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Sustainable Excellence Initiative
#43 Brandon Gouin
Position: Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Boulder, Colo.
High School: Boulder/Air Force
Experience: Transfer

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-He is listed fourth at the sam outside linebacker spot heading into the fall, but the coaches like his moxie and he could be one of the surprise players of the season.  He was hampered during much of spring practice recovering from a severely sprained ankle.

2008 (Fr.-RS)-He was ineligible to participate in games due to NCAA rules after he transferred to Colorado from the United States Air Force Academy for the spring semester.  He was a solid member of the scout team, and earned the scout team special teams player of the week award for the Iowa State game.  He joined the team for spring practice and had quite an active session, turning a few heads with 12 tackles, including eight solo and three for losses, in the three main spring scrimmages.  

AT AIR FORCE (2007, Fr.)-Redshirted; did not see any action.  He practiced at both quarterback and linebacker, but decided to leave the Academy as it did not offer him enough freedom to pursue his interests.  

HIGH SCHOOL-A three-year letterman in football, he was named first team All-Centennial League, first-team All-Boulder County and first team All-State (5A) as a senior for his play at linebacker. He made 90 tackles, forced three fumbles and recorded an interception on the season. Playing quarterback on offense, he passed for 1,400 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 11 interceptions, and rushed for 500 yards and six scores.  He also served as Boulder's punter, finishing with a 45-yard average with three kicks over 50 yards. Playing on an injured ankle his junior season, he played primarily offense and was an honorable mention All-County selection. He passed for 1,300 yards with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, and he rushed for 300 yards and three TDs; he also averaged 40 yards per punt. As a sophomore, he passed for 1,100 yards at quarterback with 300 yards rushing and four touchdowns. At linebacker, he recorded 30 tackles and one interception. His top game as a senior resulted in 250 passing yards and two touchdowns to go along with 17 tackles in a 17-13 win over Northglenn. His top game as a junior came in a 41-28 loss to Mullen when he passed for 170 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for over 100 yards. As a sophomore, he passed for 350 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-21 loss to Eaglecrest. His top prep moment was when he recovered an onside kick to preserve a 14-13 win over Smoky Hill in his junior season. BHS was 2-8 his senior year under coach (and former Buff) Spencer Colter and 2-8 his junior season and 1-9 his sophomore campaign under coach Bob Carskie.  He also lettered once in swimming, posting a personal-best 48.9 second 100-yard freestyle time as a freshman; his 400-yard freestyle relay team earned an All-American consideration time in 2004.       

ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Business (Finance) at Colorado. He was an honorable mention academic all-state selection in his junior and senior years in high school.

PERSONAL-Born July 10, 1988, in Boulder. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, golf and snowboarding.  An uncle, Clark Lyons, lettered in golf at CU from 1986-89.  Both great grandfathers played major league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, with one earning 12 letters in several sports at the University of Cincinnati.  

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