Friday, July 29, 2022

36 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #36 Brandon Benjamin

Welcome to the twelfth annual Catamount Football's  "100 days to WCU Football Kickoff Countdown"

It's now 36 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022, against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, on Buccaneer Field in Charleston, SC

To help pass those long summer days, and hopefully, get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, and knowledgeable of the team members, we'll continue the football countdown each day until kickoff day.

Today we will highlight  #36, a running back:

#36 Brandon Benjamin

 POSITION Running Back
 CLASS Sophomore
 HOMETOWN Fort Myers, Fla.
 COLLEGE Missouri State

Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU from Missouri State during the summer of 2022; 

At Missouri State: Joined the football team for the spring semester in 2020-21, but did not participate in any games as a true freshman or during his redshirt freshman season in 2021; 

High School: Was a two-time team MVP for coach Sam Brown at Dunbar High in Fort Myers, Fla. ... Led Tigers to a pair of district titles (2017, 2018) in his tenure and was 33-13 at the varsity level ... Set school record with more than 3,000 career rushing yards while averaging 10.6 yards per carry ... Was listed a three-star recruit in the class of 2020 by ESPN and ... Spent the fall of 2020 at Georgia Knights Prep Academy.

Personal: Full name is Brandon Ke'Shawn Benjamin ... Is the son of Syreeta Johnson and Kenny Benjamin ... Has two brothers - Kenny, who finished his collegiate career at WCU in 2021 - and Anthony, and a sister, Kylie.

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