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Brandon Siler

LB

Height
6' 2"
CLASS
JR
Hometown
Orlando
Weight
235 lbs.
Experience
2L
School
Orlando Evans

Drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round (240th overall) of the 2007 NFL draft...

HONORS: Third-team All-American by the Associated Press and was a second-team All-SEC recipient in 2006…Named to the Watch List for the Chuck Bednarik Award for Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year and to the Watch List for the Butkus Award…Chosen to the Watch Lists for the Lott Trophy, awarded to the defensive impact player of the year, and to the Nagurski Trophy…Collected first-team Preseason All-SEC recognition from Blue Ribbon, CollegeFootballNews.com, the SEC Coaches’ and the league’s media…Named the SEC Freshman of the Year by the league's coaches in 2004…Member of the 2004 Scripps/FWAA Freshman All-America first-team defense…Tabbed as a preseason second-team All-American by The Sporting News and  third-team choice by Street & Smith's…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…Selected first-team Academic All-District III by ESPN The Magazine in both 2005 and 2006, making him eligible for Academic All-America accolades…

CAREER: Saw action in 37 games, including 31 starts…

2006: Started 13 games, missing the 62-0 rout of Western Carolina…A member of the 2006 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll…Selected as a third-team All-American by the Associated Press…Earned second-team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press and the league’s coaches…Took home Academic All-District III first-team honors…Named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given annually to college football’s Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year…Made four tackles against Florida State, moving him past the 200-tackle mark for his career…Tied for second on the team with 77 tackles, making him one of six Gators with at least 50 tackles on the campaign…Siler and fellow linebacker Earl Everett were the only two Florida players with more than 70 tackles last year…Capped his season with a four-tackle performance, including one stop behind the line of scrimmage, in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game…Turned in a season-high 12 tackles, including nine solo efforts, to lead Florida to a 38-28 win over Arkansas in the SEC Championship Game…Siler's tackle total was only two away from his career high…Registered four tackles in UF’s 21-14 win over Florida State…Made three tackles in the victory over South Carolina…Contributed five tackles, a sack and a quarterback hurry to the win over Vanderbilt…Two of his tackles against the Commodores were for loss…Turned in a solid all-around effort versus Georgia, making six tackles, recording a sack and breaking up a pass…Made nine stops, including six of the solo variety, and broke up a pass versus Auburn…Produced seven solo tackles and recovered a fumble on his own goal-line to help the Gators defeat LSU…Recorded four tackles, including one for loss, in the Gators’ 28-13 win over Alabama…Was all over the field against Kentucky, registering a team-high eight tackles, forcing a fumble and hurrying the quarterback once…The forced fumble was the first of his career…Two of his seven tackles against Tennessee were for a net loss of 18 yards, including a key sack for 14 yards on the Vols’ final drive…Made two tackles, including one for loss, in the win over UCF…Led the team in tackles (six) and chipped in a quarterback hurry versus Southern Miss…

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…Topped the SEC with seven fumble recoveries, 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 end zone for the first safety 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’ double-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, which were the most for the Gators…Siler’s 657 plays were tops among true freshmen…Notched at least one 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 (Fla.)…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 the 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.comSouthern 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 fumble recoveries and 70 carries for 530 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior… Named Most Valuable Player 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 Maryland and Tennessee…

PERSONAL: Was born on Dec. 5, 1985, in Daytona Beach, Fla.…His parents are Gerald and Annette Robinson…


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
2006 46-27 73 9 3 0 1 2 0
Totals: 129-85 214 29 10 0 8 10 0

SILER’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 14 (South Carolina, 2004)
QB Sacks: 1 (eight times, last vs. Vanderbilt, 2006)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (Kentucky, 2006)
Fumble Recoveries: 2 (Vanderbilt, 2005)
Interceptions: None

