Brandon Newbern
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Brandon Newbern

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Ben Davis

Last College:
Grand Rapids CC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
WR

Experience:
TR

08/06/2012

Redbirds Add Pair of FBS Transfers to Roster

Anthony Williams (Illinois) and Marlion Barnett (Washington) have transferred to Illinois State.

2012: Missed the entire season due to a knee injury suffered during fall camp.

2011: Missed the entire season due to a knee injury suffered during fall camp.

Grand Rapids CC: Two-year receiver for head coach Tony Annese ... caught just 11 passes in seven games as a sophomore in 2010, but recorded 249 receiving yards for an eye-popping 22.6-yard average and three touchdowns ... helped team to a 10-2 overall record and a berth in the Mississippi Bowl, where it lost in a shootout with Mississippi Gulf Coast ... tallied 11 catches for 249 yards and a touchdown during his freshman season in 2009.

Ben Davis HS: Was an accomplished track athlete, earning all-state honors as a senior ... set the school record in the 100-meter hurdles and as a member of the 4x400 meter relay team ... was sectional champion in the 300 meter hurdles (39.98) ... finished second in the state in the 110-meter hurdles (14.48) and the 300-meter hurldles (38.25) ... member of the IHSAA state championship track team as a senior.

Personal: Born January 15, 1990, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... son of Larry and Chaneta Newbern ...plans to major in education.