Brought down three ball carriers in the spring Maroon and White Game (4/26/14) and will push for a prominent role in the defensive secondary this fall.
2013: Earned Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer honors in 2013 after earning 9 starts at free safety and registering 57 tackles ... Was 6th on the squad in total stops and snagged a pair of interceptions, 2 sacks and 3 TFLs ... Ranked 35th in the MVFC in tackles per game (5.5) ... Ended season with career-high 10 stops against UNI (11/16/13), including 4 solo stops, an interception and a tackle for loss ... Notched a 43-yard interception return in home win over No. 24 Illinois State (9/28/13) ... Posted 9 tackles in games at Iowa (9/7/13) and at South Dakota (10/5/13), including a season-high 7 solo stops at Iowa ... Also had his first sack in Iowa game ... Brought down 7 South Dakota State players in home win over No. 15 Jackrabbits at Plaster along with a sack ... Secured 5 solo tackles and 6 stops overall in win at Western Illinois (10/26/13) ... Had 8 games with 5 or more tackles, including 7 in a row to end the season.
Los Angeles Pierce College: Saw significant playing time as a defensive back for Los Angeles Pierce College in 2012, helping the Brahmas to a 9-2 overall mark and Patriotic Bowl championship.
Delaware: Played in 9 games for the University of Delaware 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 5 tackles in UD's season opener versus Navy ... Finished the season with 22 total tackles, including 1.5 stops for losses to help Coach K.C. Keeler's Blue Hens finish 7-4 ... Also saw action on special teams where he blocked a kick ... Redshirted the 2010 season as a true freshman.
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 5 for losses -- to go along with 5 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, Leo, Jordan and Ryan ... Majoring in Criminology.