Come meet former New England Patriots wide receiver, Super Bowl XXXIX MVP, and two-time Super Bowl Champion Deion Branch during this special autograph session courtesy of Sharp.
Deion will be signing at the Sharp booth in our exhibit hall from 1:00–2:30 PM. Limit 1 autograph per attendee.
Deion Branch, drafted out of Louisville by the Patriots in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft, amassed 6,644 yards on 518 career reception with 39 touchdowns.
Branch was awarded the Pete Rozelle Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXIX. His 11 receptions in the game tied the Super Bowl record, also achieved by Jerry Rice and Dan Ross.
Deion consistently turned in his biggest performances on the greatest stage in sports, leading all receivers in Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX. He recorded a combined 21 receptions in the two games and owns two of the top seven receiving performances in Super Bowl history. His career reception total in the Super Bowl ranks third all-time, trailing only Jerry Rice (33) and Andre Reed (27).
In 2005, Branch led the Patriots with career highs in three categories: receptions (78), receiving (998) and receiving touchdowns (5). His 78 receptions in 2005 were the most by a Patriots player since 2002, when Troy Brown grabbed 97 passes.
In the Patriots’ 2005 divisional playoff game at Denver, Branch set a team playoff record with 153 receiving yards on eight catches. Branch also grabbed a 73-yard completion in the game, establishing the longest reception in Patriots playoff history.
Branch was the NFL’s leading receiver in the 2004 playoffs, pacing the league in receptions (16) and receiving yards (264). In addition to being named Super Bowl XXXIX MVP, he was selected as the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Week following the AFC Championship Game, when he led all receivers with 116 yards, including a game-breaking 60-yard touchdown grab.
Branch was the leading receiver in Super Bowl XXXVIII, grabbing 10 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown as the Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers. Branch’s 143 yards set a Patriots postseason record and established a career high.