Overview
Bradley Fletcher is a defensive back for the St. Louis Rams, who selected him with the 66th overall pick in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Fletcher played four seasons at the University of Iowa. Fletcher is 6-feet, 2-inches tall, and weighs 200 pounds.
Prep Career
Bradley Fletcher was an All-State football and basketball player at Liberty High School in Youngstown, OH. He made appearances at defensive back and at running back for his high school team. Over the course of his high school career, Fletcher recorded 207 tackles and four interceptions. He also rushed for 815 yards and 12 touchdowns during his senior season at Liberty. Fletcher received interest from Division I schools as a basketball player, but chose football at Iowa.
Freshman Year
Fletcher was redshirted in 2004 and saw limited action in 2005.
Sophomore Year
As a sophomore, Fletcher appeared in every game for the Hawkeyes, and started at cornerback in the final four games of the regular season. Fletcher finished 2006 with 38 tackles.
Arrest
At 3:09 a.m. on July 15, 2007, Bradley Fletcher was pulled over by a university police officer after running a red light. Fletcher's blood alcohol content was .099, and he was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence. Fletcher attended an O.W.I. program, and underwent a substance abuse evaluation, as well as paying court costs. Fletcher was one of 14 Hawkeyes arrested or cited in 2008, and one of three for drunk driving. Head coach Kirk Ferentz suspended Fletcher for the Hawkeyes' 2007 season opener against Northern Illinois as a result of his arrest.
Junior Year
Fletcher rebounded from his arrest to have a strong junior year, starting four games and racking up 52 tackles and two interceptions. He recorded a career-high 13 tackles against Western Michigan and Michigan State.
Senior Year
As a senior, Fletcher entered the year as the team's starting cornerback, and his numbers jumped. He racked up 60 tackles, 44 of them solo, and three interceptions. Despite Fletcher being one of only three seniors on defense in 2008, the Hawkeyes allowed the second-fewest rush yards, and third-fewest yards overall, in the Big Ten. Iowa also boasted the eighth-best scoring defense in the country during Fletcher's senior season. After the 2008 season, Fletcher was named honorable mention All-Big Ten.
NFL Career
Fletcher was selected in the third round (66th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Before the 2009 season, Fletcher signed a four-year contract with St. Louis.
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