2016 NFL Draft
UCLA Football BIO
Brandon Willis
Player Profile:
Brandon Willis 1263888
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 275
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Duncan, S.C.
High School: Byrnes
Other College: U North Carolina
UCLA - Saw his first action for the Bruins in 2012 ... Transferred back to UCLA in August of 2011 from the University of North Carolina and joined the Bruins for Fall practice ... He originally enrolled out of high school at North Carolina in January of 2010 before transferring, for the first time, to UCLA ... He returned to Carolina in May, 2011 and attended summer school, before he transferred back to UCLA in August, 2011... Was on the scout team in practice during the Bruins' 2011 season ... Named to the 2013 Fall and 2012 Spring Quarter Director's Academic Honor Roll.

2013 - Appeared in 10 games with one start (Arizona State) ... Saw action along the defensive front and was credited with two tackles ... Also played on offense at tight end as a blocker in short yardage situations.

2012 - Saw action in six games as a reserve along the defensive line ... Made five tackles and one fumble recovery ... Recorded two tackles in the opener at Rice ... Made two stops, including a tackle for loss at Colorado ... Had one tackle at Cal ... Returned a fumble for 38 yards vs. Arizona, setting up a Bruin touchdown.

2011 - Transferred back to UCLA in August, 2011 after returning to North Carolina in time to enroll in summer school classes, which began in May, 2011 ... Did not see game action at UCLA, as he had to sit out per transfer rules.

2010 - Transferred from the University of North Carolina where he had enrolled in January of 2010 ... He left UNC football fall camp in early August, 2010 and transferred to UCLA for family reasons ... He had attended classes at UNC in the 2010 spring semester and two sessions of summer school ... Transferred to UCLA two weeks into Carolina's fall training camp on Aug. 19 ... He attended classes in UCLA's Fall and Winter quarters and then transferred back to UNC ... Did not see game action in his first year at UCLA.

HIGH SCHOOL - Attended James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC ... Played in the U.S. Army All-America game ... Considered the No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and the 69th-best player in the nation by rivals.com ... Member of the rivals100 team and ranked as the No. 3 player in South Carolina by rivals.com and the No. 4 player in South Carolina by the Charlotte Observer ... Rated the No. 8 defensive tackle in the country by scout.com ... Ranked as the nation's No. 5 defensive tackle by Tom Lemming ... Earned first-team all-state, all-region and all-conference honors in his final two prep seasons ... Named conference defensive lineman of the year as a senior ... Credited with 127 tackles, including 13 sacks as a senior ... Made 144 stops, including 24 tackles for loss and 13 sacks in his junior season.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Brandon Willis ... Born: August 5, 1991 ... Parents: Gary and Wanda Willis.

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