UCLA - Brett provided depth along the offensive line ... He made steady progress during his Bruin career and earned his first starting assignment in 2011.
2012 - Saw action on special teams and provided depth along the offensive line ... Made two starts at right guard during the season against Houston and Oregon State.
2011 - A member of the Bruins special teams unit for placekicks ... Appeared in two games along the offensive line ... Came on as a reserve in the Colorado game ... Started the bowl game against Illinois at tackle.
2010 - Did not appear in a game during the season.
2009 - Played 18 snaps in his only game action at Washington State.
2008 - Did not see action in his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered four years at Bret Harte HS in Angels Camp, CA for coach Scott Edwards ... Played offensive tackle, tight end and defensive end ... As a senior, he was named first-team all-league as an offensive tackle ... Team award for Lineman of the Year ... Selected for the Lions Club All-Star Game ... Had 58 tackles and four sacks ... As a junior, he was named first-team all-league as a defensive lineman and was credited with 44 tackles and nine sacks ... Also lettered in basketball (two years for coach Jerry Rucker) ... Named first-team all-league center after his junior and senior seasons ... Named All-Area as a senior after averaging 15.1 points and 12.5 rebounds per game ... MVP of the area All-Star game ... Team MVP as a senior and Calaveras County Male Athlete of the Year ... Lettered three years in baseball (first baseman and pitcher) for coach Heath Lane.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Brett Robert Downey ... Born: March 7, 1990 in Santa Cruz, CA ... Parents: Rick and Kelly Downey ... Dad played football at Santa Clara ... Biggest thrill in sports to date was breaking the school rebounding record ... The famous athlete he admires is former NFL great Joe Montana. ...Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2009 ... History major.