Game-By-Game

2006


                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 13

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........   3    3      6    0.5-4     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................   0    2      2    0.5-1     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........   4    3      7    2.0-18    1.0-14    0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............   5    3      8    1.0-3     0.0-0     1  0-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................   2    2      4    1.0-1     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................   7    0      7    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  1-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............   6    3      9    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............   5    1      6    2.0-7     1.0-6     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........   3    2      5    2.0-2     1.0-1     0  0-0     0-0     1   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   2    1      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......   0    4      4    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............   9    3     12    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........   4    0      4    1.0-4     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................  50   27     77   10.0-40    3.0-21    1  1-0     0-0     3   3    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

2005

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 12

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................   4    3      7    1.0-8     1.0-8     0  0-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........   2    2      4    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............   4    2      6    1.0-3     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     1   2    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............   1    2      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  1-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide   3    4      7    1.0-7     1.0-7     0  1-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......   3    1      4    2.0-7     1.0-1     0  1-0     0-0     2   2    0   0-0     0   0   1    2
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................   2    7      9    0.5-0     0.0-0     0  1-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............   4    3      7    0.5-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............   2    3      5    1.0-5     0.0-0     0  2-19    0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........   3    2      5    1.5-7     1.0-5     0  1-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................   4    2      6    0.5-3     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................  33   31     64    9.0-40    4.0-21    0  7-19    0-0     7   4    0   0-0     0   0   1    2

2004



                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 12

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......   4    2      6    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............   3    0      3    1.0-1     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............   0    2      2    0.5-2     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................   6    1      7    1.0-9     1.0-9     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....   4    0      4    1.0-1     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...   2    3      5    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............   3    4      7    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........   5    5     10    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     2   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  10    4     14    3.5-15    1.0-10    0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......   4    4      8    2.0-3     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....   8    2     10    0.5-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................  50   27     77    9.5-31    2.0-19    0  0-0     0-0     3   3    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

Profile on Brandon Siler

  • Has a long metal chain that includes tags for every member of the defense signifying the group's approach to each game: togetherness and toughness. The chain was made at the beginning of the 2006 season and went public when Siler wore it coming out of the tunnel vs. LSU.
  • Named MVP of the California-Florida All-Star game despite not starting
  • As a junior in high school, he led the Orlando Evans basketball team in scoring and rebounding
  • Captained the tennis (MVP is senior year) and basketball teams in high school and lettered in track and baseball
  • Scored 40 points in a basketball game in high school while going 20-20 from the charity stripe
  • Was the lead in many school plays
  • Played in basketball playoff game at Evans, showered, and arrived just minutes before the curtain went up to a play in which he played the lead (Say It Loud)
  • Oldest of five children
  • Helped raise his younger brother, Devante, while his single mother worked for the U.S. Postal Service
  • High school drama teacher encouraged Siler to attend Maryland rather than UF because of the short drive to New York City and Broadway to continue his acting career
  • Hopes to one day pursue an acting career once football days are over
  • Enjoys bowling with his family

What They Are Saying About Brandon Siler

“We play for each other instead of playing for ourselves and trying to do good by ourselves as individuals.” (1/3/07)
Brandon Siler, UF linebacker

"I made a statement in our first pep rally when (Meyer) got here about the vibe that I got from him in his first meeting. I said, ‘We're going to win a national championship.' That's what I said a long time ago, and I think about that when I watch him." (12/6/06)
Brandon Siler, UF linebacker

"For some reason, people don't like us very much, but I don't think we're going to have problems responding to it because it's been like that all year. Why change things up? We don't want to go in being the top dog and who everyone thinks is going to win. At the beginning of the season, there were people thinking (Central Florida) was going to beat us." (12/5/06)
Brandon Siler, UF linebacker

“I always hoped that we were going to make it. I never let that dream go. We held on and fought back (after the loss at Auburn). I think that shows the character of this football team.” (12/3/06)
Brandon Siler

 “They mean a lot. (The seniors) can say that they turned this program around. That’s why we do everything for our seniors. They deserve to go out of here with a bang.” (12/3/06)
Brandon Siler

 “I am ecstatic. I am still scared now. My heart is still beating fast now. It still hasn’t really hit me that we are going to play in the national championship. I am pretty sure when I get out of here and am on the way to my car that I am going to scream as loud as I possibly can. This is a feeling that is indescribable. I have never felt like this before.” (12/3/06)
Brandon Siler

"I'm glad I don't have that feeling anymore. That's a way different feeling," Siler said. "It's a lot worse when you have to depend on other teams. You don't know what other teams have been doing in the offseason, you don't know if people are nicked up. You have to root for and against people you don't even know. That's a bad feeling. It's hard cheering for other teams, hoping things happen.

