Johari Branch

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Johari Branch
Position:Offensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1998-09-18) September 18, 1998 (age 25)[1]
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school:Phillips Academy
College:Eastern Illinois Panthers football
Career history
Los Angeles Chargers (2023)
Career highlights and awards
East-West Shrine Bowl
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Johari Branch (born September 18, 1998)[1] is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He recently played for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League. He played college football at Eastern Illinois Panthers football|Eastern Illinois, Independence Community College and Maryland.

Early life and high school

Branch grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended Urban Prep Academies where he started his high school football career. He then transferred Phillips Academy where he played both offensive guard and defensive tackle as well as helping the team advance to the IHSA Class 4A state semifinals as a senior.[2]

College career

Eastern Illinois

Branch redshirted his freshman season in 2017. He played 10 games and started 6 in 2018 and was ranked one of the nation's top FCS offenses.[2]

Independence CC

Branch played 4 games at Independence during the 2019 season.[3]


Branch committed to play for the Maryland Terrapins on December 18, 2019.[4] In the 2020 season, he started all five games on left guard and was only one of six players to start in all five games. In the 2021 season, Branch started in all 13 games on right guard and was part of the Pro Football Offensive Line of the Week after their game against Kent State Golden Flashes football|Kent State. In the 2022 season, he started the first 12 games on the offensive line, 8 games at center and 4 games at guard.[5][6]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 3 314 31 3/8 10 3/8 5.50 s 1.88 s 3.10 s 4.99 s 7.78 s 24.5 8 8

[8] He was waived on August 29, 2023.[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Johari Branch Biography". ESPN. Retrieved September 12, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Johari Branch". Eastern Illinois Panthers.
  3. "Johari Branch". Independence Pirates.
  4. Brown, Wesley (December 18, 2019). "3-star JUCO guard Johari Branch signs with Maryland football". Testudo Times. Retrieved September 12, 2023.
  5. "Johari Branch". Maryland Terrapins.
  6. Shankar, Varun (October 14, 2022). "Johari Branch's shift to center solidified Maryland football's offensive line". The Diamondback. Retrieved September 12, 2023.
  7. "2023 NFL Draft Scout Johari Branch College Football Profile". Retrieved September 12, 2023.
  8. Chodes, Andrew (April 29, 2023). "Maryland offensive lineman Johari Branch signs with Los Angeles Chargers as undrafted free agent". Testudo Times. Retrieved September 12, 2023.
  9. "Los Angeles Chargers Reduce Roster to 53 Players". August 29, 2023. Retrieved September 12, 2023.

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