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Brandon Birks
85   Brandon Birks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Bishop Kelley HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
2L


Tulsa: A two-year letterwinner and returning starter . . . has 23 career receptions for 255 yards and one touchdown . . . 2001 ?? Saw action in all 11 games, and started four contests . . . caught 16 passes for 172 yards . . . caught a career-long 45-yard touchdown pass against Indiana State in the season opener . . . had two catches for a season-best 54 yards and one TD vs. Indiana State . . . also had four receptions for 26 yards vs. New Mexico State, and three catches for 26 yards against Rice . . . 2000 -- Played in the final six games, after missing the first six games of the season . . . caught seven passes for 83 yards and an 11.9 average per reception . . . had two receptions for a season-best 37 yards against TCU . . . caught a season-best three catches for 23 yards against Fresno State, and added two receptions for 23 yards against SMU . . . received his first career start against Fresno State . . . 1999 -- Was a squad member during the 1999 season . . . 1998 -- Was one of several freshmen to sit out the 1998 season due to redshirt status . . . Overall -- Has emerged as a solid receiver . . . has great quickness . . . a good route runner and has good hands . . . a versatile and tough player . . . has good athleticism . . . will be counted on to contribute this season . . . came out of spring drills as the starter at one receiving slot.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Bishop Kelley High School . . . started three years on offense, including his sophomore and junior seasons at receiver and as a quarterback his senior season . . . started his sophomore and junior campaigns in the defensive secondary as well . . . was a first-team all-district performer . . . earned honorable mention all-state merits from the Tulsa World and Oklahoma Coaches Association as a senior . . . also lettered three years in baseball . . . high school coach was Greg Nation.

Personal: Lists the Dallas Cowboys as his favorite NFL team and Deion Sanders as his favorite NFL player . . . enjoys hunting and fishing . . . the "The Simpsons " is his favorite TV show . . . his favorite movie is The Last Dragon . . . his favorite athlete is ex-NBA star Michael Jordan . . . the most memorable place he has visited is New Orleans . . . nickname is Bacon . . . his craziest ambition is to host his own hunting and fishing show . . . his uncle, Mike, played football at Oklahoma . . . lists Elvis Presley as the person, dead or alive, he would most like to meet . . . majoring in history and secondary education . . . born February 27, 1980.

Career Statistics

ReceivingGRecYdsAvgTDLong
1998Redshirt
1999 (Fr)0000.000
2000 (So)678311.9022
2001 (Jr)111617210.8145
Totals172325511.1145