OUTLOOK: One of six returning starters in Alabama front seven, Brandon Deaderick established himself as a play-making defensive end for the Crimson Tide in 2008 and will again play a major role as a senior ... has played in 34 career contests while making 21 starts ... registered 60 career tackles with 8.5 tackles for loss and six sacks ... he provides a dangerous pass rush off the edge with a good combination of speed and strength ... won the Billy Neighbors Defensive Lineman Award during spring practice in 2009.
2008 (JUNIOR): Deaderick produced 36 tackles, seven quarterback hurries and four sacks in 14 starts at defensive end ... also had 5.5 tackles for loss (-25 yards) ... ranked 23rd in the SEC with .29 sacks per game ... was the UA coaching staff's defensive player of the week at LSU ... received the team's Up-Front Award for the outstanding lineman. Clemson: Deaderick and his defensive line teammates physically whipped the Tigers' offensive front in a 34-10 win ... he notched three tackles including a solo stop and a sack for a loss of 11 yards. Tulane: He started but did not record any statistics against the Green Wave. Western Kentucky: Deaderick registered one solo tackle in the Crimson Tide's 41-7 win over the Hilltoppers. Arkansas: He made one assisted tackle against the Razorbacks. Georgia: Deaderick notched two assisted tackles and helped get consistent pressure on the Bulldogs' quarterback Matthew Stafford. Kentucky: He made two solo tackles as the Crimson Tide surrendered just 35 yards rushing on 20 carries ... also notched his second quarterback hurry of the season, harassing UK quarterback Mike Hartline into one of his 22 incompletions. Mississippi: Deaderick turned in his best game of the season to date with five tackles and a sack for a loss of five yards ... his sack came on the Rebels' final drive with roughly 1:45 left on the clock. Tennessee: He made one solo tackle and notched his third quarterback hurry of the season. Arkansas State: Deaderick turned in one of the best games of his career against the Red Wolves with a career-high six tackles, 2.5 TFL (-8) and 1.5 sacks (-7) ... led a Crimson Tide defense that surrendered just 158 total yards and recorded 10 tackles for loss and four sacks. LSU: He garnered defensive player of the week honors from the Alabama coaching staff for his play against the Tigers ... registered a career-best eight tackles vs. LSU with seven assisted stops in the Tide's 27-21 overtime win. Mississippi State: Deaderick made one assisted tackle ... provided consistent pressure on MSU quarterback Tyson Lee with two quarterback hurries. Auburn: He logged one assisted tackle as the Tide's defensive front limited the Tigers to just 57 yards rushing, including eight yards on the ground in the second half. Florida: Deaderick registered four tackles, including two solo stops ... had half of a sack (-1) and a tackle for loss ... helped limit the Gators' powerful offense to just 358 yards. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He recorded one solo tackle against the Utes.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Had seven starts and appeared in all 13 games ... third among defensive linemen with 22 tackles, including two sacks, three tackles-for-loss and three quarterback pressures to his credit ... made a career-high five stops, including one for loss, against Louisiana Monroe ... had four tackles against Florida State ... registered his first sack of the season in the homecoming win over Houston ... finished with two tackles, a sack and a quarterback hurry against the Cougars ... added another sack and two tackles in the win at Ole Miss ... recorded two tackles against Georgia ... had two tackles in the win over Tennessee ... had a tackle and two quarterback pressures at Auburn.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in seven games on the season, including in each of the last five ... recorded a tackle in back-to-back games against Mississippi State and LSU ... finished with two tackles on the year ... played 12 snaps against Hawai'i and a season-high 13 at LSU ... finished with 56 total snaps.
2005 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted his initial season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Prep star at Elizabethtown High School ... one of the top prospects in Kentucky despite an injury in his senior season that caused him to miss four games ... led his team to a 12-3 finish and a spot in the Class 2A state title game ... finished his senior year with seven sacks and averaged more than 10 tackles per game ... had 95 tackles as a junior en route to All-State honors ... also had 22 sacks in his junior season ... ranked No. 45 on the Mobile (Ala.) Press Register's Super Southeast 120 chart ... full name is Brandon Augustus Deaderick ... born Aug. 19, 1987.