- Name: Brandon Barbee
- Position: Defensive Back
- Height: 5’11”
- Weight: 195 pounds
- School: Southeastern Louisiana University (formerly Morehead State)
- Level: Division I FCS – Southland Conference
- Twitter: barbie_24
- Instagram: barbee_24
Talk about your experiences as a student. What is your major/minor? Have you participated in any other activities or campus organizations besides soccer?
Major: Business Administration
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
Definitely my technique – staying low and constantly moving my eyes.
What role do you see yourself in in the team? Which scheme and/or position suits your skills?
I usually play on the corner but I can be moved to Nickel if needed. On defense we mainly play a 4-2-5 with a strong defensive back structure. I would prefer to be in a system where I’m always covering for someone (man over zone).
Who is the best player you’ve ever played in college?
James Robinson, RB, State of Illinois
Dai’Jean Dixon, WR, Nicholls State
Taylor Grimes, WR, Word Incarnate
Which of your teammates impresses you the most?
Zy Alexander, he was a freshman All-American last year.
What makes you different from others in your position?
My football IQ and again the technology. I’m looking for the descent and the distance, where the sticks are, formations, concepts etc. The awareness of what the opposing offensive is doing is particularly important to me.
Describe a time in your life when you overcame a struggle.
In high school, I dropped out of my ACL freshman year and missed my sophomore year as a result. I tore my cruciate ligament again in junior class, so I didn’t really play until senior year. This messed up the recruitment process.
If you didn’t play soccer, what other sport would you play?
basketball without a doubt. I played point guard and shooting guard in high school.
What are you most proud of? What would you say is your greatest achievement?
What I’m most proud of is that I stayed with football after the second cruciate ligament tear and the operation. My whole ideology was “Why not me?”
Describe one of the most memorable pieces of your college career.
My second interception against Valparaiso. I had a pick six early in the game and my second pick was the walk off.
Do you have a favorite athlete or a professional team? Is there a player that you modeled your game on?
Favorite defender: Darrelle Revis
My dad is a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan.
What makes you “pumped” before a game?
I always listen to music that fills me with energy. The juices really start to flow when I come out of the dressing room onto the field to warm up.
What you do in your free time? do you have any hobbies Any secret talents?
I’m unbeatable at Madden – I know all the tricks, plans and everything else
why are you playing soccer Who or what motivates you the most?
I play soccer because I want to take care of my family. I always want more and want the best for her. My friends are also extra motivation, they had more talent at some point but can’t play for one reason or another.
What do you want the NFL team to know about you?
I work hard every day and I always want to be the best. I pride myself on never making the same mistake twice. I can’t fall for the same train again.
I originally played WR my freshman year. I also played quarterback in my junior year before the second cruciate ligament tear. It got to the point where I had to give up basketball after the injuries because I did it alongside football for a while. Transferred for my senior year because I didn’t want to play quarterback again. That’s when I started my career as a defender. Volunteered for Morehead State and stayed there for three years. A lot of my offers came from the Pioneer League, which doesn’t offer full scholarships for football. I signed up on the transfer portal after the delayed COVID season because I didn’t want to pay that much. I didn’t play as much at SLU last fall as I had hoped as I had more injuries. Now it’s my last year and I hope to be completely healthy. If I can stay that way, I hope to be an All-American again.