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Brandon Doughty (born October 6, 1991) is a former American football quarterback for the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western Kentucky and was their starting quarterback from 2013 to 2015.

Brandon Doughty
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1991-10-06) October 6, 1991 (age 28)
Davie, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Coconut Creek (FL) North Broward Prep
College:Western Kentucky
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 7 / Pick: 223
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Doughty attended North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Florida. During his career as the starting quarterback he passed for 2,885 yards with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Rated as a three-star recruit by both ESPN and Rivals.com, Doughty was named an FACA North-South All-Star, a Dade-Broward All-Star and was named to the First-Team All-Broward County by the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel.

Originally, Doughty had committed to Florida Atlantic before signing with WKU for the 2010 recruiting class.[1][2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Brandon Doughty
QB
Coconut Creek, FL North Broward 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 22, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 76
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #88 QB   247Sports: #6 RB  ESPN: #74 ATH
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Rivals.com 2010 Western Kentucky Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  • "Scout.com 2010 Western Kentucky Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  • "ESPN 2010 Western Kentucky Football Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  • "2010 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.

College careerEdit

2010Edit

Doughty redshirted the 2010 season.[3]

2011Edit

Doughty made his college football debut for the Hilltoppers in a 40–14 loss to Navy. Making a relief appearance, Doughty completed 12 of 21 passes for 102 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Still, his performance was enough to earn him the starting job the next week at home against Indiana State. However, after only three plays (and one completion for four yards), Doughty suffered a knee injury which ended his freshman season.[4][3]

2012Edit

As a redshirt sophomore, Doughty saw limited action as a relief quarterback, appearing in two games against Austin Peay and Southern Miss. In these games, Doughty completed one of three pass attempts for seven yards.[3]

2013Edit

Regaining his starting job as a redshirt junior, Doughty set many records during the 2013 season. Among the new records were single-season passing yards (2,857), single-season completion percentage (65.8), and single-game completions and passing yards (29 and 386, respectively, both in a 32–26 defeat on October 26 against Troy). Overall, Doughty finished the 2013 season completing 246 of 374 attempts with 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

2014Edit

2014 was the Hilltoppers' first season as a member of Conference USA. Doughty broke his previous records for single-game completions and passing yards (46 and 569, respectively, in the season-opening 59–31 victory over Bowling Green). Playing only one game with a completion percentage below 58.3 or a passer rating lower than 119.9 (that game being a 59–10 defeat on November 10 to Louisiana Tech), Doughty and WKU finished the regular season with a 7–5 overall record (4–4 in Conference USA).

On December 10, Doughty was named Conference USA's Most Valuable Player,[5] the same day it was announced that the NCAA had granted him a sixth year of eligibility.[6]

The next day, on December 11, Doughty was announced as the winner of the 2014 Sammy Baugh Trophy, becoming the first Hilltopper and only the third quarterback from Conference USA to do so.[7]

On December 24, Doughty led the Hilltoppers to a 49–48 victory over Central Michigan in the 2014 Bahamas Bowl, completing 31 of 42 pass attempts for 486 yards, five touchdown passes and no interceptions en route to being named the Offensive MVP for the game.[8]

Overall, for the season Doughty completed 375 of 552 passing attempts for an FBS-leading 4,830 yards (16th all-time in the FBS) and 49 touchdowns (a Conference USA football single-season record and tied for sixth all-time in the FBS) and only ten interceptions, picking up a quarterback rating of 167.1.

2015Edit

Doughty completed 356 of 541 passes for 5,055 yards with 48 touchdowns. His 5,055 yards in the 2015 season broke his previous record for most yards in a single season. From the beginning of the 2014 season to the end of the 2015 season he threw for 97 touchdowns, more than any other quarterback in a two-year span in NCAA history. Doughty finished his career in the top 25 in NCAA history for career passing yards, passing touchdowns, and completion percentage. Doughty played in the 2016 East-West Shrine game prior to the 2016 NFL Draft.

Career statisticsEdit

Passing
Season GP–GS Comp–Att Pct. Yards TD INT Long Avg/G
2011 2–1 13–22 59.1 106 0 1 21 53
2012 2–0 1–3 33.3 7 0 0 7 3.5
2013 12–12 246–374 65.8 2,857 14 14 60 238.1
2014 13–13 375–552 67.9 4,830* 49* 10 75 371.5
2015 14–14 388–540 71.9* 5,055* 48* 9 75 361.1
Totals 43–40 1023–1491 68.6 12,855 111 34 75 269
  • Led NCAA
Rushing
Season GP–GS Att Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G
2011 2–1 2 −2 −1 0 8 −1
2013 12–12 34 −109 −3.2 0 10 −9.1
2014 13–13 39 −52 −1.3 2 15 −4
Totals 27–26 75 −163 −2.2 2 15 −6

[9]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
213 lb
(97 kg)
5.22 s 1.81 s 3.01 s 4.52 s 7.49 s 27 in
(0.69 m)
8 ft 7 in
(2.62 m)
All values from NFL Combine[10]

Miami DolphinsEdit

Doughty was drafted in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins with the 223rd pick, acquired in a trade that sent Jamar Taylor to the Cleveland Browns.[11] He was released by the Dolphins on September 14, 2016.[12] He was signed to the team's practice squad on September 16.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on January 10, 2017.[14]

On September 2, 2017, Doughty was waived by the Dolphins and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[15][16] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on January 1, 2018.[17]

On April 4, 2018, Doughty was waived by the Dolphins.[18]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On April 5, 2018, Doughty was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals.[19] He was waived on May 7, 2018.[20]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Broward high school results and schedules
  2. ^ "Coming in the air". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "#12 Brandon Doughty". WKUSports.com. WKU Hilltoppers. Archived from the original on December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Stephens, Brad (September 21, 2011). "WKU routed; Doughty, Vasquez likely out for season". WKUHerald.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "Conference USA Announces Football Players of the Year". Conference USA. December 10, 2014. Archived from the original on December 17, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "Doughty Granted Sixth Year of Eligibility by NCAA". WKUSports.com. WKU Hilltoppers. December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "Brandon Doughty Wins 2014 Sammy Baugh Award". WKUSports.com. WKU Hilltoppers. December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  8. ^ "Popeye's Bahamas Bowl Postgame Notes". WKU Hilltoppers. December 24, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  9. ^ http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/stats/_/id/504866/brandon-doughty
  10. ^ "Brandon Doughty". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  11. ^ Poupart, Alain (April 30, 2016). "Dolphins Select Doughty In Seventh Round". MiamiDolphins.com. Archived from the original on October 25, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  12. ^ "Dolphins re-sign DT Chris Jones, waive QB Brandon Doughty".
  13. ^ "Miami Dolphins Transactions". nfl.com. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  14. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Sign 12 To Reserve/Futures Contracts". MiamiDolphins.com. January 10, 2017. Archived from the original on December 17, 2017.
  15. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on June 20, 2018.
  16. ^ "Dolphins Sign 8 To Practice Squad". MiamiDolphins.com. September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on December 10, 2017.
  17. ^ "Dolphins Sign 8 To Futures Contracts". MiamiDolphins.com. January 1, 2018. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018.
  18. ^ "Brandon Doughty: Waived by Dolphins". CBSSports.com. April 4, 2018.
  19. ^ Urban, Darren (April 5, 2018). "Cards Claim QBs Alek Torgersen, Brandon Doughty". AZCardinals.com.
  20. ^ Urban, Darren (May 7, 2018). "Cardinals Cut QBs Brandon Doughty, Alek Torgersen". AZCardinals.com. Archived from the original on May 7, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.

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