General: Will compete for playing time along the offensive line, mostly at guard ... Possesses a strong work ethic and good athletic ability ... Has a chance to be a second-stringer this season.
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2004: Played in season-opener at Delaware State (9/4).
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2003: A backup offensive lineman for the Minutemen ... Saw action in three games on the season, against Central Connecticut, Kansas State and Richmond.
As A Freshman In 2002: Redshirted.
Before UMass: Played for coach Bill McGregor at De Matha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. ... Named second team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and second team All-Prince Georges County following his senior season ... Earned honorable mention All-Metropolitan honors, in addition to being named team defensive MVP ... Team posted an 11-0 record during his senior year, and was ranked No. 1 in the state of Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area ... Team had a final national ranking of No. 25 by USA Today.
Personal: Brandon O. McAfee ... Born June 2, 1984 ... Son of Cheyl and Kyle McAfee ... Majoring in Legal Studies.