"It's way different now. I don't have to watch any other teams play. Just win. That should be everybody's motto. That's an easy one. In the last couple of weeks if we win, we go (to the SEC title game). That's what we've been trying to do. (10/31/06)
Brandon Siler

“All season we’ve been looking at the opponent we play that week and concentrating on just them. That is what has got us here and we aren’t changing that now and thinking ahead. I’d be disappointed if I had to talk to guys on the team about looking ahead, but I don’t have to because it isn’t happening. I think that is a sign of a mature team.” (10/9/06)
Brandon Siler

“I’m 242, so I’m probably two pounds heavier than I was last year, but I lost 50 percent of the body fat that I had last year, so I gained two pounds but all of it is all muscle and I turned half of what I had into muscle.” (8/14/06)
Brandon Siler

“I think he loves the game. He’s a great student on and off the field, but there are some people that truly love football and that’s his life. Football is his life.” (8/12/06)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

“I think he’s good, really good. I won’t put the ‘great’ label on him yet, but I think he’s getting to the point where he is getting really good.”
Head coach Urban Meyer, GatorSports.com, April 15, 2006

“There’s no doubt he’s the type of guy that can make an immediate impact.  Siler has been working hard on and off the field.” (August 30, 2004)
Earl Everett, UF linebacker

"He's a very smart kid.  He's a guy who will come in here and be a leader.  He's the type of guy Coach Zook loves, high energy.  He's one of those guys who is going to stand out.  He's very athletic and can play a number of positions." (March 15, 2004)
Mike Locksley, Former UF Recruiting Coordinator

"Brandon is an outstanding leader and hard worker.  He has demonstrated hard work ethics on and off the field.  He definitely shows that when he is in the classroom." (February 15, 2004)

"He always had that great look in his eye.  He knew he was a great athlete.  He'll take a challenge on in a heartbeat.  He's one of those kids if you say you're fast, prove it.  If you say you can beat me, prove it.  He was always looking for the opportunity to prove he was as good as the next person."  (April 8, 2004)

"He works hard, and he's a leader on the field.  He's a hustler.  He helps carry his fellow teammates and pick them up.  He's just a motivating kid.  He's a hundred percent all the time, and academically, he's super."  (April 8, 2004)
Max Purcell, Orlando Evans head football coach

“He’s done a nice job. I’m proud of him.  I love his attitude. He’s handled the mental part extremely well, and he’s doing well in school.  He’s doing all the things he’s supposed to be doing.”
Ron Zook, Former UF Head Football Coach

“Brandon Siler on the (All-SEC preseason) third team? What were the coaches thinking? He’s first team here along with Auburn’s Travis Williams and Alabama’s Demeco Ryans at a position where there is no shortage of talent.”
Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun

“Siler has generated some pre-season All-America buzz and showed the ability to carry the defense when Channing Crowder was injured during the season’s second half.” (8/1/2005)
Edgar Thompson, Palm Beach Post

On his feelings following UF’s first workout of the fall: “I feel good. Do I look good?” (8/9/2005)
Brandon Siler

“The Gators have two of the league’s premier linebackers in sophomore Brandon Siler and Earl Everett and a solid, experienced player in Todd McCullough.” (8/21/2005)
Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun

“He was named the SEC freshman of the year by the league coaches and is considered one of the SEC’s rapidly rising stars.” (8/21/2005)
Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun

“We have something called the Champions Club, and I don’t believe we had any from the offense in the Champions Club. On defense, Jeremy Mincey, Brandon Siler, Vernell Brown and Jarvis Herring all were good enough to be in there. On offense, we were very close to having some guys in. It’s a new offense, and we need to get some more production out of them.”
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

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