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62   Brandon Flanagan
Brandon Flanagan

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Reading, Mass.

High School:
Wakefield H.S.

Last College:
Buffalo

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 305

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
10/28/1987


Career Honors

  • 2010 Team Most Improved Defensive Player

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    On Flanagan: Transfer from Buffalo, who sat out the 2008 season in return to his home state after seeing action in FBS ... Moved to defensive side of the ball in 2010 ... Will compete for a starting spot on the defensive line ... Great strength with high bench press numbers at 400-plus ... Began college career at Buffalo playing defensive line.

    As a redshirt senior in 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics
    • Moved from offensive line to defensive line in preseason camp to give UMass more depth and leadership as a senior. Transferred home to Mass., from Buffalo in 2008.
    • Started all 11 games at defensive tackle and made 30 tackles, with three in each of first three games.
    • Made two solo tackles at Rhode Island (11/20)
    • Four stops vs. #2 Delaware (11/13).
    • Recorded 2 solo tackles and one assisted vs. Maine(11/6).
    • Career-high four stops at #15 James Madison (10/30).
    • Two tackles vs. #10 New Hampshire (10/23) and #20 Richmond (10/16).
    • Started at defensive tackle in opener vs. William & Mary (9/4), recording three tackles.
    • Among the top bench-pressers on the team at 400-plus.
    • Played in six games, starting in two as an offensive lineman in 2009.
    • Started back-to-back games at right guard against Rhode Island (9/19/09) and Stony Brook (9/26/09).

    As a redshirt junior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
    Played in six games, starting in two as an offensive lineman ... Ctarted back-to-back games at right guard against Rhode Island (9/19) and Stony Brook (9/26) ... Part of a UMass offensive line that allowed just 17 sacks all season in 11 games, 1.5 per game.

    As a redshirt sophomore in 2008: Transferred to UMass just prior to the season ... Sat out the season, did not play in any games.

    As a redshirt freshman in 2007 (at Buffalo): Appeared in three games at the University of Buffalo in FBS, playing on the defensive line ... Saw action against Rutgers (8/30), Temple (9/8) Baylor (9/22)...Registered his first career tackle against Temple ... Earned a letter from coach Turner Gill.

    As a freshman in 2006 (at Buffalo): Redshirted in his first season at Buffalo.

    Before College: As a senior at Wakefield High School under coach Mike Boyages, played in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl in Shreveport, La. ... Ranked the 74th best offensive lineman in the country as a senior by Phil Steele ... Dominating offensive lineman at the prep ranks who set the school record for pancake blocks while earning Reebok All-American honors ... A four-year letterwinner who led the Warriors of Wakefield to a 9-1 record as a senior ... Was the offensive line MVP at the Elite Combine in New Jersey and was on recruiting guru Tom Lemming's All-East team ... Named to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team ... An All-State and All-New England selection who recorded 132 pancake blocks as a senior and 101 as a junior ... Once coached in high school by Pro Football Hall of Famer John Hannah.

    Personal: Brandon Donald Flanagan ... Born October 28, 1987 in Boston, Mass. ... Son of Donald and Jan Flanagan ... Brother of Lianna ... Majoring in Political Science.

    CAREER STATISTICS (Defense)

    Year	GP/GS	UT	AT	TT	FR	TFL	Int	PD
    2010	11/11	8	22	30	0	0	0	2
    

    CAREER HIGHS

    Tackles: 4 at James Madison (10/30/10)
    
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