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  Brandon Magee
Brandon Magee

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Corona, Calif.

High School:
Centennial

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 228

Position:
LB

Experience:
4V

05/08/2013

Sun Devil Athletics Proudly Announces 86 Spring/Summer Graduates

Class includes 13 football student-athletes

12/29/2012

NOTES: Arizona State 62, Navy 28

The Sun Devils set 20 Kraft Bowl records

12/26/2012

A Look Back At The Season - Part 3

View the final installment of A Look Back At The Seaon

12/14/2012

A Look Back At The Season - Part 1

A Look Back At The Season - Part 1

12/10/2012

ASU Football Closes Out 2012 Season Versus Navy in Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

The Sun Devils will play the Midshipmen on Dec. 29 and can be watched on ESPN2.

11/23/2012

Arizona State vs. Arizona (AP)

Arizona State vs. Arizona (AP)

11/16/2012

ASU vs. WSU

View photos from the Sun Devils final home game against Washington State

10/11/2012

AP Photos: Football vs. Colorado

AP Photos: Football vs. Colorado

Arizona State linebacker Brandon Magee talks about his uncommon determination (By Doug Haller, Arizona Republic, Aug. 4, 2012)

Magee talks about coming back from Injury

ASU's Brandon Magee To Sign MLB Contract With Red Sox, Will Play Football For Sun Devils In 2012

Even Bloomberg News reported on Brandon Magee

Washington Post chimes in on Magee

Boston Herald on Magee

The State Press on Brandon Magee

An awesome story by Doug Haller on Brandon Magee

Fox Sports Arizona has this to say about Brandon Magee

Even more from House of Sparky on Magee

ASU: Four-year letterman played in 44 games over five years...a weak side linebacker, he accumulated 231 tackles (157 solo) and saw his number of tackles increase each year...totaled 10 sacks for a loss of 85 total yards, and 24.5 tackles for losses with a net loss of 115 yards...had three career interceptions and returned them a total of 56 yards, including one touchdown...had one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and three pass deflections...was a two-sport standout at ASU, as he also was an outfielder for on the Sun Devil baseball team...won consecutive Pac-12 titles and twice went to the College World Series with the baseball team...was taken three separate times in the MLB Draft before he signed a contract to play with the Boston Red Sox following his collegiate football career.

2012: Led the team in tackles with 113 (81 solo) and finished second in the conference at 9.42 tackles per game despite missing one game due to injury...became the first Sun Devil to eclipse 100 tackles in one season since Robert James had 106 in 2007...earned Second Team All-Pac-12 honors...his 81 solo tackles were the sixth most in a single season in school history...returned an interception in the season opener against NAU 45 yards for his first career touchdown...had a season-best 6.5 sacks for a loss of 54 yards to go along with his 12.5 tackles for a loss of 115 yards...one of five players on the team to post double-digit TFL numbers, tied for the most in school history (2000)...forced one fumble and recovered one fumble, had one pass deflection and two total interceptions for with 45 return yards...averaged 9.42 tackles per game...had a Territorial Cup record and season high 17 tackles (14 solo) in his final regular season game to help propel the Sun Devils over Arizona, which helped him receive Pac-12 Player of the Week honors...had 13 tackles against USC (11/10), his previous career high...led team in tackles with 12 against Oregon State (11/3) - nine of which were unassisted...was third on the team in sack totals...led team in tackles against UCLA (10/27) with eight, including a sack...posted eight tackles in loss against Oregon (10/18)...had nine tackles - all solo - to lead the team against Colorado (10/11) and posted two sacks in the tilt...led the team in tackles against Utah (9/22) with 10 while causing a fumble and recovering another...tied for the team lead in tackles against Mizzou (9/15) with 12, including eight solo, and interception in the red zone...was named to Phil Steele's Postseason All-Pac-12 Team...was a team captain.

2011: Sat out season due to an Achilles tear suffered in preseason camp.

2010: Appeared in 11 games this season, starting eleven...second in total tackles behind Vontaze Burfict with 73 (48 solo)...had five tackles for loss for minus 18 yards...started the season off with half a sack for minus four yards against Portland State...lead the team in tackles vs Cal with 11 (five solo) and a sack...three tackles (two solo) and a fumble recovery in 42-0 shutout victory vs Washington State Oct. 30...followed that up the next week with 13 tackles (nine solo) vs Pac-10 foe USC...had season tying, team high 13 tackles (nine solo) to bring the Territorial Cup back to Tempe.

