Brandon Facyson

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  • Brandon
  • Facyson

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  • Height
    6' 2
  • Weight
    197 lbs.
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Newnan, Ga.
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Updated: February 2, 2018

2013 Third-Team All-ACC

2017-2018: Played in 13 games making 11 starts … Made 19 tackles, two tackles for loss and five pass break ups … Made one tackle and one pass break up against West Virginia … Had one tackle against East Carolina … Recorded four tackles including one tackle for loss and one pass break up against Old Dominion … Made three stops against Clemson … Had one tackle and one pass break up against Boston College … Recorded one tackle against North Carolina … Made three tackles against Duke … Had one tackle against Miami … Made one stop against Georgia Tech … Recorded two pass break ups against Pitt … Made three tackles against Oklahoma State in the Camping World Bowl.

2016-17: National Player of the Week at Cornerback (Pro Football Focus 11/30) ... Played in all 14 games, making 14 starts ... Recorded 48 tackles including 4.0 for loss ... Defended 11 passes and forced two fumbles ... Had three tackles and two pass breakups against Liberty ...Had two tackles versus Tennessee ... Had four tackles and three pass breakups against Boston College ... Recorded four tackles against ECU ... Had three tackles against North Carolina and forced a fumble ... Had three tackles and two pass breakups against Syracuse ... Forced a fumble and had two tackles against Miami ... Recorded five tackles against Pittsburgh ... Had five tackles and one pass breakup against Duke ... Made one tackle versus Georgia Tech ... Had two tackles against Notre Dame ... Recorded three pass breakups and two tackles against Virginia ... Had two tackles against Clemson ... Tallied a career-high 10 tackles in the Belk Bowl against Arkansas.

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 September 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 sociology.