are Releasing Notable Wide Receiver". TheSpun.com. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  11. ^ Cox, Zach (September 1, 2019). "Braxton Berrios Among Four Patriots Claimed Off Waivers After Roster Cuts". NESN.com. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Jets' Braxton Berrios: Scores late TD in blowout loss". CBSSports. September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  13. ^ "Cleveland Browns at New York Jets – December 27th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  14. ^ "Bengals QB Joe Burrow, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott lead NFL Players of the Week". NFL.com. December 29, 2021.
  15. ^ Braziller, Zach (January 3, 2022). "Braxton Berrios, pending Jets free-agent WR, shines vs. Bucs". New York Post. Retrieved September 30, 2023.
  16. ^ Fried, Justin (February 21, 2022). "Should the NY Jets re-sign or decline WR Braxton Berrios?". The Jet Press. Retrieved September 30, 2023.
  17. ^ Allen, Eric (March 15, 2022). "Jets Re-Sign WR-KR Braxton Berrios". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved September 30, 2023.
  18. ^ "Jets' Braxton Berrios: Throws TD in win". CBSSports.com. October 2, 2022. Retrieved June 23, 2023.
  19. ^ Cimini, Rich (March 9, 2023). "Sources: Jets to trade for Chuck Clark, cut Braxton Berrios". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 30, 2023.
  20. ^ "Miami Dolphins Sign Jake Bailey and Braxton Berrios". MiamiDolphins.com. March 17, 2023. Retrieved September 30, 2023.
  21. ^ "Miami Dolphins Re-sign Braxton Berrios". MiamiDolphins.com. March 21, 2024.
  22. ^ Dunphy, Mark (April 30, 2018). "5 things to know about Braxton Berrios, the Patriots' newest slot receiver". Boston.com. Retrieved April 30, 2018.