Brandon Pettigrew, born in 1985, is a football tight end for the Detroit Lions team. Pettigrew played high school football in Tyler, Texas.
Brandon Pettigrew (born February 23, 1985) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions. He was drafted by the Lions with the 20th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Brandon Pettigrew played high school football at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas, where he was teammates with Matt Flynn, Justin Warren, and Ciron Black. Pettigrew finished his senior season with 42 receptions for 472 yards. In the 2009 NFL Draft Pettigrew was selected in the first round by the Detroit Lions with the 20th overall pick. At the 2009 NFL Combine, Pettigrew's official 40-yard dash was a 4.83, he bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times, and posted a vertical jump of 33 inches. The best game of his rookie season came on November 22 against the Cleveland Browns: he caught six passes for 72 yards, including the game-winning touchdown. Pettigrew suffered a knee injury during the opening drive of the Lions' annual Thanksgiving Classic game in Detroit.
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