Brandon Matthew Lloyd (born July 5, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Illinois, and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round, 124th overall of the 2003 NFL Draft. Lloyd also played for the Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots.
Lloyd with the San Francisco 49ers in 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
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(Blue Springs, Missouri)
|NFL Draft:||2003 / Round: 4 / Pick: 124|
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Lloyd attended the University of Illinois, and played for the Illinois Fighting Illini football team beginning in 1999. After a promising freshman season, Lloyd missed all of the 2000 season with a broken femur. He returned healthy and had outstanding seasons in both 2001 and 2002. He was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten performer after his sophomore season in 2001, helping lead the Fighting Illini to a 10-2 record and a BCS berth in the Sugar Bowl.
After his junior season in 2002, Lloyd declared his eligibility for the NFL Draft. Of the seven children in the Lloyd family, he was the only one who started a career without finishing college. According to Brandon, "I saw [my mom] cry was when I told her I wasn't going back to school. She just thought that was the end of everything."
Lloyd finished his college career having the second-most receiving yards (2,835) and touchdown catches (31) in Illinois history, and ranking third in all-time receptions (160).
Lloyd was drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft with the 124th overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers. In his first game, he blocked a punt against the Chicago Bears on September 7, 2003. On November 2, 2003, he caught his first touchdown pass against the St. Louis Rams. He finished the season with 14 receptions for 212 yards and 2 touchdowns. In 2004, Lloyd started and appeared in 13 games and finished the season with 43 catches for 565 yards and 6 touchdowns. During the 2005 season, Lloyd started 15 games and had 48 receptions 733 yards receiving and had 5 touchdown catches. In Week 3 vs. the Dallas Cowboys, he recorded four catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns, including an 89-yard touchdown catch.
On Saturday March 11, 2006, the San Francisco 49ers traded Lloyd to Washington Redskins in exchange for a third-round draft pick in the 2006 NFL Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. His first season in Washington is widely considered a failure, as he caught 23 passes for no touchdowns. According to Howard Bryant of the Washington Post, citing NFL.com, "Lloyd suffered through the worst season for a starting receiver in the Super Bowl era... No starting No. 2 wide receiver in the NFL started more games (12) while producing less (23 catches, 365 yards)."
Lloyd never made it out of Joe Gibbs' doghouse, due to a questionable attitude and alleged poor work ethic. Later, Lloyd admitted as much, that he was in fact disrespectful to the Hall of Fame head coach. On Sunday, November 4, 2007, Lloyd was listed among Redskins inactives as the team traveled to play against the New York Jets. Citing the reason behind the move, Gibbs said that Lloyd had been told to remain behind in Washington as disciplinary action for missing important team meetings. Lloyd would spend the latter part of the 2007 season on injured reserve after having snapped his collar bone while making a diving touchdown catch during team practice.
On February 26, 2008, the Redskins released Lloyd.
On March 7, 2008, Lloyd signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears after the release of Muhsin Muhammad and the loss of Bernard Berrian to free agency. The move reunited him with Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner, who was Lloyd's head coach at the University of Illinois. Lloyd had a successful start to his career in Chicago, establishing himself as a favorite target of quarterback Kyle Orton, with 15 catches in his first four games. An injury forced him to miss several weeks, and he fell out of favor with the coaching staff as a result. He returned to the field in week 11, though did not approach his early-season productivity until the Bears' final game of the season, where he caught 4 passes from Orton for 64 yards.
Lloyd's contract with the Chicago Bears expired after the end of the 2008 season. In early April, Bears quarterback Kyle Orton was traded to the Denver Broncos in a deal involving Jay Cutler. As the offseason progressed, the Bears did not make any efforts to re-sign Lloyd. Lloyd signed with the Denver Broncos on June 15, 2009. Lloyd re-signed with the Broncos on March 15, 2010.
During the Broncos' 24-20 loss to the Jets on October 17, Lloyd was subjected to a helmet-to-helmet tackle/hit by New York safety Jim Leonhard, resulting in a 15-yard penalty. This hit, along with several other helmet-to-helmet hits during NFL games that weekend, led the league to announce such future 'devastating hits' or 'head shots' will be met with possible suspensions even for first-time offenders, a significant change in league policy, especially during an ongoing season.
