Players

Joe Haden
DB #23
Height:
5-11
Weight:
195
Age:
27
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Fort Washington, Md.
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2015):

TCKL
22
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 329 269 60 2.0 0 89 16 222 -- 62 1 4 4
2015 CLE 5 5 22 18 4 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2014 CLE 15 15 73 58 15 0.0 -- 20 3 0 -- 0 0 1 2
2013 CLE 15 15 54 43 11 0.0 0 20 4 57 14.3 29 1 0 --
2012 CLE 11 11 51 40 11 0.0 -- 10 3 64 21.3 50 0 1 --
2011 CLE 15 15 65 53 12 1.0 -- 19 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2010 CLE 16 7 64 57 7 1.0 -- 18 6 101 16.8 62 0 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @NYJ L 10-31 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 TEN W 28-14 6 4 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
3 OAK L 20-27 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @SD L 27-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @BAL W 33-30 3 3 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 DEN L 23-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @STL L 6-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 ARI L 20-34 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @CIN L 10-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @PIT L 9-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 BAL L 27-33 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 CIN L 3-37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 SF W 24-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected after junior season by Cleveland Browns in first round (seventh overall) of 2013 NFL Draft, April 22, 2010.

At a Glance:

Named Special Olympics’ Global Ambassador in 2015, becoming the first professional football player to ever hold that distinction. His younger brother, Jacob, is a Special Olympics athlete. Joe credits Jacob as his inspiration.

His 87 passes defensed since entering the NFL in 2010 are the most in the league during that span.

The oldest of five brothers, whose names all begin with the letter J (Josh, Jordan, Jacob and Jonathon).

Owns over 1,200 pairs of shoes as part of his ever-growing collection. His favorite pair is Nike Air Mag, which was the shoe Marty McFly wore during the movie Back to the Future II. Opened a sneaker store, The Restock Cleveland, in November 2014.

Signed a contract extension in 2014 through the 2019 season. Promptly made a charitable donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, helping provide 40,000 meals for families in Northeast Ohio area after signing his deal.

Career Highlights: A standout corner who usually lines up on opposing team’s top wide receiver…Two-time Pro Bowl honoree and served as a Pro Bowl captain in 2014…According to press box totals, his 87 passes defensed rank first since he entered the NFL in 2010…Named second team AP All-Pro in 2013…Named the inaugural recipient of the Browns NFL Sportsmanship Award in 2014.

Pro Bowl Selections (2): 2013, 2014

Seasonal Reviews:

2014: Named to second career Pro Bowl and served as team captain...Along with Tashaun Gipson and Donte Whitner, marked the first time in team history that the club had three defensive backs selected to the Pro Bowl the same year…Led team and finished second in NFL with 20 passes defensed...Along with Buster Skrine (18), made Browns only NFL team with multiple players accruing 18+ passes defensed...Named the inaugural recipient of the Browns NFL Sportsmanship Award…Helped the Browns finish first in the NFL in opponent passer rating (74.1) and passes defensed (99)…(11/6) at Cin.: In 24-3 primetime win, amassed three tackles, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Helped limit Pro Bowl WR AJ Green to three receptions for 23 yards...Member of Browns defense that limited Bengals to 79 net passing yards, second fewest by NFL team in 2014…(11/16) vs. Hou.: Posted career-high 13 tackles and intercepted Ryan Mallett in end zone...(11/23) at Atl.: During 26-24 win, registered five solo tackles and one interception, his second in as many games...In second quarter, picked off Matt Ryan to set up Browns FG...(11/30) at Buf.: Recorded one solo tackle, one interception, two passes defensed and one blocked FG...Became first NFL player to record an INT and blocked FG in game since Michael Griffin in 2012.

2013: Earned first Pro Bowl selection…AP second-team All-Pro honoree…Also named to the All-AFC team by the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)…Started 15 games and registered 60 tackles, four interceptions, one interception-TD and a career-high 21 passes defensed…Ranked second on team in interceptions and passes defensed…Recorded four interceptions from Weeks 9-17, tied for the most in the NFL during that stretch…According to STATS LLC, he and Buster Skrine made the Browns one of only two teams (Ravens) with two players posting 19+ passes defensed…(10/13) vs. Det.: Limited Pro Bowl WR Calvin Johnson to three receptions for 25 yards with a 10-yard long…(10/27) at KC: Totaled season-high three passes defensed…Only two receptions allowed in his coverage gained 7 yards and 5 yards, neither resulting in first down...Held WR Dwayne Bowe to one reception, only 10th game in wide receiver’s first 96 career games with one or fewer…(11/17) at Cin.: Posted both first career multiple-interception game (two) and interception-return TD (29 yards)…Helped limit Pro Bowl WR A.J. Green to two receptions for 7 yards, neither of which occurred in his coverage…Helped limit Andy Dalton to 93 passing yards…In first quarter, picked off back-to-back Dalton passes.

