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81   Brandon London
Brandon London

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Charlottesville, Va.

High School:
Fork Union Military Academy

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
10/16/1984


2006 Update:
• ATLANTIC 10 FIRST-TEAM WIDE RECEIVER
• ECAC 1-AA ALL-STAR HONORABLE MENTION
• DON HANSEN ALL-NORTHEAST HONORABLE MENTION

• Lanky receiver with good hands who is one of UMass' top receivers as a senior.
• 2005 Atlantic 10 Third Team receiver finishing seventh in the A-10 with 5.5 per game.
• Second all-time at UMass in career catches with 148, record is 187 by Adrian Zullo.
• Became seventh UMass player with 100 career catches.
• Third all-time in receiving yards with 2,022.
• Became third UMass player with 2,000 career receiving yards with 31 yards in NCAA Final.
• Tied for fourth in career receiving TDs at UMass with 15, with Lou Bush and Tim Berra.
• Tied for fifth-best in single-season receiving touchdowns with nine.
• Led UMass in receptions (50) and receiving yards (781).
• His 781 yards as a senior ranked as ninth-best single-season receiving total. He also has 10th mark at 774 in 2005.
• Ranked ninth in A-10 in receiving yards per game (55.8).
• Had a catch in the last 20 games he played in.
• In four NCAA Tourney games had 15 catches for 183 yards.
• Grabbed four balls for 31 yards in NCAA Final vs. Appalachian State (12/15).
• Four catches for 45 yards at #2 Montana (12/8) in NCAA Semifinal.
• Made five catches for 75 yards including 31-yard TD catch , which put UMass ahead for good in NCAA Quarterfinal vs. #9 UNH (12/2).
• Eighth TD of the season on 18-yard score vs. Lafayette (11/25) in NCAA First Round as he made two catches for 32 yards.
• Hauled in five catches for 78 yards vs. Hofstra (11/18).
• Two catches for 36 yards vs. #19 Maine (11/11), moved to second all-time in catches with first grab of the game.
• Grabbed team-best four balls for team-high 89 yards at #9 New Hampshire (11/4).
• In rain at Northeastern (10/28), had a catch for 26 yards.
• Caught seventh TD from nine-yards out vs. Rhode Island (10/21), along with team-high four catches for 55 yards.
• Named UMass Athlete of the Week on Oct. 16.
• Tied UMass school-record with four touchdon receptions in win at Towson (10/14), hauled in passes of 3, 20, 34 and 8 yards from Liam Coen. Overall, had seven catches for 100 yards, his fifth-career 100-yard game. Moved to fifth in career receiving yards in that game.
• Moved to fourth in career catches at UMass with three receptions for 83 yards vs. William & Mary (10/7).
• Had just one catch for one yard vs. Stony Brook (9/23).
• Fourth-career 100-yard receiving game at Villanova (9/16) with 104 yards on five catches. Scored on a 23-yard TD catch.
• In opener vs. Colgate (9/2) had three catches for 26 yards including a 4-yard TD catch from Liam Coen.
• In 2005, led the team in catches with 60 and receiving yards with 774 along with three touchdowns.
• Tied J.J. Moore's school record for catches in a game with 13 vs. Hofstra (11/19/05) in 2005 season finale.
• Father, Mike is the defensive line coach for the NFL's Houston Texans after four years at the University of Virginia in a similar position.
COMPLETE BIO ON MEDIA GUIDE PAGE 65.

On London: An exceptional receiver, who was a third-team All-Atlantic 10 selection as sophomore ... Coach Brown "looks for him to be one of the top players at his position in I-AA football as a senior" ... Explosive once he catches the ball ... Has a tremendous work ethic ... Great length and hands ... Provides a great target as a wide out due to his size ... Has increased his strength, adding on 10 pounds since last season ... Son of Houston Texans Assistant Coach Mike London ... Enters senior season eighth all-time in career catches at UMass with 95 and ninth all-time in receiving yards (1,241) ... Tied the school record for catches in a game in 2005.

