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Tyvon Branch
SS #33

Quick Stats (2014):

Career Stats
TOTAL 476 368 108 8.0 0 20 4 62 -- 36 0 3 4
2014 OAK 3 3 30 23 7 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 OAK 2 2 5 4 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 OAK 14 14 94 74 20 0.0 -- 3 1 11 11 11 0 0 --
2011 OAK 16 16 109 80 29 1.0 -- 4 1 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2010 OAK 16 16 104 81 23 4.0 0 3 1 15 15 15 0 1 2
2009 OAK 16 16 124 98 26 1.0 -- 8 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2008 OAK 8 0 10 8 2 0.0 -- 1 1 36 36 36 0 0 1
Recent Games
1 @NYJ L 14-19 7 6 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 HOU L 14-30 13 10 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NE L 9-16 10 7 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (100th overall) of 2008 NFL Draft, April 27, 2008…Designated franchise player, March 2, 2012…Signed franchise-player contract, May 7, 2012…Signed contract extension, July 14, 2012.

Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (100th overall) of 2008 NFL Draft, April 27, 2008…Designated franchise player, March 2, 2012…Signed franchise-player contract, May 7, 2012…Signed contract extension, July 14, 2012.


  • First name is pronounced ty-VAHN.
  • Oakland is 6-1 when he has a takeaway (four interceptions, three fumble recoveries). The team is 5-2 when he records a sack.
  • Led Raiders in tackles in both 2010 and ’11, and topped the 100-tackle mark for a fourth straight year in 2012.
  • Started 57 consecutive games from 2009-12.
  • In 2010, tied for NFL lead among defensive backs with a career-high four sacks.
  • Was the first UConn player ever to return two kickoffs for TDs in the same season.

CAREER: Talented safety has topped the 100-tackle mark in four seasons (2009-12), including a career-high 146 in 2012…Named an alternate for the Pro Bowl in 2011…An ankle injury cut short his 2013 season after just two games…Career totals include 72 games played with 64 starts, 502 tackles (361 solo), four interceptions, seven sacks, 23 passes defensed and three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…Also has returned eight kickoffs for 120 yards.

2013: Had season cut short due to an ankle injury suffered in Week 2...Started two games and was inactive for 11 contests before being placed on the reserve/injured list on Dec. 14...(9/8) at Ind.: Started fifth straight season opener for the Silver and Black...Recorded seventh career sack, moving into fourth place on Oakland’s career sacks list for defensive backs...Got to QB Andrew Luck in the second quarter, forcing a third-and-long...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Left game with an ankle injury in the first half.

2012: Played and started 14 games, missing one due to a neck injury and the other due to an ankle injury…Finished second on the team with a career-high 146 tackles (90 solo)…Also had one interception and seven passes defensed…(9/16) at Mia.: Posted a then-career-best 16 tackles (11 solo)…(9/23) vs. Pit.: In 34-31 win, eclipsed his career high from the previous week with 17 tackles…(9/30) at Den.: Made a TD-saving tackle of RB Willis McGahee in first quarter, on a drive ending in a FG…(10/14) at Atl.: In second quarter, registered his first INT since Sept. 2011, setting up a touchdown…(11/18) vs. NO: Inactive with a neck injury, sustained the previous week…Missed his first since contest the end of the 2008 season, snapping a string of 57 games, all starts…(11/25) at Cin.: Returned to the lineup and helped force a first-quarter punt with his QB pressure on third down…(12/6) vs. Den.: Injured an ankle early in game, then returned in the second quarter, recording six tackles…(12/16) vs. KC: Posted five tackles in Oakland’s first shutout in 10 years and helped limit Chiefs to 119 total yards, fewest by a Raiders defense since 1975…Also matched a franchise record by allowing just 10 rushing yards.

2011: Started all 16 games for the third straight season…Led the team and ranked second among NFL defensive backs with 109 tackles (80 solo), including eight-or-more stops in six contests…Added one sack, four passes defensed and one interception…Also returned two kickoffs for 31 yards…(9/12) at Den.: Recovered a second-quarter Knowshon Moreno fumble at the Broncos’ 23-yard line, setting up a field goal in an eventual 23-20 win…(9/19) at Buf.: Blocked Rian Lindell’s 39-yard field-goal attempt on the final play of the first half…(9/25) vs. NYJ: Posted a season-high 10 tackles (five solo)…Picked off Mark Sanchez in the end zone during a 7-7 game, preventing a first-quarter score in an eventual 34-24 win…(11/27) vs. Chi.: Picked up his sixth career sack, dropping Caleb Hanie to force a third-and-20 in the third quarter of a 25-20 win…(12/18) vs. Det.: Returned a kickoff for the first time since his rookie season…(1/1/12) vs. SD: Returned one kickoff for 16 yards.

