Dan Brandenburg

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Dan Brandenburg
No. 96
Personal information
Born: (1973-02-02) February 2, 1973 (age 46)
Rensselaer, Indiana
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Rennselaer Central
College:Indiana State
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 7 / Pick: 237
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:42
Fumbles recovered:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Daniel R. Brandenburg (born February 16, 1973) is an American former football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He played college football for Indiana State University. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 1996 NFL Draft.

In four seasons with the Sycamores, Brandenburg had 215 tackles (116 solo and 99 assist) while recording a school record 32 sacks (since broken). He also set the school record for sacks in a season with 13 during his sophomore campaign. He was a two-time All-American, and three-time All-Missouri Valley Football Conference defensive tackle for the Sycamores. He was selected for the 1995 Blue-Gray Game and led the Blue squad to a 26-7 victory over the Gray squad.[1]

In four seasons with the Bills, he starred on special teams and was a reserve linebacker. He signed a free agent contract with the Eagles on March 4, 2000 and retired from football in August 2000.[2][3]

In 2009, he was voted to the Missouri Valley Football Conference Silver Anniversary Team, alongside notables such as Sean Payton, Kurt Warner, Bryce Paup and Bryan Cox[4]

In 2013, he was inducted into the Indiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of its 22nd class.[5]

He is also a member of his high school's sports hall of fame.[6]

His father, Steve, a running back for the Sycamores in the early 1960s; remains the single game leading scorer 24 points (4 TDs vs. Ball State).