Talented and experienced junior transfer who is expected to compete for playing time in the Bears' defensive backfield rotation.
Pierce College: Saw significant playing time as a defensive back for Pierce College in 2012, helping the Brahmas to a 9-2 overall mark and Patriotic Bowl championship.
Delaware: Played in nine games for the Blue Hens as a redshirt freshman in 2011, earning starting nods in the first two games of the season against Navy and West Chester...Totaled a season-high five tackles in UD's season opener versus Navy...Finished the season with 22 total tackles, including 1.5 stops for losses to help the Blue Hens finish 7-4...Also saw action on special teams...Redshirted the 2010 season.
High School: Enjoyed a standout prep career as a running back and defensive back at Caravel Academy...Rushed for 1,247 yards and 19 touchdowns on 120 carries as a senior in 2009, ranking second in the state of Delaware in yards per carry (10.4)...Also caught 17 passes for 302 yards and a pair of touchdowns...Was a two-time all-state honoree (2008 and 2009) as a defensive back, as well as a third-team all-state running back in 2009...Finished his high school career with 2,475 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns...On the defensive side of the ball, brought down 73 ball--carriers-- including five for losses--to go along with five interceptions and one fumble recovery leading to a pair of defensive touchdowns as a senior...Was a part of two teams that advanced to the state finals (2006 and 2007), as well as a state semifinal appearance in 2008...Also helped lead Caravel's basketball team to the 2008 Delaware state title and was a member of the school's 2007 Division II state champion 4x100 meter relay team.
Personal: Brandon James Cheaton was born 6/10/92 in Philadelphia, Pa. ...Son of Leo and Bernadette Cheaton... Has three brothers...Plans to pursue a degree in business administration.