Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)
Herron, Toussaint Strike Twice, Football Whips WMU in Shortened Opener
Tackles: 8, vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 3, 2011)
Solos: 3, twice (last vs. Connecticut, Sept. 4, 2010)
Asst: 7, vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 3, 2011)
TFLs: 0.5, twice (last vs. Penn State, Oct. 24, 2009)
Int.: 1, vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 3, 2011)
FR: 1, twice (last vs. Western Michigan, Sept. 3, 2011)
At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... appeared in 37 contests and made one start ... became the first player in program history to score two touchdowns on defensive returns against Western Michigan (Sept. 3, 2011) ... set the longest interception return for a touchdown in Michigan history with a 94-yarder against Western Michigan (Sept. 3, 2011) ... won numerous national defensive player of the week awards for performance against Western Michigan (Sept. 3, 2011).
Fifth-Year Senior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned fourth varsity letter ... played in six games; started at linebacker (Western Michigan) and contributed on special teams in six games ... WESTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 3) ... Made first career start ... Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, National Defensive Performer of Week 1, National Linebacker Performer of the Week by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA), Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, College Sports Madness Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week ... became the first player in Wolverine history to register two defensive returns for touchdowns, returning the interception a program-best 94 yards and the fumble 29 yards ... made career-high eight tackles.
Senior/Junior (2010) ... earned third varsity letter ... appeared in seven contests ... had seven tackles and one PBU ... played special teams and outside linebacker vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4), posting four tackles ... posted two special teams tackles against the Huskies ... assisted on two tackles and batted down one pass breakups at Notre Dame (Sept. 11), playing linebacker and special teams ... missed the next four games against Massachusetts (Sept. 18), Bowling Green (Sept. 25), Indiana (Oct. 2) and Michigan State (Oct. 9) due to an ankle injury ... returned to action on special teams vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... recorded one stop on special teams at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... appeared on special teams units vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) and at Purdue (Nov. 13) ... did not see game action vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) and at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... appeared as a reserve outside linebacker vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Junior/Sophomore (2009) ... earned second varsity letter ... played in all 12 games ... contributed 20 tackles, one TFL and one fumble recovery ... saw game action at linebacker and on special teams vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), posting a career-high five tackles, one for a loss, and recovering his first career fumble ... played outside linebacker vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... collected four tackles at linebacker vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... posted two tackles from outside linebacker position vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) and at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... assisted on a tackle at outside linebacker against Iowa (Oct. 10) ... contributed at linebacker and on special teams vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17), making one solo tackle ... assisted on a TFL from outside linebacker spot vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... recorded two assisted stops at linebacker against Illinois (Oct. 31) ... had an assisted tackle at outside linebacker vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... played linebacker at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... assisted on one tackle vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Sophomore/Freshman (2008) ... earned first varsity letter ... played on special teams in all 12 games ... amassed seven special teams tackles ... made two special teams tackles in collegiate debut vs. Utah (Aug. 30) ... contributed on special teams vs. Miami (Sept. 6) ... made road debut on special teams at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... contributed on special teams in Big Ten opener vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... participated on special teams vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) and Toledo (Oct. 11) ... recorded one special teams tackle at Penn State (Oct. 18) ... tallied on special teams stop vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25) ... accounted for two special teams stops at Purdue (Nov. 1) ... registered one tackle on kickoff coverage at Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... contributed on special teams vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) and at Ohio State (Nov. 22).
Freshman (2007) ... did not see game action ... redshirted.
Prep ... attended Dulles High School (2006) coached by Jim Creech ... Key Statistics ... finished prep career with 152 tackles and 11 sacks ... produced 77 tackles, including nine tackles for loss and six sacks as a senior ... Honors and Rankings ... three-star recruit according to Rivals.com ... ranked as the No. 17 linebacker in the country and a four-star prospect from Scout.com ... listed as All Region by PrepStar Magazine ... earned all-conference honors following senior season... named first-team all-district as a junior.
Personal ... Brandon Charles Herron was born Aug. 2, 1988, in Houston, Texas ... attended high school with defensive back Troy Woolfolk and wide receiver Darryl Stonum ... enrolled in the School of College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies.