Winslow in 2008
|Cleveland Browns — No. 80|
|Date of birth: July 21, 1983|
|Place of birth: San Diego, California|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1. The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. In team Sports the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the Number The tight end ( TE) is a position in American football on the Offensive team. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. 93 m)||Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)|
|National Football League debut|
|2004 for the Cleveland Browns|
|College: Miami (Fla.)|
|NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Selected NFL statistics|
(through Week 17 of the 2007 NFL season)
|Stats at NFL.com|
Kellen Boswell Winslow II (born July 21, 1983 in San Diego, California) is an American football tight end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States #) is a unit of Mass The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 85th season for the major professional American football league in the United States The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. This is a List of Athletic Conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA The University of Miami Hurricanes football team is a collegiate football program that represents the University of Miami. The NFL Draft is an annual Sports draft in which NFL teams select newly-eligible players for their rosters The 2004 National Football League Draft, took place on April 24 and April 25 2004 at the theater at Madison Square Garden. The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The John Mackey Award is presented annually to College football 's top Tight end. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the All-star game of the National Football League (NFL The 2008 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was the NFL 's All-star game for the 2007 season. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The tight end ( TE) is a position in American football on the Offensive team. The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. He is the son of Kellen Winslow, a Hall of Fame tight end who played for the San Diego Chargers. Kellen Boswell Winslow (born November 5 1957) is a Hall of Fame former professional American football Tight end with the University of The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the Hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego California.
Winslow attended Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego and then the University of Miami, where he was a two-year starter and finished his collegiate career with 119 receptions for 1,365 yards (11. Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS located in Northeast San Diego, California United States serves the Scripps Ranch community as well as students participating The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U) is a private non-sectarian University founded in 1925 47 yards per reception) and nine touchdowns in 38 games. A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football. He also recorded a safety while playing on special teams during his freshman season. A safety or safety touch is a type of score in American football and Canadian football and is worth two points (with one very rare exception)
After his junior season, Winslow was selected as a First-Team All-American by the Associated Press. An All-American "team" is an honorary Sports team composed of outstanding Amateur players those considered the best players of a specific season for The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio He also won the John Mackey Award as the nation's best collegiate tight end. The John Mackey Award is presented annually to College football 's top Tight end.
Winslow generated significant national attention following a 2003 University of Miami loss to the University of Tennessee Volunteers. The University of Tennessee (also known as UT) sometimes called the University of Tennessee Knoxville ( UT Knoxville, or UTK) is the flagship During a sweep play for Miami wide receiver/cornerback Devin Hester, Winslow made a terrific block on two Volunteers, effectively taking both defenders out of the play. Devin Hester (born November 4 1982 is an American football Wide receiver and Return specialist for the Chicago Bears of the National Football Following the block, Winslow stood over both players, taunting injured Tennessee defensive back Corey Campbell. When questioned during the media session following the game Winslow admitted that he had known Campbell was injured but didn't care,
"Yeah, I don't give a hell. It's about this U, man. The University of Miami Hurricanes football team is a collegiate football program that represents the University of Miami. I don't give a flyin' you-know-what about a Vol. The University of Tennessee (also known as UT) sometimes called the University of Tennessee Knoxville ( UT Knoxville, or UTK) is the flagship I don't give a damn! He would do the same thing to me. It's war. They don't give a freakin' you-know-what about you. They will kill you. They're out there to kill you. So I'm 'a kill 'em. You write that in the paper. You write that. You make money off that. No, man, I'm pissed. All y'all take this down. I'm pissed, man. We don't care about nobody except this U. We don't. If I didn't hurt him, he'd hurt me. They were gunnin' for my legs. I'm a come right back at 'em. I'm a fuckin' soldier!"
Winslow took heavy criticism for the rant since many critics felt it was disrespectful to actual soldiers who were serving on duty in the Iraq War, which had started several months before. The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or the War in Iraq, is an ongoing Military campaign On November 10, 2003, Winslow issued a written apology for his comments, writing that: "I meant no disrespect to the men and women who have served, or are currently serving, in the Armed Forces. I cannot begin to imagine the magnitude of war or its consequences. "
Winslow was drafted by the Cleveland Browns out of the University of Miami with the sixth pick in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. The 2004 National Football League Draft, took place on April 24 and April 25 2004 at the theater at Madison Square Garden. Cleveland head coach Butch Davis was also the coach who recruited Winslow to the University of Miami before leaving for the NFL prior to ever coaching Winslow in college. Paul Hilton "Butch" Davis Jr is the current head football coach at the University of North Carolina.
Somewhat surprisingly, Winslow was not the first University of Miami player selected in the 2004 Draft after draft day speculation that he could become the first tight end drafted number one overall. That honor went to the late Sean Taylor, who was chosen by the Washington Redskins one selection earlier, with the fifth overall selection. Sean Michael Maurice Taylor ( April 1 1983 &ndash November 27 2007) was an American football free safety who The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington D
Winslow would eventually choose sports agents Carl and Kevin Poston of Professional Sports Planning Inc. (PSP) to represent him at the negotiating table. The Poston brothers - whose clients at the time also included Orlando Pace and Charles Woodson - seemed an odd choice. Orlando Lamar Pace (born November 4, 1975 in) is an American football Offensive tackle for the St Charles Woodson (born on October 7, 1976 in Fremont Ohio) is an American football Cornerback for the Green Bay Packers Although respected in many circles for their ability to secure hefty contracts for their clients, the pair had developed difficult working relationships with several teams, league executives and the NFL Players' Association. Template talkInfobox Union for usage -->The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the In March 2006, Carl Poston was suspended for two years by the NFLPA disciplinary committee after admitting that he had not read the contract of Washington Redskins' linebacker LaVar Arrington, which did not include an agreed upon $6. LaVar RaShad Arrington (born June 20, 1978 in) is a former American football Linebacker of the National Football League. 5 million bonus. Arrington would later buy his way out of his Redskins contract to avoid arbitration in the matter. Eventually, the Postons secured a six-year $40 million deal for Winslow, including a $16. 5 million signing bonus.
