MINERS

Brandis Dew
90  Brandis Dew

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hemet, Calif.

High School:
Hemet

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 290

Position:
DL

Experience:
1L

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Made a successful transition from offense to defense ... moved from quarterback to the defensive line in two-a-days ... went on to play in all 12 games, collecting 13 tackles (11 solo) in a reserve role ... also had four tackles for losses, a sack and a quarterback pressure ... credited with his season-high four tackles, including one for a loss, against Houston ... had three stops for losses and a sack versus Texas Southern.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action in an injury-plagued 2006 season.

2005: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: PrepStar All-American quarterback as a senior at Hemet High School ... also All-State Utility Player (Rivals.com), All-League MVP, All-County and team MVP after putting up monster numbers in 2004 ... completed 171 of 294 passes (58 percent) for 2,909 yards with 42 touchdowns and 10 interceptions ... the 42 touchdowns were a Riverside County record ... threw for eight touchdowns in one game, the third-best total in state history ... had the highest quarterback rating in the state (146.0) ... also rushed for 370 yards and five scores ... received a CIF Southern Section Champion for Character Award as a senior ... selected to play in the Cal-Florida Bowl ... completed 123 of 224 passes (55 percent) for 1,930 yards with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions as a junior, while also rushing for 140 yards and five TDs ... All-League MVP as a junior, as well as honorable mention All-County and first team All-State underclassman utility player ... owns Hemet High School career records for passing yards (5,918), passing touchdowns (68), passing attempts (675) and completions (355) ... also the school season record-holder for passing yards, completion percentage, passing touchdowns, completions and quarterback rating ... owns Hemet single-game marks for passing yards (455), passing touchdowns (eight), attempts (47), completions (22), consecutive completions (nine) and all-purpose yards (533) ... the 533 all-purpose yards came in the playoffs versus Norco High School his junior year ... helped Hemet to an 8-3 record in 2003, and a 9-2 mark in 2004 ... two-time recipient of a Lion's Club scholar-athlete award ... received an Exchange Club Scholar-Athlete Award as a junior ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Andy Boynton ... played one game on the varsity squad late in his freshman year ... four-year member of the Hemet track team, throwing the shot put and discus ... reached the CIF finals in both events in 2004 ... ranked eighth in the state in the shot put, and first in his division entering the 2005 season.

PERSONAL: Father is Richard Dew ... full name is Brandis Christian Dew ... born 10/2/86 (Hemet, Calif.) ... multidisciplinary studies major.

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