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Brandon Spikes
Brandon Spikes
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Brandon Spikes

LB

Date of birth
Sep 03, 1987
College
Florida
Height
6-2
Weight
255 Lbs

Bio

Brandon Spikes is entering his first season with the Buffalo Bills after spending the previous four years with the New England Patriots. Spikes, a versatile linebacker in the Patriots’ 3-4 scheme, had a tumultuous departure with New England, ending with the Patriots letting him walk via free agency. In April 2014, Spikes took to Twitter to vent his frustration.

Early Years & College

Spikes was born in Shelby, N.C. on Sept. 3, 1987. Spikes attended Crest High where he was a four-year starter at linebacker and defensive end and listed as the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina. Spikes had 74 tackles as a senior and was selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Game. After graduating, Spikes went to the University of Florida, making 39 starts and registering 307 tackles (31.5 tackles for loss). He helped the Gators win the BCS National Championship in 2007 and 2009, while earning All-SEC honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He was a consensus All-American in 2008 and 2009.

New England Patriots

Spikes was drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft (62nd overall). Spikes played in 12 games during his rookie season, starting eight. The season was also marked with controversy after he was suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. In 2011, his numbers dipped and it became apparent he was more of a two-down linebacker, a bad fit for the Patriots’ scheme. Still, Spikes managed to register 286 total tackles in four seasons in New England, with one sack and two interceptions.

Buffalo Bills

Spikes, despite playing in all 16 regular-season games in 2013, wasn’t re-signed by the Patriots. On March 14, 2014, he inked a one-year, $3.25 million deal with Buffalo. Spikes is projected to be the team’s starting middle linebacker in 2014 as the Bills switch to a 4-3 defense, Spikes’ natural position. 

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 69 17 86 0.0 0 7 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
1-19-2014 @ Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 26-16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1-11-2014 @ Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 43-22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-29-2013 @ Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 34-20 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-22-2013 @ Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 7-41 5 2 7 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12-15-2013 @ Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 24-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

The 2014 Offseason Was One To Remember In Buffalo

The 2014 Offseason Was One To Remember In Buffalo

by Josh Schoch

This has been a busy offseason for the Buffalo Bills as they attempt to end the longest current playoff drought in the NFL. Bills fans know that is has been a long, long time since the team made it into the postseason in 1999... Read more

Angry Ex-Patriot Brings Unwanted Pressure To Buffalo

Angry Ex-Patriot Brings Unwanted Pressure To Buffalo

by Philippe Moreau

On April 9, linebacker Brandon Spikes, who recently signed with the Buffalo Bills after being released by the New England Patriots, sent out two tweets guaranteeing two wins against the Patriots during the 2014 NFL Season: https://twitter... Read more

Rebuilding Started With Defense in Buffalo

Rebuilding Started With Defense in Buffalo

by TJ Bausewein

When the Buffalo Bills decided not to use the franchise tag on safety Jairus Byrd, they willing allowed arguably their best defensive player to leave town. Ultimately, the Bills are now forced to regroup and figure out a new path to success... Read more

Brandon Spikes Put On IR For Being Late

Brandon Spikes Put On IR For Being Late

by Allen Kim

The acrimonious relationship between New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and LB Brandon Spikes appears to have finally reached a tipping point... Read more