2012: Started all 11 games he played…Registered 51 tackles, 10 passes defensed, three interceptions and one forced fumble…Interception total tied for first on the team…Suspended for games 2-5 by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances…(9/9) vs. Phi.: Intercepted a Michael Vick pass and returned it 50 yards during the season opener…(10/14) at Cin.: Intercepted an Andy Dalton pass and returned it 14 yards…(11/25) vs. Pit.: Recorded an interception, which was one of eight total turnovers forced by the Browns on the day.

2011: Started 15 games…Helped the Browns finish second in the NFL in pass defense, Cleveland’s highest finish in that category since 1962…Led team with 19 passes defensed, a figure that ranked sixth in the NFL and fourth in the AFC…Also posted 65 tackles, one sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble…Named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team for unheralded prime performers in 2011…(9/11) vs. Cin.: Tallied three tackles, a sack and a career-high five pass defenses.

2010: Played in all 16 games with seven starts…Collected 57 tackles, six interceptions for 101 yards, a team-best 18 pass breakups, a sack and a forced fumble on defense…On special teams, added eight tackles and four kickoff returns for a 24.0-yard average…Key member of a punt coverage unit that allowed an average of 7.1 yards per return, a figure that was fifth-best in the NFL, while they also downed 29 punts inside the 20… Named to the Sporting News All-Rookie team, the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie defense team and the USA Today’s All-Joe Team for unheralded prime performers in 2010…One of five finalists for the Pepsi Rookie of the Year award…Interception total led the team, tied for fifth in the NFL and was the second-highest figure among NFL rookies (New England’s Devin McCourty, seven)…Had an interception in four straight weeks (9-12), the first Brown to do so since Ernie Kellerman in 1968…His six interceptions were the most by a Browns rookie since Anthony Henry had 10 in 2001…His interception total tied with Ken Gorgal and Bert Rechichar for the fourth-highest figure by a Browns rookie…Named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for November after registering 15 tackles, seven passes defensed and three interceptions…(10/17) at Pit.: Recorded first career interception and returned it 62 yards…(12/5) at Mia: Posted five tackles, an interception and a season-high four passes defensed as the Browns held the Dolphins to 167 net passing yards…Also marked the fourth straight in which he had an interception…(12/26) vs. Bal.: Registered five tackles and an interception…Also came up with the first sack of his career as well as a forced fumble.

College: Started all 40 career games at the University of Florida (2007-09) before entering the NFL prior to his senior season…Recorded 218 tackles, 3.5 sacks, eight interceptions for 166 yards…Added 34 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked FG…In his final season, was a unanimous first-team All-American, first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the top defensive back in college football…Tied for third on the team with 68 tackles, while adding three sacks, two forced fumbles, four interceptions and five special teams tackles in 2009…Helped the Gators own the fourth-best pass defense in the nation (152.8 yards per game)…Earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2008, after ranking second on the team with a career-high 87 tackles, one half sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one blocked kick and three interceptions…Returned an interception 88 yards to tie for the fourth-longest interception return in team history…After two position changes (from QB to WR to DB) prior to playing in his first collegiate contest, he became the first true freshman in Florida history to start at CB in his first career game…Earned Freshman All-America first-team and SEC All-Freshman team honors after recording 63 tackles, one fumble recovery and one interception…Sociology major.

Personal: Born Joseph Walter Haden III…Born in Fort Washington, Md…The oldest of five brothers, whose names all begin with the letter J (Josh, Jordan, Jacob and Jonathon)…Was the first college football player in his family as two of his younger brothers (Josh and Jordan) played collegiately at the University of Toledo…Married (Sarah)…High School: Attended Friendly High School in Md…A four-year starter at quarterback who set a Maryland public school record with 7,371 career passing yards, while tying the career mark for TD passes with 80…Passed for 2,783 yards with 38 touchdowns, while rushing for 899 yards and 13 TDs as a senior…Led his team to the Class 3A state football title with a 14-0 record as a senior…Also started for his school’s basketball team that won a state title…Graduated early and enrolled in college in January of 2007…Community Involvement: Named Special Olympics’ Global Ambassador in 2015, becoming the first professional football player to ever hold that distinction…Younger brother, Jacob, is a Special Olympics athlete…Active in the Cleveland community and founded the “Haden Nation” ticket program, which provided tickets, apparel and food for the Children’s Hunger Alliance and Fatima Family Center…Promptly made a charitable donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, helping provide 40,000 meals for families in Northeast Ohio area after signing his contract extension with the Browns through the 2019 season…Founder of the Joe Haden Elite Football Experience sports camp benefitting boys grades 3-8…Has a foundation in memory of his grandmother called Aunt Berta which benefits kids in need…Hosted a celebrity softball tournament in 2014 and 2015 with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics, local youth sports and educational programs…Interacts with fans through his social media account, where he has provided meals at restaurants, sponsored youth leagues and attended the Independence High School prom in 2012…Hobbies/Interest: Active on the Cleveland sports scene, attending Cavs and Indians games…Has more than 1,200 pairs of shoes in his collection, lists his favorite pair as Nike Air Mag, which was the shoe Marty McFly wore during the movie Back to the Future II…Opened a sneaker store, The Restock Cleveland, in November 2014.

