2017 NFL Draft

LaVon Brazill, WR

School: Ohio  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Lantana, FL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 192 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Colts picks: 6/206 - LaVon Brazill, WR, 5-11, 191, Ohio...Brazill will most likely get a long look on special teams first but could also contribute offensively. - The Sports Xchange

03/08/2012 - After years of competing at Peden Stadium as part of a team, nine former Bobcats will take the field one final time Thursday for a more individualized effort. Ohio will host its annual Pro Day to give its seniors a chance to showcase their skills for professional scouts. Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Tom Symonds said he expects 20 to 30 scouts from the National Football League and the Canadian Football League to be in attendance. "We have pro scouts following us all through the year," coach Frank Solich said. "They're on our campus for almost every practice. I think that's an important part of a program, to be able to show the ability of your players." The Bobcats taking part in Thursday's high-profile workout include seven offensive players, one defender and one member of the special-teams unit. Wide receiver LaVon Brazill returns to Athens for Pro Day after competing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis last month. Linebacker Noah Keller will also go through drills Thursday, along with Ohio's lone First Team All-MAC honoree, offensive lineman Joe Flading, and running back Donte Harden. The other competitors are wide receivers Phil Bates, Riley Dunlop and Jerry Gross, offensive lineman A.J. Strum and punter Paul Hershey. Solich said he thinks Ohio's coaching staff has equipped the Bobcats to succeed at the next level. "I think we've prepared guys well," he said. "We've got a year-round conditioning program, we've got an excellent strength program. Our system is a very sound college system for our guys to progress in and to show their abilities." - Michael Stainbrook, The Ohio U Post

12/17/2011 - Ohio is 0-8 all-time in postseason games and 0-5 all-time in bowl games. The Bobcats have now reached a bowl game four times under head coach Frank Solich, and this will be the team's third straight year with a bowl trip. PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR LaVon Brazill, like his quarterback, produced a season previously unseen in Ohio history. Working in both the slot and out wide, Brazill racked up 65 catches for a school-record 1,036 yards this season with 10 touchdowns. Brazill will be the weapon Ohio goes to when it wants to stretch the field vertically. - The Sports Xchange

12/06/2011 - 2011 ALL-MAC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): Wide Receiver - LaVon Brazill, Ohio, has been selected All-MAC Second Team for the 2011 college football season as voted by the MAC News Media Association. Brazill has surpassed 100 yards receiving on five separate occasions this fall and leads the team in receptions (58) and receiving yards (914). - Ohio football

11/22/2011 - Ohio's division-clinching victory played out much like its season has: not perfect, but good enough. The Bobcats (8-3, 5-2 Mid-American Conference) wrapped up their third MAC East Division title in six seasons with a dramatic 29-28 win over Bowling Green on Nov. 16. Ohio won the division thanks to the win, and division rival Miami's loss to Western Michigan on the same night. "We did it, we're going back to Detroit," said senior WR LaVon Brazill. Ohio has had its issues this season. The Bobcats dropped back-to-back games against Buffalo and Ball State in October, and teetered on the brink of falling out of contention. But the 'Cats have now won four straight and will enter the regular-season finale against Miami at ease knowing their spot in the MAC Championship game is locked up. Ohio, however, nearly gave away the clincher. The Bobcats had two turnovers, couldn't pressure the opposing quarterback, had a punt blocked, and couldn't convert touchdowns when in the red zone. The Bobcats trailed by nine with 13 minutes remaining. But Ohio kicker Matt Weller knocked home five field goals, including the game winner from 23 yards out on the last play of regulation. The defense got a sack to end Bowling Green's last drive to give the offense one last chance. - The Sports Xchange

11/22/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR LaVon Brazill had five catches for 43 yards at Bowling Green. In the process, Brazill set a new Ohio single-season record with his 10th touchdown catch of the season and has an Ohio record 868 receiving yards this season. - The Sports Xchange

11/16/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Ohio at Bowling Green, Nov. 16 - The Bobcats have a chance to win the MAC East with a victory, and will be gunning for their fourth straight win. The Falcons are out of the hunt in the MAC East, but have knocked off the other two top teams in the division (Temple and Miami). KEYS TO THE GAME: For Ohio, the key will be to limit big plays and make the Falcons drive the field. Turnovers have been a huge problem for Bowling Green the Falcons have a -11 ratio on the season and the Bobcats feel they'll have chances to create more if they make BGSU drive the field. Offensively, Ohio simply has to continue doing what it's been doing. The Bobcats have broken the 500-yard mark in three straight games and the Falcons, ninth in the MAC in total defense, aren't well-equipped to change that trend. PLAYERS TO WATCH: The Bobcats rank third in the MAC in both total offense (465.0) and total defense (343.3). Ohio has scored 40 or more points three times this season and has gained more than 500 yards four times this season. WR LaVon Brazill needs just 40 yards to become the team's all-time leader in receiving yardage. He also needs one TD catch to set the Ohio single-season record and is three touchdown catches away from the Ohio career mark. - The Sports Xchange

