This is a 2020 photo of Brandon Copeland of the New England Patriots NFL football team. This image reflects the New England Patriots active roster as of Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Brandon Copeland

ILB

#51

Experience: 7 years

Height: 75

Age: 29

Weight: 260 lbs

College: Penn

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    6
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT
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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
3 Raiders W 36 - 20 1 0 1 0 0 0
7 49ers L 6 - 33 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Broncos L 12 - 18
1 Dolphins W 21 - 11 4 1 3 0 0 0
4 @Chiefs L 10 - 26
2 @Seahawks L 30 - 35 5 3 2 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2015 Detroit Lions 16 0 14 11 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Detroit Lions 16 1 15 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018 New York Jets 16 10 34 23 11 5 2 0
2019 New York Jets 12 3 42 27 15 1.5 2 1
2020 New England Patriots 6 4 10 4 6 0 0 0
TOTAL 66 18 115 75 40 7 0 4 0 0 NaN 0 0 2 0

Biography

CAREER

  • Has appeared in 66 career games (18 starts) and has recorded 98 total tackles (63 solo), 7.0 sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 17 special teams tackles over six seasons with the Patriots, Jets and Lions.
  • Notched 10 total tackles (five solo) in six games (four starts) with the Patriots in 2020.
  • Finished with a career-high 35 total tackles (22 solo), 1.5 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and five special teams tackles with the Jets in 2019.
  • Appeared in all 16 games with 10 starts with the Jets in 2018, tallying 34 total tackles (23 solo), a career-high 5.0 sacks and two passes defensed.
  • Made his NFL debut with the Detroit Lions in 2015, appearing in all 16 games and recording eight total tackles (six solo), 0.5 sack and six special teams tackles.

COLLEGE

  • Played four seasons (2009-12) at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned first-team all-Ivy League honors in each of his final three seasons.
  • Finished his collegiate career with 160 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, four pass breakups, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one blocked kick, one interception, one touchdown and one safety.
  • Led the Quakers to three Ivy League titles in 2009-10 and 2012.

PERSONAL

  • Son of Angela Hilton-Copeland and Jerry Copeland. 
  • Grandfather Roy Hilton played 11 seasons in the NFL as a defensive end with the Baltimore Colts (1965-73), New York Giants (1974) and Atlanta Falcons (1975).
  • Graduated from the Unviersity of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 2013.
  • Returned to his alma mater in the 2019 offseason to teach a seminar course he created called "Life 101."
  • Interned at Investment Bank UBS during summer breaks in college.
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