54 - Jared Brawner
Jared Brawner
Height: 6'1
Weight: 237
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kirksville, MO
High School: Kirksville HS
Position: LB

In 2008: Will enter the 2009 season as a Consensus Draft Services First-Team All-American … put together an outstanding junior season and will be again counted heavily as a senior to anchor the Lions’ linebacking unit ... earned second-team Daktronics All-American, becoming the first Lion since current Green Bay Packer Allen Barbre to achieve this honor ...  was also an honorable mention D2Football.com and Don Hansen’s Football Gazette All-American selection as well as a first-team Daktronics Super Region Four All-Region pick ...  was a first-team All-MIAA selection after leading the league in tackles (120, 10.9 pg)  ... ranked 10th in Division II in tackles per game ... set career highs in tackles on two different occasions with 17 and 18 stops ... had a team-high three fumble recoveries this year.

In 2007: Moved into the starting role at linebacker where he blossomed into a leader on defense for the Lions … was the leading tackler for the Lions where he recorded 96 tackles which also placed him second in the MIAA averaged 8.7 tackles a game  … earning him Second Team All-MIAA honors … had a season high 2.5 sacks in Week Nine against Missouri Western … finished the season with 3.5 sacks and 14 tackles for a loss … also recorded two interceptions for the Lions

In 2006: Played in all 11 games while starting six games… was second on the team with 64 tackles and recorded 21 solo tackles… had a season high 11 tackles against Fort Hays State… tied for the team high with an interception against Pittsburg… also had 6.5 tackles for a loss of 17 yards.

2005: Brawner redshirted.

In high school: Helped lead the Kirksville Tigers of coach Doug Baughman to the state quarterfinals as a sophomore and senior ... three-year starter at linebacker and center, he totaled 136 tackles, a sack, intercepted three passes, recovered two fumbles and blocked a field goal as a senior ... logged career total of 308 tackles ... a first-team all-state pick at linebacker in 2004 and was a second-team choice at center ... earned all-conference and all-area honors each year.

Personal: Major is finance and business management ... born June 5, 1987, in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... son of Jeff and Jeanne Brawner … Favorite video game: Call of Duty 4 … Favorite actor … Will Ferrell.