The Dallas Cowboys have come to terms with free agent wide receiver Mark Bradford (6-2, 215), TheRanchReport.com has confirmed.
Bradford was rated as the No. 142 wide receiver available in the 2008 NFL Draft according to TheRanchReport.com.
He finished his Stanford career among the team's all-time leaders in receptions (169, #5) and receiving yards (2431, #4) while adding 14 TD catches.
Bradford led the Cardinal in 2007 with a career-high 51 receptions and also had a career-best 642 receiving yards. That ranked second on the club, while adding three TD catches, including the game-winning 10-yard TD pass from Tavita Pritchard in a 24-23 win at Southern California.
QUICK SCOUTING REPORT: Has had a lot of injuries over the past two seasons. Ran good under routes and made some very impressive catches, but just isn't very fast nor did he show much in the way of gear changes. Slowed by a hamstring in 07. Possible late round pick, but more likely a PFA.
MARK BRADFORD BIO
2006: Mark began the year with an outstanding game in the season- opener at Oregon when he caught nine passes for 108 yards and a touchdown ... A week later, however, he suffered a foot injury early in Stanford's game at San Jose State and was lost for the remainder of the season ... He had 10 catches for 111 yards and one touchdown for the season ... His TD came on a 26-yard pass from quarterback Trent Edwards for the team's first touchdown of the season at Oregon ... Bradford also had a 39-yard reception against the Ducks.
2005: For the third straight season, Mark was one of the team's top offensive weapons and "go-to" guys in the passing game ... He finished the season with 37 receptions for 609 yards (16.5 ypc) and six touchdowns - all of which led the team ... Started nine of 11 games at flanker ... Missed one game due to injury and did not start another and played sparingly due to injury ... Had a career day in Stanford's win over Arizona State when he caught nine passes for 185 yards and a touchdown ... The 185 receiving yards in a single game ranks 10th on Stanford's all-time list ... He caught a 31-yard touchdown pass and a 32-yard TD pass from Trent Edwards in the second quarter vs. ASU, putting Stanford on top 28-7 ... Against Oregon, he had seven catches for 110 yards and one TD, that coming on a two-yard pass from Edwards ... In the season finale against Notre Dame, Mark caught five passes for 124 yards and a touchdown - a 27-yard pass from Edwards in the first quarter ... In the fourth quarter, with the Cardinal trailing 30-24, Bradford and TC Ostrander hooked up on a 76-yard pass play in the game's final moments, setting up Stanford's go-ahead touchdown with 1:46 to play ... Bradford caught two TD passes in Stanford's win at Washington State, a 17-yarder in the first period and a six-yarder.
2004: Stanford's starting flanker in all 11 games ... Caught 34 passes for 482 yards and one touchdown ... Had a career-long 76-yard reception in game two vs. BYU ... His only TD of the year was a 15-yard pass from T.C. Ostrander against Oregon State ... Recorded a season-best five catches in three games: vs. Washington (five catches, 79 yards), Oregon (five receptions, 49 yards) and Oregon State (5-53-1) ... Had a reception in each of Stanford's 11 games.
2003: His numbers for a true freshman receiver were the best in Stanford history - 37 receptions, 587 yards, 15.9 average and three touchdowns ... He was second on the team in receptions and tied for the team lead with three receiving TDs, but he became the first true freshman receiver to lead the team in receiving yards ... He played a reserve role the first three games, but moved into the starting lineup in game four and started the final eight games of the year ... In his final seven games of the season, he accounted for 31 receptions, 495 yards and three TDs ... Caught seven passes for 153 yards at Oregon ... In that game, he and QB Chris Lewis hooked up on a 71-yard pass play, the longest play from scrimmage for the Cardinal in 2003 ... In the season finale against Notre Dame, Bradford had seven catches for 129 yards and one TD, that coming on a 65-yard pass from Lewis ... His first career TD was a 12-yard reception from Lewis against Washington State ... He and Lewis connected on a 30-yard TD pass in the Big Game vs. Cal ... Winner of the Menlo-Atherton Trophy as the team's Most Outstanding Freshman ... The Sporting News named him First-Team Freshman All-Pac-10 and Third-Team Freshman All-America.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of the premier receivers in the nation as a senior out of Fremont High School in Los Angeles ... A consensus Prep All-American who was ranked among the top recruits in the country ... PrepStar named him to their "Dream Team" as one of the top 100 players in the U.S. ... He was also ranked by PrepStar as the No. 4 wide receiver in the county and the No. 1 wide receiver in the west ... SuperPrep also rated him an All-American and the No. 25 receiver in the country ... Ranked as the No. 18 overall prospect in California/Hawaii/Nevada by SuperPrep ... Tom Lemming's Prep Report All-American and the No. 20 wide receiver in the nation ... Rivals.com ranked him as their No. 6 wide receiver in the country and No. 45 on their list of the nation's top 100 recruits ... Insiders.com had him as the No. 12 WR in the country and No. 84 on their list of the nation's top recruits ... Two-time All-City selection in both football and basketball ... Named the California Freshman of the Year in basketball in 2000 ... Averaged over 15 points per game as a junior.
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