Brandon Magee, LB (5-11 5/8, 227 pounds) - The outside linebacker improved slightly on his 40-yard dash time from the NFL Scouting Combine, posting a best time of 4.68 seconds. Even though he didn't run lights out, he has great instincts, which means he probably will hear his name called on draft day. He went 4.68 in the short shuttle run and 7.58 in the cone run. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
12/29/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Brandon Magee has been a superb senior leader, coming back from an Achilles' injury that wiped out his 2011 season. He has 104 tackles to become the first Sun Devil since Robert James in 2007 to reach triple-digits. He'll need to be a sideline-to-sideline guy and read the right angles in trying to stop Navy's triple-option attack. That plays right to his strengths as an intelligent, heady player. - The Sports Xchange
11/27/2012 - 2012 ALL-PAC-12 SECOND-TEAM: LB Brandon Magee, Sr., Arizona State...has been selected Second Team All-Pac-12 for the 2012 college football season. - Arizona State football
10/18/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Brandon Magee - The senior leader of Arizona State's defense will have his hands full against Oregon's offense, but he's been up to the challenge all year. Despite missing a game because of injury, he leads Arizona State with 41 tackles, including four for losses and 2 1/2 sacks. He has intercepted two passes. - The Sports Xchange
09/23/2012 - LB Brandon Magee continues to be a force as one of the top linebackers in the conference. The senior had a team-high 10 tackles vs. Utah, also forcing and recovering a fumble.
09/16/2012 - LB Brandon Magee, who missed the previous game because of concussion symptoms, was more than fine Saturday at Missouri. He made his second interception of the season -- he also had one vs. NAU -- and tied for the team lead with 12 tackles. He'll have strong competition, but he is showing signs of an all-conference season.
09/08/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: The Sun Devils are thin at each level of defense, so it's worth watching to see if this unit wears down over time. They should be plenty fresh, however, in the second week as they (possibly) try to slow down Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase, whose status was up in the air early in the week because of an ankle injury suffered in the opener. He passed for 135 yards and ran for 67 in the Illini's 17-14 win over ASU last season. Senior LB Brandon Magee made a splashy return to the field last week, scoring on an interception return after missing the 2011 season because of an Achilles' injury. - The Sports Xchange
09/03/2012 - WEEK 1 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY NOTABLE PERFORMANCE: Brandon Magee, Arizona State. Had a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown in 63-6 win over Northern Arizona. - Lott IMPACT Trophy
09/02/2012 - LB Brandon Magee, a senior returning from an Achilles injury that cost him all of last season, made a triumphant return that included a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown. "I ran it to the end zone just like I'd been there before," he said. He's the leader of an ASU defense that figures to be more aggressive this season.
08/07/2012 - Arizona State entered November last season poised to take the Pac-12 South before an epic four-game losing streak to end the regular season, a skid that got coach Dennis Erickson fired. ASU ended 6-7 after a bowl loss to Boise State. Erickson's five years were marked by an overall lack of team discipline, which often was evident in the penalties. Arizona State was last nationally in penalty yards per game (79.77) last season. The Devils haven't been better than 108th nationally in penalties in any of the past four seasons, also finishing last in 2009. "Discipline" just happens to be another of Graham's favorite words. "I think last year the little things were the big problem," said linebacker Brandon Magee. "We were always really close in a lot of ways, and I think with Coach Graham implementing discipline in everything we do and accountability, we will eliminate those mistakes. "And we have been one of the worst teams in the nation in terms of getting penalties, and that's unacceptable. Coach stressed how unacceptable that is, and he won't tolerate penalties. That will help us out a ton to reach the potential that we actually have as a football team." - The Sports Xchange
08/07/2012 - MOST IMPORTANT ARIZONA STATE PLAYER: LB Brandon Magee - The senior is coming off an Achilles' tendon injury that robbed him of the 2011 season. He'll lead the ASU defense in ways in which the mercurial Vontaze Burfict never did, and his community skills speaking at events, holding chats on Twitter make him a fan favorite. Magee also is a fine football player poised for a big season. He had 73 tackles in 2010, and he's also a three-year letterman for the ASU baseball team. The Boston Red Sox took him this summer with a 23rd-round draft pick. "I'm not going to hold anything back," Magee said of his senior football season, "and my teammates won't either." - The Sports Xchange
