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.
|Born:||October 6, 1991|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Coconut Creek (FL) North Broward Prep|
|NFL Draft:||2016 / Round: 7 / Pick: 223|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|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|
Doughty redshirted the 2010 season.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
- Led NCAA
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad|
|6 ft 3 in
|5.22 s||1.81 s||3.01 s||4.52 s||7.49 s||27 in
|8 ft 7 in|
|All values from NFL Combine|
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. He was released by the Dolphins on September 14, 2016. He was signed to the team's practice squad on September 16. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on January 10, 2017.
On April 4, 2018, Doughty was waived by the Dolphins.
- Broward high school results and schedules
- "Coming in the air". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
- "#12 Brandon Doughty". WKUSports.com. WKU Hilltoppers. Archived from the original on December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
- Stephens, Brad (September 21, 2011). "WKU routed; Doughty, Vasquez likely out for season". WKUHerald.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
- "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.
- "Doughty Granted Sixth Year of Eligibility by NCAA". WKUSports.com. WKU Hilltoppers. December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
- "Brandon Doughty Wins 2014 Sammy Baugh Award". WKUSports.com. WKU Hilltoppers. December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
- "Popeye's Bahamas Bowl Postgame Notes". WKU Hilltoppers. December 24, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
- "Brandon Doughty". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
- 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.
- "Dolphins re-sign DT Chris Jones, waive QB Brandon Doughty".
- "Miami Dolphins Transactions". nfl.com. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
- "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Sign 12 To Reserve/Futures Contracts". MiamiDolphins.com. January 10, 2017. Archived from the original on December 17, 2017.
- "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on June 20, 2018.
- "Dolphins Sign 8 To Practice Squad". MiamiDolphins.com. September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on December 10, 2017.
- "Dolphins Sign 8 To Futures Contracts". MiamiDolphins.com. January 1, 2018. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018.
- "Brandon Doughty: Waived by Dolphins". CBSSports.com. April 4, 2018.
- Urban, Darren (April 5, 2018). "Cards Claim QBs Alek Torgersen, Brandon Doughty". AZCardinals.com.
- 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.