Deion Branch
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"Anthony Deion Branch, Jr." is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville Cardinals football/Louisville under coach John L. Smith.

Branch has also played for the Seattle Seahawks. Branch was named the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award/Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6, 2005, after tying former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice and former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Dan Ross (American football)/Dan Ross for the Super Bowl reception record with 11 catches for 133 yards. He was the first receiver to win the award since 1989 NFL season/1989 when Jerry Rice had his 11 catch game.

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That?s the main thing -- staying healthy and staying on the field and helping your team win some games. We know in this game there are going to be some injuries, but you can try to help yourself stay away from that by doing certain things - keeping your body in shape and staying healthy. I think it?ll help me as far as longevity in the game.

I can't speak about their team, but I know we have hidden stars, ... Everybody knows on our team when they talk about the Patriots, it's not just one guy. They just say `New England Patriots.'

It's not the same camp without Charlie yelling at us.

I learned a lot from him. But we won a Super Bowl without him -- that's what happens when you have a great team. One goes down, someone steps up and makes plays, and that's what happens with this team.

I look at a guy like Troy who?s been playing 13 years and he still comes out and works like it?s his first or second year in the league.

Ain't nothing changed about me.

This is the best I?ve ever felt in my whole life playing football -- in my whole life. Even college, high school, all of that. This is the best I?ve ever felt going into a season.

You follow it up with another Super Bowl. That?s the best way to follow that up. I set big personal goals. I always have my team goals. Those are first. I think my personal goals kick in as the game progresses -- as every game and every play goes on. I have personal goals, but my team goals are first.