Breeland with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019
|No. 21 – Kansas City Chiefs|
|Born:||January 30, 1992|
Allendale, South Carolina
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
(Allendale, South Carolina)
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2019|
Bashaud Breeland (born January 30, 1992) is an American football cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Breeland attended Allendale-Fairfax High School in Allendale, South Carolina, where he played football and basketball and ran track. In football, he played quarterback and defensive back. He was an All-state selection by The State and All-Atlantic Region team member by PrepStar. As a junior, he had 95 rushes for 789 yards with 12 touchdowns on offense, and totalled 76 tackles on defense. He led the Tigers to a 10–2 record as a senior after rushing for 1,270 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was also a starter on the basketball team.
In track & field, Breeland won the state title in the 400m hurdles as a sophomore and junior, and helped his team reach the state title in track as a junior. He captured two state titles at the 2010 SCHSL State Championships, winning the 110m hurdles (15.06s) and the 400m hurdles (54.78s). He earned a tenth-place finish in the 300m hurdles at the 2010 Bob Hayes Invitational at 40.69 seconds. He was also timed at 4.41 in the 40-yard dash and posted a 280-pound bench press and 450-pound squat.
Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Breeland was regarded as the No. 22 safety in the nation and No. 6 player in South Carolina by Scout.com, and the No. 56 safety in the nation by ESPN.com. He chose Clemson over Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 11 3⁄8 in
|31 3⁄4 in
|4.57 s||1.61 s||2.64 s||4.33 s||7.03 s||34.5 in
|10 ft 3 in
|all values from NFL Combine/Clemson’s Pro Day|
On May 16, 2014, the Washington Redskins signed Breeland to a four-year, $2.70 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $486,000. He became a starter following a season-ending injury to DeAngelo Hall early in the season. In the Week 7 win against the Tennessee Titans, he recorded his first career interception on quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. He had a breakout performance in the Week 8 win against the Dallas Cowboys. He covered starting wide receiver Dez Bryant, limiting him to only three receptions, forced DeMarco Murray to fumble which was recovered by safety Brandon Meriweather, and broke up a pass on fourth down sealing the Redskins' overtime victory. In the Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he intercepted quarterback Mark Sanchez late in the fourth quarter to help seal the Redskins victory.
On July 31, 2015, the second day of training camp, it was announced that Breeland would be suspended for the first game of the 2015 season for the citation he was given by Virginia Commonwealth University police for possession of marijuana on August 11, 2014. On exactly the same day, he was injured during camp practice and was carted off the field. It was later announced that he sprained his MCL with a recovery period of four to six weeks and would not participate for the rest of training camp. In Week 5, he recorded his first interception of the season against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. In Week 6, Breeland had a solid performance against the New York Jets, having recorded one interception, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.
Despite having a difficult time covering wide receiver Antonio Brown in the Week 1 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Breeland recorded his first interception of the season against Ben Roethlisberger. In the Week 16 win, he recorded two interceptions on Chicago Bears quarterback Matt Barkley, which made him the first Redskins player since Fred Smoot in 2001 to start his career recording multiple interceptions in three consecutive seasons.
Breeland recorded the first interception of the 2017 season against quarterback Kellen Clemens in the Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, which he returned for 96 yards for a touchdown.
Following the season, Breeland became an unrestricted free agent. On March 16, 2018, Breeland agreed terms with the Carolina Panthers on a three-year, $24 million contract, including $11 million in guaranteed money. However, he failed his physical having cut his foot while on a visit to the Dominican Republic that later became infected; the contract was therefore voided and became a free agent again.
Green Bay Packers
Breeland's first game as a Packer was a 17–31 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 9, after missing several weeks to learn the playbook. In Week 10, against the Miami Dolphins, Breeland recorded his first interception of the season off Brock Osweiler. He injured his groin in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks and missed the next two games. Breeland would return in the Week 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons, where he recorded a 22-yard interception return touchdown off Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, while also having a fumble recovery in the same game that helped seal a 34–20 win for the Packers.
Kansas City Chiefs
On March 18, 2019, Breeland signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. In week 2 against the Oakland Raiders, Breeland intercepted Derek Carr in the endzone as the Chiefs won 28-10.  In week 4 against the Detroit Lions, Breeland recovered a fumble by running back Kerryon Johnson in the endzone and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown in the 34-30 win. 
NFL career statistics
- Clemson CB Breeland having breakout year
- Clemson defensive back Bashaud Breeland entering NFL draft
- Clemson's Watkins, Bryant, Breeland first trio in school history to declare early for NFL draft
- Clemson's Bashaud Breeland decides to turn pro early
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- "Redskins-Titans Monday Stats Pack". Redskins.com. October 20, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
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- Keim, John (July 31, 2015). "Bashaud Breeland suspended 1 game; CB out 4–6 weeks for MCL, source says". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
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- Walker, Andrew (October 18, 2015). "Redskins Fall To Jets, 34–20". Redskins.com. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
- "Redskins-Jets Monday Stats Pack". Redskins.com. October 19, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
- Czarda, Stephen (September 13, 2016). "Bashaud Breeland Will Learn And Grow From Steelers Game". Redskins.com. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- Kring-Schreifels, Jake (December 24, 2016). "Redskins Defense Produces Five Interceptions In Victory Over Bears". Redskins.com. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- Kring-Schreifels, Jake (December 10, 2017). "For Breeland And Davis, Milestone Plays Muted By Loss To Chargers". Redskins.com. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
- Shook, Nick (March 13, 2018). "Carolina Panthers expected to sign Bashaud Breeland". NFL.com.
- Bergman, Jeremy (March 16, 2018). "Bashaud Breeland fails physical; Panthers deal void". NFL.com.
- Demovsky, Rob (September 25, 2018). "Davon House to have season-ending shoulder surgery; Packers bring on Bashaud Breeland". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
- Demovsky, Rob (September 26, 2018). "Healthy again, new Packers CB Bashaud Breeland not sweating lost opportunities". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
- "Packers sign CB Bashaud Breeland". Packers.com. September 26, 2018.
- Maya, Adam (March 18, 2019). "Chiefs signing CB Bashaud Breeland to one-year deal". NFL.com.
- "Mahomes' 4 TDs in 2nd quarter lead Chiefs past Raiders 28-10". www.espn.com. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
- "Chiefs score late, stay undefeated with 34-30 win over Lions". www.espn.com. September 29, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2019.