52  Keenan Bratcher
Keenan Bratcher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milan, TN

High School:
Milan HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 235

Position:
DS

Birthdate:
04/06/1989

Experience:
3L


Career & 2010 Highlights:


Was a crucial member of the Tiger special teams unit...Did not have an errant snap in his entire career, totaling 396 snaps (62 FG, 112 PAT, 222 punts.)...Has worked with kickers Matt Reagan and Paulo Henriques as well as punter Tom Hornsey, who were all nationally ranked...Reagan was a Lou Groza Award candidate and Hornsey was a Ray Guy Award candidate as a true freshman in 2010...Named to 2007 C-USA All-Freshman Team, and was a three-time C-USA Honorable Mention pick.

2009:


Played in all 12 games as the deep snapper on special teams for field goals, PATs and punts...Did not make an errant snap in 113 chances (16 FG, 33 PAT, 64 Punt)...Shared the team's 2009 Special Teams Player of the Year Award with Matt Reagan...Registered an assisted tackle on special teams against Houston...Placed on the honorable mention All-Conference USA Team by the league coaches.

2008:


Was an All-Conference USA Honorable Mention pick in 2008...Played in all 13 games on special teams as the deep snapper...Credited with two assisted tackles...Recorded an assisted tackle on special teams at East Carolina...Assisted on a tackle after a Memphis punt versus Tulane...Has not had an errant snap in two seasons with the Tigers.

2007:


Named to both the Conference USA Coaches and Media All-Freshmen Teams...One of just four true freshmen to see game action in 2007...Played in nine of the Tigers' 13 games as a member of the special teams unit...Played a key role as a long snapper for the PAT and field goal units...Did not have a single errant snap as a freshman...Handled 29 PAT snaps, including a season-high seven in triple overtime victory over SMU...Handled snapping responsibilities on 17 field goal attempts...Also worked snaps for the punt team throughout the season when Will Hudgens was in the game at quarterback...Credited with a tackle on a Tiger punt in the fourth quarter of the New Orleans Bowl.

Academic Highlights:


Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 semester.

Prep:


Lettered three years as an offensive lineman for coach Jeff Morris at Milan High...Helped the 2006 squad to a 12-2 record and an appearance in the TSSAA Class 2A playoff semifinals...Served as a team captain as a senior...Played offensive guard and tackle as well as defensive tackle in 2006...Named All-Region 7-AA as a lineman in `06...Named team's MVP Offensive Lineman...Also lined up at center in 2005.

Personal


Keenan Cole Bratcher is the son of Steve Bratcher....Born April 6, 1989, in Jackson, Tenn.

Bratcher's Career Defensive Statistics
Year G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2007 9/0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2008 13/0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2009 12/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2010 12/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Total 46/0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
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