PRO: The Titans selected Brady Breeze in the sixth round (215th overall)of the 2021 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 197-pounder is an instinctive player with a knack for finding the football and capable of developing into a key special teams player. The Lake Oswego, Ore., native totaled 95 tackles, three interceptions, eight passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery over three seasons (2017-19) at Oregon. In his final season at Oregon in 2019, he was named the 2020 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP. He tied for the most defensive touchdowns in the nation with three, and was one of eight FBS players since 2000 with two fumble returns for a touchdown and a pick-six in the same season.
• Breeze was named the 2020 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP after totaling a career-high 11 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for a touchdown in the contest against Wisconsin.
• In 2019, Breeze became one of eight FBS players since 2000 with two fumble recoveries returned for scores and an interception returned for a touchdown in the same season. His three defensive touchdowns tied for the most in the nation in 2019.
• While at Oregon, Breeze made an impact playing special teams. 'I wasn't getting much playing time early on in college but kept quiet and grinded through it. I made sure to play all the special teams, and that ended up being one of the reasons I got drafted,' Breeze said. 'Every single year I played at Oregon, I played every single special teams, all phases of the game and everything. I really took pride in that.'
• Breeze comes from a football family. His father, Jim Breeze, was a receiver and punt returner at Arizona State and Southern Oregon. His uncle, Chad Cota, played safety at Oregon and in the NFL. His cousin, Chase Cota, plays wide receiver for UCLA, cousin Carson Cota plays tight end at Arizona, and cousin Mason Montgomery plays linebacker at Cal-Poly.
• Breeze has known teammate Elijah Molden his entire life. Breeze's uncle, Chad Cota, and Molden's father Alex were teammates at Oregon and later in the NFL for New Orleans.
• During COVID, Breeze honed in practicing the ukelele. 'We went to Hawaii for spring break on a family vacation. We were there right when COVID hit, and so as a family we just decided to stay. All seven of us ended up living in Hawaii for almost two months at an Airbnb for really cheap because there was nobody else to rent out the house there.'
• At his Pro Day, Breeze raised $6,000 in 'Reps for Rare Diseases' pledge drive to help bring awareness to diabetes, of which his grandmother battles.
• He was recruited by the Oregon baseball team before the Oregon football team when he was in high school. Even after committing to the football team, he was presented the opportunity to play centerfield for the Ducks. Ultimately, he decided to focus solely on football.
• The Lake Oswego, Ore., native was selected by the Titans in the sixth round (215th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.
• In three seasons at Oregon (2017-19), Breeze appeared in 38 games with four starts. He tallied 95 tackles, three interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, eight passes defensed, one forced fumble and four fumble recoveries with two returned for scores.
AS A SENIOR (2020), opted out.
AS A JUNIOR (2019), saw action in 14 games and made four starts. Tallied 62 tackles, two interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and four fumble recoveries with two returned for scores. His three defensive touchdowns tied for the most in the nation during 2019 and he became one of eight FBS players since 2000 with a pick-six and two fumble recovery returns in the same season. Named Rose Bowl Defensive MVP. Earned Pac-12 all-conference first team recognition on special teams by the league's coaches and PFF All-Pac-12 second team honors. Named to USA Today's All-Bowl team.
• Against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl (1/1/20), posted a career-high 11 tackles, one forced fumble that led to Oregon's game-winning touchdown, and one 31-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. Earned Rose Bowl Defensive MVP honors. Became the first FBS player since 2000 with 10+ tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in a bowl game.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2018), played in all 13 games and recorded 10 tackles. Played primarily on special teams.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2017), played in 11 games and registered 23 tackles, one quarterback pressure, one interception and two passes defensed.
• At Washington (11/4), tallied three tackles, his first career interception and one pass defensed.
• Redshirted in 2016.
• Graduated from Oregon in March 2020 with a degree in business and economics.
• Attended Central Catholic (Ore.) High School, where he was named a two-time first-team all-state defensive back by The Oregonian, and was a back-to-back Mt. Hood Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Helped lead Central Catholic to an 8-3 record as a senior, and helped guide the team to two Mt. Hood Conference titles and the Oregon 6A state championship in 2014.
• As a senior, totaled 58 tackles, one interception and two fumble recoveries on defense, and on offense tallied 458 rushing yards (7.6 avg.) and six touchdowns, caught 10 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns, and added one passing touchdown.
• As a junior, accumulated 42 tackles and three interceptions in addition to contributing 175 rushing yards and 172 yards receiving.
• Transferred to Central Catholic prior to his junior season from South Medford High School. Earned second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore at South Medford High School while recording 79 tackles and five interceptions.
• Rated a four-star prospect and the top player in Oregon by Rivals, tabbed the No. 162 overall prospect in the class and the No. 9 safety by Rivals, and finished as the No. 2 player in Oregon and No. 288 overall recruit in the 247Sports composite rating.
• Breeze also played centerfield in high school, and participated in basketball at South Medford High School.
• Has three brothers and one younger sister.
• Son of Jim and Christy Breeze.
• Follow Breeze on Twitter and Instagram @bradybreeze.
• Born Braden James Breeze on Oct. 9, 1997 in Medford, Ore.