A timeline of the CBE (Carl Bradford Era) at ASU

A timeline of the CBE (Carl Bradford Era) at ASU

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TEMPE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 14: Defensive end Carl Bradford #52 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates alongside teammates after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 32-30 in the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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by Brad Denny

azfamily.com

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 13 at 4:50 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The CBE is over.

With Arizona State Devilbacker Carl Bradford's decision to forgo his senior year in favor of entering the 2014 NFL Draft, the "Carl Bradford Era" in Tempe comes to a close.

They say that the brightest flames burn quickest, and that could be said of the career of Bradford. Coming to ASU as a promising player buried on a depth chart, he emerged over the last two seasons to become one of the nation's most explosive and dynamic defenders.

Let's take a look back at the wild ride that Bradford took Sun Devils fans on during his career.

June 15, 2009: Verbally commits to ASU from Norco High School in Norco, Calif.

February 3rd, 2010: Signs Letter of Intent with Arizona State. Comes to ASU as a 3-star linebacker prospect per Rivals, and a 3-star fullback prospect per Scout.

2010 Season: Redshirts as a member of the scout team.

April 14, 2011: Receives a Hard Hat award as one of the team’s hardest workers in the weight room.

September 1, 2011: Makes first career appearance in the season opener against UC Davis, making one tackle.

October 8, 2011: Combines with Joita Te’i for a sack against Utah. That half-sack was the first of many big plays behind the line of scrimmage Bradford will make in his career.

November 19, 2011: Sees extensive playing time on defense against Arizona, posting two tackles-for-loss and his first solo sack.

December 22, 2011: Makes his first career start, at defensive end, in the Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State. Makes two tackles, one for loss.

April 26, 2012: Named the starter at Devilbacker in Todd Graham's new defensive system after the conclusion of spring practices.

September 8, 2012: Makes what will be a career-high 2.5 sacks in a win over Illinois.

November 10, 2012: Has arguably the greatest game of his ASU career in a loss against USC: Posts a career-high 10 tackles, makes his first career interception, forces and recovers a fumble, and makes two tackles for loss, including a sack.

November 23, 2012: Has one sack against Arizona, putting him into double-digits on the year. Along with Will Sutton, the duo becomes the first pair of Sun Devils to each have over 10 sacks since 1994.

November 26, 2012: Bradford is named an honorable mention member of the All-Pac-12 team.

December 29, 2012: With his three tackles-for-loss, Bradford crosses the 20 TFL mark, and pairs with Sutton again to become just the second pair of Sun Devils to accomplish that feat in school history (Bob Kohrs and Al Harris in 1978).

March 12, 2013: Bradford's father Roy passes away from a heart attack.

May 21, 2013: Is named by CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman to his annual “Freaks List” as one of the nation’s top athletes.

June 21, 2013: Bradford power cleans 400 pounds during offseason conditioning work, and the video goes viral.

October 31, 2013: Puts together quite an all-around effort against Washington State. Forces a career-best two fumbles, makes a sack, and runs a fake punt 20 yards for a first down to sustain a touchdown drive.

November 16, 2013: Bradford is involved in a heated sideline argument, first with Will Sutton then the coaching staff, and is benched in the second half.

November 23, 2013: Showing no ill effects from his benching, Bradford produces a sack and a sensational interception returned for a touchdown in the South Division clinching win at UCLA.

November 30, 2013: Makes four tackles-for-loss against Arizona, including a sack and a critical stop on a Wildcat fourth down rush.

December 2, 2013: Bradford is named to the All-Pac-12 second team defense.

December 30, 2013: Plays final game as a Sun Devil in the Holiday Bowl against Texas Tech. Makes six tackles, one for loss.

January 13, 2004: Officially enters 2014 NFL Draft after signing with a agent.

 

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