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University of Miami Athletics

Branson Deen


Defensive Line




280 lbs.


Sixth-Year Redshirt Senior


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School

Lawrence Central

Previous School






Branson Deen - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2023 (Redshirt Senior): Served as key defensive contributor in only season with Hurricanes…Played in 11 games and made five starts…Missed two games early in year due to injury…Finished with 18 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks…Added two quarterback hurries…Made Hurricanes debut with start against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1) and had pair of tackles, including one tackle for loss…Started against Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Missed games against Bethune-Cookman and Temple due to injury…Returned against Georgia Tech (Oct. 7) and finished with four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and half sack…Played in games at North Carolina (Oct. 14) and Clemson (Oct. 21)…Delivered strong outing in win against Virginia (Oct. 28), totaling three tackles and pair of sacks totaling 10 yards…Saw time at NC State (Nov. 4) and was credited with two quarterback hurries…Played at Florida State (Nov. 11), finishing with two tackles…Started against Louisville (Nov. 11) and tied season high with four tackles…Started at Boston College (Nov. 24) in regular season finale and had one solo stop…Started 2023 Bad Boy Mowers Bowl against Rutgers (Dec. 28) and finished with two tackles.

Before Miami: Spent first five seasons of collegiate career (2018-2022) at Purdue…Tabbed as Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection for final two seasons (2022, 2023)… Finished with 74 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks during time with Boilermakers… Had 28 tackles,four tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in final campaign in 2022…Enjoyed career year in 2021, totaling 26 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and four sacks…Recorded safety on sack and had two TFLs as part of a season-high four solo tackles vs. Rutgers in 2020.

High School: Helped Lawrence Central advance to Indiana 6A state playoffs in final season, finishing with 42 total tackles…Finished with 14 tackles and one sack during junior season in 2016.