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Branden Albert
Branden Albert
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Branden Albert

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Date of birth
Nov 04, 1984
College
Virginia
Height
6-5
Weight
310 Lbs

Bio

Branden Albert is entering his first season with the Miami Dolphins after spending the previous six years with the Kansas City Chiefs. Albert, a sturdy and reliable left tackle, is coming off a stellar 2013 campaign where he was named to his first Pro Bowl after paving the way for Jamaal Charles’ 1,980 all-purpose yards. On March 11, 2014, Albert inked a five-year, $47 million contract with the Dolphins.

Early Years & College

Albert was born in Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 4, 1984. He attended Glen Burnie High where he didn’t begin playing organized football until his junior year in 2002. Albert, also a standout basketball player, struggled with academics throughout his formative years, eventually enrolling at Hargrave Military Academy in 2004, and playing offensive tackle under head coach Robert Prunty. After Hargrave, Albert went to the University of Virginia where he started all 37 games at offensive guard in a three-year collegiate career and garnered first-team All-ACC honors in 2006 after allowing just one sack.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs selected Albert in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft (15th overall). Albert was converted from guard to tackle in his rookie season and started 15 games at left tackle, allowing just 4.5 sacks and committing only one penalty. Despite a roller-coaster 2009 campaign, Albert still started 14 games and kept the trust of the coaching staff. The Chiefs placed the dreaded franchise tag on him prior to the 2013 season, perhaps motivating Albert to post the best year of his NFL career.

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins scooped up Albert after he left the Chiefs via free agency in 2014. Albert is fully entrenched as the Dolphins’ starting left tackle entering the 2014 regular season as the team looks at him to anchor the offensive line and provide veteran leadership. 

Game Log

Date Opponent Result
12-28-2014 @ New York Jets New York Jets 24-37
12-21-2014 @ Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 37-35
12-14-2014 @ New England Patriots New England Patriots 41-13
12-7-2014 @ Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 13-28
12-1-2014 @ New York Jets New York Jets 13-16

News

Dolphins: Branden Albert (ACL) Placed On IR

by Football News

Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert was placed on season-ending injured reserve Monday after suffering a torn ACL in Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions, according to the team's official website... Read more

Dolphins Sign Branden Albert To $46 Million Deal

Dolphins Sign Branden Albert To $46 Million Deal

by Allen Kim

The Miami Dolphins are working to shore up their offensive line following the fallout of the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito scandal, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that they made their first big step by signing Branden Albert to a five-year,... Read more

Don't Expect Branden Albert to be a Chief Much Longer

Don't Expect Branden Albert to be a Chief Much Longer

by Eric Paolini

After the Kansas City Chiefs’ train wreck of a 2012 season ended, left tackle Branden Albert was slated to enter free agency unless the two sides agreed to a new contract. The five-year pro (at the time) was due a hefty raise... Read more

Chiefs LT Branden Albert Avoids Major Injury

Chiefs LT Branden Albert Avoids Major Injury

by Anthony Olivetti

When Kansas City Chiefs LT Branden Albert left Sunday’s contest against the Denver Broncos on a cart, it of course didn’t look good. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, it may not be as bad as it looked, though... Read more