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Brandon Lindsey, OLB

School: Pittsburgh  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Aliquippa, PA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 254 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Latest News
04/05/2012 - As has been reported by several outlets, Vanderbilt linebacker Tim Fugger, who only a few weeks ago worked himself into the late rounds with a solid workout, continues to rise up boards with 3-4 teams ... The jury remains out on another projected 3-4 prospect, Brandon Lindsey of Pitt. On film, Lindsey seems to have some solid rush-and-cornering skills. But in workouts, his times have been mostly average and he looks a bit stiff. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

01/06/2012 - Offensive lineman Lucas Nix - Has been invited to the Senior Bowl, which is the biggest and best of the All Star games, so if he does well during the workouts leading up to the game he should solidfy his status as a draft pick. Linebacker Max Gruder and defensive end Brandon Lindsey - There is still a possibility that Lindsey could get bumped up to the Senior Bowl, but for now, both of these two are going to play in the East-West Shrine game, which is also a prestigous game and one that could help theiir draft stock. Defensive end Chas Alecxih - Will play in the Players All-Star Classic in Arkansas, the game is the same one that launched Dom DeCicco last year and it pits players from Texas versus players from the rest of the Nation. Cornerback Antwuan Reed - Will play in the Casino Del Sol Classic in Arizona. Linebacker Greg Williams - Will play in either the The Battle of Florida or the Casino Del Sol All Star games. - The Pittsburgh Post Gazette

09/29/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Brandon Lindsey has played both outside linebacker and defensive end, but seems to be settling in at end. He is one of only eight NCAA players returning from a 10-sack year in 2010, and has recorded three sacks in four games. He provides a lot of the Pitt pressure on the passer and has had at least one sack in 10 of his last 16 games. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: For three-quarters against Iowa, Pitt's defense was overpowering but the defense came apart by making mistakes in the fourth quarter as the Hawkeyes rallied from 17 down to win. Pitt does a good job of stuffing the run, ranking No. 23 in the nation. Iowa averaged only 2.3 yards a carry while gaining 76 yards. Notre Dame's dynamic offense will prove to be the toughest test the defense has faced to date. It's important that the Panthers, who had four sacks against Iowa and have at least one sack in each of the last 15 games, get pressure from DE Brandon Lindsey on Notre Dame. Pitt will play special attention to receiver Michael Floyd, who caught seven passes against them last year and whom Graham says "is the best receiver in the country." PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Brandon Lindsey - Someone is going to have to get after Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees, who is a dangerous player, and Lindsey is the most likely. The best pass rusher the Panthers possess, he led the team last year with 10 and has had at least one sack in nine of his last 15 games. Pitt is coming off a four sack game against Iowa. - The Sports Xchange

09/14/2011 - DE Brandon Lindsey had a first-quarter sack vs. Maine and now has recorded a sack in nine of the past 14 games. - The Sports Xchange

09/14/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Coach Todd Graham was not thrilled with his defense, either, as Maine shredded it for 334 passing yards. He complained that they made "stupid" mistakes. The coach also knows you can't count on a defensive tackle to make an interception that turns the game around, which is what happened against Maine. Pitt continues to be strong against the run, Maine literally giving up on it, gaining just 37 yards on 25 carries. They also continued to rush the passer, recording seven sacks, one by their best pass rusher, Brandon Lindsey, who moved from outside linebacker back to defensive end for the game and who remains there. PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Brandon Lindsey - Originally the Panthers had hoped to play him at the standup outside linebacker spot but after one game decided Lindsey should move back to defensive end, where last year he recorded 10 sacks. He is a solid pass rusher and has recorded a sack in each of the first two games, giving him at least one sack in nine of his last 14. Coach Todd Graham plans to try to play him in either position at times, depending on where he can help the most. - The Sports Xchange

