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Brandon Barden
TE #81
Height:
6-4
Weight:
251
College:
Vanderbilt
Experience:
1

Biography

 
PRO: Brandon Barden is an athletic tight end that was originally signed by the Titans as a rookie free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft.  The 6-foot-4-inch, 253-pounder spent the first 14 weeks of the 2012 campaign on the team’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster following Jared Cook’s season-ending injury.  The Vanderbilt product provides depth at tight end and on special teams.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    At Vanderbilt, the prolific pass catcher amassed 107 receptions and 1,234 receiving yards, trailing only former All-American Allama Matthews among Commodore tight ends.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Lincolnton, Ga., native was signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2012.
•    Released by the Titans on Aug. 31, 2012 and signed to the team’s practice squad the next day.
•    Signed from the practice squad to the active roster on Dec. 13, 2012.  

COLLEGE:
•    Completed his four-year Vanderbilt career with 107 receptions and 1,234 receiving yards, trailing only former All-American Allama Matthews among Vanderbilt tight ends.  Played in 48 total games during his career and caught nine total touchdown passes.
•    As a senior (2011), posted 16 receptions for 243 yards (15.2 avg.) and a 73-yard touchdown in 11 games with 10 starts.
•    As a junior (2010), started all 12 games at tight end and topped squad in several receiving categories, including receptions (34) and receiving yards (425), with both representing single-season career highs.  Also scored three touchdowns as a junior and was named second-team All-SEC by Associated Press.  Was a 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient.
•    As a sophomore (2009), played in all 12 games with eight starts at tight end.  Contributed 29 receptions for 367 yards and one touchdown.
•    As a redshirt freshman (2008), played in all 13 games with 10 starts and finished season as the top freshman receiving tight end in the nation with 28 receptions.  Accumulated 209 receiving yards and a career-high four touchdowns and was named by coaches to All-SEC Freshman squad.
•    Redshirted in 2007.
•    Transferred to Vanderbilt after initially signing and entering classes at Virginia Tech.
•    Completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt in December 2011.

PERSONAL:  
•    As a quarterback at Lincoln County (Lincolnton, Ga.) High School, helped team achieve consecutive Class A state titles in 2005-06 seasons.
•    As a senior, passed for 520 yards, rushed for 604 yards and caught 10 passes for 181 yards.  
•    Also named Most Valuable Player for baseball team.  
•    Born Brandon Michael Barden on March 15, 1989 in Lincolnton, Ga.
 
PRO: Brandon Barden is an athletic tight end that was originally signed by the Titans as a rookie free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft.  The 6-foot-4-inch, 253-pounder spent the first 14 weeks of the 2012 campaign on the team’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster following Jared Cook’s season-ending injury.  The Vanderbilt product provides depth at tight end and on special teams.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    At Vanderbilt, the prolific pass catcher amassed 107 receptions and 1,234 receiving yards, trailing only former All-American Allama Matthews among Commodore tight ends.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Lincolnton, Ga., native was signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2012.
•    Released by the Titans on Aug. 31, 2012 and signed to the team’s practice squad the next day.
•    Signed from the practice squad to the active roster on Dec. 13, 2012.  

COLLEGE:
•    Completed his four-year Vanderbilt career with 107 receptions and 1,234 receiving yards, trailing only former All-American Allama Matthews among Vanderbilt tight ends.  Played in 48 total games during his career and caught nine total touchdown passes.
•    As a senior (2011), posted 16 receptions for 243 yards (15.2 avg.) and a 73-yard touchdown in 11 games with 10 starts.
•    As a junior (2010), started all 12 games at tight end and topped squad in several receiving categories, including receptions (34) and receiving yards (425), with both representing single-season career highs.  Also scored three touchdowns as a junior and was named second-team All-SEC by Associated Press.  Was a 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient.
•    As a sophomore (2009), played in all 12 games with eight starts at tight end.  Contributed 29 receptions for 367 yards and one touchdown.
•    As a redshirt freshman (2008), played in all 13 games with 10 starts and finished season as the top freshman receiving tight end in the nation with 28 receptions.  Accumulated 209 receiving yards and a career-high four touchdowns and was named by coaches to All-SEC Freshman squad.
•    Redshirted in 2007.
•    Transferred to Vanderbilt after initially signing and entering classes at Virginia Tech.
•    Completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt in December 2011.

PERSONAL:  
•    As a quarterback at Lincoln County (Lincolnton, Ga.) High School, helped team achieve consecutive Class A state titles in 2005-06 seasons.
•    As a senior, passed for 520 yards, rushed for 604 yards and caught 10 passes for 181 yards.  
•    Also named Most Valuable Player for baseball team.  
•    Born Brandon Michael Barden on March 15, 1989 in Lincolnton, Ga.
 

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