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Brandon Whaley
Player Profile:
Brandon Whaley 1871970
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: Haymarket, Va.
High School: Battlefield
Major: History
Experience: 3 Letters

Fourth-year member of the squad as a senior tight end • one of 20 seniors on the squad • will battle with junior Charles Scarff for starting spot at tight end • did not take part in spring drills due to injuries • one of team's most experienced players with 25 games played and 17 starts • has caught six passes for 108 yards (18.0 avg.) • All-Colonial Athletic Association candidate • big, physical player who is an effective downhill run blocker • will look to increase role in passing game.

Production limited during an injury-plagued season as a junior tight end • played in six games with four starts but missed five game with an injury • did not play in opener vs. Delaware State and vs. James Madison and later missed the final three games of the campaign • started games vs. Lafayette, Wake Forest, Stony Brook, and Towson • caught two passes for 25 yards (12.5 avg.) • had catch for 20 yards vs. Stony Brook and caught one pass for five yards against Towson • caught one pass for seven yards in Blue-White spring game in May.

Earned third team All-CAA honors at tight end as a sophomore • second-year regular who started all 11 games • caught three passes for 31 yards and a 10.3 yard per catch average • caught one pass for 18 yards in season finale vs. Elon, had a seven-yard catch vs. North Carolina, and added a six-yard catch vs. Albany •  part of a unit that helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the CAA and 17th in the NCAA in rushing offense (219.4 yards per game)had one catch for 15 yards in Blue-White spring game in May. 

Saw extensive game action as a true freshman • one of only three true freshmen to see action on offensive side of the ball, joining No. 3 running back Kareem Williams and wide receiver Troy Gallen • backup tight end behind Baltimore Ravens draft pick Nick Boyle • saw action in eight games • started games vs. Colgate and Rhode Island as part of two-tight end formation • did not play vs. Pitt in season opener or in final three games of the season • caught only pass of the season with a 52-yard strike from Trent Hurley on the first play of the game vs. Colgate • fourth longest play of the season set up a touchdown in win over Colgate • 52-yard reception was longest catch by a UD tight end since 2007 • one of three tight ends in the 2014 Blue Hen recruiting class.

Three-year starter who played tight end and defensive end at Battlefield High School for head coach Mark Cox • team captain as a senior • named team's Offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior • first team all-conference at both tight end and defensive end and all-region at tight end in 2013 • earned all-district honors at tight end in 2011-13 • led team to 2010 AAA state title and 2010-13 teams to district championships • 2011 team was named regional champions • caught 41 passes for 749 yards and 11 touchdowns in his career, including 22 receptions for five touchdowns in 2013 • honor student.

Brandon Hendrix Whaley • born Feb. 18, 1996 • son of Jodi and Angela Moore • history major at Delaware • has one younger brother, Blake • father works with U.S. Secret Service • mother is a national sales manager for MSC Industrial Supply Co. • enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time • has worked at a golf course during the summer.


Year G/S Receptions
2016 6/4 2 25 12.5 0 20
2015 11/11 3 31 10.3 0 18
2014 8/2 1 52
0 52
TOTALS 25/17 6 108 18.0 0 52

Receptions: 1 vs. 6 teams
Yards Receiving:
52 yards vs. Colgate, 2014

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