09/08/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Brandon Lindsey is one of eight NCAA players who had 10 more sacks returning from last year and got off to a good start with a sack against Buffalo, his 15th in his career. He has recorded at least one sack in eight of the last 13 games and figures to harass Maine should the Black Bears try to go to the air. His last game against a FBS opponent (New Hampshire) produced one of his three multiple sack games. - The Sports Xchange

09/03/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Brandon Lindsey moves to a standup position called "Panther linebacker", which gives him a lot of freedom and allows him to improve upon the 10 sacks he had last season even though he did not start every game. - The Sports Xchange

08/13/2011 - BREAKOUT STAR: DE Brandon Lindsey - The 250-pound defender will play the "Panther" position in the 3-4, which is part defensive end and part linebacker. Last season he wasn't supposed to start but got put on the spot when all-Big East Defensive Player of the Year Greg Romeus underwent injury that required surgery. Given the chance, he responded by leading the Big East in tackles for a loss and was second in sacks while making second team all-Big East. With that year under his belt and more freedom in the 3-4 defense, he is expected to have a huge impact. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON TED HENDRICKS AWARD WATCH LIST: Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh, has been named one of 35 players selected to the Ted Hendricks Award Watchlist for the 2011 college football season, honoring the nation's top defensive end. Last year, Lindsey was named to the All-Big East Second Team after leading the league in tackles for loss with 1.38 per game. Nationally, Lindsey ranked 16th in sacks (0.77 sacks/game) and 16th in tackles for loss. On the year, Lindsey totaled 51 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and three forced fumbles. - Pitt football

07/19/2011 - 2011 WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Brandon Lindsey, DE, Pittsburgh, Junior, has been named one of 40 players selected to the Walter Camp Football Foundation Preseason Watchlist for the 2011 college football season. The 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 120 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday, December 8. Last year, Lindsey was named to the All-Big East Second Team after leading the league in tackles for loss with 1.38 per game. Nationally, Lindsey ranked 16th in sacks (0.77 sacks/game) and 16th in tackles for loss. On the year, Lindsey totaled 51 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and three forced fumbles. - Pitt football

07/13/2011 - 2011 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Brandon Lindsey, DE, Pittsburgh, (2nd Team All-Big East, led Panthers with 10 sacks), has been selected to the Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense of defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, and linebackers who set up no father than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. This is the 42nd year that the Rotary Lombardi Award has named the nation's college lineman of the year. - The Rotary Lombardi Award Committee

07/11/2011 - 2011 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh, DE, has been selected one of 87 players named to Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. Lindsey (Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa) had a stellar 2010 season, earning All-Big East Second Team honors while leading the conference in tackles for loss with 1.38 per game. Lindsey ranked 16th nationally in both sacks (0.77 sacks/game) and tackles for loss. The 2011 season promises to be an exciting one for Lindsey, who looks to take advantage of new head coach Todd Graham's attacking style of defense. - Pitt football

07/08/2011 - 2011 CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh, DE, Sr., has been selected by the The Maxwell Football Club to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List for the 2011 college football season, given annually to the best defensive player. Lindsey was named to the All-Big East Second Team in 2010 after leading the league in tackles for loss with 1.38 per game. Nationally, Lindsey ranked 16th in sacks (0.77 sacks/game) and 16th in tackles for loss. On the year, Lindsey totaled 51 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and three forced fumbles. - Pittsburgh football

06/10/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: DE Brandon Lindsey - Forced into action when starter Greg Romeus went down to a back injury, Lindsey became one of the top sack producers in the Big East. Rushing from the other side of Jabaal Sheard, he finished with 10 sacks and 18 tackles for losses. - The Sports Xchange

 
Latest News
04/05/2012 - As has been reported by several outlets, Vanderbilt linebacker Tim Fugger, who only a few weeks ago worked himself into the late rounds with a solid workout, continues to rise up boards with 3-4 teams ... The jury remains out on another projected 3-4 prospect, Brandon Lindsey of Pitt. On film, Lindsey seems to have some solid rush-and-cornering skills. But in workouts, his times have been mostly average and he looks a bit stiff. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

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