Career Statistics Entering 2018: 11 games played, six starts, 68 tackles (32 solo), 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, one forced fumble.
2017 (Freshman): Played in all 11 games, starting the final six at Whip ... finished third on the team with 68 tackles (32 solo) ... totaled 67 of his tackles in Bucknell's final seven games ... also posted 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and one forced fumble ... made first career start on Oct. 14 at Cornell ... reached double digits in tackles three times: against Monmouth on Sept. 30 (15), at Colgate on Oct. 28 (12) and against Lehigh on Nov. 4 (10) ... tied Ben Richard for the 2017 single-game high with his 15 tackles against the Hawks ... named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Nov. 5) for his performance against the Mountain Hawks ... shared Bucknell's Stuart M. Smith Memorial Award as the most outstanding newcomer with Simeon Page.
C.D. Hylton High School: Three-year football letterwinner … also earned two Academic Achievement letters … First Team All-6A Conference safety as a senior … named Honorable Mention all-conference as a junior … team captain as a senior … also served as holder on PATs … totaled 76 tackles, six pass breakups, five tackles for loss and four interceptions his final two years playing both linebacker and safety.
Personal: Brandon Benson … born Nov. 3, 1998 in Rocky Mount, Virginia … son of Al and Tanya Benson … has two older sisters, Ashleigh and Alecia … grew up in a military family and lived in three different states … first person in family to compete in college athletics.