Bradlee Van Pelt (nicknamed "B.V.P.") (born July 3, 1980 in Owosso, Michigan) is a former quarterback in the National Football League. He transferred to Colorado State University from Michigan State University. He is the son of former NFL linebacker Brad Van Pelt.
A very physical player, Van Pelt dedicates himself to developing himself in the weight room and in the film room. On his first official snap in the NFL, Van Pelt took a shot gun snap from inside the ten yard line and ran into the endzone against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Van Pelt has been criticized for his "run first, then throw" mentality. He silenced quite a few critics his senior year finding his favorite target David Anderson often, and throwing for nearly 3,000 yards and over 60% completion rate. However, he came within 100 yards in passing and rushing of becoming the only collegiate quarterback to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.
Van Pelt was then signed by the Houston Texans on November 27, 2006 to be their third-string quarterback, brought in by his former coach in Denver, Gary Kubiak. He was released by the Texans on August 27, 2007.
ON A ROLL IF CSU'S BRADLEE VAN PELT HAS HIS WAY, HIS DAREDEVIL CAREER IS CERTAIN TO HAVE LEGS WHEN HE TRIES TO FOLLOW HIS FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS INTO THE NFL.(Football Weekend)
Oct 31, 2003; Byline: Michael BeDan ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS FORT COLLINS -- Beneath the framed photograph of Justen Van Pelt, which sits on Bradlee...