2010: Started all 16 games for second straight season, leading team with 104 tackles (81 solo)…Tied for NFL lead among defensive backs with a career-high four sacks…Added one interception, three passes defensed and one forced fumble…Also recovered two fumbles, returning one for his first career touchdown…(9/19) vs. StL.: Floored Sam Bradford for an 11-yard sack in a 16-14 win…(10/10) vs. SD: With one minute remaining and the Raiders protecting a 28-27 lead, scooped up a Philip Rivers fumble created by Michael Huff’s sack and returned the takeaway 64 yards for a touchdown to seal an Oakland win…(10/24) at Den.: Recovered a Kyle Orton fumble inside the Broncos’ 20 to set up a TD during second quarter of 59-14 win…(10/31) vs. Sea.: Sacked Matt Hasselbeck in first quarter of a 3-0 game, taking Seattle out of FG position…Picked off Hasselbeck, setting up an Oakland touchdown pass on the ensuing play…(11/21) at Pit.: Forced a fourth-quarter fumble that was recovered by the Raiders…(11/28) vs. Mia.: Set a season high with 11 tackles (nine solo), including a Chad Henne sack in the second quarter of a 10-7 game that forced a missed field goal, and led to a Raiders TD on the ensuing drive…(1/2/11) at KC: With the Chiefs down seven and driving early in the final quarter, sacked Matt Cassel to end a drive and help set up a key TD.

2009: One of six Raiders defenders to start all 16 games, led NFL defensive backs and ranked 10th in the league with 124 tackles (98 solo)…Had eight passes defensed, one sack, and two forced fumbles…Also notched four special-teams tackles…(9/14) vs. SD: Opened at strong safety in his first career start, and led team with eight solo tackles…(10/25) vs. NYJ: Recorded his first career forced fumble, stripping Thomas Jones on a second-quarter carry…(11/22) vs. Cin.: Recorded his first career sack, dropping Carson Palmer for a 12-yard loss on a third down in the second quarter…Also forced a second-quarter fumble recovered by the Raiders…(12/20) at Den.: Preserved a 20-19 win by tackling Tony Scheffler after a long reception on the game’s final snap.

2008: Saw action in eight games at safety and on special teams…Missed second half of season on the reserve/injured list with a shoulder injury…Collected 10 tackles and one interception, and recovered a fumble…Returned six kickoffs for 89 yards (14.8 avg.)…(9/8) at Den.: Made NFL debut, seeing action at safety...(9/14) at KC: Playing with a cast on his injured hand, recorded first career interception, returning the first-quarter pick (Damon Huard) 36 yards to set up a Raiders field goal in a 23-8 win…(9/21) at Buf.: Recorded first career tackles…(10/12) at NO: Posted first career kickoff return, for 11 yards…(10/19) vs. NYJ: Returned a season-high four kickoffs, for 62 yards…(11/2) vs. Atl.: Returned one kickoff for 16 yards, but injured shoulder on runback and missed remainder of season…Placed on reserve/injured list on Nov. 5.

COLLEGE: Played in 48 games with 31 starts in four years at UConn…Made 230 career tackles (133 solo) with 7.5 tackles for loss, including a half-sack…Intercepted three passes…Also returned 37 kickoffs for 980 yards (26.5 avg.) and a pair of scores…Helped UConn to its first Big East championship in 2007 and berths in the 2004 Motor City and 2007 Meineke Car Care bowls…At the NFL Scouting Combine, he topped all defensive backs with a 4.31-second time in the 40-yard dash…As a senior, started all 13 games, 12 at cornerback, with one start at safety…Named second-team All-Big East…Was team’s Special Teams MVP after leading the Big East in kickoff returns, averaging 28.9 yards on 27 returns (780 yards, two TDs)…The 780 yards marked second-best total in UConn history and the 28.9 average set a school record…Became the first Husky to ever return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same season…Twice named Big East Special Teams Player of the Week…Also made 89 total tackles…Returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against both Rutgers and Akron…Established a school record with 184 kickoff-return yards, against Rutgers,  in UConn’s 38-19 win…As a junior, started all 12 games at cornerback and led all UConn defensive backs with 79 total tackles…Had 47 solo tackles, an interception and four pass breakups while also both forcing and recovering two fumbles…Appeared in all 11 games on defense and special teams, starting the last five contests at cornerback as a sophomore…Had 42 tackles (21 solo) and two interceptions…Appeared in all 12 games as a freshman…Earned a start at cornerback at Georgia Tech, becoming the only true freshman to start a game all season…Majored in economics.

PERSONAL: Earned all-state honors at Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) High School...Named second-team all-Central New York and second-team all area...Played tailback and outside linebacker for the Northstars...Won the 2004 national indoor track championship in the 60 meters (6.82 seconds)...Gatorade New York state track Athlete of the Year...Finished first at state in the 100 and 200 meters as a senior, setting a school record in the 100 (10.60)…One of the Raiders most active community participants, he has contributed his time and effort in many events in the community…In November 2011, volunteered time with NFL Play 60 Super School, at Longfellow Elementary in San Francisco...Volunteered at the November 2011 G-Fit Gatorade Clinic at the Google campus in San Francisco…Teamed up with United Way, the NFL, UPS, and East Bay Asian Youth Center at Garfield Elementary School in Oakland for Hometown Huddle 2012…In November 2012, visited an Oakland school as part of the NFL Play 60 Super School campaign…Took part in five community events in 2013, including school visits, the NFL Super School program and Toys for Tots.

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