- Date of Birth:
- September 3, 1987
- 6' 2"
Brandon Spikes (born September 3, 1987 in Shelby, North Carolina) is an American football player. He attended Crest High School and was considered a natural. He was considered one of the best linebacker prospects in the nation, and was rated the number one picks in North Carolina. Brandon accepted an athletic scholarship at the University of Florida. At Florida, he was four-year letterman, appearing in 47 games with 39 starts as linebackers. During his college career, he forced two fumbles, recovered four turnovers and had six interceptions, which he returned for 139 yards and four touchdowns – more than any other player in the nation. During a 2009 game with Georgia, Brandon attempted to gouge the eyes of one of the opposing players. He was suspended for the next game. The New England Patriots drafted him in 2010. In December 2010, Brandon was suspended four games for a banned substance violation, as the NFL forbade an ingredient in Brandon’s ADHD medication. In 2012, Brandon was fined $25,000 for a late hit against the Buffalo Bills. Brandon was plagued with a knee injury in 2013. The Patriots didn’t resign him, and Brandon signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills for 2014. He was once again fined for a late hit, this time against the Chicago Bears. Brandon resigned with the Patriots in May 2015, but was released due to a police investigation dealing with a possible hit-and-run.
Best Known For:
Brandon Spikes is best known as professional football player, playing with the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills.
On June 7, 2013, Massachusetts police responded to a report of a 2011 Mercedes on the median strip of a I-495 in Foxborough. They car was abandoned its OnStar navigation system said the driver reported hitting a deer. However, police answered a report that a nearby Nissan Murano was rear ended by a car that drove away. The Mercedes was registered to Brandon.