As a player Brandon was a three year starter at defensive tackle for Joe Paterno at Penn State, playing in the 1995 Rose Bowl, 1996 Outback Bowl, and capping his career as the Defensive MVP of the 1997 Fiesta Bowl. He spent the next nine years in the NFL, playing for the 49ers, the Barcelona Dragons (NFL Europe), Dallas Cowboys, and the Washington Redskins. After retiring in 2005, Brandon went into college coaching, starting at West Chester University (DII) coaching outside linebackers and defensive lines for the Golden Rams over five seasons. He spent the next three seasons coaching defensive lines in the UFL with the Omaha Nighthawks, Coastal Carolina University, and Temple before leaving coaching to spend more time with his wife and three kids. Since leaving coaching Brandon has been busy as a broadcaster, hosting the DII Sports Podcast, The Obligatory PSU Pre Game Show, and as the game analyst for the Colonial Athletic Association game of the week on CBSdigital/College Sports Live.