2009: Started the first game of the season and appeared in all 12...finished the season with 34 tackles (21 solo), seven tackles for loss and a pair of sacks...also had an interception and a quarterback hurry on the season...recorded five tackles (four solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, a 10-yard sack and returned an interception for 11 yards in a season-opening win over Idaho State...grabbed five tackles (four solo), a pair of tackles for loss, a 9-yard sack and a quarterback hurry against Washington State Oct. 10...made six tackles (five solo) and 2-yard tackle for loss vs. Louisiana-Monroe Sept. 19...collected four tackles Nov. 14 against Oregon.

2008: Played in eight games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams...recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) on the season...collected five tackles (three solo) in his collegiate debut, a season-opening win over NAU on Aug. 30...had one solo tackle in victory over Stanford on Sept. 6...missed the next four games due to injury...returned to action and made one tackle against Oregon on Oct. 25...had one tackle at Oregon State on Nov. 1...posted a solo tackle in win at Washington on Nov. 8...totaled two tackles in shutout victory over Washington State on Nov. 15.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Centennial High School in Corona, Calif....one of the fastest linebackers in the nation that brings a vital element of speedy aggressiveness to the Sun Devil defense...compares to recently graduated Sun Devil linebacker and 2007 First-Team All-Pac-10 recipient Robert James...exhibited his phenomenal physical gifts at multiple scouting camps and combines in California...an incredible overall athlete, he bench presses 350 pounds, squats 450 and power cleans 235...weighing close to 230 pounds, he ran a 4.44 40-yard dash at the Los Angeles Scout.com Combine, the second-fastest time by a linebacker in all of Scout.com's 15 combines across the country...uses his speed, strength and instincts to be a vicious blitzer from the weak side...led Centennial High School in sacks as a junior and as a senior...listed as the No. 18 all-purpose athlete in the West region by ESPN Scouts, Inc....rated as the No. 58 overall prospect and the No. 8 linebacker in the "California/Hawaii/Nevada 150" region by SuperPrep...participated in the 2007 Long Beach NIKE Combine and was one of the standout performers of the camp, recording the fastest 40-yard dash time among linebackers, as well as the most bench press repetitions (27) and highest vertical leap (35 inches) among those at his position...earned All-West Region honors as a senior by PrepStar...joined prep teammate Shelly Lyons as member of ASU's 2008 signing class...rated as the No. 4 weak side linebacker in the West region and the No. 21 weak side linebacker in the nation by Scout.com...also listed as the No. 52 overall player in the state of California and the No. 75 overall player in West region by Scout.com...rated as the No. 26 outside linebacker in the country, the No. 3 linebacker in the state of California and the state's No. 44 overall player by Rivals.com...saw action on varsity all four years and totaled 193 tackles (60 solo), 11.0 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, three pass deflections and two fumble recoveries...had 13 career games with seven or more tackles and eight games with more than 10...totaled 86 tackles as a senior (26 solo)...averaged 7.2 tackles-per-game...led the team with 7.5 sacks...added five quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and one pass deflection...had seven games with seven or more tackles as a senior and three games with 10 or more total tackles...had a season-high 12 tackles (two solo) in addition to 1.5 sacks against Valley View on Oct. 12, 2007...posted 57 total tackles as a junior (17 solo)...averaged 8.1 tackles-per-game in 2006...added a team-high 3.5 sacks and two quarterback hurries...only appeared in seven games on the year, but collected at least eight tackles in four games...had a career high 14 tackles (four solo) in a 36-34 win over Norco High School on Nov. 10, 2006...that Norco team featured current Sun Devils Garth Gerhart, Adam Tello and Kyle Johnson...recorded 11 total tackles on two occasions...totaled 48 tackles (17 solo) as a sophomore in 2005...averaged 4.0 tackles-per-game and added two pass deflections...recorded a season-high 12 tackles (three solo) against Clovis West on Oct. 7, 2005 and posted 10 tackles (five solo) against Rancho Cucamonga on Sept. 29, 2005...added two tackles in limited duty on varsity as a freshman in 2004...chose ASU over Arizona, Louisville, Nebraska, Tennessee and Washington State...committed to the Sun Devils on Jan. 13, 2008, along with Bass and Lyons...coached by Matt Logan at Centennial High School.

PERSONAL: Exploratory major at ASU...parents are Terry and Tia M. Magee of Corona, Calif....born Oct. 22, 1990.

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