Career Transactions: Selected after junior season by Cleveland Browns in first round (seventh overall) of 2013 NFL Draft, April 22, 2010.

At a Glance:

Named Special Olympics’ Global Ambassador in 2015, becoming the first professional football player to ever hold that distinction. His younger brother, Jacob, is a Special Olympics athlete. Joe credits Jacob as his inspiration.

His 87 passes defensed since entering the NFL in 2010 are the most in the league during that span.

The oldest of five brothers, whose names all begin with the letter J (Josh, Jordan, Jacob and Jonathon).

Owns over 1,200 pairs of shoes as part of his ever-growing collection. His favorite pair is Nike Air Mag, which was the shoe Marty McFly wore during the movie Back to the Future II. Opened a sneaker store, The Restock Cleveland, in November 2014.

Signed a contract extension in 2014 through the 2019 season. Promptly made a charitable donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, helping provide 40,000 meals for families in Northeast Ohio area after signing his deal.

Career Highlights: A standout corner who usually lines up on opposing team’s top wide receiver…Two-time Pro Bowl honoree and served as a Pro Bowl captain in 2014…According to press box totals, his 87 passes defensed rank first since he entered the NFL in 2010…Named second team AP All-Pro in 2013…Named the inaugural recipient of the Browns NFL Sportsmanship Award in 2014.

Pro Bowl Selections (2): 2013, 2014

Seasonal Reviews:

2014: Named to second career Pro Bowl and served as team captain...Along with Tashaun Gipson and Donte Whitner, marked the first time in team history that the club had three defensive backs selected to the Pro Bowl the same year…Led team and finished second in NFL with 20 passes defensed...Along with Buster Skrine (18), made Browns only NFL team with multiple players accruing 18+ passes defensed...Named the inaugural recipient of the Browns NFL Sportsmanship Award…Helped the Browns finish first in the NFL in opponent passer rating (74.1) and passes defensed (99)…(11/6) at Cin.: In 24-3 primetime win, amassed three tackles, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Helped limit Pro Bowl WR AJ Green to three receptions for 23 yards...Member of Browns defense that limited Bengals to 79 net passing yards, second fewest by NFL team in 2014…(11/16) vs. Hou.: Posted career-high 13 tackles and intercepted Ryan Mallett in end zone...(11/23) at Atl.: During 26-24 win, registered five solo tackles and one interception, his second in as many games...In second quarter, picked off Matt Ryan to set up Browns FG...(11/30) at Buf.: Recorded one solo tackle, one interception, two passes defensed and one blocked FG...Became first NFL player to record an INT and blocked FG in game since Michael Griffin in 2012.

2013: Earned first Pro Bowl selection…AP second-team All-Pro honoree…Also named to the All-AFC team by the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)…Started 15 games and registered 60 tackles, four interceptions, one interception-TD and a career-high 21 passes defensed…Ranked second on team in interceptions and passes defensed…Recorded four interceptions from Weeks 9-17, tied for the most in the NFL during that stretch…According to STATS LLC, he and Buster Skrine made the Browns one of only two teams (Ravens) with two players posting 19+ passes defensed…(10/13) vs. Det.: Limited Pro Bowl WR Calvin Johnson to three receptions for 25 yards with a 10-yard long…(10/27) at KC: Totaled season-high three passes defensed…Only two receptions allowed in his coverage gained 7 yards and 5 yards, neither resulting in first down...Held WR Dwayne Bowe to one reception, only 10th game in wide receiver’s first 96 career games with one or fewer…(11/17) at Cin.: Posted both first career multiple-interception game (two) and interception-return TD (29 yards)…Helped limit Pro Bowl WR A.J. Green to two receptions for 7 yards, neither of which occurred in his coverage…Helped limit Andy Dalton to 93 passing yards…In first quarter, picked off back-to-back Dalton passes.

2012: Started all 11 games he played…Registered 51 tackles, 10 passes defensed, three interceptions and one forced fumble…Interception total tied for first on the team…Suspended for games 2-5 by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances…(9/9) vs. Phi.: Intercepted a Michael Vick pass and returned it 50 yards during the season opener…(10/14) at Cin.: Intercepted an Andy Dalton pass and returned it 14 yards…(11/25) vs. Pit.: Recorded an interception, which was one of eight total turnovers forced by the Browns on the day.

