Brandon Calton

#55 Brandon Calton

HT. 6' 4"
WT. 295
YR. Sr.
HOMETOWN Pennington Gap, Va.
Slated to start at a defensive tackle position ... strong defensive lineman that has a nose for the ball ... one of the top linemen in the SoCon. 2002: Played in all 12 games, starting 10 ... made 42 tackles and finished second on the team with 10 tackles for losses ... had two sacks on the season and recovered two fumbles ... also forced a fumble ... had a season-high six tackles in consecutive games, against Furman on Oct. 26 and at Georgia Southern on Nov. 2 ... recorded sacks against Mars Hill (Sept. 7) and at Chattanooga (Nov. 16) ... recovered fumbles at Western Carolina (Sept. 28) and against Elon (Oct. 19). 2001: Emerged as one of the top defensive linemen in the SoCon ... honorable mention All-American by Don Hansenís National Weekly Football Gazette ... second team All-Southern Conference (coaches) ... started every game at right tackle ... led all defensive linemen with 46 tackles ... second on the squad with four sacks ... third with six tackles for loss ... season-high seven stops and a fumble recovery in the upset of No. 1 Georgia Southern (10/27). 2000: Played in all 11 games, starting the last six contests ... eighth on the team with 52 tackles (31) ... seven tackles for loss and three sacks ... season-high eight tackles, including three for loss (two sacks) in season finale against Charleston Southern (Nov. 18) ... seven tackles at Western Carolina (Sept. 23). Before ETSU: Led Fork Union Military Academy with 120 tackles ... finished the year with 20 sacks and led team in tackles for a loss ... teamís Most Valuable Player on defense ... led Fork Union to 7-4 record ... ran a 4.5 in the 40 meter. Personal: Son of Lawrence and Connie Calton ... born July 3, 1980 ... majoring in criminal justice.