Brandon Minor 4
Brandon Minor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Va.

High School:
Varina

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 218

Position:
RB


At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... played in 42 career games and started six games at superback ... 2008 All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches ... rushed 331 times for 1,658 yards (5.0 avg.) and scored 20 touchdowns in his career ... became 17th Wolverine to earn 20 career rushing touchdowns and surpassed 1,500 career rushing yards vs. Purdue (Nov. 7, 2009) ... eclipsed 200 carries and 1,000 rushing yards in the 2008 Purdue game (Nov. 1, 2008) ... caught 10 passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns during career ... returned 14 kickoffs for 261 yards in career.

Senior (2009) ... earned fourth varsity letter ... Maxwell Award (candidate) ... Doak Walker Award (candidate) ... played in nine games and started twice at superback ... team's leading rusher with 96 carries for 502 yards and eight touchdowns ... led squad with eight touchdowns scored (all rushing) ... held out of the opener vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5) due to an ankle injury ... made season debut vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12), rushing for 106 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries ... his two-yard touchdown against the Irish came in the first quarter on his third carry of the year ... had three carries for 21 yards vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) before leaving the game due to injury ... appeared at running back vs. Indiana (Sept. 26), rushing the ball 12 times for 50 yards and a touchdown ... closed out the IU game with three straight rushes for 11 yards, getting a first down with under two minutes to play, to seal the win ... played superback at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... made first start of the season at Iowa (Oct. 10), rushing a season-high 22 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns ... added first reception of the season against the Hawkeyes ... did not play vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17) due to injury ... rushed 12 times for 48 yards and a touchdown against Penn State (Oct. 24) ... capped Michigan's opening drive with a one-yard score against the Nittany Lions ... appeared at running back against Illinois (Oct. 31) ... recorded his third-highest rushing performance in start vs. Purdue (Nov. 7), carrying the ball 19 times for 154 yards ... matched his career-high with three rushing touchdowns (29, 55 and 1) against the Boilermakers ... the 55-yard score was a career long ... rushed seven times for 26 yards at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... missed the Ohio State (Nov. 21) game due to a shoulder injury.

Junior (2008) ... earned third varsity letter ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches) ... played in 11 games and started four contests at superback ... led team in scoring with 66 points ... his 11 touchdowns led the team ... rushed 103 times for a career-high 533 yards and nine touchdowns ... added five receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns ... collected a team-high 21 yards on four carries and added a four-yard catch vs. Utah (Aug. 30) ... scored on his only carry of the game, a 15-yard scamper in fourth quarter, against Miami (Sept. 6) ... rushed three times for one yard at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... rushed twice for 35 yards and scored one touchdown vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... scored team's second TD of the game on a 34-yard season long run with 10:27 left in the fourth quarter against the Badgers ... caught one pass for a career-best 11 yards vs. UW ... rushed three times for 14 yards vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) ... caught a 27-yard touchdown pass vs. Toledo (Oct. 11), his first career receiving TD and the longest reception of his career ... started first career game and carried a career-best 23 times for 117 yards and two touchdowns at Penn State (Oct. 18) ... registered third career 100-yard rushing game against the Nittany Lions ... posted first multi-TD game in PSU game ... had a 36-yard season long run in the first quarter to set up a 27-yard field goal against the Nittany Lions ... carried 15 times for 55 yards and one touchdown vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25) ... snapped a 19-yard touchdown reception against the Spartans ... carried a career-high 24 times for 155 yards and scored a personal-best three touchdowns at Purdue (Nov. 1) ... had a 45-yard career long touchdown run in West Lafayette ... earned second multi-TD game against Purdue with scoring runs of 45, 12 and 1 yards ... recorded 100-yard rushing games in back-to-back road games ... carried 14 times for 53 yards at Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... left Minnesota game midway through the third quarter due to injury ... missed Northwestern game (Nov. 15) due to injury suffered against Minnesota ... rushed 14 times for 67 yards and one touchdown at Ohio State (Nov. 22) ... scored Michigan's only points on a one-yard fourth-down carry against the Buckeyes ... had a 32-yard run in the second quarter that set up Michigan's first-and-goal at the one-yard line vs. OSU.

