Garrett Bradbury
No. 56 – Minnesota Vikings
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1995-06-20) June 20, 1995 (age 27)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Charlotte Christian
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
College:NC State (2014–2018)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2022
Games played:52
Games started:52
Receiving yards:17
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Garrett Bradbury (born June 20, 1995) is an American football center for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State and was selected by the Vikings in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early years

Bradbury attended Charlotte Christian School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where played high school football as a tight end and defensive lineman.[1]

College career

Bradbury was originally a tight end at NC State before moving to the offensive line in 2015. As a senior in 2018, he was a consensus All-American and won the Rimington Trophy.[2][3] He did not allow a single quarterback sack in over 900 snaps in 2018.[4]

Professional career

Bradbury was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round with the 18th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.[5] As a rookie, he started all 16 regular season games and both of the Vikings' playoff games in the 2019 season.[6] In 2020, Bradbury started all 16 games.

On January 2, 2022, Bradbury was part of a play that re-enacted former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris' Immaculate Reception. Quarterback Sean Mannion attempted a pass to tight end Tyler Conklin, who was hit by two Green Bay Packers defenders. The hit on Conklin caused the ball to be deflected into the air, where Bradbury caught it and turned the play into a 21-yard reception.[7]

The Vikings declined the fifth-year option on Bradbury's contract on May 2, 2022, making him a free agent after the season.[8]

References

  1. ^ Louis-Jacques, Marcel (January 23, 2019). "N.C. State center Garrett Bradbury met with hometown Panthers. Would they be a match?". The News & Observer. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Giglio, Joe (December 7, 2018). "From unheralded tight end to top center, NC State's Garrett Bradbury takes home national award". The News & Observer. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  3. ^ Friedlander, Brett (December 6, 2018). "NC State's Bradbury wins Rimington Trophy". The North State Journal. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  4. ^ Peters, Craig (April 25, 2019). "Prospect Profile: N.C. State C Garrett Bradbury". Vkings.com. Retrieved September 4, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Vikings draft NC State center Garrett Bradbury at No. 18". USA TODAY. Associated Press. April 25, 2019. Archived from the original on December 29, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "Garrett Bradbury 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  7. ^ "Watch: Vikings OL Garrett Bradbury makes 'immaculate reception'". January 3, 2022.
  8. ^ "Fifth-year option tracker for first-round picks from the 2019 NFL Draft". NFL.com.