Brenton Strange
No. 85 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (2000-12-27) December 27, 2000 (age 23)
Eden, North Carolina , U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Parkersburg (Parkersburg)
College:Penn State (2019–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Receiving yards:35
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at PFR

Brenton Lamont Strange (born December 27, 2000) is an American football tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State.

Early years

Strange was born on December 27, 2000, in Eden, North Carolina. He attended Parkersburg High School, where he had 57 receptions for 938 yards and 12 touchdowns for their football team as a junior.[1][2] Strange was rated a four-star recruit and committed to play college football at Penn State over offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Purdue.[3][4]

College career

Strange played in two games as a true freshman and caught one pass for a four-yard touchdown reception before redshirting the season.[5] He played in nine games with five starts and had 17 receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns in his redshirt freshman season.[6] Strange caught 20 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore.[7][8] He began his redshirt junior season as the Nittany Lions' primary tight end.[9]

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
6 ft 3+78 in
(1.93 m)
253 lb
(115 kg)
31+18 in
(0.79 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.70 s 1.57 s 2.68 s 4.46 s 7.25 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
23 reps
All values from the NFL Combine[10]

Strange was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round, 61st overall, of the 2023 NFL draft.[11]


  1. ^ Albright, Joseph P. (December 20, 2018). "Big Reds tight end Brenton Strange inks with Penn State". The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Retrieved October 5, 2022.
  2. ^ Bennett, Jay W. (June 17, 2018). "No days off for Strange". The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Retrieved October 5, 2022.
  3. ^ Moyer, Josh (October 2, 2018). "4-star tight end commits to Penn State after attending White Out". Centre Daily Times. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  4. ^ "Tight end from West Virginia commits to Penn State". Philadelphia Inquirer. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  5. ^ "Brenton Strange ready to 'step up big time' at TE for Penn State after loss of Pat Freiermuth". Centre Daily Times. November 27, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2022.
  6. ^ "PSU tight end Strange poised for big season". The Meadville Tribune. August 27, 2021. Retrieved October 5, 2022.
  7. ^ "Brenton Strange, Penn State tight ends have renewed motivation, approach in spring practice". The Patriot-News. April 12, 2022. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  8. ^ "Strange leading rejuvenated tight ends group". The Tribune-Democrat. September 22, 2022. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  9. ^ "Penn State-Northwestern review: TE Brenton Strange playing like one of college football's best". The Patriot-News. October 4, 2022. Retrieved October 5, 2022.
  10. ^ "Brenton Strange Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  11. ^ "NFL Draft Round 2, Pick 61 Overall: Strange is the Selection". April 28, 2023.