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Brandon Ogletree Athlete Profile

#44 Brandon Ogletree

Position: Linebacker Height: 5-11 Weight: 228 Roster Years: 2008-2012 Hometown: McKinney, TX Last School: McKinney High School

National Honors

  • Named to the 2012 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List
  • Named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society in 2012

Conference Honors

  • 2009 Academic All-MWC
  • 2010 Academic All-MWC
  • Named MWC Defensive Player of the Week (10/23/10)
  • 2012 Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
  • 2012 FBS All-Independent honorable mention

Career Summary

Brandon Ogletree came to BYU as a first-team all-state defensive player from McKinney High School in Texas. He played in a total of 46 games with 33 starts while lettering all four seasons. He recorded 246 tackles as a Cougar and led the team in tackles as a junior and senior. Ogletree also added 22.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and seven pass breakups to BYU's defensive drive. His 13.5 tackles for loss as a senior tied him for No. 52 in the nation. Ogletree was a strong contributor to the Cougars' No. 3 national ranking in total defense in 2012 and received several honors throughout his career. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Signed free agent deal with the Miami Dolphins in 2013


  • Parents are Mark and Janie
  • Married to wife Amanda with one son
  • Has seven sisters
  • Eagle Scout
  • Served in the Chile Concepcion South Mission
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Majoring in American studies

Before BYU

  • Played fullback and linebacker in high school
  • Named the McKinney Courier-Gazette Defensive Player of the Year
  • First-team all-state 4A
  • District 9-4A Co-Defensive MVP and first-team all-district
  • First-team all-area and all-area defensive MVP
  • Elite 11 Defensive Player of the Year
  • All-county defensive MVP and team defensive MVP
  • Had 162 tackles, one blocked kick, one interception, two sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior 
  • First-team all-state as a junior, First-team All-District 9-4A, First-team all-area and Dallas Morning News First-Team All-County
  • As a junior, had 147 tackles, two interceptions, two punt blocks, three forced fumbles and four sacks
  • Named all-area honorable mention as a sophomore and had 37 tackles, two sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery
  • Recruited by TCU, Air Force, Rice, Texas Tech, Duke, Arizona, Oklahoma State, Navy, Colorado State, Arkansas and Stanford

2008 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team

2009 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in 10 games
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Contributor on special teams
  • Totaled 19 tackles on the season, including eight solo
  • Had a career high five tackles against Florida State

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Played in 11 games, starting in eight
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Fourth on the team with 49 tackles
  • Totaled 5.0 TFL and 0.5 sacks
  • Also added two interceptions, three pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, a fumble forced and a fumble recovery
  • Tied a season high with eight tackles at Utah State
  • Named MWC Defensive Player of the Week after earning four tackles, 2.0 TFL and one INT
  • At Colorado State, totaled eight tackles, 2.5 TFL and a forced fumble
  • Added an interception in the New Mexico Bowl

2011 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Played in 12 games and started all 12
  • Team's leading tackler with 76 tackles including 36 unassisted
  • Recorded 4.0 tackles for loss
  • Had six tackles in season opener at Ole Miss
  • Recovered a fumble vs. Utah while picking up seven tackles
  • Had eight tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Utah State
  • Season-high 10 tackles vs. San Jose State
  • Had best game of the season vs. Oregon State with six tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, forced two fumbles and recorded an interception
  • Totaled eight tackles vs. TCU
  • Recorded nine tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss vs. Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl

2012 | Senior Year

  • Named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team and FBS All-Independent honorable mention
  • Earned letterman honors
  • Started all 13 games
  • Led the team for second consecutive year with 102 tackles
  • Finished second on the team with 13.5 tackles for loss (T-No. 52 nationally)
  • Also posted four pass breakups and one quarterback hurry
  • Topped double-digit tackles three times (Utah, New Mexico State and SDSU)
  • Recorded eight tackles, including one for a loss in season opener
  • Had season-high 12 tackles at Utah
  • Posted eight takedowns and 2.5 tackles for loss vs. Boise State
  • Seven tackles and two tackles for loss at No. 5 Notre Dame
  • Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society