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Brandon Antwine

DT

Height
6' 0"
CLASS
RSO
Hometown
Garland, Texas
Weight
295 lbs.
Experience
2L
School
Garland
Brandon Antwine

CAREER: Four-year defensive tackle who appeared in 35 games with four career starts…Registered 26 tackles, 13 solo and 13 assisted, with 3.5 tackles for loss, one pass deflection and one sack.

 

2010: Had nine tackles with one sack and three tackles for loss…Contributed two tackles, including one for loss, in Florida’s win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl…Earned his first start of the season at defensive tackle versus Appalachian State and teamed up for a tackle for loss…Had two tackles versus South Carolina…Contributed one tackle in Florida’s win over Vanderbilt…Was sidelined for the games against Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State and Georgia…Had his first-career sack for a loss of five yards in Florida’s win over Tennessee.

 

2009: Played in seven games and securing one start versus Kentucky in 2009…Registered three total tackles (two solo, one assisted), while battling various injuries throughout the season…Also grabbed on TFL…Suited up as UF defeated Cincinnati, 51-24, in                the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl…Played in the 2009 SEC Championship Game against Alabama after missing five straight games…Returned to game action against Arkansas on Homecoming after battling a shoulder injury and continued on in UF’s winning efforts over Mississippi State on the road…Dressed and made the trip to LSU, but did not see game action after suffering a shoulder injury against Kentucky…Made his first start of the season at defensive tackle in the win over Kentucky, collecting one tackle…Collected two solo tackles, his first of the season, including a tackle for loss in the SEC opener against Tennessee…Saw time in the 62-3 win over Charleston Southern in the season opener, as well as contributing to UF’s defensive efforts in the 56-6 victory over Troy.

 

2008: Saw action in seven games for Florida during the season, securing one start against Florida State…Tallied three tackles, including one solo and two assisted…A FedEx Orange Bowl Courage Award and Disney Sports Spirit Award nominee for recovering from a career-threatening back injury in 2007…Made his season debut after his injury in the win over LSU…Received special honors from Coach Meyer after grading out at 95 percent in his defensive efforts against The Citadel…First tackle of the season came against Kentucky on Homecoming.

 

2007: Received a medical hardship…Provided quality depth on the defensive line…Played in four games, including the Western Kentucky, Troy, Auburn and LSU contests…Did not dress against Ole Miss or Tennessee due to a back injury and missed the final six games of the year…Made his first career start versus Troy…Tallied seven tackles on the year with three solos and four assists…Gathered a career-high three tackles, two solos and one assist, against Troy...Had two tackle assists, including one tackle for a loss of a yard in season-opening win versus Western Kentucky.

 

2006: Saw action in nine contests…Registered the first solo tackle of his career in the SEC Championship Game win over Arkansas…Helped out on a tackle versus Florida State…Assisted on a tackle and deflected his first career pass in the win over Western Carolina…Played on the defensive side of the ball against Georgia and Vanderbilt…Registered his first career tackle, an assisted effort, in the Gators’ home win over LSU…Earned time on the defensive side of the ball versus Alabama…Saw his first career action on the defensive line against  Kentucky.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Rated as the No. 2 defensive lineman in Texas and No. 16 national prospect regardless of position according to Scout.com…Also considered the No. 20 overall prospect according to Rivals.com…Listed as the No. 19 prep player on the Dallas Morning News All-Area team…Was a unanimous choice for first team Class 5A all-state honors in 2005…Team captain and MVP as a senior…Had 54 tackles, six sacks and a forced fumble as a junior…Threw the shot put and discus for the Garland track and field squad…Considered an excellent run stopper…Chose Florida over Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Southern Cal.

 

MAJOR: Anthropology.

 

ANTWINE’S CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 3 (Troy, 2007)

QB Sacks: 1 (Tennessee, 2010)

Forced Fumbles: None

Interceptions: None

 

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year

UT-AT

TT

TBL

QBS

FF

FR

PD

INT

2006

1-3

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

2007

3-4

7

0.5

0

0

0

0

0

2008

2-0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

2009

2-1

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

2010

6-3

9

2

1

0

0

0

0

Totals:

7-10

17

1.5

0

0

0

1

0

 

PROFILE

·         A 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl Courage Award and Disney Sports Spirit Award nominee for recovering from a career-threatening back injury in 2007

·         Voted Most Likely to Succeed and Best Dressed in his high school senior class

·         Member of the Unity Council

·         Family and friends call him, “B.A.”

·         High school track and field team made it to the state championship

·         Did not want to go to school in Texas because he wanted to get away from home and go to college on his own

·         Wanted to be a running back when he was young, but never fit the weight requirements

 

QUOTES

“I consider myself a leader. A lot of teammates look up to me. As long as I’m being a motivator, I’m being of assistance to someone else, I consider that a blessing.” (8/13/10)

Brandon Antwine, UF defensive tackle

 

“I love the game. No matter what I went through, I always had a lot of support behind me. So I just try to give it back. Me being a leader, a senior, I just look at the younger guys that are going to be here after I’m gone and I try to give them as much information as I’ve learned since I’ve been here to try to help them out any way I can. Just staying around them, them looking up to me and me seeing that they look up to me, that’s a lot of motivation to get better and get back on the field as well.” (8/7/10)

Brandon Antwine, UF defensive tackle

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