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Bashaud Breeland Named To Gil Brandt’s All-Rookie Team

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 15, 2015 – 10:12 am

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

 

Bashaud Breeland’s great rookie season is being recognized by NFL.com’s Gil Brandt, as the Clemson product was named to his All-Rookie Team.

Breeland — the Redskins’ fourth-round selection and 102nd pick overall this past NFL Draft — was the 10th cornerback taken, but, as any Redskins fan knows, he far exceeded expectation especially considering he wasn’t pegged as a starter early on.

But, when DeAngelo Hall went down for the season Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles with a torn Achilles, Breeland was asked to step up.

And, boy, did he ever.

In 16 games, Breeland recorded 71 tackles — tied for sixth-most on the team — along with a team-high 17 passes defensed and two interceptions.

His grandest moment, or at least the most visible, came against Dallas Week 8 when he held Dez Bryant to just three receptions for 30 yards.

Then, on the final play of the game, Breeland extended out to make a game-winning play:

In Week 16, Breeland’s clutch gene once again showed on national television, as he hauled in a late interception that helped set up a game-winning field goal:


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