2006 Scouting Report: Will be one of the key returnees looking to elevate Pitt's rushing attack this season... is coming off an abbreviated 2005 season due to an ankle injury...received a medical redshirt and will have sophomore eligibility for the '06 campaign...will vie for carries at the tailback position...is a bigger back who utilizes a "slashing" running style.
2005: Played in the season's first three games as a reserve tailback and also contributed at kick returner...an ankle injury (right) ultimately ended his year and he was granted a medical redshirt...did not log any carries...had his first career kickoff return for nine yards versus Ohio.
2004: Rushed 17 times for 40 yards (2.4 avg.) in five games...posted season highs in rushes (seven) and net yards (20) versus Rutgers.
High School: Named to The Associated Press All-New Jersey Team (second team)...The Express-Times 2003 Player of the Year... played tailback, fullback, strong safety and free safety during his high school career...set Phillipsburg single-season records for rushing yardage and touchdowns as a senior...rushed for 1,880 yards on 250 carries (7.5 avg.) and scored 25 touchdowns (24 rushing and one receiving) in 2003...also set a school single-game record with 305 yards rushing versus Franklin...led Phillipsburg to a 9-1 record, including the school's first-ever Skyland Conference Delaware Division championship and a No. 1 ranking in The Express-Times region...MVP of the New York versus New Jersey Governor's Bowl all-star game...PrepStar All-East Region...played under Coach Phil Rohm... earned three football letters...also a four-year track and field letterman...an All-New Jersey hurdler who also was an all-conference and all-region sprinter.
Personal: Brandon Scott Mason, born 7/18/86, is the son of Richard and Laura Mason...administration of justice major.
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