On October 17, 2011, Lloyd was traded to the St. Louis Rams. He would finish the season with a total of 70 catches, 51 with the Rams. The Rams gave up a conditional sixth-round pick that was upgraded to a fifth-round pick because Lloyd ended up having 30 receptions.
On March 17, 2012, Lloyd signed a three-year deal with the New England Patriots for $20 million, with incentives that could escalate it to $26.5 million. This deal reunited Lloyd with Josh McDaniels, his coach in Denver and Offensive Coordinator with the Rams. In Week 3, he scored his first touchdown as a Patriot in arguably the most famous catch of his career. In Week 8, he faced the St. Louis Rams, his former team, in London. He finished the game with 2 receptions, both for touchdowns. He finished the season with 74 catches for 911 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was released by the Patriots on March 16, 2013.
After taking a year off from football, Lloyd signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on April 15, 2014. In the 2014 season, he would record 14 receptions for 294 yards and one touchdown.
On October 22, 2015, Lloyd announced his retirement from professional football.
In addition to his football career, Lloyd has recorded music and attempted to launch a career as a rapper. In 2008 his single "She All Mine" made the Billboard R&B chart, and his song "Heavy" was featured on the Spike TV show Blue Mountain State. His single "Take It To The Hoop" is featured on NBA Ballers 2 Lloyd has received criticism for trying to balance careers in football and rap, but he says that making music is important to expressing who he really is. Quoted in a 2011 article, Lloyd said, "I have the guts to stand out and do something I'm passionate about, go against the grain and go against the conventional wisdom that the athlete-rap thing is unsuccessful. Yet I'm going to do it. People will say: 'Oh, you're doing hip-hop music? Who does he think he is, a rapper? He's trying to be someone he's not.' When in reality, I'd be someone I'm not by not expressing myself in music." 
Lloyd currently appears in the direct-to-DVD film After Effect, alongside Daniel Baldwin. Lloyd has one speaking line, and less than a minute of screen time. The film was available online starting October 28, 2013.
The 1999 MicronPC.com Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Virginia Cavaliers on December 30, 1999. This was the tenth edition of what had originally been the Blockbuster Bowl, and second year of sponsorship by MicronPC.
The game was the final contest of the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams, and ended in a 63–21 victory for Illinois. Illinois and Virginia had previously met in the postseason at the 1990 Florida Citrus Bowl, also won by Illinois, 31–21.2001 All-Big Ten Conference football team
The 2001 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big Ten selectors: (1) the Big Ten conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big Ten also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).2001 Illinois Fighting Illini football team
The 2001 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. Their home games were played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Led by senior quarterback Kurt Kittner, the team won the Big Ten Conference title and earned a Sugar Bowl berth, but lost to LSU, 47–34.2002 All-Big Ten Conference football team
The 2002 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big Ten selectors: (1) the Big Ten conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big Ten also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).2002 College Football All-America Team
The 2002 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Pro Football Weekly (PFW), Sports Illustrated (CNNSI) and ESPN.
The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. To be selected a consensus All-American, players must be chosen to the first team on at least two of the five official selectors as recognized by the NCAA. Second- and third-team honors are used to break ties. Players named first-team by all five selectors are deemed unanimous All-Americans. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.2002 Illinois Fighting Illini football team
The 2002 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. Their home games were played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The team's head coach was Ron Turner, who was in his sixth season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 5–7 and failed to make a bowl game.2003 San Francisco 49ers season
The 2003 San Francisco 49ers season was the franchise's 57th season in the National Football League.
The team entered their 2003 season attempting to improve upon their 10–6 output from the previous year.
This was the first season under head coach Dennis Erickson, whose hiring was highly controversial due to the way the coaching change was handled. The 49ers failed to surpass their 2002 record and finished the season 7–9 by losing six close games.
It was Terrell Owens, Garrison Hearst’s, Tai Streets, and Jeff Garcia's final season as 49ers.2004 San Francisco 49ers season
The 2004 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 59th season, and 55th season in the National Football League.
