FAMU's Brandon Hepburn Drafted by the Detroit Lions

Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations
          Release: 04/28/2013
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Tallahassee, Fla.  - Former Florida A&M linebacker Brandon Hepburn has been drafted by the NFL’s Detroit Lions in the seventh round as the 245th  pick overall.

Hepburn becomes the second FAMU Rattler to be drafted as former Rattler defensive back. Curtis Holcomb and teammate was selected in the seventh round by San Francisco 49ers in the 2011 draft.

This Pomona, N.Y., joined the FAMU football team in the fall of 2008, where he was redshirted that season as a tight end.

The following season, Hepburn was moved to the linebacker position as finished the season with 14 tackles (8UA, 6 Asst), two tackles for loss, two pass deflections,  and two interceptions

In the 2011 season, he finished the season as the season as the team’s second leading tackler with 63 tackles (41 UA, 27 Asst), eight tackles for loss, five sacks, one interception, two breakups, four quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one force fumble.

The 2012 season will probably the most memorable season for Hepburn as he was award to the All State/AFCA Good Works team, the first member in FAMU Football history and the first HBCU player to be selected in the history of the award. In addition, he earned second team All-MEAC honors and was a Preseason All-MEAC selection.   He finished the season as the team leading tackler with 86 tackles (60 UA, 26 Asst.), 9.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one force fumble.

Hepburn finishes his career at FAMU with 163 career  tackles (109 UA, 54 Asst); 15.0  tackles for loss,  11 pass breakups, two force fumbles, one fumble recovery and  7.5 sacks.    

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