Winslow was expected to give the Cleveland offense an immediate boost. Two games into his rookie season, however, he suffered a broken right fibula, costing him $5. For other uses see Fibula (disambiguation The fibula or calf bone is a Bone located on the lateral side of the Tibia 3 million in incentive bonuses. The injury kept him on the sidelines for the remainder of the year after having only recorded five catches for 50 yards. After two operations on the injured leg, Winslow was supposed to make a full and complete recovery in time for the 2005 season. He had made his NFL debut versus the Baltimore Ravens on September 12. The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore Maryland.
This expectation changed on May 1, 2005 when Winslow, while riding his Suzuki GSX-R750 motorcycle in a community college parking lot in suburban Westlake, hit a curb at about 35 mph and was thrown from his bike. The GSX-R750 is a Sport bike from Suzuki 's GSX-R series of Motorcycles. Winslow sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and was placed on the "Physically Unable-to-Perform (Non Football Injury)" list for the 2005 season. The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major Ligaments of the Knee. Winslow also fought off a six-week staph infection that resulted from his knee injury. Staphylococcus (in Greek σταφυλη staphyle means bunch of grapes and κοκκος coccos means granule is a genus of Gram-positive
While Winslow was contractually obligated by the NFL's standard player contract not to "engage in … any activity other than football which may involve a significant risk of personal injury", and specifically not to ride a motorcycle under his contract with the Browns, he nevertheless purchased the powerful sport bike. Lt. Judy Neel of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that Winslow obtained a motorcycle learner's permit April 26, after initially failing a written exam administered in the Garfield Heights district of Cleveland. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety and is the official Highway patrol and de facto State police Initially, it was speculated that the Browns would seek to recoup a pro-rated share of the $6 million signing bonus Winslow received in 2004 and perhaps the entire $4. 4 million option bonus he was paid in March 2005, although the Browns later declined to take such action.
Winslow attended the Browns' 2006 training camp and pronounced himself ready to play. The Associated Press reported in August 2006 that Winslow said that, even at 90 percent, he was superior to every other NFL tight end. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio "I hate to be brash", Winslow said. "But I think my 90 percent is still better than every tight end out there. "
In the opening game of the 2006 NFL season against the New Orleans Saints, Winslow recorded his first NFL touchdown, scoring on an 18-yard pass from quarterback Charlie Frye. The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans Louisiana. Charles Lester Frye (born August 28, 1981 in Norwalk Ohio) is an American football Quarterback who currently plays for the Seattle Winslow emerged as a reliable target for Cleveland, finishing the year with 89 receptions, the most at his position on the season, which also tied Ozzie Newsome's all-time franchise record for receptions in a season. Ozzie Newsome Jr (born March 16, 1956 in Muscle Shoals Alabama) is a former American football Tight end for the Cleveland Browns
Winslow became the cause of controversy in 2006. During a nationally-televised NFL Network game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 7, 2006, Winslow hit Steelers linebacker James Farrior from behind after a play, drawing criticism from outspoken former Pittsburgh linebacker Joey Porter, who called Winslow a "fag" twice during a post-game interview. NFL Network is an American television Specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL and is also shown in Canada James Alfred Farrior (born January 6 1975 in Petersburg Virginia) is an American football player who currently plays as an inside Linebacker for the Joey Eugene Porter (born March 22, 1977 in) is an American football Linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football Faggot or fag, in modern North American and Australian English is a word and generally a Pejorative slur term for a gay or
Winslow's half brother died on October 17, 2006.
Kellen underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee January 31, 2007 at the Cleveland Clinic in an attempt to further repair cartilage damage sustained in the motorcycle accident in 2005. Microfracture surgery is one of the Articular cartilage repair surgical techniques that works by creating tiny fractures in the underlying Bone The Cleveland Clinic (formally known as the Cleveland Clinic Foundation) is a multispecialty academic medical center located in Cleveland, Ohio,
As of all games completed through Week 6 of the 2007 NFL season, Winslow and teammate Braylon Edwards are averaging 84. The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United Braylon Jamel Edwards (born on February 21, 1983 in Detroit Michigan) is an American football Wide receiver for the Cleveland 3 and 92. 0 receiving yards per game, respectively, placing both on pace to break the all-time franchise record for receiving yards in a season, 1,236, set by Webster Slaughter in 1989. Webster M Slaughter (born October 19 1964 is a former American football Wide receiver who played in the National Football League from 1986 to 1998
On December 18, Winslow was named as a first alternate for the 2008 Pro Bowl On February 4, Antonio Gates of the San Diego Chargers announced he would not be attending the Pro Bowl due to injury. The 2008 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was the NFL 's All-star game for the 2007 season. Antonio D Gates (born June 18, 1980 in Detroit Michigan) is an American football Tight end for the San Diego Chargers The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego California. This paved the way for Winslow to make his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
He finished the season with 82 receptions for 1106 yards and five touchdowns.
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