Bradlee Joseph Ioane Anae is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at Utah. Anae played in six games for Utah as a true freshman defensive end backup, recording four tackles and two sacks.
He started 9 games at the right defensive end and one at defensive tackle for the Utes during his sophomore year, registering 39 total tackles,3 forced fumbles, a team-leading 7.0 sacks, and tying for the team lead with 10.0 tackles for loss.
He finished his college career with 38 starts out of 47 games, 30 sacks (school record), 210 sack yards (school record), 41.5 tackles for loss (fourth in school history), 245 tackle for loss yards (school record), and 6 forced fumbles (tied for eighth in school history).
Anae was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round with the 179th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, after dropping because he didn’t test well at the NFL Scouting Combine.
As a rookie, he appeared in the first six games with minimum playing opportunities. After defensive end Randy Gregory returned from his suspension, Anae was declared inactive in nine of the last 10 contests.
It was later reported in the media, that the team’s defensive end depth and his struggles against the run were the reasons for his lack of playing time.
On November 2, 2021, Anae was waived by the Cowboys and re-signed to the practice squad. On January 19, 2022, Anae signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Jets.