CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 10, vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 17, 2011) Solos: 7, vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 17, 2011) Asst: 5, at Northwestern (Oct. 8, 2011) TFLs: 1, three times (last vs. Purdue, Oct. 29, 2011) Sacks: 1, vs. Purdue (Oct. 29, 2011) Int.: 1,at Northwestern (Oct. 8, 2011) FR: None PBUs: 1, vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 10, 2011)
At Michigan ... appeared in 37 contests at linebacker and on special teams, making five starts.
Senior (2012) ...appeared in 11 games on special teams and one as a reserve linebacker ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... suspended for violation of team rules ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 20) ... notched two tackles ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... compiled a team-high seven tackles ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... tallied two tackles.
Junior (2011) ... appeared in 12 games; nine at linebacker, making five starts (Eastern Michigan, San Diego State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan State), and 12 on special teams ... PURDUE (Oct. 29) ... tallied two solo tackles and earned first career sack ... NORTHWESTERN (Oct. 8) ... made nine tackles and intercepted first career pass ... EASTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 17) ... made first career start, recorded career-high 10 total tackles (7 solo, 3 assisted), including one for a loss ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 10) ... tackle-for-loss and pass break-up were each first of his career.
Sophomore (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in nine contests ... played on special teams units vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4), Notre Dame (Sept. 11) and Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... saw his first game action at strongside linebacker and played on special teams vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25), recording his first collegiate tackle ... contributed to special teams units in Big Ten opener at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... appeared on special teams units vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) and Iowa (Oct. 16) ... did not see game action in hte next four contests against Penn State (Oct. 30), Illinois (Nov. 6), Purdue (Nov. 13) and Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... returned to action on special teams at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... contributed on special teams units vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Freshman (2009) ... made career debut on special teams vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5) ... contributed on special teams vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12), Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) and Indiana (Sept. 26).
Prep ... attended Pahokee High School (Dec. 2008) coached by Blaze Thompson ... played linebacker, defensive end and tight end ... helped lead his team to three straight class 2B state championships ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds ... Key Statistics... posted 200 tackles, including 76 tackles for loss, 42 sacks, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries during his career ... registered 113 tackles, 48 TFLs, 27 sacks, six forced fumble and five fumble recoveries as a senior ... finished his junior season with 87 tackles, 28 TFLs and 15 sacks ... Honors and Rankings... Palm Beach Post small schools Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Palm Beach Post small schools All-Area first team senior year ... three-star prospect by Rivals.com and scout.com ... All-Southeast region selection by Prep Star ... listed as the 82nd overall prospect in the state of Florida by SuperPrep ... selected as the No. 33 weakside linebacker by scout.com ... rated as the No. 35 outside linebacker nationally according to Rivals.com ... 73rd-best prospect in the state of Florida according to Rivals.com ... earned first-team all-state honors as a senior and was an honorable mention selection junior year.
Personal ... Brandin William Hawthorne was born November 10, 1990 ... from the same high school as defensive tackle Richard Ash, wide receiver Martavious Odoms and running back Vincent Smith ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in Afro-American and African studies.