71  Brandon Pearce
Brandon Pearce

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

High School:
Christian Brothers HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 290

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Birthdate:
08/28/1985

Experience:
3L


Career Summary: Earned four letters in the offensive line...Logged 45 consecutive starts...Played 86 percent of the Tigers' offensive plays over his four seasons...Played 436 of 836 offensive snaps in `05...Was in on all but two of Tigers' 766 plays in `06...Logged action on 977 of 1,017 plays in `07...Missed just 81 total offensive plays as a senior...Was part of a Tiger offensive line that has ranked in the top 25 nationally the last four seasons in sacks allowed...Memphis ranked No. 1 in C-USA from 2005-07 and No. 2 in 2008 in sack denial.

2008 Highlights: Part of an o-line that ranked 2nd in C-USA in sack denial with 17...Started all 13 games at right tackle...Saw action on 92 percent of Memphis' offensive plays.

Honors: Selected to the 2008 All-C-USA First Team...Named Offensive Lineman of the Year at `08 team banquet...Was a semifinalist for the 2008 Draddy Trophy...Was on the preseason Lombardi Award Watch List in `08...Named to the `08 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 4 first team...Selected to the `08 C-USA Football All-Academic Team...Was a second-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District pick in '07.

Notable:Earned his bachelor's degree in English literature in May `08, and was working on his master's degree during his final year of eligibility...Voted one of two permanent season captains by his teammates in `08.

2007: Picked as a first-team All-C-USA honoree by Athlon Sports during the summer...Part of an offensive line that led C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 14 for the fourth-straight year and ranked 10th nationally...Helped pave the way for a Tiger offense that ranked 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd in total offense...Started all 13 games at right tackle in 2007 and has started 33 of 36 career games...Played in 96 percent of the team's offensive plays in 2007... Played all but one series in the Tigers' 96 plays season opener against Ole Miss...Did not miss a play in the Tigers' 70-offensive play game with Arkansas State...Did not come out of the game against Marshall, East Carolina, Southern Miss and SMU...Logged action in every offensive play in the 108-play triple overtime win over SMU...Was a key factor in Martin Hankins passing for 3,220 yards and 25 touchdowns...Also worked with the special teams unit.

2006: A key component of Memphis' veteran offensive line...Has started 20 consecutive career games...Started all 12 games in 2006 at right tackle...Played every offensive snap in the 12 contests with the exception of two plays late in the Chattanooga victory...Was in on 60 or more offensive plays in nine of the 12 games...Recovered a Martin Hankins fumble against Marshall in the second quarter...Played a part in Memphis allowing just 14 sacks in 2006, which led Conference USA...Earned third-team recognition on the C-USA Coaches All-Conference Team...Was presented one of the Glenn Jones Awards at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game for demonstrating leadership through determination and courage both on and off the field.

2005: A redshirt freshman who made an impact on the squad in 2005...Played in all but the season opener against Ole Miss...Started at right tackle for the final eight games of the season...Earned C-USA All-Freshman honors...Worked 32 of the 77 offensive plays in the Chattanooga contest...Became a starter for the UCF game, and never relinquished the position...Worked 30 of the 55 plays against UCF...Played more than half of the offensive snaps in each of the last seven games of the season...Logged a season-hgih 68 plays in the win over East Carolina...Finished the season participating in 463 of the team's 836 total offensive plays...Was part of an offensive line that allowed just nine sacks in 2005, which led Conference USA...Also helped the offense rank fifth nationally in rushing offense and helped pave the way for All-American tailback DeAngelo Williams to lead the nation in rushing average.

2004: Spent the fall learning the offensive scheme from a senior-laden offensive line...Redshirted the 2004 season.

Honors: Selected by the coaching staff as an MVP for 2008 spring practice...Named an honorable mention All-Conference USA pick following the 2007 season...Was presented one of the Glenn Jones Awards at the 2007 Blue-Gray Game for demonstrating leadership through determination and courage both on and off the field...Earned third-team recognition on the 2006 C-USA Coaches All-Conference Team...Earned C-USA All-Freshman honors in 2005.

Academic Highlights: Was a second-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District pick in 2007...Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for five semesters...Listed on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in 2004-05 and 2005-06...Named to UM Dean's List for two semesters.

Prep: Was a three-year letterman in the offensive line at Christian Brothers High in Memphis...Played left offensive tackle for Coach Kevin Locastro...Named to The Commercial Appeal's Best of The Preps for 2003 in football... Selected as a first-team member of the 2003 Associated Press All-State Team in 2003...Was a runner up for the Division 2A Mr. Football award...Named to the preseason All-Tennessee Team in 2003...Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense...Also named to the All-Shelby-Metro first team and the Division 2 All-State team...Was selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2003...Picked to play in the 2004 East-West Shrine All-Star Classic...Was a first-team All-Division 2 selection in 2002...Helped his CBHS team to a 7-4 record in 2002...Was named second-team All-Tennessee in 2002...Named to the All-MIAA Team in 2002 (Private School Division)...Was also a member of the basketball and wrestling teams at CBHS.

Personal: Brandon James Pearce is the son of James and Debbie Pearce...Born August 28, 1985 in Memphis, Tenn.


Pearce's Career Offensive Line Statistics
YR	Games/Starts	Plays/Total Team Plays
2005	11/8	463/836
2006	12/12	764/766
2007	13/13	977/1017
Total	36/33	2,204/2,619
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