27  Brandon Mason
Brandon Mason

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phillipsburg, N.J.

High School:
Phillipsburg

Last College:
Pittsburgh

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
RB

Major:
Sociology


2008: Gained 16 yards and scored a touchdown in the season opener against Colgate (8/30) ... suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Raiders.

2007: Played in all 11 games in his first season at Stony Brook at running back ... second on the team in rushing with 651 yards ... three 100-yard games on the ground ... led the team in touchdowns with eight, seven of which game on the ground ... caught four passes for 32 yards and one score ... started the season with a 127-yard outing on 25 carries against Georgetown (9/1), scoring two TDs ... went for 95 yards the next week at Bucknell (9/8) ... had a season-long carry of 28 yards against the Bison ... 53 yards and a score vs. Monmouth (9/21) ... slowed at mid-season due to injuries ... picked it back up again over the last four games when he gained 333 yards ... 66 yards and one score vs. Bryant (10/27) ... 24 carries and a career-high 138 yards vs. Central Connecticut State (11/10) ... scored twice on the ground and once thru the air against the Blue Devils ... finished the season with a 35-carry, 104-yard day at Elon (11/17), scoring one touchdown ... returned seven kickoffs in the first three games of the season for 151 yards ... season-long return of 35 yards at Bucknell ... also contributed three tackles on special teams.

Prior to Stony Brook: Played for two seasons at the University of Pittsburgh ... returned one kick for nine yards as a sophomore ... granted a medical redshirt for that season after an ankle injury limited him to three games ... rushed for 40 yards on 17 carries as a freshman ... season-high of 20 yards vs. Rutgers.

High School: A 2004 graduate of Phillipsburg High School ... three-time letterwinner in football for the Stateliners as a running back/safety ... AP second team All-New Jersey ... Express-Times 2003 Player of the Year ... rushed for 1,880 yards and scored 25 touchdowns as a senior, both school records ... also set a single-game mark with a 309-yard outing ... led his team to a 9-1 record ... MVP of the Governor's Bowl ... PrepStar All-East region ... also ran track ... All-New Jersey hurdler.

Personal: Born Brandon Scott Mason on July 18, 1986 ... son of Richard and Laura Mason ... majoring in sociology.