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 Brandon Whitaker 2
Brandon Whitaker
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edmond, Okla.

High School:
Santa Fe

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 196

Position:
RB

Experience:
3L

10/28/2006

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Baylor Football vs. Texas A&M - 10/28/2006

10/21/2006

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Baylor vs. Kansas Football - 10/21/2006

10/07/2006

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Baylor Football vs. Colorado - 10/07/2006

09/23/2006

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Baylor Football vs. Army - 09/23/2006

09/16/2006

Baylor vs. Washington State 09/16/2006

Baylor vs. Washington State - 09/16/2006

2006: Shared the Bears' No. 1 F-back position with fifth-year senior Paul Mosley and played in nine games with four starts ... No. 2 on the team in rushing (17.6 ypg) and No. 3 in receptions with 30 for 192 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 3.9 yards per rush and 6.4 per reception ... Missed last three games with a foot injury ... Recorded at least two receptions seven times with three or more grabs five times ... Rushed five times for three yards and scored on a 3-yard run against No. 22 Texas A&M ... Also caught one pass for 10 yards against the Aggies ... Caught four passes for 13 yards vs. Kansas, one of which was a five-yard touchdown reception, and had three rushes for 18 yards ... Rushed for season-high 40 yards on three totes at Colorado and had two receptions for 15 yards ... Had a season-long 42-yard run vs. the Buffs ... Recorded career-highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (57) at Washington State while rushing six times for 20 yards ... His reception total against the Cougars equaled second-best by a BU running back and 15th-best in school history overall ... 221 consecutive touches (159 rushes and 62 receptions) without losing a fumble since a fourth quarter miscue at Texas A&M in 2003 ... Played 319 snaps to earn third BU letter.

2005: Returned from a medical redshirt year in 2004 to play in all 11 games with two starts to credit as a sophomore ... Baylor's No. 2 rusher on the season with 101 totes for 481 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 4.8 yards per carry and 43.7 per game... No. 3 on team in all-purpose yards (43.7 ypg), he had a career-high 120 all-purpose yards (20 attempts) at SMU ... Also ranked No. 4 on the squad in receptions with 30 for 160 yards, an average of 5.3 yards per catch ... No. 17 in Big 12 in rushing (43.73 ypg) and No. 25 in total offense (43.73 ypg) ... 131 touches (101 rushes and 30 receptions) on year without a fumble ... 41 of 101 rushes on year went for 5-plus yards, including 15 of 10 or more yards ... Five receptions of 15 or more yards ... Recorded double-digit carries six times and rushed for 50-plus yards on five occasions ... Had career-best 16 carries for a career- and team-high 110 yards at SMU when he averaged 6.9 yards per tote ... Scored first BU touchdown on a 1-yard run vs. Samford ... Had 12 carries for 60 yards and caught four passes for 14 yards at Army ... In first career start at Texas A&M, he rushed 12 times for 19 yards and caught four passes for 26 yards, one of which was a career-long 24-yard grab ... Tallied a team-high 54 yards on eight carries, an average of 6.8 yards per rush, against Nebraska ... Totaled 12 carries for 52 yards and caught a career-best five passes for 20 yards vs. No. 16 Texas Tech ... Registered a team-high 79 yards on 10 rushes and caught a career-high tying five passes for a career-best 31 yards at Missouri ... His performance against Mizzou included a career-long 44-yard run ... Had 10 carries for five yards vs. Oklahoma State and caught two passes for 30 yards ... Switched jersey from No. 20 as a rookie to No. 2 ... Played 319 snaps to earn second letter ... Selected Baylor's Best Offensive Skill Player.

2004: Received a medical redshirt year after sustaining a knee injury during fall camp that sidelined him for the entire season.

2003: Appeared in eight games as a true freshman to earn his first letter ... BU's fourth-leading rusher with 42 yards on 31 carries ... Had career highs of seven totes and 33 yards at Kansas State ... Long run of 15 yards came at Kansas State ... Also had two receptions for five yards.

High School: Santa Fe High School, Edmond, Okla. ... Three-sport standout rates as the only two-sport all-state performer (football and track) in school history ... Had 2,900 rushing yards, 1,100 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns over final two prep seasons ... Owns school records for rushing yards (career and season), touchdowns scored (career and season), and marks for the longest pass reception and the longest rush in Wolves' history ... Oil Bowl participant ... Named Edmond's Offensive Player of the Year ... Also earned all-state, all-district and all-conference recognition ... Led team to district, regional and city championships en route to a 9-3 record as a senior ... Starting guard on the basketball team ... Finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles at state track meet as a junior and won state 100-meter hurdles title as a senior ... Coached by Dan Cocannouer at the Class 6A school.

Personal: The son of Aaron Whitaker and Denise Hill, Brandon Marcel Whitaker was born Sept. 7, 1985, in Edmond, Okla. ... Will celebrate his 22nd birthday the day before Baylor's Sept. 8 home-opener against Rice ... Communications major.

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