Brandon Haynes, OG, Senior
6’3, 303, Cedar Hill, Texas
Background: CSU signed Haynes back in the 2009 class, he picked the Rams over an offer from Northwestern (State). He’s a pretty good athlete and won quite a few track meets in high school in shot put. He redshirted his freshman year in Fort Collins and competed on the Track & Field team that season.
He was a key reserve his redshirt freshman and sophomore years, filling in for injured starters.
Last year: Started 7 games at guard, competed for playing time with Ty Sambrailo.
This year: I dunno. With tackle Joe Caprioglio graduating, the line might shift around. Sambrailo might be the full time tackle now, leaving the guard spot open for Haynes. Zerblis might play center, and Weston Richburg could move out to guard or tackle; leaving Haynes the odd man out.
It’s kind of pointless to speculate because I know nothing about offensive line play (a theme of this blog) and injuries will most likely force the Rams’ hand during the season in regards to who starts and who doesn’t.
Top five most common starting units on the offensive line last year:
- Caprioglio, Sambrailo, Richburg, Gragert, Biard (5 games, 1-4)
- Caprioglio, Haynes, Richburg, Gragert, Biard (2 games, 1-1)
- Caprioglio, Haynes, Richburg, Gragert, Sambrailo (2 games, 1-1)
- Sambrailo, Haynes, Richburg, Gragert, Biard (2 games, 0-2)
- Caprioglio, Haynes, Richburg, Sambrailo, Biard (1 game, 1-0)
The 75th result of a Google Image Search of “Brandon Haynes”:
This the profile picture of some guys MySpace page. Remember MySpace? I used to have the best profile with carefully selected backgrounds, fonts, and soundtrack.
I look how this guy has his seatbelt on in this picture. Safety first! I can proudly say that I have never taken a selfie of myself in a car.
Coming tomorrow: #74 Mason Hathaway