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#26 Brandon Artz
Position: S
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 189
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grandview, Wash.
High School: Grandview High School
Other College: Southern Oregon State University
Alma Mater: Grandview High School
Graduating Year: 2006
Experience: 1 Letter

2010 CO-SPECIAL TEAMS CAPTAIN • 2010 SPECIAL TEAMS IRONMAN AWARD WINNER

2010: Played in all 13 games on special teams and in the secondary ... had seven total tackles.

2009: Played in all 13 games on special teams and in the secondary ... had 19 total tackles ... best game was seven tackles (three solo and four assists) vs. Fresno State ... also the holder for kicker Trey Farquhar.

2008: Played in seven games and had three total tackles – all solo.

2007: Redshirted.

2006: Earned Scout Team Player of the Year recognition while attending Southern Oregon State University ... dean’s list both semesters.

High school: First-team all-state recognition as a quarterback and defensive back after a Grandview High record-setting senior campaign ... also earned first-team all-CWAC honors at quarterback and defensive back, was the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year, Tri-City Herald third-team quarterback and defensive back, and was the Week 11 Washington state Player of the Week ... started at quarterback, safety and punter ... completed 194-314 passes for 2,256 yards and 21 TDs ... also had 300 yards rushing and five rushing TDs ... had 131 tackles, six interceptions (two of which were returned for TDs), four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... as a junior, was a first-team all-CWAC choice at defensive back and third-team selection at quarterback ... completed 135 of 230 passes for 1,802 yards and 16 TDs ... also rushed for four TDs ... had 87 tackles, four interceptions and four forced fumbles ... started at safety as a sophomore and had 81 tackles and two interceptions ... also played basketball and baseball and ran track ... earned all-CWAC honors in the throwing events ... graduated fourth in his class, was the GHS Student of the Year, ASB President and DECA national qualifier.

Personal: Was married in the summer of 2010 ... wife, Cristal ... son of Millie and Derek Artz ... born Dec. 21, 1987 ... majoring in Physical Education.

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