The 49ers hoped to improve upon their disappointing 7–9 output from the previous season. However, the 49ers finished the season with the worst record in football, managing only two victories, both coming against division-rival Arizona Cardinals in overtime. The 49ers earned the #1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, where they selected quarterback Alex Smith, who would play for the team for eight seasons.
Head coach Dennis Erickson was fired after the season.
The season marked changes for the 49ers, who lost three key members of the 2001 team: Quarterback Jeff Garcia was released in the off-season and later signed with the Cleveland Browns, running back Garrison Hearst went to the Denver Broncos, and controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens went to the Philadelphia Eagles, where they lost to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.2005 San Francisco 49ers season
The 2005 San Francisco 49ers season was the 60th year for the team overall, and their 56th season in the NFL. They improved their two-win 2004 season by two games.
Former head coach Dennis Erickson had been fired just after the end of the 2004 season, and Mike Nolan (son of former Niners head coach Dick Nolan) took the helm.
Despite having a better record than the 2–14 Texans and 3–13 Saints, statistics site Football Outsiders calculated that the 49ers were actually, play-for-play, not only the worst team in the NFL in 2005, but the worst team they've ever tracked. According to the site, the 49ers offense in 2005 is the third-worst they'd ever tracked. The 49ers 3,587 total offensive yards were the fewest of any team in 2005, and their 239 points scored were third-worst in the NFL. Despite finishing with the worst record in 2004, the 49ers ended up playing the second-toughest schedule that season as they played eight games against playoff teams which includes games against the top seeds in both conferences, the Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts, and games against the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, both teams that the 49ers played due to finishing last in the NFC West the previous year and won their divisions.San Francisco's 1,898 team passing yards in 2005 were the lowest such total in the decade of the 2000s.2007 Washington Redskins season
The 2007 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 76th season in the National Football League. The Redskins finished their regular season with a record of 9–7 and a playoff appearance. This was an improvement over the 2006 season when they went 5–11 and finished last in the NFC East.
Over the course of the season, Washington went 5–3 in home games at FedExField, and 4–4 on the road; they lost 6 of their 7 games by one touchdown or less. After losing to the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round, Coach Joe Gibbs announced his retirement, thus ending his second stint as head coach of the Redskins. During the season, the tragedy of Sean Taylor's death occurred before a game against the Buffalo Bills. For the first defensive play, they fielded 10 men leaving the usual free safety spot empty, honoring Sean Taylor.2008 Chicago Bears season
The 2008 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 89th regular season in the National Football League. They finished the 2008 season with a 9–7 record, improving upon their 7–9 record from the 2007 season. The Bears failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.2010 All-Pro Team
There are three 2010 All-Pro Teams—one each named by the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA), and Sporting News—for performance in the 2010 NFL season. While none of these have the official imprimatur of the NFL (whose official recognition is nomination to the 2011 Pro Bowl), they are included (separately) in the NFL Record and Fact Book. Any player selected to any of the teams can be described as an "All-Pro."
The AP team, with first- and second-team selections, was chosen by a national panel of 50 NFL writers; the Sporting News selection process uses a panel of 50 NFL coaches and executives, while the PFWA team is chosen by polling its 300+ members.2010 Denver Broncos season
The 2010 Denver Broncos season was the franchise's 41st season in the National Football League, the 51st overall and the 10th playing their home games at INVESCO Field at Mile High. The off-season was marked by the draft selections of Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and All-American Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, as well as season-ending injuries to All-Pro linebacker Elvis Dumervil and free agent running back LenDale White. The team failed to improve on its 8–8 record from 2009, and set a new franchise record for losses in a single season, with a 4–12 record, which was their worst record in the post-merger era, and worst in a 16-game schedule. The regular season was marked by a videotaping scandal and the firing of head coach Josh McDaniels.
The Broncos had the league's worst defense in 2010, allowing a league-worst 471 points (29.4 per game) and 6,253 yards.2011 Denver Broncos season
The 2011 Denver Broncos season was the franchise's 42nd season in the National Football League and the 52nd overall. It also marked the first season under head coach John Fox, as well as the first with John Elway as the team's Executive Vice President of Football Operations.
