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  Brandon Harrison
Brandon Harrison

Player Profile
Baton Rouge, LA

High School:
Catholic HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215




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Getting To Know Brandon Harrison

At Stanford: A two-year starter and three-year letterwinner, Brandon entered the 2006 season as the team's most experienced defensive back ... Played in 44 of 45 possible games in his career, starting 33 of 34 possible contests over his final three seasons (2004-06) with the only blemish during that period an appearance off the bench at San Jose State (9/9/06) due to an injury suffered in the team's previous game at Oregon (9/2/06) ... Started all 22 games in 2004 and 2005 at strong safety before splitting up his 11 starts in 2006 with six of them coming at safety and five at cornerback ... Stanford's active career leader in interceptions (5) ... Picked up his fifth career interception and one of only four by the Cardinal this season at UCLA (9/30/06) ... Finished his career with 186 tackles (127 solo, 59 assisted), 2.0 sacks, 7.0 tackles-for-loss, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries, a blocked kick, one forced fumble and 16 pass breakups ... Recorded one of Stanford's seven fumble recoveries this season versus Navy (9/16/06).
Career Statistics
Career Game Highs: Total Tackles - 11, three times • Solo - 8, vs. UC Davis (9/17/05) • Ast - 5, at Oregon (9/2/06) • TFL - 1.0, five times • FF - 1, at Oregon State (11/12/05) • FR - 1, three times • INT - 1, five times.

The 2006 Season: Has split up his nine starts between two positions this season with five of them coming at cornerback and four at safety ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2006 when he finished fourth on the team in 2006 with 68 tackles (#24 Pac-10) and 45 solo stops ... Also tied for second on the squad with five pass breakups, while adding one pick and a 15-yard return, one fumble recovery and 2.5 tackles-for-loss for 15 yards. Game-By-Game Statistics
Season Game Highs: Total Tackles - 11, at SJSU (9/9) • Solo - 7, at SJSU (9/9) • Ast - 5, at Oregon (9/2) • TFL - 1, twice • FR - 1, vs. Navy (9/16) • INT 1, at UCLA (9/30).

The 2005 Season: Second straight season as the team's starter at strong safety ... He had 67 total tackles, third best on the team ... Led the team with three interceptions and tied for the team lead with four pass break ups ... Also had two tackles-for-loss ... Recorded a career best 11 tackles in games vs. UC Davis and Arizona State ... Registered seven tackles against USC and Notre Dame ... His interceptions came against Washington State, Arizona and Notre Dame.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Moved into the starting lineup at strong safety, where he started all 11 games and finished the year with 45 total tackles ... He also accounted for 2.5 tackles-for-loss, two quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries, one interception, pass deflection and blocked punt ... His blocked punt against Washington led to a Cardinal touchdown when Nick Sanchez picked up the loose ball after the block and raced 11 yards into the end zone for the score ... Against Arizona State, Brandon had four tackles, an interception and fumble recovery ... His two sacks came in the final two games of the year vs. Oregon State and Cal ... Season high seven tackles at Notre Dame ... Accounted for six tackles vs. USC and Oregon.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Played in 10 of 11 games and earned a letter as a backup at strong safety ... Recorded six total tackles and one pass break up ... Had two tackles vs. Oregon and Oregon State.

In High School: One of the top recruits in the state of Louisiana out of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge ... Named First-Team All-District and All-Metro as a senior ... Second-Team All-State selection ... Recorded 38 tackles and four interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown ... Also scored five touchdowns and averaged over eight yards per carry as a running back ... Caught six passes, two for TDs ... Returned two punts for more than 50 yards, one of which went for a touchdown ... All totaled, he accounted for 10 touchdowns, including five rushing, two receiving, one punt return, one interception return and one passing ... Played basketball and ran track for four years ... Earned three varsity letters in track and two in basketball ... Involved in many community service groups while in high school.

Personal Information: Political Science major ... Member of the National Honor Society ... National Merit Finalist and National Achievement Finalist.

Getting To Know Brandon Harrison

I would describe myself as a person as: Silly
What people don't know about me is: I love cartoons
The reason I love football is: No other sport is as physically and mentally challenging
I pattern my play after: Ronnie Lott
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Get more organized
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Listening to my iPod to get hyped
My greatest athletic moment is: Getting three interceptions and running one back for a touchdown in one game my senior year in high school ... we won by two points
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: The first time I stepped on the field my true freshman year against BYU in a packed Lavell Edwards Stadium
The teammate I admire the most is: Matt Traverso
My favorite stadium in which to play is: The Coliseum because of the tradition
The toughest player I have faced in college is: Reggie Bush
A friend from another college football team is: Chris Williams (Vanderbilt)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: I love California and Pac-10 football is great competition
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: I'm not as smart as I thought I was
The best thing about Stanford is: The diversity in the students
My favorite class at Stanford is: Race and Crime in America
My least favorite class at Stanford is: Physics
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The quality of kids the staff recruits to play here
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Chicago Bulls
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Deion Sanders
The athlete I admire most is: Michael Jordan
The person I admire most is: My Dad
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Michael Jordan
The three people in history I admire most are: Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali
Best book I have read: The Da Vinci Code
Favorite Food: Crawfish, Fettuccine
Least Favorite Food: Tuna
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Waffles, sandwiches and Hot Pockets
Favorite movies: Life, Ray, The Lion King, A Goofy Movie, Liar Liar
Favorite TV Show: The Jamie Foxx Show
Favorite Actor: Jamie Foxx
Favorite actresses: Halle Berry, Meagan Good
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Jamie Foxx
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Doing my end zone dance after a touchdown in Cal's Memorial Stadium
Favorite musical groups or performers: Eminem, Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, T.I., 2Pac, and Ludacris
If I were not playing college football, I would be: A sad, sad man
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: One of the best safeties that ever played here
The best advice I ever received was: Don't wait for things to happen, make them happen
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My Mom
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: Michael Jordan's series-clinching jumper against the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals
The place I'd most like to visit: Hawaii
The favorite place I've visited: Bahamas
Hobbies: Reading, watching cartoons, playing video games
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: In my seventh year in the NFL with a beautiful wife and kids
My advice to youngsters: You can do it ... whatever it is for you, you can do it
My most prized possession: Old pictures of my grandfather
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy a lot of stuff I don't need
The one thing about college football I would change: The BCS

Last Updated: January 10, 2007

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