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56   Brandon Collier
Brandon Collier

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
Western Reserve Acad.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 285

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
09/27/1985


03/04/2009

2008 Darrlyn Fenner Photo Gallery

2008 Darrlyn Fenner Photo Gallery

Honors
2009 CAA THIRD-TEAM DEFENSIVE LINE
2007 CAA THIRD-TEAM DEFENSIVE LINE

On Collier: Fourth-year starting defensive tackle ... All-conference candidate ... A leader of the defensive line ... ... Coming of a season where he served as team captain ... Was a little banged up during the season which saw some drop off in his statistics ... Very physical and fast ... Shared the 2007 Marcel Shipp Iron Minuteman Award ... An excellent pass rusher ... Decorated high school star, who has great speed, as he competed in the 100 meters in high school.

As a redshirt senior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics

  • All-CAA Third-Team Defensive Lineman
    • Starting defensive tackle for the fourth year in a row.
  • Played in 49 career games, 43 starts.
    • Started all 11 games and had 38 tackles with 3.5 sacks and 8.5 TFLs, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.
    • Tied with Michael Hanson and Anthony Monette for team-high in sacks with 3.5.
    • Second on team with 42 yards on tackles for loss.
    • On Senior Day, made eight tackles including a half-TFL vs. James Madison (11/14).
    • Made three tackles with a sack and 1.5 TFLs in win vs. Northeastern (11/7).
    • Tied career-high with 1.5 sacks as part of three tackles at Maine (10/31).
    • Four stops and a half TFL at #1 Richmond (10/24).
    • Six tackles and a TFL in win over #4 New Hampshire (10/17).
    • Had three tackles and a 4-yard TFL vs. Rhode Island (9/19).
    • Began Albany (9/12) game with a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery on Great Danes first snap. Two tackles.
    • Opened 2009 with four tackles at Kansas State (9/5).
    • 2007 CAA THIRD-TEAM DEFENSIVE LINE

    As a redshirt junior in 2008: Played in 10 games, starting in nine as team captain and made 36 total tackles ... Made four tackles against Hofstra (11/22) in finale ... Three tackles and 0.5 TFL at #13 New Hampshire and vs. Maine (11/8) ... Missed Bryant (10/25) and Rhode Island (11/1) games with a knee injury ... Two tackles and TFL vs. #9 Richmond (10/18) ... Six stops for stellar defense in win vs. #16 Delaware (10/4) ... Six tackles including a TFL at #7 James Madison (9/13) ... Four tackles and a 5-yard sack at Holy Cross (9/6) ... Five tackles and a pass break-up against Albany (8/30).

    As a redshirt sophomore in 2007: CAA Third-Team Defensive Line ... Started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... tied for sixth on team with 62 tackles (19 solo and 43 assisted) ... Had three fumbles recovered, a forced fumble, 6.5 TFLs ... Posted 4.5 sacks for 34 yards ... Made six tackles at #4 Southern Illinois (12/1) in NCAA Quarterfinal. Made 100th career tackle in the game ... Huge 11-yard sack late in fourth quarter to force Fordham (11/24) to punt and seal the win for UMass in NCAA First Round win. Also had four tackles ... Four stops at #22 Hofstra (11/17) ... Two tackles including 0.5 TFLs and 0.5 sack vs. #14 UNH (11/10) including 100th career tackle ... Career-high 11 tackles at Rhode Island (11/3). Recovered third fumble of the season and forced one as well ... Three tackles at William & Mary (10/27) ... Recovered two fumbles, five tackles vs. Northeastern (10/20) ... Tied career-best with 10 tackles vs. Villanova (10/13), also had 1.0 TFL and 0.5 sack ... Had five tackles including 1.5 sacks for 15 yards vs. #23 Towson (9/15) ... Huge game at Colgate (9/8) with eight tackles, two TFLs for 12 yards and an 8-yard sack.

