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Brandon Rideau
No. --     Free Agent
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: October 18, 1982 (1982-10-18) (age 27)
Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
College: Kansas
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2008 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big 12 (2004)
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Receptions     0
Receiving yards     0
Receiving TDs     0
Stats at

Brandon Rideau (born October 18, 1982 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Kansas.

Rideau has also played for the Chicago Bears.


Early years

Rideau attended Ozen High School, and played quarterback throughout much his high school career. He switched to wide receiver as a senior and had 39 receptions for 800 yards. He was a first-team all-district selection. Rideau also played basketball for four years with his team going 36-0 and winning the Texas 4A state championship as a senior, as well as lettering in track as a standout member of the 400-meter relay team.

College career

Rideau competed at and finished his collegiate career at the University of Kansas two receptions shy of the school record, with 131 catches for 1,636 yards (12.5 avg.) and 14 TDs in 43 career games with the Jayhawks.

Professional career


Cleveland Browns

Rideau was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns in 2005 and made the final squad, but injuries restricted his appearances. He was waived by the Browns during the 2006 preseason.

Chicago Bears

Rideau spent the 2006 season on the Chicago Bears practice squad. He was waived by the Bears on August 27, 2007, during the 2007 NFL preseason.

In the 2008 preseason with the Bears, three of the first four passes Rideau caught went for touchdowns, and he finished with five catches for 127 yards and a team-high 25.4 yards-per-catch average. He was released on August 31 during final cuts, but was re-signed to the Bears' practice squad a day later.

Rideau was signed to the active roster on November 21, 2008. He was waived on September 4, 2009.

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