Brandon Underwood

Brandon Underwood

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Underwood in 2011
No. 12Toronto Argonauts
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-06-24) June 24, 1986
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Brandon Dante Underwood (born June 24, 1986) is an American football safety with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft and would later be a part of their Super Bowl XLV championship team over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Cincinnati.

College career

Underwood spent his first two years at Ohio State, where he was redshirted as a freshman in 2005. He played in the season opener against Miami, recording three tackles before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. After his sophomore season, Underwood transferred to Cincinnati, where he earned first-team All-Big East honors in his senior season, recording 4 interceptions including one of Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford.[1]

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Underwood was selected in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Packers.

He was released on September 3, 2011.[2]

Oakland Raiders

On February 16, 2012, he signed with the Oakland Raiders. He was released by the Raiders on September 7, 2012.

Dallas Cowboys

On December 31, 2012, Underwood signed with the Dallas Cowboys. He was released by the Cowboys on August 27, 2013.

Toronto Argonauts

On January 9, 2014, Underwood signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[3] He was released by the Argonauts on August 31, 2014.[4]

Calgary Stampeders

Underwood was signed to the Calgary Stampeders practice roster on October 10, 2014.[5]

Toronto Argonauts

On May 30, 2015, Underwood re-signed with the Toronto Argonauts.


  1. "Green Bay Packers: Brandon Underwood".
  2. "Brandon Underwood among early Packer cuts".
  4. "2014 TRANSACTIONS". Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  5. "Transactions". Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
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