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#5 Brandon Rankin
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 287
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Shallotte, N.C. - Butte College
High School: West Brunswick
Experience: 1 Letter

 

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Brandon Rankin
Brandon Rankin
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Shallotte, N.C.

High School:
West Brunswick

Last College:
Butte College

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 287

Position:
Defensive End

Experience:
1V



RANKIN'S WSU CAREER
RS-SENIOR (2011):
Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, starting final nine games...named All-Pac-12 honorable mention...recorded 20 tackles, 12 solo and 2.5 sacks...recorded 4.5 tackles for loss and forced one fumble...recorded a sack in the win over Idaho State...made a season-high three tackles against UNLV...had a tackle at San Diego State...moved into starting role at Colorado...made two solo tackles at Colorado...recorded two tackles against No. 7 Stanford...matched season-high with three tackles against Oregon State...named a team captain against No. 7 Oregon...made three tackles and assisted on a sack to record Cougar Defensive Player of the Week honors against Arizona State...also picked up WSU Big Play accolades after making a fourth down stop inside the five yard line against Arizona State...recorded a sack and forced a fumble against Utah...named a team captain, made two tackles including a tackle for loss in the Apple Cup.
RS-JUNIOR (2010): Earned a varsity letter after playing in all 12 games in the season, making eight starts...recorded 19 total tackles, 14 solo...finished second on team with 3.0 sacks...made 5.0 tackles for loss...named Cougar Defensive Player of the Week after making three tackles, including a sack in the win over Montana State...made three tackles at UCLA... recorded three tackles, all solo against Oregon...had three tackles, including two sacks in the win at Oregon State.

RANKIN'S BUTTE COLLEGE CAREER
SOPHOMORE (2009)
: Collected 62 tackles, 19 tackles-for-loss and an astounding 24 sacks in helping Butte to the national JC championship...named 2008 National and California JC Defensive Player of the Year...2008 All-America First Team and All-California First Team...Northern California Conference Defensive Player of the Year and voted MVP following 17-9 victory over Mount San Antonio in California State championship game... ranked as the No. 7 defensive end prospect in junior college by Scout.com.
FRESHMAN (2008): Notched 17 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and two sacks.

RANKIN'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Played for head coach Jim Fletcher...SENIOR year named the 2006 Star-News Defensive Player of the Year following a season which produced 93 tackles, eight sacks and six blocked kicks.

DEFENSE	G/GS	TT	PT	AT	TFL/YDS	SACKS	PI/YDS
2010	12/8	19	14	5	5.0/-37	3.0/-30	0/0
2011	12/9	20	12	8	4.5/-13	2.5/-9	0/0
TOTAL	24/17	39	26	13	9.5/-50	5.5/-39	0/0