11/02/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Temple at Ohio, Nov. 2 This midweek showdown on ESPN is essentially an elimination game, and had been the past two years as well. The winner will stay in the MAC East hunt, while the loser will need a minor miracle to keep title hopes alive. The Owls will be out for revenge in this one as the Bobcats have denied Temple each of the past two years. KEYS TO THE GAME: Win first down. Defensively, Ohio will need to get a handle on Temple RBs Bernard Pierce and Matt Brown and force the Owls to pick up conversions with a decidedly mediocre passing game. Offensively, if Ohio can stay on schedule it will avoid exposing itself to the Owls' front seven has forced negative-yardage plays and turnovers this season. PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR LaVon Brazill - The Ohio senior will be the best perimeter player on the field. Look for Brazill to get the ball often, and quickly, in an effort to create yardage and big plays after the catch. Temple had trouble corralling Toledo's Eric Page, and Brazill can be just as much, if not more, of a threat. - The Sports Xchange

10/01/2011 - Tyler Tettleton threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns as Ohio held off Kent State 17-10 on Saturday to start a season 4-1 for the first time since 1997. Tettleton needed 252 yards to move into second place all-time for passing yards by a Bobcats sophomore and has 1,200. By winning the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams Ohio is 3-0 at home for the first time since 2005, Frank Solich's first season as head coach. After the Golden Flashes (1-4) took a 7-3 lead on a 1-yard run by Spencer Keith with 4:01 to go before halftime, LaVon Brazill caught a 4-yard touchdown pass to put the Bobcats ahead for good. Brazill finished with eight catches for 102 yards to move into fifth place all-time among Ohio receivers. Ryan Boykin added a 7-yard scoring reception with 2:15 left in the third quarter and also had 72 yards rushing. - AP Sports

09/21/2011 - WR LaVon Brazill notched three catches for 32 yards, and two touchdowns. Brazill set the tone early as his one-handed grab on a short corner route accounted for Ohio's first score. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Ohio at Rutgers, Sept. 24 - Ohio hasn't knocked off an opponent from a BCS conference since 2006 (Illinois), but is enjoying its best start in 35 years. Rutgers has had two weeks to prepare and work in new pieces, and will be the best team Ohio has faced this year. Ohio is playing with a high level of confidence and is capable of springing the upset. KEYS TO THE GAME: Limit mistakes. Ohio matches up decently with Rutgers in terms of talent and personnel, and won't have to play a perfect game to win. But it will take a clean game. Turnovers, penalties and mental mistakes are all magnified on the road, and will loom even larger against Rutgers, a team desperate for a win and capable of creating disruptive plays with its defense. Ohio's rushing offense (248 yards per game) will be tested by the Knights, who lead the Big East in rushing defense (70.0/game) and scoring defense (12.0). PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR LaVon Brazill - With Rutgers expected to crowd the line of scrimmage, there will be one-on-one opportunities down the field. Brazill is Ohio's best deep threat, and could be poised for a big game if Rutgers sells out to stop the run. - The Sports Xchange

08/28/2011 - BREAKOUT STAR: WR LaVon Brazill - A sprained knee and then a broken arm robbed the fifth-year senior of much of the 2010 season. But Brazill gives Ohio a potent do-it-all offensive option. A slot receiver, Brazill will ideally touch the ball 15-20 times a game via short passes, reverses and returns in the kicking game. His acceleration and open-field running ability mark him as the one Ohio player opposing defenses have to account for on every snap. - The Sports Xchange

08/28/2011 - Ohio will be vying for a third straight winning season this fall, a streak the program hasn't enjoyed since 1967-69. Getting there will depend on a young defense gelling, and on Ohio finding and settling on a starting quarterback. The offense will hinge on the quarterback decision. Third-year sophomore Tyler Tettleton enters fall camp as the No. 1, but redshirt freshman Kyle Snyder and senior Phil Bates will both have a chance to win the job. Bates is the only one of the three with any starting experience he split time last season but his inability to be a consistently accurate passer may relegate him to Wildcat status. With Ohio aiming to employ more of a no-huddle look this fall, Solich said finding the starter quickly will be the top priority of fall camp. Besides the quarterback, the offense is nearly set. All five starting offensive linemen return, including fine bookend tackles in Joe Flading and A.J. Strum. Receivers Riley Dunlop and LaVon Brazill are veteran targets capable of creating after the catch. Running backs Donte Harden and Ryan Boykin were part of the collective at the position in 2010. If Ohio can find consistent play at QB, the unit could be one of the most productive in the conference. "It's not very often you can find a good football team that doesn't have at least solid play at the quarterback position," Solich said. "If we can do that, I'm really excited about our potential." - The Sports Xchange

06/17/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: WR LaVon Brazill, like LB Noah Keller, missed all but three games last season with a knee sprain and then a broken hand. Brazill, a talented slot receiver who also is a weapon in the return game, should be cleared for spring drills. - The Sports Xchange


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