2015 NFL DRAFT

Brandon McManus, K

School: Temple  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hatfield, PA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 201 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3606-
Career Notes
Casino Del Sol All-Star Game participant ... 2012 College Football Performance Awards Specialist Trophy recipient ... 2012 first-team All-BIG EAST at punter ... 2012 second-team All-BIG EAST at placekicker ... 2012 ECAC All-Star ... 2012 ESPN.com All-BIG EAST Team at placekicker and punter ... 2012 CBSSports.com BIG EAST All-Conference Team ... 2012 first-team All-BIG?EAST at punter by College Sports Madness ... 2012 second-team All-BIG?EAST at placekicker by College Sports Madness ... 2012 Midseason first-team All-BIG EAST by Phil Steele ... BIG EAST Specialist of the Week (Oct. 15, 2012; Sept. 24, 2012; Sept. 3, 2012) ... ESPN Helmet Stickers (Oct. 15, 2012) ... ECAC Specialist of the Week (Sept. 24, 2012) ... Metropolitan New York Football Writers' Association (MNYFWA) Specialist of the Week (Oct. 16, 2012; Sept. 4, 2012) ... CFP National Specialist of the Week (Oct. 15, 2012) ... CFP Honorable Mention National Performer of the Week (Sept. 24, 2012; Sept. 3, 2012) ... CFP Honorable Mention National Punter of the Week (Sept. 24, 2012) ... 2011 Ray Guy Award candidate ... 2011 second-team All-MAC honoree ... 2011 second-team All-MAC by Phil Steele ... 2011 second-team All-MAC by College Sports Madness ... CFP National Honorable Mention Performer of the Week (Nov. 20, Nov. 13, Nov. 6, Oct. 16, Oct. 10, Oct. 2, Sept. 5, 2011).

Named the coaches' specialist of the week six times (Sept. 1, 2011; Oct. 8, 2011; Oct. 15, 2011; Nov. 9, 2011; Nov. 19, 2011; Dec. 17, 2011) ... 2011 preseason third-team All-MAC selection by Phil Steele's College Football ... 2010 fourth-team All-MAC by Phil Steele ... named to the 2010 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Football Team ... named the OwlSports.com Athlete of the Month (September 2010) ... named MAC Specialist of the Week, Groza Star of the Week, and OwlSports.com Athlete of the Week (Sept. 6, 2010) ... named the coaches' special teams player of the week following the Villanova and Army games (Sept. 3, 2010; Oct. 2, 2010) ... 2010 preseason fourth-team All-MAC selection by Phil Steele's College Football ... cited on the 2010 Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... named National Honorable Mention Specialist of the Week (Oct. 12, 2009) ... named MAC Specialist of the Week (Sept. 21, 2009; Nov. 9, 2009) ... named the coaches' special teams player of the week twice (Sept. 20, 2009; Nov. 6, 2009).

2012 Season
Game captain at Connecticut ... played in in all 11 games ... played in EVERY game of his collegiate career ... one of eight players in the country who handle ALL kicking duties ... owns the school career records for scoring (338 points), field goals made (80), field goal attempts (83), and punting average ... finished the season as the Owls' top scorer with 74 points ... went 32-of-33 in PAT and 14-of-17 in field goals ... punted 54 times for 2,433 yards (45.1 average) with 15 punts longer than 50 yards ... also kicked off 56 times for 3,556 yards (63.5 average) with 40 touchbacks ... led the BIG EAST in punting (45.1) while finishing fourth in PAT kicking (97.0), fifth in field goals (1.27), fifth in kick scoring (6.2), and sixth in scoring (6.7) ... in his final game, had two field goals and two extra points against Syracuse ... also had five kickoffs for 314 yards (62.8 average) and four punts for 175 yards (43.8 average) against the Orange.

With his fourth PAT in the second quarter in the win at Army, became Temple's career leader scoring leader, surpassing RB Bernard Pierce (324 pts.) ... finished the game with school records of nine PAT made and attempted on the day ... also kicked off a career-high 10 times for a career-high 648 yards against the Black Knights ... made a 20-yard field goal and a PAT against Cincinnati ... also punted seven times for 342 yards (48.9 average) and kicked off three times for 195 yards (65.0 average) ... had a 34-yard field goal at No. 12/10 Louisville ... made a 45-yard field goal at Pitt ... also punted four times for 155 yards and kicked off three times for 193 yards against the Panthers ... had a 68-yard punt in the second quarter, a career long, against No. 19/17 Rutgers ... made a 49-yard field goal moments later, his second longest this season ... in the overtime win at Connecticut, made an extra point with 19 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game and force overtime ... nailed a 29-yard field goal in overtime to give the Owls their second overtime win in school history and first back-to-back wins in BIG EAST play in school history ... against the Huskies, also punted eight times for 341 yards (42.6 average) and kicked off three times for 195 yards (65.0 average) and a touchback.

