Brandon Magee

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Brandon Magee
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-10-22) October 22, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Harbor City, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Corona (CA) Centennial
College: Arizona State
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 12
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Brandon Magee (born on October 22, 1990) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Arizona State.

Early years[edit]

Magee graduated from Centennial High School in Corona, California, where he was a four-year member of both the varsity baseball and football teams.[1]

As a senior he totaled 86 tackles (26 solo), averaging 7.2 tackles-per-game and led the team with 7.5 sacks. He led Centennial High School in sacks as a junior and as a senior.

During his high school career, Magee totaled 193 tackles (60 solo), 11.0 sacks, 7 quarterback hurries, 3 pass deflections and 2 fumble recoveries. He had 13 career games with seven or more tackles and eight games with more than 10.

He was listed as the No. 18 all-purpose athlete in the West region by ESPN Scouts, Inc.He was 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. He was 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.

Magee was coached by Matt Logan at Centennial High School.[2] During his high school career, Magee was a part of Centennial’s Varsity Football team as they claimed League Titles four consecutive seasons from 2004-2007, as well as CIF Southern Section Titles in 2004 and 2007.[3]

He joined his high school teammate Shelly Lyons as member of ASU's 2008 signing class when they both committed to the Sun Devils in January 2008. He ultimately chose ASU over University of Arizona, Louisville, Nebraska, Tennessee and Washington State University.[4]

College career[edit]

Magee attended Arizona State University, where he was a double major in Education and Sociology. He was a four-year letterman at ASU where he played in 44 games over five years. As a weak side linebacker, he accumulated 231 tackles (157 solo). He totaled 10 sacks for a loss of 85 total yards, and 24.5 tackles for losses with a net loss of 115 yards. He had three career interceptions and returned them a total of 56 yards, including one touchdown. Magee had one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and three pass deflections.

Magee continued to be a two-sport standout at ASU, as he also was an outfielder for the Sun Devil baseball team. During his college career, the team won consecutive Pac-12 titles and twice went to the College World Series.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On April 28, 2013, He signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.[6] The Cowboys gave him $70,000 in guaranteed money, more than any 2012 seventh-round draft pick.[7] He compiled 16 tackles in the team’s first three exhibition games. He was cut at the conclusion of training camp.[8]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

He was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns after his release from the Cowboys roster. He appeared in eight games during the 2013 NFL season as a special teams contributor. He was waived on July 23, 2014.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Magee was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on July 24, 2014.

Baseball career[edit]

Magee was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 23rd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft and officially signed with the team in July 2012. Magee was previously drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 29th round in 2008 and by the Oakland Athletics in the 21st round in 2011.[9] He attended spring training with the Boston Red Sox in 2014.[10] Magee was waived by the Buccaneers on March 25, 2015, and subsequently reported to Red Sox training camp the same month.[11]

Philanthropy[edit]

During high school, Magee volunteered for several years in the Corona, CA community along with his brother Angelo and his best friends as they hosted an array of functions for the teenaged population. After Magee's best friend Dominic Redd was murdered while walking home from school, Magee, his brother Angelo and his friends vowed to do all they could to keep their peers safe and off the streets by hosting events such as an annual Halloween party, talent shows and also assisted with the opening of two community youth centers in Corona entitled Mountain Top. During his time at ASU, Magee visited more than 30 elementary schools across the Phoenix valley to talk to kids about overcoming obstacles, the importance of education and maintaining a positive mindset. He has also coordinated health fairs for local elementary school children and their families, as well as visited several hospitals, churches and other youth organizations in the Phoenix area. In addition, Magee has been to Canyon State Academy on several occasions to speak about the benefits of academic success and is an active member on ASU's campus.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Magee has six other siblings. His parents are Tia, his mother, Terry, his father, and Theresa, his stepmother.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brandon Magee Profile". Cleveland Browns. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brandon Magee Profile". Arizona State University. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Centennial High School Football". Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Karpman, Chris. "Centennial linebackers commit to Sun Devils". Rivals.com. Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Brandon Magee Profile". ASU. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cowboys add 15 undrafted players". espn.com. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ Smith, Michael David. "Despite $70,000 guarantee, Cowboys cut Brandon Magee". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Ulrich, Nate. "Browns claim undrafted rookie linebacker Brandon Magee off waivers, cut L.J. Fort". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Brandon Magee Profile". baseballreference.com. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Carucci, Vic. "Browns Linebacker Brandon Magee Cleveland's version of Bo Jackson?". Cleveland Browns. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Brandon Magee". 
  12. ^ "ASU's Brandon Magee Nominated For College Football's Preeminent Community Service Honor". ASU Athletics. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 

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