#25 Brandon Whitley 6-3 / 200 / WR Senior Augusta, Ga. Glenn Hills HS
2009 (Jr.): Played in all 11 games, leading the Chants in both receptions (31), receiving yards (483) and receiving touchdowns (4) ... Ranked eighth in the Big South in both receptions (2.57 avg.) and receiving yards (42.64 avg.) ... Hauled in a season-best five passes for 94 yards versus VMI ... Also caught five passes (for 42 yards) against Gardner-Webb ... Caught four passes for 85 yards, including a six-yard score against Towson ... Only had one reception versus North Carolina A&T, but it was a 55-yard score ... Also caught four passes for 34 yards against Monmouth ... Had a 26-yard TD as part of a two-catch, 56-yard performance against Presbyterian ... Caught a 37-yard touchdown versus Charleston Southern, a game he had four catches for 69 yards.
2008 (So.): Played in all 12 games, getting the start in three, to garner his second Coastal Carolina letter ... Ranked second on the team in receiving with 32 catches for 382 yards and three touchdowns ... Had four catches for 39 yards and his first collegiate score in the win at Monmouth ... Posted a season-high 91 yards and one touchdown on just three receptions in the win over Towson ... His 63-yard touchdown reception against Towson was a team season-long ... Had a season-best five catches for 35 yards against Charleston Southern ... Also had a touchdown catch in the home victory over North Carolina Central ... Had at least one reception in 11 of 12 games.
2007 (RFr.): Played in nine games as a redshirt freshman, earning his first collegiate letter... Did not have any receptions on the year.
2006 (Fr.): Took a medical redshirted his true freshman season after suffering a season-ending knee injury on the first day of fall practice.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named honorable mention all-area by the Augusta Chronicle after recording 29 catches for 394 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... Was a preseason "Dream 16" selection prior to his senior year ... As a junior helped the squad to an 8-3 record, including a 5-1 region record, and a berth in the state playoffs for the first time since 1986, making eight catches for 213 yards and two touchdowns and posting one kickoff return for a touchdown ... Had 22 catches for 489 yards and nine touchdowns his sophomore season and added two kickoff and two punt return touchdowns as well, leading the Spartans to the playoffs ... Also a two-year starter on the Spartans' basketball team, leading them to the state playoffs his junior year as their second leading scorer after averaging 17.3 points per game... Earned All-Area Honorable Mention honors his junior year ... Posted 19.8 points a game his sophomore year, earning the team's MVP award ... Ran track his senior year, qualifying for the state championships as part of the 4x100-meter relay squad ... Also was a member of the Honor Roll and Student Council.
Personal: Son of Yolanda Whitley.
Whitley's Career Receiving Statistics
GP-GS No. YDS Avg. TD Long AVG/G
2007 9- 0 0 0 - 0 0 -
2008 12- 3 32 382 11.9 3 63 31.8
2009 11- 6 31 483 15.6 4 55 43.9
Total 32- 9 63 865 13.7 7 63 27.0
CAREER GAME-BY-GAME Receiving (No-yds-td)
2007: No receptions in nine games.
2008: Penn State 1-6-0; Colgate 2-11-0; Monmouth 4-39-1; Towson 3-91-1; North Carolina A&T 4-40-0; Liberty 2-32-0; VMI 0-0-0; North Carolina Central 4-42-1; Stony Brook 1-12-0; Gardner-Webb 3-45-0; Presbyterian 3-29-0; Charleston Southern 5-35-0.
2009: Kent State 2-16-0; Monmouth 4-34-0; Towson 4-85-1; North Carolina A&T 1-55-1; VMI 5-94-0; Liberty 1-6-0; Stony Brook 3-23-0; Clemson 0-0-0; Gardner-Webb 5-45-0; Presbyterian 2-56-1; Charleston Southern 4-69-1.