Earned numerous national honors ... snapped his streak of 59 his consecutive extra points with a miss (hit the right upright) on his first attempt in the win over South Florida ... then nailed a 50-yard field goal to close the first half of play ... also punted seven times for 300 yards (42.9 average) amd kicked off six times for 390 yards (65.0 average) ... nailed two field goals (33 yds., 42 yds) at Penn State ... his 42-yard FG in the third quarter is a season long ... also punted six times for 291 yards (48.5 avg.) and kicked off four times for 211 yards (52.8 average) with three touchbacks ... had two field goals against Maryland, including a 40-yarder in the fourth quarter ... also kicked off seven times for 448 yards and five touchbacks ... set the school career record for field goals made (48) following two (24 yds., 31 yds.) field goals in the win over Villanova ... was also a perfect five-for-five in extra points ... kicked off eight times for 515 yards (64.4 average) with six touchbacks ... punted four times for 177 yards (44,2 average) ... lettered.

2011 Season
Played in all 13 games ... handled the team's kicking and punting duties ... set the season records for punting average (45.8) and extra points made (50) ... 98 points scored finished second on the all-time list (behind Bernard Pierce) ... made a career-best 50 consecutive PAT ... made three field goals (34, 37, 34) and four extra points in the bowl win over Wyoming ... also kicked off eight times for 535 yards (66.9 avg.) with four touchbacks in the win over the Cowboys ... made two field goals-- 33 and 28 yards-- and four extra points in the win over Kent State ... also kicked off seven times for 448 yards (64.0 avg.) and punted twice for 80 yards ... had six extra points in the win over Army ... kicked off seven times for 488 yards (69.7 avg.) with four touchbacks against the Black Knights ... put TU on the scoreboard with a 32-yard field goal in the win over Miami ... also kicked off five times for 350 yards (70.0 avg.) and punted six times for 249 yards (41.5 avg.) against the RedHawks ... kicked off six times for 414 yards (69.0 avg.) at Ohio ... also had a 27-yard field goal and four PATs while rushing for 23 yards on a fake punt against the Bobcats ... punted a career-high nine times for a career-high 416 yards (46.2 avg.) at Bowling Green ... also converted a 27 yd field goal and an extra point against the Falcons.

Made two field goals (28 yd., 23 yd.) in the shutout of Buffalo ... set the school record with a 59.3 punting average against the Bulls ... had seven kickoffs for 490 yards, averaging a career-high 70.0, in the shutout of Ball State ... had two field goals (30 yds., 37 yds.) and an extra point against Toledo ... also punted twice for 118 yards (59.0 avg.) and kicked off for 251 yards (62.8 avg.) ... added a 41-yard field goal and five PAT in the win at Maryland ... also kicked off six times for 407 yards (67.8 avg.) and punted four times for 191 yards (47.8 avg.) against the Terps ... had a 40-yard field goal and a PAT against Penn State ... also punted five times for 203 yards, including a 53-yard punt ... nailed two field goals (23, 27 yds.) and five extra points in the win at Akron ... rushed for 20 yards on a fake punt ... also kicked off eight times for 492 yards (61.5 avg.) ... was a perfect five-for-five in PAT in the win over Villanova ... kicked off seven times for 458 yards (65.4 avg.) and punted twice against the Wildcats for 111 yards (55.5 avg.) ... lettered.

2010 Season
Played in all 12 games ... team's scoring leader with 70 points ... went 31-of-32 in PAT and 13-of-30 in field goals for the season ... also had 3,780 yards (64.1 average) for the season in kickoffs ... had a 23-yard field goal and two kickoffs for 110 yards at Miami ... saw his streak of 41 consecutive extra points snapped on his last attempt against Ohio ... made a 45-yard field goal and had three kickoffs for 168 yards (56.0 average) against the Bobcats ... had four PAT and five kickoffs for 314 yards (62.8 average) in the win at Kent State ... made three field goals, including a 45-yarder, and three PAT in the shutout of Akron ... also had 463 yards (66.1 average) on seven kickoffs against the Zips ... kicked off seven times for 464 yards (66.3 average) and made six PAT in the win at Buffalo ... made four PAT and kicked off five times for 319 yards (63.8 average) ... added a 33-yard field goal and two extra points at Northern Illinois ... also kicked off four times for 271 yards (67.8 average) against the Huskies.

