|15 Brandon King
Rice -- The Owls most experienced corner... tabbed by Phil Steele for Honorable Mention All C-USA honors in his pre-season publication.
2008: Owls' most experience corner, with 32 starts and 36 games under his belt before his careercame to a close due to an injury during the Vanderbilt game... PPicked off a pair of passes in a game for the first time in his career in the opener vs. SMU... Had eight career interceptions, all of them in conference games... EEight interceptions is tied for ninth on the Owls' career list.
2007:Led Conference USA with a career-high 16 pass breakups and 19 passes defended (16 breakups, three interceptions)... Led Owl defensive backs and was fifth on the team with 46 tackles... Three interceptions matched his combined total from his first two seasons, and is two shy from cracking the Owls' career list (Larry Brune, William McClay and Jeff Sowells are in a three-way tie with eight)... Broke up 14 of his 16 passes and intercepted each of his three passes during conference play... All six of his interceptions have come against C-USA quarterbacks... Has scored 14 points in his career.... Returned his interception against SMU 30 yards for a touchdown, his second career return for a score (Tulsa in 2005)... Andrew Sendejo also returned an interception for a touchdown against SMU, the first time the Owls have had two interception returns for a score in the same game since 1992... Returned a blocked extra point for two points against Tulsa this past year... Top tackle game of the year came against Memphis, when he tied his career-high with eight... Recorded his only tackle for loss against UTEP... One of five game captains against Texas Tech and responded with a team-best seven tackles against the Red Raiders.
2006: Tied for the team lead with a pair of interceptions despite missing three games with an injury... Was injured at Florida State and missed games against Army, Tulane and UAB before returning in style against UCF... Credited with a career-high eight tackles against the Golden Knights and set up the Owls' final touchdown by returning an interception 37 yards... Picked off his second pass of the year in the Owls' next game at UTEP... Tied for the team lead with six pass breakups... Led the Owls with 13 punt returns for 115 yards... Long return was a 19-yard effort against SMU to set up the Owls first touchdown.
2005: Returning starter at cornerback, and played in all 11 games with seven starts... Credited with 24 tackles (20 primary), including two for nine yards in losses... His TFLs came against UCLA and Houston... Had a career-high four stops in his first college game at UCLA... Returned his only interception of the season 41 yards against Tulsa... Led the Owls with 14 punt returns for 80 yards, including a 40-yard runback at UAB... Also returned 16 kickoffs for 315 yards, topped by 30-yards runback at SMU amd vs. UCF.
High School -- 2004 graduate of Moss Point High in Mississippi... Four-time all-district selection for coach Jerry Alexander... Second-team all-state as a junior... Three-time selection to the all-south Mississippi squad... Team captain and defensive MVP... Selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama all-star game... Listed as one of the top 40 players in Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, and as one of the top 10 from the Mississippi gulf coast by the Biloxi Sun Herald... Also an all-state selection in basketball and competed in track and baseball... Won a Sammy Award from USA Today... High school teammate of Owl deep snapper Drew Clardy.
Personal -- Full Name: Brandon Jevohn King... Born: Nov. 10, 1985, at Sumter, Ala... Parents: Arthur Philon and Van King, Moss Point, Miss. (one sister)... Rice Major: political science.