Brandon Cottom
Brandon Cottom


Newtown, Pa.

High School:
Council Rock North

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 265

Running Back


Purdue Falls To Illinois, 20-16

Akeem Hunt ran for a career-high 102 yards and a touchdown and Danny Etling completed 20 of 29 passes for 163 yards for Purdue.


Spring Practice - Day Two

Catch up with the Boilermakers at day two of spring football practice in Mollenkopf Athletic Center.


Boilermakers Fall to Cowboys in Heart of Dallas Bowl, 58-14

Quarterback Robert Mavre finished 21 of 34 for 212 yards and two touchdowns


Purdue vs. Indiana Game Notes


Football Game Notes - vs. Indiana

The Old Oaken Bucket and a trip to a bowl are on the line for the Boilermakers this weekend.


Purdue vs. Indiana (USATSI)

Purdue vs. Indiana (USATSI)


USATSPI: Purdue vs. Iowa - 11/09/13

USATSPI: Purdue vs. Iowa - 11/09/13


USATSPI: Purdue vs. Ohio State - 11/02/13

USATSPI: Purdue vs. Ohio State - 11/02/13


USATSPI: Purdue vs. Michigan State - 10/19/13

USATSPI: Purdue vs. Michigan State - 10/19/13


AP Photos: Football vs. Indiana

AP Photos: Football vs. Indiana

2013: Appeared in all 12 games, making three starts ... had 45 carries for 154 yards and one touchdown ... caught seven passes for 99 yards ... had a season-high 12 carries for 39 yards at Michigan State on Oct. 19 ... rushed 12 times for 26 yards against Iowa on Nov. 9 ... had four carries for 19 yards with a touchdown and caught a 70-yard pass at Indiana on Nov. 30.

2012: Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve ... had 23 carries for 209 yards and two touchdowns ... caught seven passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns ... had three carries for 12 yards and one reception for 10 yards against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 1 ... rushed for 95 yards on merely two carries, including an 87-yard touchdown run, against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 15 ...had two carries for 16 yards against Marshall on Sept. 29 ... gained three yards on one carry against Michigan on Oct. 6 ... had one rush for nine yards against Wisconsin ... finished with 15 yards on five carries at No. 7 Ohio State ... caught a one-yard touchdown pass at Minnesota on Oct. 27 ... rushed three times for 19 yards and caught one pass for 19 yards at Illinois on Nov. 17 ... had 4 carries for 38 yards and touchdown and one reception for 12 yards against Indiana on Nov. 24 ... had two carries for eight yards and caught a 32-yard touchdown pass in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Oklahoma State.

2011: Appeared in 11 games as a reserve running back and on special teams ... rushed eight times for 70 yards on the season (8.8 avg.) ... had seven rushes for 70 yards against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 17 ... had one carry against Minnesota on Oct. 8.

High School: Rated the No. 26 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals.com ... Missed considerable time his senior season with an ankle injury, yet still managed to average 5.9 yards per carry and score six rushing touchdowns ... Rushed for 139 yards, including a season-long 55-yarder, on 12 carries against Bensalem. Rushed for three scores and had a receiving touchdown in the game ... Earned all-area accolades as junior, finishing with 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns on 136 carries ... Added 19 receptions for 291 yards and another touchdown as a receiver ... Returned 17 kickoffs for 616 yards (36.2 average) ... Averaged 7.5 yards per carry, 15.3 yards per reception and 119.2 all-purpose yards per game in 2009 ... In a 35-28 loss to Council Rock South in 2009, had 293 rushing yards on 27 carries, 70 receiving yards and four rushing touchdowns ... Coach was Adam Collachi.

Personal: Given name is Brandon Tyler Cottom ... born Dec. 21, 1992 ... majoring in professional flight technology.