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Cliff Branch

Clifford Branch Jr.

Position: WR
Height: 5-11    Weight: 170 lbs.

Born: August 1, 1948 in Houston, TX
High School: Evan E. Worthing
College: Colorado   (school history)    (Branch college stats)
Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 1972 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 87 (249th overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

Hall of Fame semi-finalist in 2004, 2010

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All-Pro

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #238. Jerome Bettis… #239. Drew Pearson… #240. Dwight White… #241. CLIFF BRANCH… #242. Ottis Anderson… #243. Gino Cappelletti… #244. Antonio Gates… 

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1972 24 OAK PR 21 14 1 3 41 13.7 0 19 0.2 2.9 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 46 0 2 1
1973 25 OAK 21 13 19 290 15.3 3 54 1.5 22.3 290 3 0 3
1974*+ 26 OAK WR 21 14 14 60 1092 18.2 13 67 4.3 78.0 1092 13 1 17
1975*+ 27 OAK WR 21 14 14 51 893 17.5 9 53 3.6 63.8 2 18 0 15 9.0 1.3 0.1 911 9 0 12
1976*+ 28 OAK WR 21 14 14 46 1111 24.2 12 88 3.3 79.4 3 12 0 10 4.0 0.9 0.2 1123 12 0 16
1977* 29 OAK WR 21 13 13 33 540 16.4 6 43 2.5 41.5 540 6 0 10
1978 30 OAK WR 21 16 16 49 709 14.5 1 41 3.1 44.3 709 1 2 7
1979 31 OAK WR 21 14 13 59 844 14.3 6 66 4.2 60.3 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 848 6 1 9
1980 32 OAK WR 21 16 15 44 858 19.5 7 86 2.8 53.6 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 859 7 0 8
1981 33 OAK WR 21 16 15 41 635 15.5 1 53 2.6 39.7 635 1 0 4
1982 34 RAI WR 21 9 9 30 575 19.2 4 51 3.3 63.9 2 10 0 7 5.0 1.1 0.2 585 4 0 11
1983 35 RAI WR 21 12 12 39 696 17.8 5 99 3.3 58.0 1 20 0 20 20.0 1.7 0.1 716 5 0 7
1984 36 RAI WR 21 14 14 27 401 14.9 0 47 1.9 28.6 401 0 0 3
1985 37 RAI 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 183 150 501 8685 17.3 67 99 2.7 47.5 11 70 0 20 6.4 0.4 0.1 8755 67 6 108

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1972 24 OAK PR 21 14 1 12 21 0 14 1.8 9 191 0 31 21.2 258
Career 183 150 12 21 0 14 1.8 9 191 0 31 21.2 8967

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1972 24 OAK PR 21 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
1974*+ 26 OAK WR 21 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
1978 30 OAK WR 21 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
1979 31 OAK WR 21 14 13 0 1 0 0 0
1984 36 RAI WR 21 14 14 0 0 2 2 0
Career 183 150 0 6 3 2 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1973 25 OAK 21 13 3 3 18
1974*+ 26 OAK WR 21 14 14 13 13 78
1975*+ 27 OAK WR 21 14 14 9 9 54
1976*+ 28 OAK WR 21 14 14 12 12 72
1977* 29 OAK WR 21 13 13 6 6 36
1978 30 OAK WR 21 16 16 1 1 6
1979 31 OAK WR 21 14 13 6 6 36
1980 32 OAK WR 21 16 15 7 7 42
1981 33 OAK WR 21 16 15 1 1 6
1982 34 RAI WR 21 9 9 4 4 24
1983 35 RAI WR 21 12 12 5 5 30
Career 183 150 67 67 402

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NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Mark Clayton, Rod Smith, Eric Moulds, Charlie Brown, Harold Carmichael, Sidney Rice, Bob Schnelker, Lance Alworth*, Ray Mathews, Gene Washington
4 Charlie Brown, Rod Smith, Robert Brooks, John Carson, Lance Alworth*, Eric Moulds, Mark Clayton, Del Shofner, George Sauer, Mark Duper
5 Gary Collins, Jared Allen, Rod Smith, Gino Cappelletti, Chad Johnson, Paul Warfield*, George Sauer, Homer Jones, Mark Clayton, Charley Taylor*
6 Reggie Wayne, Terrell Owens, Gary Collins, Rod Smith, Mark Clayton, Paul Warfield*, Devin Hester, Roddy White, Homer Jones, Jared Allen
7 Isaac Bruce, Mark Clayton, Gary Collins, Jared Allen, Calvin Johnson, Ray Mathews, Steve Largent*, Paul Warfield*, Roddy White, Eric Moulds
8 Gary Collins, Paul Warfield*, Charley Taylor*, Gino Cappelletti, Ray Mathews, Mark Clayton, Steve Smith, Isaac Bruce, Calvin Johnson, Sterling Sharpe
9 Steve Smith, Gary Collins, John Gilliam, Gino Cappelletti, Henry Ellard, Ray Mathews, Andre Johnson, Mark Clayton, Bob Hayes*, Isaac Bruce
10 Gino Cappelletti, Mark Clayton, Eric Moulds, Bob Hayes*, Antonio Freeman, Isaac Bruce, Gary Clark, Fred Biletnikoff*, Nat Moore, Mark Duper
11 Gary Clark, Bob Hayes*, Mark Clayton, Gino Cappelletti, Steve Smith, Gene Washington, Fred Biletnikoff*, Harold Jackson, Herman Moore, James Lofton*
12 Steve Smith, Gary Clark, Mark Clayton, Gino Cappelletti, Harold Carmichael, Tim Brown, Gene Washington, Mark Duper, James Lofton*, Harold Jackson
13 Steve Smith, Gary Clark, Mark Clayton, Gino Cappelletti, Muhsin Muhammad, Tommy McDonald*, John Stallworth*, Gene Washington, Mark Duper, Jimmy Orr
14 Steve Smith, Gary Clark, Mark Clayton, Gino Cappelletti, Tommy McDonald*, Gene Washington, Mark Duper, Paul Warfield*, Jimmy Orr, Ray Renfro
Career Gary Clark, Mark Clayton, Harold Carmichael, Nat Moore, John Stallworth*, Joey Galloway, Gene Washington, Mark Duper, Paul Warfield*, Eric Moulds

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1973 25 13 WR 47 41
1974 26 14 WR 187 142 1 2
1975 27 14 WR 145 84 4 15
1976 28 14 WR 184 128 1 2
1977 29 13 WR 90 24 20 48
1978 30 16 WR 77 34
1979 31 14 WR 121 21 20 55
1980 32 16 WR 128 27 16 41
1981 33 16 WR 70 48
1982 34 9 WR 83 52 7 27
1983 35 12 WR 102 13 24 61
1984 36 14 WR 40 67
1985 37 4 WR 135
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