20 Brandon Baker
20 Brandon Baker
Birth Date: 08/27/1990
Height: 5-11
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: American Senior
Position: RB
gp 12
yds 1076
yds/g 89.7
td 9

2012: Earned fist-team all-conference, all-region and all-America honors from the Don Hansen team in his junior season. A two-time SAC offensive player of the week. Baker's 1,468-yard rushing season marked the third best year for an Eagle on the ground in Carson-Newman history.  Only Buck Wakefield (1,515 yards in 2009) and Kenneth Tyson (1,867 yards in 1987) rank in front of Baker's season.   He finished the year with 122 yards per game – tops in the SAC and 17th best nationally.  Baker's 8.25 yards a carry were the best in the nation for anyone with more than 100 carries in 2012.  He's also the first C-N back this century to rush for more than eight yards a carry with more than 100 carries in a season.  Baker finished the year with four straight games with more than 140 yards on the ground.  The junior has 2,452 yards for his career – 1,704 away from Robert Thomas' (1988-1991) career record of 4,156. Finished the season with 13 touchdowns.  Rushed for a career high 219 yards and three scores in the Eagles' opener against Glenville State (8/30).  Carson-Newman was 7-1 in games in which he rushed for 100 yards.  Came within a touchdown of the single game scoring record with four rushing touchdowns against Tusculum (11/3).  Rushed for 104 yards against L-R (9/15), 121 versus Catawb (10/6), 102 at UNCP (10/20), 185 at Tusculum (11/3), 190 in the regular season finale versus Mars Hill (11/10), 145 against L-R in the second round of the playoffs (11/24) and 155 in the quarterfinals against Valdosta State (12/1).  Caught is first career pass for 18 yards against Tusculum.  Only fumbled once on 178 carries.  

2011: Started the first two games of the season, gaining 191 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries before suffering a season-ending injury… Preseason All-SAC selection… Rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns in season opener against Glenville State (09/01).

2010: Named second team All-SAC…Part of nation’s No. 2 rushing offense that averaged 311.2 yards per game…Rushed for 707 yards and nine touchdowns on the season…Had season high 162 yards and two touchdowns in 34-27 win over Mars Hill (10/21)…Rush for 142 yards and two touchdowns against Brevard (10/2) on season high 18 carries…Had 107 yards and two TDs in 35-28 win over Bentley (9/02)…Averaged team-high 6.8 yards per carry.

2009: Played in six games as a reserve running back…Had eight carries for 46 yards and a score…Rushed for 23 yards and a touchdown in 77-7 win over Brevard (10/24).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at American Senior in Hialeah, Fla. ...Also ran track and played basketball.

PERSONAL: Son of Tumaini Jabali and Brandon Baker Sr. ...Born Aug. 27, 1990.

