- High School/Other
- 6' 2"
- 197 lbs.
- Newnan, Ga.
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Updated: June 29, 2016
2013 Third-Team All-ACC
2015-16: Started 10 of 12 games played … Logged 690 plays, including 680 as cornerback and 10 on special teams … Totaled 27 tackles with 1.0 tackle for loss … Broke up 10 passes, defending 10 … Started against No. 1 Ohio State, collecting two tackles with a breakup and pass defended each … Recorded a tackle, breakup, and pass defended each against both Furman and Purdue … Started at East Carolina … Made three tackles with a breakup and pass defended versus Pittsburgh … Collected four tackles, breakups, and passes defended apiece against NC State … Tallied two tackles at Miami … Set a career-high of five tackles vs. Duke with 1.0 tackles for loss … Notched two tackles at Boston College … Started at Georgia Tech, making one tackle … Tied his career-high of five tackles with a pass breakup and pass defended each … Had one tackle at Virginia ... Had four tackles in the Independence Bowl vs. Tulsa.
2014-15: Played in and started three games … Was in on 103 plays on defense and seven special teams plays … Made the start at corner against William & Mary, finishing the game with three tackles and two pass break ups … Had two break ups and two tackles in the win at Ohio State … Made a tackle and broke up a pass against East Carolina … Dressed for the Georgia Tech game, but did not play … Re-aggravated a shin injury suffered in the spring and missed the last nine games … Suffered a broken leg in practice in December and had surgery … Was granted a medical hardship waiver.
2013-14: A third-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA … A first-team freshman All-American by 247Sports … A second-team freshman All-American by College Football News … Played in 12 games, starting nine … Was in on 706 plays, 612 at corner and 96 on special teams … Had 27 tackles, five interceptions and eight pass break ups in his first season … Made the start at corner in his collegiate debut, finishing the opener against Alabama with a tackle … Had an interception and two tackles against Western Carolina … Made two interceptions and added two tackles at East Carolina … Had two tackles in the triple overtime win over Marshall … Made three tackles, also forcing a fumble and intercepting a pass at Georgia Tech … Had four tackles and a break up in the win over North Carolina … Broke up a pass and added three tackles in the win over Pittsburgh … Missed the Duke game due to a concussion … Returned but saw limited action on defense and special teams at Boston College … Made three tackles, including one for loss, at Miami … Had an interception and made three tackles against Maryland … Made two tackles at Virginia … Had two tackles and a pass break up in the Sun Bowl against UCLA … Earned Iron Hokie honors in summer max testing … Sat out the spring with a stress reaction in his left leg … Had a bone graft procedure to aid the healing process after spring concluded.
2012-13: Did not sign an NLI as he graduated from high school early and enrolled at Virginia Tech in January, 2013 … Went through off-season workouts with the team … Was named the top defensive newcomer during spring practice … Contributed four tackles and two pass breakups in the team’s first spring scrimmage … Intercepted a pass and added another breakup in scrimmage two, while posting a pair tackles and a break-up in the final scrimmage … Was in on three tackles and broke up a pass in the spring game.
High School: Named 2012 All-Region 4B-AAAAA first team at cornerback … Named to the 2012 Newnan Times-Herald All-County Team as a receiver … Led Northgate High as a senior with 31 receptions for 439 yards and four touchdowns … Finished with 27 tackles … Added six pass break-ups and caused a fumble … Played both ways as a junior, earning all-county honors at receiver (18 catches, 294 yards, 4 TDs) and all-region honors at defensive back (47 tackles, 3 interceptions) … Listed as the No. 54 cornerback in the country and the No. 55 prospect in Georgia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 39 cornerback in the country and the No. 40 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 99 safety in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 26 cornerback in the country, the No. 183 player in his region and the No. 39 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … A member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club.
Personal: Brandon Lamar Facyson … Born Sept. 8, 1994 in Jacksonville, Fla. … Son of Karen Riggins-Taylor and Frederick Facyson … Father, Frederick, is a retired Navy pilot ... His mother and stepfather were principals in Dubai … Cousin is former North Carolina quarterback Oscar Davenport … Majoring in biological sciences with a goal of becoming a heart surgeon.