08/06/2012 - PRO PROSPECTS ON THE MEND: OLB BRANDON MAGEE, Arizona State, INJURY: Ruptured Achilles tendon, August 13 - missed all of 2011...While Vontaze Burfict commanded most of the headlines the past few years for the Sun Devils, the heart and soul of the Arizona State defense has been Magee. He finished second on the team in tackles (73) in 2010 and, along with Burfict, formed one of the toughest linebacker duos in the nation, but a ruptured achilles in summer drills put Magee on the shelf for the 2011 season. While Burfict bolted early for the NFL (and went undrafted), Magee earned a medical hardship waiver and will return as a fifth-year senior this fall. A tick undersized at 5-11 and 230-pounds, Magee is a two-sport star, recently signing a contract with the Boston Red Sox after he was selected in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball Draft this past summer. However, Magee, who prides himself on his leadership and determination, will play for the Sun Devils this fall and wants to play in the NFL someday. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
07/18/2012 - Top-five Arizona State prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 3. OLB Brandon Magee (5-11, 230)...Were it not for questions surrounding his return to health after missing the entire 2011 season with a torn Achilles' tendon, Magee would rank higher on this list than No. 3. Those close to the program believe he could be on the verge of a monster senior campaign. Though overshadowed by Burfict, Magee finished second to him in tackles in 2010 (73, including five tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks), earning honorable mention all-conference honors. While smaller than scouts would prefer, Magee is well suited to the weakside position he'll be manning this fall, showing good instincts, physicality and athleticism on tape. NFL teams considering Magee will need to find out where his priorities lie as Magee already has other opportunities in professional sports to consider. Magee was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 23rd round (No. 721 overall) of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft and signed with the team. He's a three-year letterman for an ASU baseball team that twice won the conference title and went to two College World Series during his time as an outfielder (2009-11). Magee, who had previously been drafted by the Oakland Athletics (2011) and Tampa Bay Rays (2008), is considered an intriguing developmental prospect by baseball scouts but hardly a sure thing. Over his three year collegiate career for the ASU baseball team, he hit just .103, striking out in 22 of his 29 at-bats. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
07/18/2012 - 2012 BUTKUS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Brandon Magee, Arizona State, has been selected to the Preseason Butkus Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to the top linebacker in college football by the Butkus Foundation. Magee is one of seven candidates from the Pac-12 for the 28th annual Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's best linebacker. This is the second consecutive year that a Sun Devil has been named to the award's preseason watch list. Magee, who sat out the entire 2011 season due to an Achilles tear suffered in preseason camp, ranked second on the team in tackles as a junior in 2010. He appeared in all 12 games, including 11 starts, during the 2010 football season en route to a career-high 73 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He recorded a season-high 13 tackles in a 30-29 double-overtime win over Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. He started the first game of the 2009 season, recording five tackles (four solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, a 10-yard sack and an interception, and appeared in all 12 games. He finished the year with 34 tackles (21 solo), seven tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. He played in eight games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams as a freshman in 2008, and collected five tackles (three solo) in his collegiate debut, a season-opening win over NAU on Aug. 30. - Arizona State football
07/12/2012 - Arizona State linebacker Brandon Magee has signed a contract to play for the Boston Red Sox, but will play for the Sun Devils during the 2012 football season. Magee is entering his fifth season with the football team and was a three-year letterman as on outfielder with the baseball team. He was drafted in the 23rd round of this year's baseball draft by the Red Sox. Magee twice went to the College World Series with Arizona State's baseball team and was previously drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics. He sat out the 2011 football season after tearing his Achilles tendon in preseason camp. Magee appeared in all 12 games in 2010, including 11 starts, and had a career-high 73 tackles. - AP Sports
05/07/2012 - 2012 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Brandon Magee, Arizona State, LB, 5-11, 230 (Corona, Ca.): Missed last season with torn Achilles...Has 118 tackles, 12 tackles for loss in first three years...Honor student. - Lott IMPACT Trophy