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John Brannon III
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John  Brannon III

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
South Mecklenburg HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
DB


08/24/2016

2016 Catamount Football Position Preview: the Defensive Backs

CSN talks with DBs coaches Blake Gideon and Zac Etheridge and a couple of student-athletes in preview

2016 (Freshman): Played in five of the team's 11 games on the year, mostly as a defensive reserve ... Made his first collegiate start against Chattanooga (Oct. 28), recording his first career tackles ... Finished with four tackles including two solo stops coming against VMI (Nov. 5) and at Furman (Nov. 12).

Prior to Western Carolina: Two-time All-SoMeck 8 Conference selection ... Garnered second team defense accolades on the All-Charlotte Observer team ... Was listed on the South Charlotte "20 to Treasure" list following his senior season which ended with him garnering the publication's Defensive Player of the Year honor ... Posted 56 tackles including six TFLs, a sack, eight interceptions and 13 pass break-ups as a senior ... On offense, caught 24 passes for 98 yards and three scores ... Set as a junior and then matched as a senior a school-record with eight INTs in a single-season ... Also tallied a career-best three interceptions in a single-game ... High school coach was Rocky White.

Personal: Full name is John William Brannon III ... Is the son of John Brannon Jr. and Dana L. Byers.

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