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Brandon West
#2 Brandon West
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
City/State: Brunswick, Ga.
High School: Camden County
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2009: NCAA Division I FBS career kick return yards (3,118) and all-purpose yards (7,764) record holder ... third RB to have back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons ... finished third on WMU's career rushing list (3,671) ... moved into fifth place on rushing list with 41 yds at Michigan (9/5) ... 244 all-purpose yards at Indiana (9/12) ... scored first rushing and receiving TD of season vs. Miami (9/19) ... first 100-yard rushing game of season (159) vs. Hofstra (9/26) ... first career 3 TD game, eclipsed 3,000-yard rushing mark, threw first career TD pass at Toledo (10/10) ... 282 all-purpose yards and two rushing TDs vs. Buffalo (10/24) ... career long 80-yard TD run and broke NCAA Division I FBS career kick return yards record at MSU (11/7) ... broke NCAA Division I FBS career all-purpose yards record at EMU (11/14) ... earned Second Team All-MAC Offense ... earned MAC West Offensive POTW once and MAC West Special Teams POTW three times ... earned First Team Phil Steele's All-MAC.

2008: Started 11 games ... led the team in rushing yards (1,026) and all-purpose yards (1,943) ... became 15th Bronco to rush for 1,000 yards in a season ... named Third Team All-MAC Offense ... passed Greg Jennings to become the school’s career leader in all-purpose yards (5,406) ... became career record holder in kickoff returns (85) and kickoff return yards (2,158) ... named to Phil Steele’s Second Team Mid-Season All-MAC Offense ... eclipsed the 100-yard mark four times ... rushed 12 times for 29 yards and a touchdown at Nebraska (8/30), also added four kickoff returns for 82 yards ... rushed for a career-high 175 yards on 25 carries and compiled a season-high 257 all-purpose yards vs. Northern Illinois (9/6) ... rushed 15 times for 95 yards and one touchdown at Idaho (9/13) ... had 14 carries for 133 yards and a touchdown vs. Tennessee Tech (9/29) ... amassed 239 all-purpose yards, recording at least 60 yards in kick returns (60), receiving (72) and rushing (107) which earned him MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Ohio (10/4) ... had 18 carries for 53 yards and a season-high two rushing touchdowns at Central Michigan (10/18) ... rushed a season-high 29 times for 166 yards and a touchdown vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... compiled 178 all-purpose yards vs. Illinois (11/8) with 57 rushing yards and 107 return yards off four kickoff returns ... had ten rushes for 61 yards and a touchdown at Ball State (11/25) ... had 15 carries for 56 yards, six receptions for 28 yards against Rice in the Texas Bowl.

2007:  Named Second Team All-MAC Offense ... set school record with 2,119 all-purpose yards ... set school and conference record with 346 all-purpose yards vs. Indiana (9/8) ... started 10 out of 12 games ... 98 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to break th Western Michigan single-game record for kick off yards in a game (212) vs. the Hoosiers ... awarded MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week (9/10) ... scored first rushing touchdown of the season from 10 yards out vs. Central Conn. State (9/22) ... rushed 25 times for a total of 115 yards and a touchdown vs. Toledo (9/29), grabbed five receptions for a total of 51 yards adding a touchdown and finished with 172 all-purpose yards ... rushed 11 times for a total of 75 yards and a touchdown vs. Akron (10/6), had 189 all-purpose yards ... awarded MAC Special Teams Player of the Week (10/8) ... named Phil Steele's First Team Mid-Season All-Conference (10/12) ... rushed 15 times for 75 yards at Northern Illinois (10/13) ... rushed 21 times for a career-high 171 yards and touchdowns vs. Ball State (10/20), three kickoff  returns for a total of 84 yards with a long of 49 yards, had 273 all-purpose yards ... had 72 yards rushing and a 15 yard touchdown against Central Michigan (11/6) ... led team with a career-high 30 carries for 116 yards and a career-best nine receptions for 93 yards and a scoring gab to go along with 8 kick return yards, amassing 291 all-purpose yards (third-most in a game in school history) at Iowa (11/17) ... awarded MAC Special Teams Player of the Week (11/21) ... nine carries for 45 yards and two receptions for 12 yards vs. Temple (11/24) ... had three 100-yard rushing games ... led WMU with 848 yards rushing, 906 kick return yards and 2,119 all-purpose yards.

2006: Appeared in all 13 games and made five starts as a true freshman ... made Bronco debut vs. Indiana (9/2), rushing seven times for 35 yards and returning two kickoffs for a total of 71 yard with a long of 44 yards ... had two kick returns for 73 total yards with a long of 47 vs. Toledo (9/9) ... named MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week (9/11) ... had eight rushes for 37 yards and returned one kick for 35 yards vs. Virginia (9/16) ... made first career start vs. Temple (9/23) and rushed 12 times for 58 yards ... rushed 14 times for 49 yards, had six receptions for 53 yards and returned three kickoffs for 49 total yards with a long of 32 vs. Ohio (10/7) ... had and two kickoff returns for 51 yards with a long of 33 vs. Ball State (10/21) ... recorded 10 rushes for 87 yards vs. Eastern Michigan (10/28) ... rushed 10 times for 79 yards and his first career touchdown vs. Miami (11/4) ... rushed 22 times for 117 yards (both career highs) vs. Central Michigan (11/10) ... returned four kickoffs for 158 total yards (fourth most for a single game in WMU history) with a career long of 65 vs. Florida State (11/18) ... rushed 17 times for 28 yards and 1 touchdown vs. Akron (11/24) ... rushed 21 time for 109 yards and the game-tying touchdown vs. Cincinnati in the International Bowl (1/6) ... Sporting News Freshman All-America ... honorable mention for CollegeFootballNews.com All-America (Special Teams) ... ranked eighth in the nation and second in the MAC in yards per kick return (27.95 ypr).

HIGH SCHOOL: 7.7 yards per carry, 158 carries for 1,222 yards and 25 touchdowns rushing, 15 receptions for 247 yards and three touchdowns receiving, one kickoff return for a touchdown ... Region 3-AAAAA Player of the Year ... Associated Press First-Team All-State ... Southeast Georgia Player of the Year ... Atlanta Journal All-State team ... first-team Region 3-AAAAA ... scored three touchdowns in GACA All-Star game senior year.

PERSONAL: Majoring in recreation ... son of Angela Armstrong ... born Sept. 8, 1987 in Brunswick, Ga.

 

YR GP GS ATT YDS AVG TD LG YPG
2009 12 11 214 1164 5.4 10 80 97.0
2008 12 11 204 1,026 5.0 8 51 85.5
2007 12 11 183 848 4.6 4 66 70.7
2006 13 5 131 633 4.8 3 29 48.7
TOTALS 49 38 732 3,671 5.0 25 80 75.5
                 
YR REC YDS AVG TD LG YPG    
2009 27 217 8.0 1 27 18.1    
2008 38 280 7.4 3 45 23.3    
2007 45 365 8.1 2 41 30.4    
2007 16 96 6.0 0 24 7.4    
TOTALS 126 958 7.6 6 45 19.5    
                 
YR KR YDS TD LG AVG ALL-PURPOSE    
2009 42 960 0 53 22.9 2,358    
2008 28 637 0 53 22.8 1,943    
2007 35 906 1 65 25.9 2,119    
2006 22 615 0 98 28.0 1,344    
TOTALS 127 3,118 1 98 24.5 7,764    
                 

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