2011: Started 15 games…Helped the Browns finish second in the NFL in pass defense, Cleveland’s highest finish in that category since 1962…Led team with 19 passes defensed, a figure that ranked sixth in the NFL and fourth in the AFC…Also posted 65 tackles, one sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble…Named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team for unheralded prime performers in 2011…(9/11) vs. Cin.: Tallied three tackles, a sack and a career-high five pass defenses.

2010: Played in all 16 games with seven starts…Collected 57 tackles, six interceptions for 101 yards, a team-best 18 pass breakups, a sack and a forced fumble on defense…On special teams, added eight tackles and four kickoff returns for a 24.0-yard average…Key member of a punt coverage unit that allowed an average of 7.1 yards per return, a figure that was fifth-best in the NFL, while they also downed 29 punts inside the 20… Named to the Sporting News All-Rookie team, the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie defense team and the USA Today’s All-Joe Team for unheralded prime performers in 2010…One of five finalists for the Pepsi Rookie of the Year award…Interception total led the team, tied for fifth in the NFL and was the second-highest figure among NFL rookies (New England’s Devin McCourty, seven)…Had an interception in four straight weeks (9-12), the first Brown to do so since Ernie Kellerman in 1968…His six interceptions were the most by a Browns rookie since Anthony Henry had 10 in 2001…His interception total tied with Ken Gorgal and Bert Rechichar for the fourth-highest figure by a Browns rookie…Named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for November after registering 15 tackles, seven passes defensed and three interceptions…(10/17) at Pit.: Recorded first career interception and returned it 62 yards…(12/5) at Mia: Posted five tackles, an interception and a season-high four passes defensed as the Browns held the Dolphins to 167 net passing yards…Also marked the fourth straight in which he had an interception…(12/26) vs. Bal.: Registered five tackles and an interception…Also came up with the first sack of his career as well as a forced fumble.

College: Started all 40 career games at the University of Florida (2007-09) before entering the NFL prior to his senior season…Recorded 218 tackles, 3.5 sacks, eight interceptions for 166 yards…Added 34 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked FG…In his final season, was a unanimous first-team All-American, first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the top defensive back in college football…Tied for third on the team with 68 tackles, while adding three sacks, two forced fumbles, four interceptions and five special teams tackles in 2009…Helped the Gators own the fourth-best pass defense in the nation (152.8 yards per game)…Earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2008, after ranking second on the team with a career-high 87 tackles, one half sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one blocked kick and three interceptions…Returned an interception 88 yards to tie for the fourth-longest interception return in team history…After two position changes (from QB to WR to DB) prior to playing in his first collegiate contest, he became the first true freshman in Florida history to start at CB in his first career game…Earned Freshman All-America first-team and SEC All-Freshman team honors after recording 63 tackles, one fumble recovery and one interception…Sociology major.

Personal: Born Joseph Walter Haden III…Born in Fort Washington, Md…The oldest of five brothers, whose names all begin with the letter J (Josh, Jordan, Jacob and Jonathon)…Was the first college football player in his family as two of his younger brothers (Josh and Jordan) played collegiately at the University of Toledo…Married (Sarah)…High School: Attended Friendly High School in Md…A four-year starter at quarterback who set a Maryland public school record with 7,371 career passing yards, while tying the career mark for TD passes with 80…Passed for 2,783 yards with 38 touchdowns, while rushing for 899 yards and 13 TDs as a senior…Led his team to the Class 3A state football title with a 14-0 record as a senior…Also started for his school’s basketball team that won a state title…Graduated early and enrolled in college in January of 2007…Community Involvement: Named Special Olympics’ Global Ambassador in 2015, becoming the first professional football player to ever hold that distinction…Younger brother, Jacob, is a Special Olympics athlete…Active in the Cleveland community and founded the “Haden Nation” ticket program, which provided tickets, apparel and food for the Children’s Hunger Alliance and Fatima Family Center…Promptly made a charitable donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, helping provide 40,000 meals for families in Northeast Ohio area after signing his contract extension with the Browns through the 2019 season…Founder of the Joe Haden Elite Football Experience sports camp benefitting boys grades 3-8…Has a foundation in memory of his grandmother called Aunt Berta which benefits kids in need…Hosted a celebrity softball tournament in 2014 and 2015 with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics, local youth sports and educational programs…Interacts with fans through his social media account, where he has provided meals at restaurants, sponsored youth leagues and attended the Independence High School prom in 2012…Hobbies/Interest: Active on the Cleveland sports scene, attending Cavs and Indians games…Has more than 1,200 pairs of shoes in his collection, lists his favorite pair as Nike Air Mag, which was the shoe Marty McFly wore during the movie Back to the Future II…Opened a sneaker store, The Restock Cleveland, in November 2014.

 

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