Brandon Ludwig
Brandon Ludwig

Player Profile


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Height / Weight:
6-4 / 285




An athletic offensive lineman with the experience of 22 starting assignments under his belt and the potential for national honors his senior season ... switched from guard to center during spring drills ... had the Cal coaching staff elated with his quick transition ... coming off a junior campaign in which he landed second team Pac-10 honors, despite missing two games with an injury ... has an impressive combination of strength, agility, experience and intelligence ... has been hampered by a string of minor injuries that has caused him to miss small segments of each of the last three seasons, but his physical maturity could play a key role in keeping him healthy this fall ... one of the strongest players on the Cal team with a bench press of 430 pounds ... originally came to Cal as a defensive tackle before moving to the offensive line ... 2000 ... was Cal's most consistent lineman, grading out at 92 percent or better in all nine games he played ... earned second team Pac-10 honors ... sprained his ankle in the second half of the Illinois game and missed the next two contests ... came off the bench at Arizona State and was back in the starting line-up the rest of the way ... best games were when he graded at 98 percent vs. Oregon State, 97 percent vs. Utah, 96 percent vs. both USC and Illinois and 95 percent vs. Washington ... 1999 ... had a shoulder sprain in fall camp and didn't start the Rutgers opener ... did come in during the first half vs. the Scarlet Knights and stayed in the line-up the rest of the game, grading out as Cal's top lineman for that game at 96 percent ... re-aggravated the shoulder at Nebraska and missed the ASU game ... 1998 ... slated to nail down a starting position until spraining a knee midway though preseason drills in August ... sat out the first two games, but came back to play at Oklahoma in a reserve role ... made his first collegiate start at USC and wound up earning five starts during the '98 season ... started at left guard at Oregon State and Arizona State and moved over to right guard the final two games vs. Arizona and Stanford ... 1997 ... redshirted his first season at Cal, working as a scout team defensive tackle.

High School/Personal: Starred on both sides of the ball while leading Sonora HS to a 13-0 record and the San Joaquin Section Division II title as a senior ... earned SuperPrep All-Far West honors, rating as the No. 101 prospect in the region ... played both defensive end and linebacker on defense as a prep ... had 106 tackles and nine fumble recoveries as a senior ... played tight end on offense and recorded 22 catches for 262 yards and four TDs ... started for a 30-3 basketball team as a junior ... also was a standout soccer player as a youth and lettered in track and field at Sonora HS ... considered Washington State and Nevada, before choosing Cal ... American studies major ... parents are Bill and Pam Ludwig ... born April 23, 1979 in Modesto, CA.