Fullback, 6-2, 228
Copperas Cove H.S.
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.
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.
Played in all 11 games, mostly on special teams... Recorded
tackle against Miami (OH).
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..
Brandon is majoring in Human and Organizational Development
(leadership and organization track).
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.