Recent Games
Oct 26 at North Greenville W, 47-26
Nov 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 37-3
Nov 9 Newberry W, 52-31
Nov 16 at Wingate W, 52-35
Nov 23 Newberry W, 37-27
Nov 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 27-20
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 145 61
Yards 1076 514
Yards per game 89.7 85.7
Yards per rush 7.4 8.4
Touchdowns 9 5
Fumbles 3 1
Fumbles lost 2 1
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 5 Wayne St. (Mich.) W, 55-28 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Colorado Mines W, 27-24 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Brevard W, 41-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Catawba L, 25-22 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Mars Hill W, 43-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Shorter W, 45-28 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Tusculum W, 45-17 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at North Greenville W, 47-26 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 37-3 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Newberry W, 52-31 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Wingate W, 52-35 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Newberry W, 37-27 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 27-20 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 5 Wayne St. (Mich.) W, 55-28 13 78 6.0 11 0 1 0
Sep 14 at Colorado Mines W, 27-24 14 58 4.1 10 0 1 1
Sep 21 Brevard W, 41-14 3 24 8.0 15 1 - -
Sep 28 Catawba L, 25-22 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Mars Hill W, 43-27 8 45 5.6 17 0 - -
Oct 12 at Shorter W, 45-28 16 145 9.1 63 2 - -
Oct 19 Tusculum W, 45-17 14 141 10.1 69 2 - -
Oct 26 at North Greenville W, 47-26 9 77 8.6 35 1 - -
Nov 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 37-3 7 14 2.0 4 0 - -
Nov 9 Newberry W, 52-31 10 140 14.0 53 2 1 1
Nov 16 at Wingate W, 52-35 19 150 7.9 67 0 - -
Nov 23 Newberry W, 37-27 17 127 7.5 24 1 - -
Nov 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 27-20 15 77 5.1 30 0 - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 5 Wayne St. (Mich.) W, 55-28 - - - - - 1 0
Sep 14 at Colorado Mines W, 27-24 - - - - - 1 1
Sep 21 Brevard W, 41-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Catawba L, 25-22 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Mars Hill W, 43-27 1 -3 -3.0 0 0 - -
Oct 12 at Shorter W, 45-28 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Tusculum W, 45-17 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at North Greenville W, 47-26 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 37-3 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Newberry W, 52-31 - - - - - 1 1
Nov 16 at Wingate W, 52-35 1 17 17.0 17 0 - -
Nov 23 Newberry W, 37-27 1 29 29.0 29 0 - -
Nov 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 27-20 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 5 Wayne St. (Mich.) W, 55-28 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Colorado Mines W, 27-24 - - - - - 0
Sep 21 Brevard W, 41-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 28 Catawba L, 25-22 - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Mars Hill W, 43-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 at Shorter W, 45-28 - - - - - 0
Oct 19 Tusculum W, 45-17 - - - - - 0
Oct 26 at North Greenville W, 47-26 - - - - - 0
Nov 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 37-3 - - - - - 0
Nov 9 Newberry W, 52-31 - - - - - 0
Nov 16 at Wingate W, 52-35 - - - - - 0
Nov 23 Newberry W, 37-27 - - - - - 0
Nov 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 27-20 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 5 Wayne St. (Mich.) W, 55-28 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Colorado Mines W, 27-24 - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Brevard W, 41-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Catawba L, 25-22 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Mars Hill W, 43-27 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Shorter W, 45-28 - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Tusculum W, 45-17 - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at North Greenville W, 47-26 - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 37-3 - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Newberry W, 52-31 - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Wingate W, 52-35 - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Newberry W, 37-27 - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 27-20 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 5 Wayne St. (Mich.) W, 55-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Colorado Mines W, 27-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Brevard W, 41-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Catawba L, 25-22 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Mars Hill W, 43-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Shorter W, 45-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Tusculum W, 45-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at North Greenville W, 47-26 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 37-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Newberry W, 52-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Wingate W, 52-35 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Newberry W, 37-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 27-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 5 Wayne St. (Mich.) W, 55-28 1 78 - - - 78
Sep 14 at Colorado Mines W, 27-24 1 58 - - - 58
Sep 21 Brevard W, 41-14 1 24 - - - 24
Sep 28 Catawba L, 25-22 - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Mars Hill W, 43-27 1 45 -3 - - 42
Oct 12 at Shorter W, 45-28 1 145 - - - 145
Oct 19 Tusculum W, 45-17 1 141 - - - 141
Oct 26 at North Greenville W, 47-26 1 77 - - - 77
Nov 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 37-3 1 14 - - - 14
Nov 9 Newberry W, 52-31 1 140 - - - 140
Nov 16 at Wingate W, 52-35 1 150 17 - - 167
Nov 23 Newberry W, 37-27 1 127 29 - - 156
Nov 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 27-20 1 77 - - - 77
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 5 Wayne St. (Mich.) W, 55-28 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 14 at Colorado Mines W, 27-24 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 21 Brevard W, 41-14 6 1 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 28 Catawba L, 25-22 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Mars Hill W, 43-27 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 12 at Shorter W, 45-28 12 2 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 19 Tusculum W, 45-17 12 2 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 26 at North Greenville W, 47-26 6 1 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 37-3 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 9 Newberry W, 52-31 12 2 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 16 at Wingate W, 52-35 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 23 Newberry W, 37-27 6 1 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 27-20 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 5 Wayne St. (Mich.) W, 55-28 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Colorado Mines W, 27-24 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Brevard W, 41-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Catawba L, 25-22 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Mars Hill W, 43-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Shorter W, 45-28 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Tusculum W, 45-17 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at North Greenville W, 47-26 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 37-3 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Newberry W, 52-31 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Wingate W, 52-35 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Newberry W, 37-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 27-20 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 12 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 12 145 1076 89.7 7.4 9 69 3 2
Conference 6 61 514 85.7 8.4 5 69 1 1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 57 510 102.0 8.9 6 69 2 1
Away 7 88 566 80.9 6.4 3 67 1 1
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 10 123 985 98.5 8.0 9 69 3 2
Losses 2 22 91 45.5 4.1 0 30 - -
-
September 3 30 160 53.3 5.3 1 15 2 1
October 4 47 408 102.0 8.7 5 69 - -
November 5 68 508 101.6 7.5 3 67 1 1
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 12 3 0.3 43 3.6 14.3 0 29
Conference 6 2 0.3 14 2.3 7.0 0 17
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 1 0.2 29 5.8 29.0 0 29
Away 7 2 0.3 14 2.0 7.0 0 17
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 10 3 0.3 43 4.3 14.3 0 29
Losses 2 - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - -
October 4 1 0.3 -3 -0.8 -3.0 0 0
November 5 2 0.4 46 9.2 23.0 0 29
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 12 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 6 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 7 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 10 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 5 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 12 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 10 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 5 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 12 1076 43 - - 1119 93.3
Conference 6 514 14 - - 528 88.0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 510 29 - - 539 107.8
Away 7 566 14 - - 580 82.9
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 10 985 43 - - 1028 102.8
Losses 2 91 - - - 91 45.5
-
September 3 160 - - - 160 53.3
October 4 408 -3 - - 405 101.3
November 5 508 46 - - 554 110.8
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 54 4.5 9 0 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 30 5.0 5 0 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 36 7.2 6 0 - - - - - - - 0
Away 18 2.6 3 0 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 54 5.4 9 0 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 0 - - - - - - - - 0
-
September 6 2.0 1 - - - - - - - - 0
October 30 7.5 5 0 - - - - - - - 0
November 18 3.6 3 0 - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 12 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -