Brian Poole (American Football)
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Brian Poole American Football

Brian Poole
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Poole (No. 34) with the Falcons in 2016
No. 34 - New York Jets
Personal information
Born: (1992-10-20) October 20, 1992 (age 27)
Bradenton, Florida[1]
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Southeast (Bradenton, Florida)
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2019

Brian Poole (born October 20, 1992) is an American football cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida and signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2016.[2]

High school career

Poole attended Southeast High School in Bradenton, Florida and graduated in 2012. He played for the football team. He was recruited by the University of Florida, where he committed to play under new head coach Will Muschamp.[3]

College career

Poole played college football for the Gators from 2012-2015. In the 2012 season, he recorded three total tackles.[4] In the 2013 season, he recorded 32 total tackles, two tackles-for-loss, two interceptions, and three passes defended.[5] In the 2014 season, he recorded 45 total tackles, three tackles-for-loss, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.[6] In the 2015 season, he recorded 40 total tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss, .5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
5 ft 9 in
(1.75 m)
210 lb
(95 kg)
29 in
(0.74 m)
9 ft 4 in
(2.84 m)
All values from Florida Gator's Pro Day[8]

Atlanta Falcons

On May 5, 2016, the Atlanta Falcons signed Poole as an undrafted free agent on a three-year, $1.62 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $3,500.[9][10][11] Poole received offers from multiple teams, including the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Arizona Cardinals. He chose to sign with Atlanta Falcons due to his past relationship with head coach Dan Quinn, who recruited Poole to Florida and was his defensive coordinator there.[12]

Throughout training camp, he competed for a roster spot against DeMarcus Van Dyke, Akeem King, C. J. Goodwin, David Mims, Devonte Johnson, and Jordan Sefon.[13] He was named the third cornerback on the depth chart, behind Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, and was also given nickel coverage duties.[14][15]

He had his first career interception in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers on quarterback Cam Newton.[16] He played in all 16 games with nine starts as a rookie, recording 59 tackles, 10 passes defensed, and one interception.[17][18] In the postseason, he played in all three games, starting two, including Super Bowl LI, which the Falcons lost in overtime to the New England Patriots by a score of 34-28. In the Super Bowl, Poole had four total tackles.[19][20]

In 2017, Poole played in 15 games with three starts as the Falcons' No. 3 cornerback, recording 63 tackles and four passes defensed.

In 2018, Poole played in all 16 games with nine starts, he recorded career-highs in both interceptions and sacks, with three in both category.

New York Jets

On March 15, 2019, Poole signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the New York Jets.[21]


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  2. ^ Bradenton's Brian Poole signs with Atlanta Falcons after getting passed over in NFL draft
  3. ^ "Brian Poole, Atlanta Falcons, Cornerback". 247Sports. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Brian Poole 2012 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Brian Poole 2013 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Brian Poole 2014 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Brian Poole 2015 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Brian Poole". Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Ryan, Kevin. "Brian Poole signs NFL free agent contract". 247 Sports. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Falcons Agree to Terms with 22 CFAs". May 5, 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ " Brian Poole contract". Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Bradenton's Brian Poole signs with Atlanta Falcons after getting passed over in NFL draft". Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ " Atlanta Falcons depth chart: 07/01/2016". Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ " Atlanta Falcons depth chart: 10/01/2016". Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ Orlando Ledbetter (September 3, 2016). "A quick look at the Falcon's 53-man depth chart". Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers - December 24th, 2016". Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ "Brian Poole 2016 Game Log". Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ "Brian Poole Stats". Retrieved 2017.
  19. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Retrieved 2017.
  20. ^ Chadiha, Jeffri. "Falcons' historic collapse leads to Patriots' fifth Super Bowl win". NFL. Retrieved 2017.
  21. ^ Allen, Eric (March 15, 2019). "CB Brian Poole Latest to Sign with Jets".

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