QBBrandon Silvers

Troy — Sun Belt
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  • Weight: 224
  • Hometown: Orange Beach, AL
  • Age: 23

Bio

2017 (Senior): Set the Troy career record for touchdowns responsible with 77 after accounting for 22 his senior year – 17 passing and five rushing … Named the MVP of Troy’s 50-30 victory over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl after completing 24-of-31 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns … Averaged 310.4 passing yards to go along with 10 touchdown passes in Troy’s final three games of the season … Threw at least one touchdown pass in the final seven games of the season (15 total) after having just two touchdown passes in the first six games … Started all 13 games and led Troy to its best FBS record in school history (11-2), a victory at LSU snapping the Tigers’ 49-game non-conference home winning streak and a Sun Belt Conference title … Finished his career with just 29 interceptions in 48 career games and 1,504 pass attempts; one pick every 51.9 career pass attempts … Ranked 15th nationally in 2017 with an interception once every 63.3 pass attempts and was fifth among quarterbacks with at least 400 pass attempts … Finished his career second in Troy history in passing yards (10,684), completions (969) and total offense (11,099), while ranking third in touchdown passes (71) and completion percentage (64.4) ... Topped the 3,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season as he passes for 3,290 yards … Threw a pair of game-winning touchdown passes in the final seconds of the game – led Troy on a 9-play, 97-yard drive in just 2:08 capped by a 23-yard touchdown pass to Deondre Douglas with 66 seconds remaining to defeat MAC East Champion Akron; led Troy on a 9-play, 72-yard drive in 66 seconds capped by a 14-yard touchdown pass to Deondre Douglas with just 17 seconds remaining in the de facto Sun Belt title game against Arkansas State … Became just the third quarterback in Troy history to lead the team in passing in four consecutive seasons (Corey Robinson, 2010-13; Brock Nutter, 1998-2001) … Named to the All-Sun Belt Team as an honorable mention selection … Named to the Maxwell Award, Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award, Davey O’Brien Award and Johnny Unitas Award preseason watch lists

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Led the Sun Belt with 23 touchdown passes – four more than anyone else in the league – and ranked fourth in the league with 244.6 passing yards (four total yards out of third) and third with a 133.05 passer rating … Threw just 12 interceptions on the season, the second fewest by any Sun Belt quarterback with at least 350 attempts … Threw multiple touchdown passes in each of the first six games of the season and in eight total games; had three touchdown passes against Southern Miss, Idaho and UMass … His touchdown total was tied for the 35th most in the country … His 63.7 completion percentage ranked 18th nationally and sixth among players with at least 450 attempts … Led the Sun Belt with 129 passes of 10 or more yards … Posted the fifth-most yards of total offense in a game in Troy history with 413 at South Alabama, while his 395 passing yards in the game were the ninth most in a game in Troy history … On the single-season Troy leaderboard, his season totals ranked fourth for completions (293), fifth for attempts (460), fifth for passing yards (3,180), fourth for passing touchdowns (23), sixth for completion percentage (63.7) and fifth for total offense (3,308) … Rushed six times for 56 yards and a 51-yard touchdown against Appalachian State; it was the longest run by a Troy quarterback since 2007 (Jamie Hampton) and longest for a touchdown since Hansell Bearden’s 63-yard run against Southern Utah in 2002 … Rushed for four touchdowns on the season; his 26 total touchdowns responsible for rank as the fifth most in a season in Troy history … Caught a two-point conversion pass from John Johnson at South Alabama 

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Ranked third in the Sun Belt with 216.2 passing yards per game, 20 touchdown passes, a 61.2 completion percentage and a 137.50 quarterback rating in 11 starts … His seven interceptions were the fewest among quarterbacks with at least 150 passing attempts (Silvers had 330 attempts) … Named to the All-Sun Belt Team as an honorable mention selection … Threw five touchdown passes in the first half at New Mexico State; finished the game with 288 passing yards (287 in the first half) … His five touchdown passes were the most touchdown passes by a Trojan since Kelvin Simmons had five vs. Alcorn State in 1993; it also tied for the fourth-most in a game in Sun Belt history … Completed 22-of-33 passes for a career-high 326 yards and four touchdowns against ULM; it was Troy’s first 300-yard passing game since 2013 (Corey Robinson) … Ended the season on a high note as he completed 22-of-28 passes for 320 yards and four touchdowns in the season finale at UL Lafayette … In Troy’s four victories, threw 15 touchdown passes and no interceptions … Rushed for a pair of touchdowns on the year, both coming at Appalachian State … Also threw for 265 yards and a touchdown against the Mountaineers … Threw for 249 yards or more in six of his 11 games 

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Broke Sam Bradford’s (Oklahoma) NCAA record for completion percentage by a freshman as he completed 70.5 percent of his passes (191-of-271); Bradford completed 69.5 percent of his attempts in 2007 … Named to the Sun Belt Conference Newcomer Team … Threw 11 touchdown passes and just three interceptions … Finished third in the Sun Belt with a 138.6 passer rating … Set the Troy record for consecutive passes to open a career without an interception – Silvers attempted 119 consecutive passes without an interception to start the season; Levi Brown (2008) held the record with 118 attempts without a pick … Over the final three games of the season, threw for 507 yards and five touchdowns … Started 11 games after missing Troy’s game at Georgia due to an injury he sustained in the second half against Abilene Christian … Completed 29-of-34 passes for a season-high 272 yards and three touchdowns in the season finale against UL Lafayette … Topped the 200-yard mark against ULM (270 yards), New Mexico State (211 yards) and Idaho (235 yards) … Threw three touchdown passes at ULM and had a pair of touchdown strikes at Idaho … Also rushed 100 times for 196 yards and five touchdowns … Rushed 20 times for 70 yards and a touchdown against New Mexico State and found the end zone twice on the ground against Abilene Christian … Completed 20 or more passes four games 

2013 (Freshman): Redshirted … Member of the scout team

High School: Completed 108-of-201 pass attempts for 1,400 yards and six touchdowns as a senior … Also rushed for 410 yards on 116 carries (3.5 YPC) and nine touchdowns … Threw for 2,468 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior in his first year as a starter … ESPN.com said “this guy may be the most under the radar quarterback prospect in this class” … ESPN.com rated him as the 27th best quarterback in the nation and a three-start recruit

Personal: Full name is William Brandon Silvers ... Son of Roz Ann and Jeff Silvers ... Born May 9, 1994, in Pensacola, Fla. ... Has one brother, Chase ... Uncle Carey Christensen played quarterback on Troy’s 1984 national championship squad ... Aunt Metta Roberts played basketball at South Alabama ... Majoring in sport & fitness management