On July 25, the NFLPA and NFL owners agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement, which was ratified on August 4. The Broncos training camp began on July 28 at the team headquarters in Dove Valley, Colorado, and the preseason and regular season started on time.The first five weeks of the season were dominated by a quarterback controversy involving Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow, with fans voicing their displeasure with the play of Orton, which resulted in a 1–4 start, and the public outcry for Tebow to be moved to starter. On October 11, Tebow was named the starting quarterback beginning with the team's Week 7 game at the Miami Dolphins on October 23. Tebow compiled an 8–5 record (including the playoffs, with a six-game win streak from Weeks 9–14) since replacing Orton, including game-winning drives in the fourth quarter and/or overtime in six of those games, despite constant criticism of his unorthodox mechanics and abilities as a passer. Orton was later waived on November 22. Another notable roster change was the trade that sent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for a conditional 2012 draft selection.The Broncos doubled their win total from 2010, finishing in a three-way tie with the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers for the AFC West division title, with an 8–8 record. However, the Broncos won the AFC West based on tiebreakers, thus clinching their first playoff berth and division title since 2005.
The Broncos opened the playoffs with a 29–23 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round, but were blown out by the New England Patriots in the Divisional round by a score of 45–10.Brian Xanders
Brian Xanders (born April 10, 1971) is an American football executive and former Florida State football player. He is the former general manager for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL), and currently is a senior personnel executive for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams.
Xanders is in his first season with the Rams, following a four-year run with the Detroit Lions, a five-year stint with the Broncos and a 14-year tenure with the Atlanta Falcons. For the Rams, Xanders works with all areas of the club’s player personnel department, including college scouting, pro personnel, coaching research, and football systems development.
The 2017 season marks Xanders’ 24th year in the NFL working in a variety of player personnel, scouting, football operations and coaching staff roles during his time at four teams (Los Angeles, Detroit, Denver and Atlanta). He has direct experience in player evaluations with the last 21 NFL Draft classes and 16 free agency periods.
During his tenure as the Broncos’ general manager, he engineered the personnel transformation where 90-percent of the team’s roster (55 of 61 players) were acquired through the draft, free agency or re-signed by the club. The four-year personnel foundation from 2009-2012, yielded 5 straight division titles and a 64-26 record from 2011-2015 (two Super Bowl appearances / Super Bowl 50 Champions).
The Broncos executed high-producing NFL Draft classes from 2009-12, which finished fifth in the NFL in playtime and third in games started during the four-year period. Those four draft classes became the second highest compensated draft classes in NFL history from 2012-2016. There are 22 primary starters (1+ year) on NFL teams from those draft classes, including six Pro Bowl players: LB Von Miller, WR Demaryius Thomas, CB Chris Harris Jr., TE Julius Thomas, DT Malik Jackson, and OG Zane Beadles.
Core Starters [2009-2012] - 22 (1+ year as a starter)
Pro Bowl Players - 6
Pro Bowl Appearances: 15 (3rd)
Total NFL Contract Value - $920M (2nd highest in NFL history)
Total Playtime (5th)
Games Played (6th)
Games Started (3rd)LB/Von Miller [2011 - 1] 7-year starter, 6 Pro Bowls, 5 NFL All-Pro
WR/Demaryius Thomas [2010 - 1] 6-year starter, 4 Pro Bowls, 2 NFL All-Pro
DC/Chris Harris [2011 - CFA] 5-year starter, 3 Pro Bowls, 3 NFL All-Pro
TE/Julius Thomas [2011 - 4] 5-year starter, 2 Pro Bowls
DT/Malik Jackson [2012 - 5] 4-year starter, 1 Pro Bowl
OG/Zane Beadles [2010 - 2] 8-year starter, 1 Pro Bowl
OT/Orlando Franklin [2011 - 2] 7-year starter
WR/Eric Decker [2010 - 3] 6-year starter
DT/Derek Wolfe [2012 - 2] 6-year starter
DE/Robert Ayers [2009 - 1] 4-year starter
DC/Perrish Cox [2010 - 5] 4-year starter
LB/Danny Trevathan [2012 - 6] 3-year starter
OC/J.D. Walton [2010 - 3] 3-year starter
FS/Rahim Moore [2011 - 2] 3-year starter
RB/Knowshon Moreno [2009 - 1] 3-year starter
TE/Virgil Green [2011 - 7] 3-year starter
6 players with 1-year as core starterThere were also eight other Pro Bowl players who were acquired, signed or extended during his tenure: QB Peyton Manning (FA, 2012-15), SS Brian Dawkins (UFA, 2009-11), WR Brandon Lloyd (FA, 2009-11), RB Willis McGahee (FA, 2011), CB Champ Bailey (re-signed, 2011), DE Elvis Dumervil (re-signed, 2010), WR Brandon Marshall (re-signed, 2010), and OT Ryan Clady (1st round, 2008).