As A Junior In 2005: Named to Atlantic 10 Third Team after finishing seventh in the league in catches per game (5.5) ... Led UMass in catches with 60 and receiving yards with 774 ... Yardage of 70.4 yards per game ranks 10th in the Atlantic 10 ... With 60 catches, posted the fifth-best single-season in UMass history ... Yardage total of 774 ranked as eight-best receiving yards in a season at UMass ... Finished year with 95 career catches, eighth all-time at UMass ... Has 1,241 career receiving yards, pushing to ninth all-time at UMass ... Tied school record for catches in a game with 13 at Hofstra (11/19). Had 122 yards on those catches for third career 100-yard receiving game ...Made five catches for 66 yards at Delaware (11/5) ... Then-career-best nine catches for 114 yards vs. New Hampshire (10/29), also grabbed two touchdowns -- for first time in his career. Both of his 100-yard games have come against New Hampshire. Moved past 1,000 yards in career receiving in the UNH game ... Topped team with seven catches for 99 yards at Maine (10/22), also caught a two-point conversion from Liam Coen in the third quarter ... Led team with four catches for 70 yards vs. No. 4 James Madison (10/15) ... Led receivers with career-high eight catches for 95 yards vs. Rhode Island (9/24) ... Made four catches for 59 yards vs. Albany (9/17) including 50th career catch ... Hauled in five catches for 60 yards at Colgate (9/10) ... In return to home state of Virginia, had four catches for game-high 80 yards at Richmond (9/1). Caught a career-long 51-yard pass from Tim Day for a second quarter touchdown just before halftime.

As A Sophomore In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Second leading receiver hauling in 34 passes for 439 yards and three touchdowns ... Played in all 11 games making five starts ... Ranked third on team with 45.5 all-purpose yards per game ... Career game at No. 7 New Hampshire (10/16) where he had seven receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown which was for a career-long 35 yards ... Had five catches for 61 yards including game's opening TD in the first quarter in win at Northeastern (11/6) ... Huge game vs. No. 4 Delaware (9/25), as he had his first-career touchdown, along with bests of five catches for 56 yards ... Equalled his entire freshman year reception total in the season opener at Delaware State (9/4) with four for 48 yards ... Blocked a DSU punt in the third quarter - his first career block - which Brandon Freeman recovered for a touchdown ... Grabbed two balls for 38 yards including 23-yard reception at Boston College (10/2) ... returned one kickoff for 32 yards versus Colgate (9/11).

As A Freshman In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
A backup wide receiver, who also contributed on special teams ... Saw action in all 13 games, making one start ... Caught four passes for 28 yards ... Totaled 14 tackles on special teams, including 11 solo stops ... Had a pair of receptions for 19 yards in the victory over Hofstra ... Caught two passes for nine yards in the win at William & Mary ... Made three special teams tackles in the victory over Northeastern ... Recorded a pair of solo tackles on special teams in the win at Villanova.

Before UMass: Played one year of post-graduate ball for coach John Shuman at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy ... Caught 13 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns during his season at Fork Union ... Previously played at both Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va., and Framingham High School in Framingham, Mass. ... Had 15 receptions for 300 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at Albemarle, in addition to intercepting three passes as a free safety ... Earned honorable mention All-State honors as a senior ... Helped lead Framingham to a state title as a junior ... Also a member of the track team at Albemarle, serving as team captain during his senior season ... Placed sixth in the state of Virginia in the high jump during his senior year, while winning the district and regional titles.

Personal: Full name is Brandon Jaime London ... Born October 16, 1984, in Richmond, Va. ... Son of Mike and Regina London ... Has six siblings: Mike, Jr., Korben, Kristen, Ticynn, Jaicynn, and Madison ... Father played football at Richmond (1979-1982), and now serves as the defensive line coach for the Houston Texans of the NFL - had previously spent four years as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Virginia ... His uncle, Paul London, played football at Virginia ... Majoring in Sociology.

CAREER STATISTICS (Receiving)
Year	GP	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lg.
2003	13/1	4	28	7.0	0	10
2004	11/6	34	439	12.9	3	35t
2005	11/11	60	774	12.9	3	51t
2006	14/14	50	781	15.6	9	41
Totals	49/32	148	2022	13.7	15	51t

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 13 at Hofstra (11/19/05) Tied School Record Receiving Yards: 136 at New Hampshire (10/16/04) Long Reception: 51t at Richmond (9/1/05) Touchdowns: 4 at Towson (10/14/06) Tied School Record 100-Yard Games: 5 (last at Towson, 10/14/06) UMass is 3-2

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