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Zeke Brandon

Jr., Fullback, 6-2, 228

Copperas Cove, Texas
Copperas Cove H.S.

Prospects
The only returnee with experience at fullback, Brandon impressed during Black & Gold Scrimmage, but has stiff competition for FB opening from Mike Adam, Bara Cola and Matthew Tant. Should get another close look this preseason as coaches await to make lineup decision.

2001
On the few occasions Vanderbilt looked to a fullback, Brandon was the choice... Offensive production was limited to blocking role for two-back set in short-yardage situations... Played in all 11 games... Recorded two solo tackles on special teams.

2000
Played in all 11 games, mostly on special teams... Recorded tackle against Miami (OH).

High School
Second-team all-state as a senior... Made 18 catches for 232 yards and two TDs in his career... Graded 92 percent on blocking and recorded 128 pancake blocks as a senior... Three-time all-district and all-area selection... Helped Bulldogs to 1999 District Championship... High school teammate of Notre Dame starting CB Vontez Duff ... Recipient of Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award ... Honor Roll Student... Member of the FCA... Participated in the High School Mentoring Program..

Academics
Brandon is majoring in Human and Organizational Development (leadership and organization track).

Personal
Son of Charles Brandon and Patricia Whisenant... Born October 27, 1981... Lists fishing among his hobbies... Is active in volunteer work on campus, assisting Nashville kids with the Backfield In Motion program.


 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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