During his tenure in Denver, he also supervised the day-to-day operations of the Broncos' college scouting, pro scouting, labor operations/salary cap, equipment, medical, video, football systems and football operations departments. He served on the NFL College Advisory, NFL Combine Selection and the NFL Statistics Committees. He was originally hired by Denver as assistant general manager in 2008.
Before joining the Broncos, he worked 14 seasons (1994-2008) with the Atlanta Falcons in various scouting, player personnel, football operations, coaching staff and technology/systems roles. Xanders was a member of the Falcons' defensive coaching staff on their 1998 team that became the first in franchise history to earn a Super Bowl berth (XXXIII). Selected by the Falcons to attend Stanford University's NFL Program for Managers in 2005, he has given presentations at several universities on NFL player personnel issues.
A former linebacker who played for Bobby Bowden at Florida State University from 1989-92, Xanders was a member of four bowl-winning teams with the Seminoles that had a 42-7 combined record. He was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference academic team selection and graduated from FSU with a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in business management. Xanders and his wife of 18 years, Amy, have two children, Reid and Mary Claire and reside in Northville, Michigan. He participates with Habitat for Humanity charities, Homes for the Holidays, Detroit Soup Kitchen and Warrick Dunn Charities.Illinois Fighting Illini football statistical leaders
The Illinois Fighting Illini football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Illinois Fighting Illini football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Fighting Illini represent the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the NCAA's Big Ten Conference.
Although Illinois began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890, the school's official record book generally does not include statistics from before the 1950s, as records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent. An exception to this is Red Grange, who appears several times on these lists despite playing in the 1920s.
These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:
Since the 1950s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Fighting Illini have played in 4 bowl games since then, all since 2008, giving recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.List of Cyberchase episodes
Cyberchase is an American–Canadian mathematics, environmental sciences, and meteorology cartoon that currently airs on PBS Kids. The show revolves around three Earth children (Matt, Jackie, and Inez), who use mathematics and problem-solving skills in a quest to save Cyberspace from a villain known as The Hacker. The three are transported into Cyberspace by Motherboard, the ruler of this virtual realm. Together with Motherboard's helper, Digit (a robotic bird), the three new friends compose the Cybersquad.
Each animated episode is followed by a live-action For Real interstitial before the credits, hosted by young, comedic actors who explore the episode's math topic in the real world. The show itself is created by Thirteen Education for WNET aka Channel Thirteen.
After the 5th episode of Season 8 in 2010, Cyberchase went on hiatus. However, on April 3, 2013, it was announced on the show's official Facebook page that it would return for a 9th season during the fall.On February 10, 2015, Gilbert Gottfried, the voice of Digit, announced that five new episodes were expected to be broadcast in the latter half of that year as the show's 10th season. In April 2015, the show's Twitter account retweeted a photo indicating that the season would focus on health, math and the environment.In January 2017, it was announced that Cyberchase would be returning for an eleventh season, with 10 new episodes set to air later in the year. In May, producer Kristin DiQuollo and director Meeka Stuart answered questions about the show in a 19-minute video.In October 2018, it was announced that Cyberchase would air for a twelfth season. The season premiered with a movie special on April 19, 2019, with the remaining episodes set to begin airing in the fall.List of Doki episodes
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Rafael Bush (born May 12, 1987) is an American football safety for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina State and was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He has also played for the Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints.