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#88 Brandon Bair
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 268
Year: Junior
City/State: St. Anthony, Idaho
High School: South Fremont HS
Experience: High School
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PERSONAL — Born Brandon Jake Bair on Nov. 24, 1984 in Rexburg, Idaho. Wife: Jordan: Daughter: Brooklyn. Parents: Terry Bair and Brenda Miller. Family: Six brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): South Fremont (Cris Tucker) 2003. Major: Counseling and Educational Psychology. Redshirt: 2006.

2010 — All-Pac-10 second team (coaches, Phil Steele) • Fifth in the Pac-10, tied for 30th nationally in tackles for loss (1.23 per game) • Tops on the team among defensive tackles and seventh overall with 47 stops, including 16.0 for loss • Third on the squad with eight pass breakups • 13-game starter on the interior line • Credited with a pair of tackles and 0.5 TFLs in BCS Championship Game vs Auburn • Game-high (tie) two pass breakups to go with four tackles at Oregon State • 2.5 of his three tackles were for loss, one QB hurry vs. Arizona • Held without a tackle in win at Cal • Three tackles, one breakup and a QB hurry vs. Washington • Made four tackles and scored the first points of his career, catching a 2-point PAT in win at USC • 1.0 TFL among his season-high eight tackles in win vs. UCLA • Seven tackles, including a career-high and game-high 3.5 for loss (14 yards) in win at Washington State • Made a pair of stops in win vs. Stanford • Both tackles in win at ASU were for a loss, including a sack • Career-high 2.0 sacks and 3.0 TFLs (totaling 14 yards), two pass breakups and five tackles in win vs. Portland State • Career-high two pass breakups to go with a TFL and three tackles in win at Tennessee • Game-high 2.5 TFLs, four tackles and a pass breakup in win vs. New Mexico • Member of the Oregon Iron Club, totaling 1,145 pounds in clean, squat and bench during winter testing. Shared top honors among defensive linemen with a 330-lb. clean.

2009 — Oregon’s top tackler among its defensive linemen (45), accumulated what was then a collegiate-best five tackles in the season opener at Boise State before adding four against Purdue and three vs. Utah • Also altered a punt in the second quarter against the Utes, earning squad’s special teams player of the week honors • But that was no match for his personal-high 10 tackles at Stanford, which included one TFL for 1 yard • The honorable mention all-conference pick shared Ducks’ top honors with seven stops at Washington, including a pair of tackles for losses of 10 yards • Team’s eighth-best tackler ranked second on the team with 8.5 TFLs, including stops behind the line of scrimmage in six of his last seven appearances, and broke up two passes • Played more snaps than any of team’s defensive linemen (909), including over 90 snaps in each of team’s first two games.

2008 — A key reserve, started the year on the perimeter of the defensive line before moving inside, where he made a greater impact as the season wore on • Had eight tackles while playing in all 13 games, including a career-high three tackles vs. Utah State and two at Arizona State • Forced one fumble at Washington State and recovered another, returning it 24 yards, in the regular-season finale at Oregon State • Broke up a pass and recorded one solo stop against Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl • Stepped onto the field for a season-high 47 snaps at Washington State and took part in double figures in plays on 12 of 13 occasions • Missed all of spring drills while recuperating from off-season shoulder surgery • Epitomized by a great work ethic and toughness that leads to continual improvement.

2007 — Played as a reserve in all 13 games, including a season-high 32 snaps in the Sun Bowl • Demonstrated proficiency primarily against the run, yet was credited with a trio of quarterback hurries and one pass breakup • Posted two tackles at Washington, including a stop for a 5-yard loss, and recovered a fumble at Michigan • Also had a two-tackle performance in El Paso vs. South Florida.

2006 — Began the year at tight end before shifting to defense when injuries created a greater urgency • Didn’t take long to regain his form from a long layoff, receiving scout team player-of-the-week citations on six occasions • Included were both defensive and special teams acclaim in aiding preparations in Washington win.


HIGH SCHOOL — The 2002 first-team all-state defensive honoree (Idaho Statesman) accumulated 32 tackles and two quarterback sacks in addition to grabbing 20 catches for 260 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end as a senior in 2002 •  In addition to characterized as a great run blocker, also made it into the end zone on four 2-point conversions • The 2001 first-team all-conference offensive and defensive choice added 17 catches for 197 yards and three TDs as well as 40 tackles, 11 sacks and one blocked punt as a junior.

CAREER STATISTICS

SCORING g td rush rcv ret pat 2pat fg total avg/g
2007 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.2
TOTAL 52 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0
 
ALL PURPOSE g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
2007 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
 
TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk
2007 13 5 1 6 1.0 1 0 1 0
2008 13 5 3 8 0.0 1 1 1 0
2009 13 21 24 45 8.5 2 0 0 1
2010 13 25 22 47 16.0 8 0 0 0
TOTAL 52 56 50 106 25.5 12 1 2 1
 
SACKS g ua a total yards
2007 13 0 0 0.0 0
2008 13 0 0 0.0 0
2009 13 0 4 2.0 14
2010 13 3 0 3.0 17
TOTAL 52 3 4 5.0 31
 
BAIR’S BESTS
Points scored: 2, at USC, Oct 30, 2010
Tackles: 10, at Stanford, Nov 07, 2009 (4-6)
Sacks: 2.0, Portland State, Sep 18, 2010 (2-0)
Tackles for loss: 3.5, at Washington State, Oct 09, 2010 (3-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, at Washington State, Sep 27, 2008
Fumbles recovered: 1, twice, last at Oregon St., Nov 29, 2008
Pass breakups: 2, three times, last at Oregon State, Dec 04, 2010
Blocked kicks: 1, Utah, Sep 19, 2009

HONORS AND AWARDS
2010
•East-West Shrine Game Participant (2011)
2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Pac-10 Coaches, Phil Steele, Rivals.com, Scout.com)
•Team Outstanding D-Lineman (Schaffeld Award)

2009
•2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Rivals.com)
•3rd Team All-Pac-10 (Phil Steele Publications)
•All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention (Pac-10 Coaches)