Kicked off seven times for 477 yards (68.1 average) and had four extra points in the win at Army en route the coaches' specialist of the game honors ... had three kickoffs for 194 yards (64.7 average) at No. 23/20 Penn State ...had a 32-yard field goal and three extra points in the win over Connecticut ... also had six kickoffs for 361 yards (60.2 average) and two punts for 91 yards against the Huskies ... made a 30-yard field goal in overtime for the win over Central Michigan ... had missed two field goals in the first half ... also averaged 61.3 yards on three kickoffs against the Chippewas ... made a career-high four field goals in the win over Villanova in the season opener, including 43-yarder with three seconds remaining to give the Owls the win ... made a career-long 53-yard field goal in the second quarter, the second longest FG in school history ... named MAC Specialist of the Week, Groza Star of the Week, and OwlSports.com Athlete of the Week, and the coaches' special teams player of the game ... lettered.

2009 Season
Played in all 13 games ... the only freshman to play in every game ... tied fellow freshman Bernard Pierce as Temple's single-season scoring leader with 96 points ... finished the season with 17-of-24 in field goals and 45-of-48 in points-after-touchdowns ... also racked up 4,869 yards on78 kickoffs (62.4 average) ... made three extra points against UCLA in the EagleBank Bowl ... also had five kickoffs for 280 yards (56.0 average) ... had a 24-yard field goal and two extra points at Ohio ... made two field goals and five extra points in the win over Kent State ... had a busy night in the win at Akron ... tied the school records for PATs made and attempted in a game with eight against the Zips ... kicked the game-winning field goal-- an 18-yarder-- in the win over Miami en route to MAC Specialist of the Week and the coaches' special teams player of the game honors ... had two field goals, including a season-long 45-yarder, in the win at Navy.

Made two field goals and four extra points in the win at Toledo ... also kicked off eight times for 474 yards for a 59.2 average ... kicked off five times for 298 yards (59.6 average) and made three extra points in the win over Army ... converted a 27-yard field goal and three extra points in the win over Ball State ... made a 40-yard field goal and three extra points in the win at Eastern Michigan ... also averaged 64.2 yards per kickoff ... made three field goals and four extra points in the win over Buffalo ... scored all of TU's points at No. 5 Penn State ... nailed 25 and 35-foot field goals ... also had two kickoffs for 120 yards en route to MAC Specialist of the Week honors and the coaches' special teams player of the game ... had a tremendous debut against Villanova ... had five kickoffs for 327 yards, averaging 65.4 yards per kick ... put TU on the scoreboard with a 35-yard field goal ... then added three extra points against the Wildcats ... lettered.

High School
Selected for the 2009 Big 33 All-Star Game ... four-year letterwinner at placekicker and punter for coach Dick Beck (Temple football 1987-90) at North Penn HS ... first-team All-Suburban One Conference and first-team Times-Herald All-Area as a senior ... made a perfect 78-of-78 PATs in 2008 ... 68 of 80 kickoffs were touchbacks ... in his prep career, made 15-of-22 field goals, seven FG were longer than 40 yards ... had 229 career points ... helped team to two district championships (2008, 2005) and two conference championships (2008, 2006) during his four years ... earned Honorable Mention All-State, first-team All-League, and first-team All-Area as a junior after making a school record and District 1 record 55-yard field goal ... as a sophomore in 2006, earned first-team All-League and first-team All-Area accolades ... as a freshman, named second-team All-League ... Honor Roll student ... attended the 2008 Al Golden Football Camp.
Personal
Brandon Tyler McManus ... born July 25, 1991, in Philadelphia, Pa. ... parents are Susan and Dennis McManus ... has an older sister, Lauren (24) ... mother played basketball and tennis at Philadelphia University ... sister played soccer at Slippery Rock ... wants to become an orthopedic surgeon ... biology major.
 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/30/2013 - Indianapolis Colts Sign Nine Undrafted Free Agents...McManus, 6-3, 201 pounds, holds Temple career records for points scored (338), field goals made (60) and attempted (83) and punting average (45.4). As a senior in 2012, he earned All-Big East first-team honors after leading the team in scoring (74) on 14-of-17 field goals and 32-of-33 extra points. He also averaged 45.1 yards per punt, pinned 17 punts inside the 20-yard line and had a long kick of 68 yards. McManus handled kickoff duties as well and recorded 40 touchbacks on 56 total kickoffs. - Colts.com

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