Sophomore (2007)... earned second varsity letter ... appeared in 12 games ... second-leading rusher with a career-high 90 carries for 385 yards (4.3 avg.) and one touchdown ... caught three passes for one yard ... second on the team with 13 kickoff returns for 257 yards (19.8 avg.) ... carried the ball 13 times for 50 yards vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 1) ... added 10 yards on a screen pass and gained 16 yards on a kickoff return against the Mountaineers ... rushed eight times for 30 yards and added one reception against Oregon (Sept. 8) ... carried a career-high 17 times for 82 yards against Notre Dame (Sept. 15) ... returned two kickoffs for 51 yards, including a 33-yard return, and added 12 yards on three carries vs. Penn State (Sept. 22) ... returned two kickoffs for 35 yards and played tailback at Northwestern (Sept. 29) ... did not see game action vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 6) ... carried three times for seven yards and returned two kickoffs for 39 yards vs. Purdue (Oct. 13) ... had a 35-yard career long kick return against the Boilermakers ... carried nine times for 18 yards, made one reception and added an 18-yard kickoff return at Illinois (Oct. 20) ... set career high with 157 rushing yards on 21 carries vs. Minnesota (Oct. 27) ... score his first rushing touchdown of the season with a two-yard run against the Gophers ... had a 46-yard career long run in the third quarter vs. Minnesota ... rushed six times for five yards at Michigan State (Nov. 3) ... carried nine times for 26 yards at Wisconsin (Nov. 10) ... played tailback and was team's kickoff returner vs. Ohio State (Nov. 17) ... returned a career-high five kickoff returns for 98 yards and rushed once vs. Florida in the Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1).

Freshman (2006)... earned first varsity letter ... played in nine games at tailback and 10 overall games ... second on the team in rushing with 42 carries for 238 yards (5.7 avg.) and two touchdowns ... gained 24 yards on his first career carry and finished with three attempts for 30 yards vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 2) ... carried seven times for 30 yards against Central Michigan (Sept.9) ... did not see game action at Notre Dame (Sept. 16) ... added three carries for six yards vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 23) ... rushed twice for seven yards at Minnesota (Sept. 30) ... scored his first career touchdown on a 40-yard run against Michigan State (Oct. 7) ... carried the ball three times for 39 yards against the Spartans ... did not see game action at Penn State (Oct. 14) ... had a four-yard kick return against Iowa (Oct. 21) ... gained nine yards on five carries vs. Northwestern (Oct. 28) ... had first career 100-yard rushing effort, gaining 108 yards on 12 carries against Ball State (Nov. 4) ... added a 40-yard touchdown run against the Cardinals ... carried the ball five times for six yards at Indiana (Nov. 11) ... did not see game action at Ohio State (Nov. 18) ... rushed twice for three yards against Southern California in the Rose Bowl (Jan. 1).

Prep... attended Varina High School (2006) coached by Gary Chilcoat ... helped school reach Central Region championship game as a sophomore ... team compiled a 30-3 record during his three seasons as a starter ... tore a hip flexor muscle in the first game of his senior season and did not play again until seven weeks later ... Key Statistics... rushed for 4,259 yards and scored 64 touchdowns during his career ... limited as a senior due to injury, rushing 71 times for 418 yards and scored 10 TDs ... gained 2,091 rushing yards and scored 32 TDs as a junior, averaging 10.7 yards per carry ... broke state playoff rushing records with 256 yards in the first two half ... rushed for 1,756 yards and 25 touchdowns as a sophomore ... Honors and Rankings... rated No. 73 overall player in the nation by USA Today... tabbed at the No. 8 player in the state by the Charlottesville Daily Progress... four-star prospect and the nation's No. 29 running back according to Scout.com ... listed in the Super Southern 100 of Atlanta Journal-Constitution... Tom Lemming's No. 11 tailback and No. 73 prep player nationally ... four-star prospect and the nation's top rated fullback according to Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 1 fullback in the country and the 10th-best player in the state of Virginia by Rivals.com ... Other Sports... member of the track team, where he recorded a best 100-meter dash time of 10.9 seconds and a best 200-meter dash time of 23.0 seconds ... had a best high jump of 6-3 and a best discus throw of 137 feet.

Personal... Brandon Ricardo Minor was born July 24, 1988 ... attended the same high school as former Penn State quarterback Michael Robinson ... older brother, B.J., played football at James Madison University ... enrolled in the Division of Kinesiology ... undeclared major.


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