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#83 Brandon Myers

Height 6-4
Weight 250 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Prairie City, Iowa
High School Prairie City-Monroe

Hawk-Item – – Established career-highs in receptions (34) and yards (441) in 2008.

2008 Honors – – First team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . second team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, offense.

2008 – – Ranked third on the team in receptions (34) and yards (441) and tied for team lead with four touchdown receptions . . . listed as co-first team tight end following spring practice started at tight end in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . led team with four receptions for 47 yards vs. Maine, with a long of 17 yards . . . had four-yard scoring reception in the opening period . . . started at tight end in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . had three receptions for career-best 60 yards vs. FIU, including a 23-yard touchdown catch, the longest of his career , , , also had career-best 28 yard reception . . . started at tight end in 17-5 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . four receptions for 35 yards at Pitt, with a long of 16 yards . . . started at tight end in 22-17 loss to Northwestern as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 26 yards vs. Northwestern, with a long of 15 yards . . . started at tight end in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . three receptions for 38 yards, with a long of 26 yards at MSU . . . started at tight end in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . four receptions for career-best 64 yards, including 20-yard touchdown catch, vs. Hoosiers . . . started at tight end in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense rushed for 254 yards . . . one reception for 25 yards vs. the Badgers, and key block on two of Iowa’s scoring plays in the third period . . . started at tight end in 27-24 loss at Illinois, recording one pass reception for 13 yards . . . started at tight end in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . four receptions for 42 yards vs. Penn State, with a long of 18 yards . . . two receptions for 17 yards, both to convert a first down, on game-winning drive at the end of the game . . . started at tight end in 22-17 win over Purdue, but had no receptions as offense gained 248 net rushing yards . . . started at tight end in 55-0 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . four receptions for 46 yards at Minnesota, including including three-yard scoring reception in second period to give Iowa a 20-0 advantage . . . started at tight end in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as offense gained 328 yards total offense . . . led Iowa receivers with four catches for 49 yards vs. South Carolina, including three third down receptions for 38 yards on Iowa’s touchdown drive to start the game.

2007 Honors – – Next Man in Award, offense . . . 2007 – – Listed as second team tight end following spring practice . . . saw action in opening win over Northern Illinois as offense rushed for 250 yards and gained 383 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 12 yards vs. Northern Illinois, including a five-yard scoring reception for first career touchdown . . . saw action in win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . collected two receptions for 13 yards vs. Syracuse, along with one assisted tackle . . . saw action in loss at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in loss to Indiana as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 44 yards vs. Indiana, including a 10-yard touchdown reception . . . started at tight end in loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in win over 18th-ranked Illinois as offense rushed for 141 yards and gained 323 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 38 yards vs. Illinois, including a 20-yard scoring reception in the third quarter for the only touchdown in a 10-6 win . . . started at tight end in loss at Purdue, recording one reception for four yards . . . started at tight end in double OT win over Michigan State as offense gained 230 yards rushing . . . one reception for four yards vs. MSU . . . started at tight end in win at Northwestern, recording one reception for six yards as offense gained 299 passing yards and 369 yards total offense . . . started at tight end in win over Minnesota . . . collected two receptions for 28 yards and one touchdown vs. Minnesota . . . grabbed deflected pass for eight-yard scoring catch to give Iowa 7-0 first quarter lead and added a 20-yard reception in the second half . . . started at tight end in loss to Western Michigan as offense gained 397 yards total offense . . . collected career-best six receptions for career-best 59 yards vs. Western Michigan, including three-yard touchdown reception in fourth quarter.

2006 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action in 41-7 win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . recorded one assisted tackle on special teams vs. Montana . . . saw action in double overtime win at Syracuse, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in win over Purdue, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in loss at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, but had no statistics.

2005 Honors – – Next Man In Award, special teams . . . 2005 – – Saw action in opening win over Ball State, recording one reception for 16 yards . . . saw action at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, recording one solo tackle and one assist on special teams . . . saw action at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Purdue, recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in win over Indiana, recording one solo tackle and one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action vs. Michigan, recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action at Northwestern, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, recording one solo tackle on special teams as defense held top rushing team in the nation to 129 net rushing yards . . . saw action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, with one kickoff return for six yards and one assisted tackle on special teams.

2004 – – Redshirted.

High School honors – – Class 2A first team all-state selection by the Des Moines Register and first team all-conference selection as a senior . . . was also a first team all-conference and all-state player as a junior . . . second team all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career – – ended prep career holding nine Prairie City-Monroe records, including receptions in a season (33) and career (82); touchdowns in a game (5), season (19) and career (29); points in a game (30) season (116) and career (186); and rushing touchdowns in a game (5) . . . recorded 992 career rushing yards and 1,237 career receiving yards . . . averaged 10.6 yards per carry as a senior while rushing for 932 yards and 15 touchdowns . . . member of prep basketball team that posted a perfect 27-0 season record during senior year, winning Class 2A state championship . . . named to Class 2-A all-state first team by the Des Moines Register . . . named captain of all-tournament team at state tournament after averaging 30 points and 14.3 rebounds in three games . . . had 31 points and 18 rebounds in double-overtime win in state title contest . . . completed prep basketball career with 2,198 points to become 26th player in Iowa prep history to score over 2,000 career points . . . helped team advance to state basketball tournament in four consecutive seasons.

Personal – – Born 9/4/85 . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . parents are Phrana and Dan Myers… high school coach was Todd Jones.

Career Receiving Bests
Catches: 6 vs. Western Michigan, 11/17/07
Yards: 64 at Indiana, 10/11/08
TDs: 1, nine times, last at Minnesota, 11/22/08
Long: 28 vs. FL International, 9/06/08

Myers’ Collegiate Stats

Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 1 16 16.0 0 16
Sophomore 0 0 0.0 0 – –
Junior 21 208 9.9 5 22
Senior 34 441 13.0 4 28
Career 56 665 11.9 9 28