If you ask Deion Branch about his time in the NFL he would probably say that he was very blessed to be able to have played at the pro level. Ever since he was a kid he dreamed about making it to the NFL. In 2002 he accomplished that goal when he was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round. He also learned a lot about the game under Coach John Smith where he played in college at Louisville.
Branch was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXIX. He tied former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice and former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Dan Ross for the Super Bowl reception record with 11 catches for 133 yards.
Deion also does fantastic work off the field. He started up the Deion Branch Charitable Foundation, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to offer support to children’s mental, physical and emotional well-being by assisting programs and initiatives aimed at improving their quality of life. The foundation is close to Deion’s heart as his son, Deiondre was diagnosed with Viral Meningitis at an early age. For more information on his foundation go to DeionBranchFoundation.org
We talk with Deion about fatherhood, his foundation, and his time in the NFL.