The NFL lockout isn’t keeping the players from staying busy. Deion Branch, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, will appear at FASTSIGNS Louisville, 6005-A Fern Valley Road, Friday July 8th at 9:30am. He will sign autographs and greet fans until 10:30am.
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.
He returned to the Patriots after four seasons in Seattle and set a career high with six touchdown receptions in 2010 (1 with Seattle and 5 with New England), including a career-long 79-yard touchdown reception at Detroit (11/25)
Branch caught 143 passes for 2,204 yards (15.4 avg) and 18 touchdowns while at Louisville (2000-01) His 143 catches rank sixth at U of L.
Branch has been a regular and steady advocate for children, starting the Deion Branch Foundation. This is from the foundation website– “The Deion Branch Charitable Foundation was established to help ease the struggles of those children struggling with health related issues, including those with meningitis. The foundation is close to Deion’s heart as his 4 year old son, Deiondre was born afflicted with meningitis.”
While in Seattle, he hosted an annual charity flag football tournament. He returned to Seattle this spring to hand it off to another Seahawks player Colin Cole. In June of this year he hosted the 6th Annual Deion Branch Skills and Drills Camp to benefit his foundation. FASTSIGNS Louisville is a one of the sponsors of his camp.
You can learn more about Deion and his foundation at http://www.dbranch84.com/.