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Brandon Dabdoub
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Brandon Dabdoub 4159
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
City/State: Metairie, La.
High School: Archbishop Rummel
Experience: 3 Letters

AT COLORADO: This Season (Sr.)—He saw action in all 12 games including one start (Kansas State), playing 243 snaps from scrimmage.  He was in on 27 tackles (18 solo), with four for losses including two quarterback sacks, along with three third down stops, one pressure and one pass broken up.  Both of his sacks were at key junctures against Washington State and Kansas State, when he also posted his season high in tackles with six in each game.  He also had four tackles against Texas.  He missed all of spring practice recovering from a torn pectoral muscle that he suffered during March conditioning; he had resumed most normal weight and conditioning activity by the end of June and was 100 percent by the start of fall camp.


2003 (Jr.)—He played in all 12 games, including nine starts, at defensive tackle, finishing the year with 20 tackles (14 solo) in playing 514 snaps from scrimmage.  He was second on the team with nine quarterback pressures, and also had four third down stops, three tackles for loss, two pass deflections an interception.  The pick was the first of his career, coming at Texas Tech, and was the first interception by a CU defensive tackle in seven seasons.  He registered a career-high seven tackles (three solo) in the season finale against Nebraska, which included a pair of third downs stops; he had three tackles on three other occasions.  He had a pretty solid spring, as he was one of 13 players to earn prestigious Spring Victory Club honors.


2002 (Soph.)He saw action in 10 games, including one start that came against Southern California, as he played 184 snaps overall.  He had two tackles in three different games, posting nine overall, which included a quarterback sack against San Diego State.  He had entered fall drills in a battle for a starting position, coming off an impressive spring.  He owned the second best bench press (445 pounds) on the team in the spring conditioning tests.


2001 (Fr.-RS)He earned second-team freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News, as he played in all 13 games, including the Fiesta Bowl, and making seven starts.  In 299 snaps from scrimmage, he had 21 tackles (12 solo), with one for a loss to go with a hurry and a pass broken up.   In his second start at Kansas State, on his 20th birthday, he had a season and then career-high five tackles, one behind the line for a loss.  He also had four tackles against Texas A&M.


2000 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced the entire fall at defensive tackle.  He was the Scout Team Defense award winner for the Kansas game.


HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned SuperPrep all-Southwest honors (the No. 18 player out of Louisiana), PrepStar all-Southeast honors and Rivals.com Southeast-West Top 100 mention.  He also was named first-team all-state (Louisiana Football Magazine) and all-district (New Orleans Times-Picayune, WWL-TV), with the Times-Picayune selecting him to its Top 20 Blue Chip list.  He was the third ranked defensive lineman in the state and a Purple & Gold Top 100 list member, along with making all-Catholic Elite Team, all-metro and all-East Bank.  As a junior, he earned all-district honors from the area coaches, along with all-metro, all-East Bank and all-Catholic Elite Team accolades.  He played both defensive tackle and end as a senior, racking up 95 total tackles, with 27 for losses including 12 quarterback sacks.  He also had eight hurries, six passes broken up, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and an interception he returned for a touchdown.  His top games included a 12-tackle, two sack and a fumble recovery effort in a 20-3 playoff loss to St. Augustine; 15 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble in a 34-27 overtime win over Jesuit; and 10 tackles, three sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown in a 28-14 win over South Lafauche.  Playing primarily tackle, he had 65 tackles as a junior, 23 for losses including 10 sacks, with seven hurries, five forced fumbles, three recoveries, three passes broken up and an interception.  He returned the pick and one of the fumbles for scores, and was the state player-of-the-week on one occasion (10 tackles, three sacks and the fumble return for a TD).  Archbishop Rummel was 10-2 in his senior year and 7-4 his junior season, losing in the second round of the playoffs both years, under coach Jay Roth.  He participated in track for the first time as a senior (shot put).     


ACADEMICS—He graduated with a degree in communication in December 2004.  He is interested in broadcast television, and worked the summer prior to his senior year at Fox Sports Net in Denver.


PERSONAL—Born Oct. 6, 1981 in New Orleans, La.  His hobbies include fishing (he’d like to be a tour guide someday), reading, golf (career best of 80), running and lifting weights.  An older brother (Alan) played football at Louisiana State.  He selected Colorado because he said the Buffs were a childhood favorite.  Five high school teammates received scholarships at Division I-A schools.  (Last name pronounced dab-doob.)


Season                  G      Plays     UT   AT—TOT        TFL    Sacks   3DS   Hurr   FR  FF  PBU   Int
2001                    12       299       12     9 — 21          1-  3     0-  0       0         1         0    0     1        0
2002                     9        184        6       3 — 9            3-  9     1-  4        2         1         0    0     0        0
2003                    12       514       14     6 —  20        3-  7     0-  0       4         9         0    0     2        1
2004                    12       243       18     9 —  27        4-19     2-15       3         1         0    0     1         0
Totals                  45      1240     50   27 — 77       11-38   3-19       9        12        0    0     4        1
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Interception Return Yards: 1-0, 0.0 avg. (2003).
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