Braxton Berrios
No. 10 – New York Jets
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-06) October 6, 1995 (age 27)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 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 Week 4, 2022
Receptions:95
Receiving yards:983
Receiving touchdowns:5
Rushing yards:69
Rushing touchdowns:2
Return yards:1,793
Return touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Braxton Berrios (born October 6, 1995)[1] is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of 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. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

College career

Berrios is from Leesville Road, 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

Season Team GP Receiving
Rec Yds TD
2014 Miami (FL) 11 21 232 3
2015 Miami (FL) 11 12 86 0
2016 Miami (FL) 11 12 178 2
2017 Miami (FL) 12 51 625 9
College Totals 45 96 1,121 14

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] Berrios won a Super Bowl ring when the Patriots reached Super Bowl LIII and beat the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 13–3.[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 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 ran for another, 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]

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 43T 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 102T 1 15 201 13.4 28 0 1 1
Career 48 3 89 940 10.6 69 5 10 69 6.9 15 2 41 1,067 26.0 102T 1 46 527 11.5 28 0 2 2

Personal life

Braxton is half Puerto Rican. Berrios has been dating Sophia Culpo, sister of former Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, since late 2020. [18]

References

  1. ^ "Braxton Berrios Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Berrios high school recruiting profile
  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. ^ "2018 NFL draft: Patriots select WR Braxton Berrios with the 210th overall pick". PatsPulpit.com. April 28, 2018. 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. ^ "Jets' Braxton Berrios making strong free agency case with two-TD game". January 3, 2022.
  16. ^ "Should the NY Jets re-sign or decline WR Braxton Berrios?".
  17. ^ Allen, Eric (March 15, 2022). "Jets Re-Sign WR-KR Braxton Berrios". NewYorkJets.com.
  18. ^ "Braxton Berrios goes public with celebrity relationship". 24/7 Sports. Retrieved February 18, 2021.