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Brandon Hepburn
ILB #57
Height:
6-4
Weight:
235
College:
Florida A&M
Experience:
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Biography

The Lions’ final draft selection of 2013 (R7, 245 overall), Hepburn spent his rookie season as a member of the team’s practice squad and will aim to work his way into the Lions’ linebacker corps in 2014.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed to a 2014 Reserve/Future Contract on January 3, 2014.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions to the practice squad on September 1, 2013.
  • Released by the Detroit Lions on August 31, 2013.
  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round (245th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

PRO
The Lions’ final draft selection of 2013 (R7, 245 overall), Hepburn spent his rookie season as a member of the team’s practice squad and will aim to work his way into the Lions’ linebacker corps in 2014.

2013: Member of 2013 practice squad.

COLLEGE
The second FAMU Rattler to be drafted since 2010, Hepburn finished his career with 163 tackles (109 solo), including 15 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 11 pass defenses, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

2012: The Rattlers’ leading tackler with 86 tackles (60 solo), including 9.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

  • Earned All-MEAC honors and was named to the All-State/AFCA Good Works Team.

2011: Finished the season as FAMU’s second-leading tackler with 63 tackles (41 solo), including 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two pass defenses and one forced fumble.

  • Recorded a season-high 14 tackles (10 solo) against South Florida.
  • Had two six-tackle performances against Savannah State and Bethune-Cookman.

2010: Totaled 14 tackles (eight solo), including two tackles for loss, one sack and two interceptions in the 10 games he played in.

  • Garnered a season-high six tackles against North Carolina A&T.
  • Mad multi-tackle performances against Tennessee State, South Carolina State and Morgan State.

2009: Red-shirted

PERSONAL
Lettered in football and wrestling at North Rockland (N.Y.) High School where he finished his senior season with 132 tackles, eight sacks and one interception. Earned the Journal News Scholar Athlete Award and was also a member of both the National Honor Society and Science Honor Society.

  • Has two siblings, Yvana and David Hepburn.
  • A biochemistry major, Hepburn completed an internship at North Texas University where he worked with Dr. Robby Petros on a project relating to a cure for cancer.
  • After his football career, would like to start his own research lab and eventually own a pharmaceutical company.

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