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Yardon Brantley
Yardon Brantley


Reading, Pa.

High School:
Reading Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Wide Receiver



Two-time Second Team all-league pick is one of the top receiving threats in the MAAC ... enters his senior season with six career 100-yard games and 17 career TD receptions ... has started 30 of DU's last 31 games, and caught at least one pass in 33 consecutive games ... is averaging 16.3 yards per catch for his career ... is a two-year member of the Duquesne track team ... took third in the high jump with a school-record leap of 6-3 1/2 at this year's A-10 outdoor championship ... it was just the third meet in which he had competed in the high jump ... finished fifth at the 2002 Atlantic 10 outdoor championship with a long jump of 21-7 1/4 ... also placed 11th in the long jump at the 2003 A-10s ... posted a career-best 22-1/4 indoor jump at the Bucknell Winter Classic as a sophomore

As a junior (2002): Finished second on the team with 48 catches for 632 yards and five TDs ... emerged as a clutch receiver with a number of important third down grabs ... all six of his catches at Dayton were good for first downs, including five third-down conversions ... added a clutch TD catch on a fourth-and-six play vs. Lafayette to give the Dukes a 20-19 lead with 4:29 left ... DU eventually won the game 23-22 ... followed that with two TD grabs vs. St. John's (15, 45) ... tied his career high of seven catches in a game twice (vs. Lafayette & Iona) ... his 114-yard outing vs. Iona was the sixth 100-yard game of his career

As a sophomore (2001): Caught 35 passes for 719 yards and averaged a team-high 20.5 yards per catch ... had three touchdowns of more than 50 yards including an 86-yarder at Georgetown, an 85- yarder at Fairfield and a 59-yarder at Marist ... finished the year with seven TD receptions ... posted four 100-yard games: 7-123 vs. VMI, 2-108-2 at Fairfield, 6-136-1 at Marist and 6- 115-1 vs. Canisius ... his seven catches vs. VMI and 136 yards at Marist were both career highs ... earned second team All-MAAC honors

As a freshman (2000): Came up big after early season injuries to Jeremy Conley and Randy Vulakovich thrust him into the starting lineup vs. Fairfield ... responded with six catches for 118 yards in DU's 21-20 win over the Stags ... was named MAAC Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week for his effort ... in the previous game at La Salle, he blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown and caught a 31-yard TD pass ... hauled in 27 passes for 444 yards (16.4 ypc.) and five touchdowns, including grabs good for 31 (TD), 34 (TD), 38, 38 and 40 yards ... played in all 11 games with eight starts

Personal: Full name is Yardon St. Aubyn Brantley ... major: liberal arts ... date of birth: 7/8/82.

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