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40 Brandon Siler
  • Linebacker
  • 6-2 · 230
  • Junior, 2L
  • Orlando
  • Evans

A true junior linebacker…

HONORS: Named the SEC Freshman of the Year by the league coaches in 2004…Member of the 2004 Scripps/FWAA Freshman All-America first-team defense… Named to the 2005 SEC Coaches' Third Team Preseason All-SEC Team…Tabbed preseason Second Team All-American by The Sporting News…Listed as Third Team preseason All-American by Street & Smiths…Named to The Sporting News' All-Freshman first-team defense…Named as a First-Team Freshman Defensive All-American by The Sporting News in 2004…Member of the Rivals.com All-Freshman Team…Named to the 2004-05 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll…Third-team choice by the SEC Coaches on their Preseason Team…Added to the Lott Trophy Watch List, awarded to the defensive impact player of the year, following his performance against Kentucky…Named to the Watch List for the Rotary Lombardi Award…Selected first-team Academic All-District III by ESPN The Magazine in 2005, making him eligible for Academic All-America accolades…

CAREER: Has seen action in 24 games, including 18 starts…

2006: Member of the Leadership Committee…

2005: Finished the season second on the team in tackles with 64, one of four Gators to break the 60-tackle barrier, including 33 solo and 31 assisted efforts…Tops the SEC with seven fumble recoveries on the season, for a net return of 19 yards…Recovered a career-high two fumbles for a net return of 19 yards against the Commodores…Paced the team with seven quarterback hurries, and seven recovered fumbles…Sacked Mississippi State quarterback Matt Henig in the endzone for the first safety recorded of his career…Added nine to his tackle total against LSU, including two solo and seven assisted efforts…One of four Gators to lead the team with seven tackles against Georgia, including four solo and three assisted efforts…Notched six tackles in the Gators' win over Iowa at the Outback Bowl, including four solo efforts and one tackle behind the line for a loss of three yards…Added five to his tackle total in Florida's home win over Florida State, including three solo efforts and two tackle for a net loss of seven yards…Also recovered his seventh fumble of the season against the Seminoles and notched one sack for a loss of five yards…Recorded five tackles in the Gators' two-overtime win against Vanderbilt including two solo efforts and one tackle for a loss of five yards…Recovered one fumble and one quarterback sack for a loss of seven yards against Alabama…Notched six tackles, including one tackle for a loss of three yards, against Tennessee, also recorded two pass break-ups and a quarterback hurry…Led the team in tackles with seven in the Gators' home opener against Wyoming…

2004: Played in 12 games, including six starts for 657 plays (Middle Tennessee State, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida State and Miami)…Only the second true freshman in school history to lead the team in tackles (Scot Brantley was the first in 1976 with 145 tackles)…One of two true freshmen to see action in all of UF's 12 games…Led all freshmen in the SEC with 77 tackles…His 77 tackles were most on the team…657 plays was tops among true freshmen…Notched a tackle for loss in seven games…Made collegiate debut against Eastern Michigan in the season opener and recorded six tackles to rank second on the squad…Led the team with a career-best 14 tackles, including a career-high four for loss against South Carolina…Recorded 10 tackles, including one for loss against Miami…Paced the Gators with eight tackles, including two for loss, and broke up a pass against Florida State…Recorded a team-high seven tackles against Georgia, matching a then career-high…Notched 10 tackles against Vanderbilt, including eight solo…Recorded first career quarterback sack and tackle for loss against LSU, while also posting a then career-best seven tackles…54 plays against EMU was second-best among linebackers and first among all true freshmen…Notched three tackles, including one for loss against Kentucky…Made first career road trip at Tennessee…

PREP: Ranked fourth-best outside linebacker in the nation and a four-star athlete by Rivals.com…Rated 26th-best prospect in the state of Florida in SuperPrep's All-America issue …Ranked as the 14th-best linebacker in the country and the fifth-rated LB in the South by TheInsiders.com…Member of the TheInsiders.com Southern Hot 100…Listed 21st on the Orlando Sentinel's list of the state's top 100 prospects…Florida Sports Writers Association Class 6A second-team all-state selection on defense…Along with linebacker, Siler also played tight end and defensive end in high school…Had 103 tackles, five sacks, four fumbled recoveries and 70 carries for 530 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior… Named MVP of the 2003 CaliFlorida All-Star game where he made two interceptions…Runs a 4.52 40-yard dash …Registered a 4.2 grade point average in high school…Coached by Max Purcell…Picked the Gators over Tennessee and Maryland…

MAJOR: Social and Behavioral Sciences.


CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year UT-AT TT TBL QBS FF FR PD INT
2004 50-27 77 10 2 0 0 3 0
2005 33-31 64 10 5 0 7 5 0
Totals: 83-58 141 20 7 0 7 8 0

SILER'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 14 (South Carolina, 2004)
QB Sacks: 1 (five times, last vs. Florida State, 2005)
Forced Fumbles: None
Fumble Recoveries: 2 (Vanderbilt, 2005)
Interceptions: None

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