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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 (260th 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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Fine Details  · Last updated Feb 6, 2016 10:25PM
All-Time Rank: #251. Eric Metcalf… #252. Eddie Brown… #253. Walter Johnson… #254. CLIFF BRANCH… #255. Herman Moore… #256. Justin Smith… #257. Ron McDole… 

Receiving & Rushing

Games Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Tgt 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

Playoffs Receiving & Rushing

Games Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1972 24 OAK 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
1973 25 OAK WR 2 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.5 4.0 8 0 0
1974*+ 26 OAK WR 2 2 12 270 22.5 2 72 6.0 135.0 270 2 0
1975*+ 27 OAK WR 2 2 7 145 20.7 0 37 3.5 72.5 145 0 0
1976 ❍ 28 OAK WR 3 3 9 98 10.9 0 28 3.0 32.7 98 0 0
1977* 29 OAK WR 2 2 9 172 19.1 0 41 4.5 86.0 172 0 1
1980 ❍ 32 OAK WR 4 4 11 201 18.3 2 48 2.8 50.3 201 2 0
1982 34 RAI WR 2 2 10 203 20.3 0 64 5.0 101.5 203 0 2
1983 ❍ 35 RAI WR 3 3 14 192 13.7 1 50 4.7 64.0 192 1 1
1984 36 RAI WR 1 0
Career 22 18 18 73 1289 17.7 5 72 3.3 58.6 1289 5 4

Kick & Punt Returns

Games 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 8969

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1977* 29 OAK WR 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
1982 34 RAI WR 2 2 0 2 1 0 0
1983 ❍ 35 RAI WR 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Career 22 18 0 4 1 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA 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

Playoffs Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1974*+ 26 OAK WR 2 2 2 2 12
1980 ❍ 32 OAK WR 1 1 2 2 12
1983 ❍ 35 RAI WR 1 1 1 1 6
Career 22 18 5 5 30

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8 Mark Clayton, Steve Smith, John Gilliam, Isaac Bruce, Rod Smith, Henry Ellard, Homer Jones, Eric Moulds, Vincent Jackson, Antonio Freeman
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11 Mark Clayton, Steve Smith, Eric Moulds, Roddy White, Gary Clark, Harold Jackson, Isaac Bruce, Calvin Johnson, John Gilliam, Bob Hayes*
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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
1972 24 14 WR 5 85
1973 25 13 WR 47 42
1974 26 14 WR 187 142 1 2
1975 27 14 WR 145 84 4 15
1976 28 14 WR 184 126 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 40
1981 33 16 WR 70 50
1982 34 9 WR 83 52 7 27
1983 35 12 WR 102 13 24 60
1984 36 14 WR 40 71
1985 37 4 133
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