Brandon Middleton

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Brandon Middleton
No. 10
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-01-02) January 2, 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth: Waterloo, Iowa
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Houston
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2007 for the Detroit Lions
Last played in 2008 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status: Import
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 9
Receiving yards 93
Receiving TDs 1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at CFL.ca

Brandon Anthony Middleton is a college football coach and former professional football wide receiver who played 5 seasons in the National Football League. Middleton was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2004. After playing college football at Houston, Middleton played five seasons in the National Football League, including the final two with the Detroit Lions. His top game in "Motown" came on Dec. 16, 2007, at San Diego when Middleton made four grabs for 32 yards and a nine-yard TD reception. Middleton has also been a member of the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions of the NFL and Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League and was named Outside Receivers Coach for his Alma Mater Houston Cougars in February, 2011.

Early years[edit]

Brandon played wide receiver for the Alief Elsik Rams - a suburb of west Houston in Texas - under head coach Bill Barron and wide receiver coach Daniel McKamie during high school. He once had a 101-yard kick off return and was the leading receiver in both catches, yards and TD's. He was also the strongest skills position player on the team at that time and once squatted 415 pounds. Middleton was also a letter man in football and track.

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Due to an injury of starting wide receiver Roy Williams late in the 2007 season, Middleton saw increased playing time. On December 15, 2007 in a game against the San Diego Chargers, Middleton caught his first career touchdown on a pass from quarterback Jon Kitna.

Middleton was released by the Lions during final cuts on August 30, 2008. He was re-signed on September 9 after tight end Dan Campbell was placed on injured reserve. Middleton was released by the Lions on November 11, 2008 and replaced by John Standeford.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Middleton was signed to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats practice roster on September 16, 2009. He was released on October 4.

Coaching Career[edit]

Middleton was hired by Houston Cougars head coach Tony Levine after helping Evangel Christian Academy to the Class 2A State playoffs in 2011 and the State Championship in 2010. During that 2010 championship run, Middleton's top-three receivers combined for 148 catches, 2,386 yards and 30 scores in 2010 as Evangel went 12-2 en route to the state crown. a At the press conference announcing Middleton as Houston's new receivers coach, Branden was quoted as saying "This is such an exciting time in my life for me and my family, and I just want to thank Coach Levine for this incredible opportunity to come back to my alma mater and continue my coaching career," Middleton said. "There is such a great feeling around this program and I have of course followed Houston ever since I graduated. It's truly an honor to come back to UH and be a part of this great program once again."

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