Brennan Scarlett
Scarlett in 2018
No. 57 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1993-07-31) July 31, 1993 (age 28)
Portland, Oregon
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:263 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:Central Catholic
(Portland, Oregon)
Career history
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:156
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at · PFR

Brennan William Scarlett (born July 31, 1993) is an American football outside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at both California and Stanford. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

High school career

Scarlett attended Central Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon. While there he lettered in football, swimming and track & field. In football, as a sophomore, he recorded 43 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles. As a junior, he recorded 59 tackles, six sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles. As a senior, he recorded 31 tackles in the first two games of the season. He appeared in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was named a 2010 PrepStar All-American and SuperPrep All-American. He was also a National Federation of High School Awards for Excellence and a Multnomah Athletic Club Scholar Student Award recipient.[1]

College career

Scarlett then attended Cal. As a freshman in 2011, he appeared in three games. He recorded four tackles and 0.5 tackles-for-loss. He missed most of the season due to an injury.[2] As a sophomore in 2012, he started all nine games he played. He recorded 40 tackles, six tackles-for-loss, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. For the season he was named a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. As a junior in 2013, he missed the season due to an injury.[2] As a senior in 2014, he again missed the majority of the season due to injury, only appearing in five games.[2] For the season he was named All-Pac-12 fourth team by Phil Steele.[1]

After graduating from Cal, Scarlett transferred to Stanford University, where he majored in management science and engineering, pursuing his master's degree.[2] He became Stanford's first-ever graduate transfer.[2] In his lone season at Stanford, he appeared in 14 games. He recorded 37 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, 5.5 sacks and two passes defensed. For the season, he was named All-Pac-12 honorable mention.[1]

Professional career

Houston Texans

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
269 lb
(122 kg)
33+34 in
(0.86 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.76 s 1.63 s 2.84 s 4.64 s 7.28 s 31.5 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
25 reps
All values from Stanford Pro Day[3]

Scarlett went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft and was signed by the Houston Texans.[2][4] He was placed on injured reserve on October 19, 2016, with a hamstring injury and was activated back to the active roster on December 17, 2016.[5][6]

On December 4, 2017, Scarlett was placed on injured reserve.[7]

In 2018, Scarlett played in 12 games before being placed on injured reserve on December 8, 2018 with an ankle injury.[8]

On August 28, 2019, Scarlett signed a one-year contract extension with the Texans through 2020. In week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, Scarlett recorded two sacks on Gardner Minshew, one of which was a strip sack that was recovered by teammate Dylan Cole in the 26–3 win.[9]

On November 9, 2020, Scarlett was placed on injured reserve.[10] On December 19, 2020, Scarlett was activated off of injured reserve.[11]

Miami Dolphins

Scarlett signed with the Miami Dolphins on March 22, 2021.[12] He was placed on injured reserve on November 23, 2021.[13]


  1. ^ a b c "Brennan Scarlett - 2015 Football Roster". Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ramachandran, Neel (May 2, 2016). "Brennan Scarlett signs with Houston after going undrafted". Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Brennan Scarlett, Stanford, DE, 2016 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Texans sign 3 draft picks, 15 undrafted free agents". May 6, 2016. Archived from the original on October 31, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Texans place Dillon, Scarlett on reserve/injured". October 19, 2016. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Texans Activate LB Brennan Scarlett From I.R. & Waive CB Al-Hajj Shabazz". December 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Brennan Scarlett placed on IR". December 4, 2017. Archived from the original on May 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Wilson, Aaron (December 8, 2018). "Texans place Brennan Scarlett on IR, sign Roderick Johnson". Houston Chronicle.
  9. ^ "No looking back: Watson on point as Texans top Jags 26-3". November 3, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (11-9-20)". November 9, 2020.
  11. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (12-19-20)". December 19, 2020. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  12. ^ "Miami Dolphins Sign LB Brennan Scarlett". March 22, 2021. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  13. ^ "Roster Moves: Miami Dolphins Sign S Parks, Place CB Perry and LB Scarlett on IR". November 23, 2021.