    As a redshirt freshman in 2006: Played in all 15 games, starting 10 times ... Ninth-best team total with 52 tackles, 5.0 TFLs for 23 yards, fumble recovery and three sacks for 19 yards in first season as a starter ... Had a seven-yard sack in NCAA Final vs. Appalachian State (12/15) for his only tackle of the game ... Racked up five tackles at #2 Montana (12/8) in NCAA Semifinal ... Had a half-sack and four tackles vs. New Hampshire (12/2) in NCAA Quarterfinal ... Three stops including 0.5 TFL vs. Hofstra (11/18) ... Four tackles vs. #19 Maine (11/11) ... Three tackles at #9 New Hampshire (11/4) ... Team-high and career-best 10 tackles vs. Rhode Island (10/21), also had a half-sack for three yards ... Recovered a key fumble and made four tackles at Towson (10/14) ... Three stops and 0.5 TFL vs. Stony Brook (9/23) ... Had five tackles at Navy (9/9) ... Made UMass debut vs. Colgate and had four tackles including 1.5 TFLs for a loss of 10 yards.

    As a freshman in 2005: Redshirt season.

    Before UMass: Had a tremendous senior season at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio ... Team MVP as a senior ... Named second team All-Ohio ... Honored by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as a county all-star ... Compiled 107 tackles including 75 solo ... Also had 32 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks along with 30 quarterback hurries ... Also competed for the baseball and track & field teams ... Bench presses 350 pounds and runs 4.7 in the 40.

    Personal: Brandon Douglas Collier ... Born September 27, 1985 in Cleveland, Ohio ... Son of Cheryl Morris and Andre Collier Sr. ... Brother of Andre, Jerral, Marc, Mike and Shannon ... Majoring in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

    Career Statistics (Defense)

    Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PD
    2006	15/10	15	37	52	3-19	5-23	0-0	1
    2007	13/13	19	43	62	4.5-34	6.5-39	0-0	4
    2008	10/9	11	25	36	1-5	3.5-7	0-0	1
    2009	11/11	11	27	38	3.5-28	8.5-42	0-0	1
    Totals	49/43	56	132	188	12-86	23.5-111	0-0	7
    

    Career Highs

    Tackles: 10 vs. Rhode Isl. (10/21/06) & vs. Villanova (10/13/07)
    Sacks:  1.5 vs. Towson (9/15/07) & at Maine (10/31/09)
    Fumble Recovery: 2 vs. Northeastern (10/20/07)
    

    Game-By-Game

    2006	UT-AT-TT, Other
    9/2	Colg. 	1-3-4, 1.5tfl, sk
    9/9	Navy	3-2-5
    9/16	Vill.	0-0-0
    9/23	S. Brook	0-3-3, 0.5tfl
    10/7	W&M	0-2-2
    10/14	Tow.	3-1-4
    10/21	URI	4-6-10, 0.5sk, 0.5tfl
    10/28	NU	1-0-1
    11/4	UNH	0-3-3
    11/11	Maine	0-4-4
    11/18	Hof.	1-2-3, 0.5tfl
    11/25	Laf.	1-1-2, 0.5tfl
    12/2	UNH	0-4-4, 0.5sk, 0.5tfl
    12/8	Mont.	0-5-5
    12/15	App. St.	1-0-1, sk, tfl
    2007	UT-AT-TT, Other
    9/1	HC	0-1-1
    9/8	Colg.	3-5-8, 2tfl, sk
    9/15	Tow.	1-4-5, 1.5sk, 1.5tfl
    9/22	Maine	0-0-0
    9/29	BC	1-2-3
    10/13	Vill.	0-10-10, 0.5sk, tfl
    10/20	NU	1-4-5, 2fr
    10/27	W&M	2-1-3
    11/3	URI	4-7-11, ff, fr, 0.5tfl
    11/10	UNH	0-2-2, 0.5sk, 0.5tfl
    11/17	Hof.	1-3-4
    11/24	Ford.	2-2-4, sk, tfl
    12/1	SIU	4-2-6
    2008	UT-AT-TT, Other
    8/30	Alb.	1-4-5, pd, 0.5sk, 0.5tfl
    9/6	HC	3-1-4, sk, tfl
    9/13	JMU	1-5-6, tfl
    9/20	Tx Tech	1-0-1
    10/4	Del.	3-3-6
    10/11	NU	1-1-2
    10/18	Rich.	0-2-2
    10/25	Bry.	INJ
    11/1	URI	INJ
    11/8	Maine	0-3-3, 0.5tfl
    11/15	UNH	0-3-3, 0.5tfl
    11/22	Hof.	1-3-4
    
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