Brandon Hughes
Hughes during his tenure at Oregon State.
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-23) May 23, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth: Bloomington, Illinois
Career information
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 148
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* San Diego Chargers ( 2009 2010)*
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Second-team All-Pac-10 honors
Total tackles     32
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     1
Pass deflections     2
Interceptions     0
Stats at

Brandon D. Hughes (born May 23, 1986) is a former American football cornerback. After playing college football for Oregon State, he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns.

Early yearsEdit

Hughes attended Bloomington High School in Bloomington, Illinois, where he played wide receiver and cornerback on the football team.[1]

College careerEdit

Hughes redshirted during his first year playing for Oregon State in 2004.[2] He became a starting cornerback for the Beavers in his redshirt freshman season.[3] Hughes and two other players were ejected from a November 10, 2007, game against Washington for a skirmish after a play.[4] He recorded 57 tackles and 12 pass deflections in 2007.[5] Hughes was named to the Jim Thorpe Award watchlist before his senior season in 2008.[5] He was selected to the 2009 East–West Shrine Game following his college career[6] in which he recorded 178 tackles and three interceptions.[7]

Professional careerEdit

San Diego ChargersEdit

After running the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine,[8] Hughes was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round (148th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.[9] He signed a four-year contract on June 20, 2009.[7] After suffering a knee injury in a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons,[10] he was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2009.[11] He was released during final roster cuts in September 2010.

New York GiantsEdit

The New York Giants signed Hughes to their practice squad on September 10, 2010.[12]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Hughes was signed off the Giants' practice squad by the Philadelphia Eagles on November 23, 2010, to fill the slot vacated after cornerback Ellis Hobbs was placed on the injured reserve.[13] He played in one game in 2010, the final game of the season as the Eagles rested their starters in preparation for the playoffs.[14] In 2011, Hughes played in 13 games, started one, and recorded 16 tackles throughout those games. On September 23, 2012, the Eagles announced that they signed Hughes to a one-year extension. On September 7, 2013, Hughes was released by the Eagles. On September 10, 2013, Hughes was re-signed by the Eagles. On September 23, 2013, Hughes was released by the Eagles with an injury settlement.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Hughes signed with the Cleveland Browns on January 2, 2014. Hughes was released from the Browns on May 12, 2014.[15]


  1. "NCHS hopes to even score against BHS". The Pantagraph. November 15, 2003. Retrieved July 28, 2012. (subscription required)
  2. Luther, Chad (September 30, 2005). "Men or Boys?: The Northwest Cup Opener". Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  3. Luther, Chad (October 14, 2005). "OSU & CAL: Another Week, Another Shootout?". Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  4. "Serna kicks five field goals as Oregon State win over Washington turns ugly". USA Today. November 10, 2007. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Norz, Dan (July 10, 2008). "Hughes named to Thorpe watchlist". Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  6. "Texas A&M's Stephen McGee One Of 31 Additions To 2009 East-West Shrine Game". December 22, 2008. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Hughes signs 4-year deal with Chargers". The Sporting News. June 20, 2009. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  8. Pauline, Tony (February 24, 2009). "Combine Risers/Sliders: DBs". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  9. Kirkpatrick, Chris (April 27, 2009). "Beavers make history with seven chosen". Corvallis Gazette-Times. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  10. "Texans deal DT Johnson to Chargers". The Sporting News. August 31, 2009. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  11. "Chargers welcome Little League world champions". The Sporting News. September 1, 2009. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  12. Armstrong, Kevin (September 10, 2010). "New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw relishes starting role, says he and Jacobs are 'still brothers'". The New York Daily News. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  13. Eagles sign Cornerback, Place Hobbs on IR, Philadelphia Sports Daily, November 23, 2010. Script error
  14. Ford, Bob (January 3, 2011). "Bob Ford: For Eagles, resting starters isn't the best way to prepare for playoffs". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 29, 2012.

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