As part of an ongoing series of articles, Seminoles.com Senior Writer Brandon Mellor looks at each member of Florida State's vaunted 2012 recruiting class. Next on the list is linebacker Reggie Northrup.
As part of an ongoing series of articles, Seminoles.com Senior Writer Brandon Mellor looks at each member of Florida State's vaunted 2012 recruiting class. Next on the list is linebacker Markuss Eligwe.
About Bradham... Three-year starter at weakside linebacker who became the first Seminole since consensus All-American Marvin Jones (1990-92) to lead FSU in tackles three consecutive seasons...finished with a four-year total of 306 tackles and his 21.5 career tackles for loss rank 25th in school history.
2011: Anchor of the defense who earned All-ACC honorable mention in helping FSU rank as the No. 4 defense nationally - second-best defense against the run and No. 20 in pass defense...named a team captain, one of three defensive Most Valuable Players and the recipient of the Bill McGrotha Humanitarian Award at the team's annual banquet... closed final season with 86 tackles while also leading FSU in tackles in 2009 (93) and 2010 (98)...led the Seminoles with nine tackles in their 18-14 Champs Sports Bowl win over Notre Dame, including his second interception of the season, which led to FSU's go-ahead TD in the fourth quarter...had a career-best 13 tackles against Virginia...made 10 tackles, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and had a half-tackle for loss against Miami...had a career-best two tackles for loss at Wake Forest...led FSU in tackles versus Boston College (seven) and at Duke (eight) and tied for team-lead versus Maryland (seven)...had eight tackles at Clemson...tied for team-lead with nine stops versus Oklahoma and added an interception...finished with 39 career starts, including his final 37 games...participated in December 2011 graduation commencement...was a preseason candidate for the Bednarik, Nagurski and Butkus awards...one of six Seminoles to earn community service awards at the conclusion of spring practice.
2010 Weakside linebacker who led the team in tackles for a second consecutive season...a 14-game starter, who totaled 98 tackles (54 solos), including 5.5 tackles for loss...ranked 11th overall in the ACC in tackles...established a new single-season high with five sacks on the season, which ranked third on FSU's nation-leading sack unit...credited with a single-season high five passes defended, to go along with a forced fumble...recorded a season-high 10 tackles twice, against Boston College and North Carolina, with six solo stops in each game...two of his five pass breakups also came against the Tar Heels...also recorded nine-tackle games against NC State and Maryland...returned a blocked PAT for a two-point conversion against Virginia Tech in the fourth quarter of the ACC Championship game...enters the 2011 season with a streak of 24 consecutive starts.
2009 Florida State's leading tackler with 93 stops...led the team with 61 unassisted tackles, recorded 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception and finished second on the team with two fumble recoveries...career-high of 12 tackles included a career-high nine unassisted stops at Florida...double-digit tackles also came against Clemson (10) and Maryland (10)...averaged nine tackles a game over the final five games...first career interception came in the Seminoles' victory over Brigham Young...started 12 games...earned honorable mention Sophomore All-American honors from College Football News.
2008 In the Seminoles' rotation from the start and played in all 13 games...the fourth leading tackler among FSU linebackers and the leader among true freshmen with 29 stops...made first career start against Miami...season-high five tackles came against Western Carolina and in the Seminoles' victory over Colorado...named FSU's top defensive newcomer.
PERSONAL One of the nation's most coveted recruits after earning Parade All-American honors...a consensus five-star prospect who starred at nearby Wakulla High School...finalist for the 2008 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award and played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...earned first team 3A All-State honors and was the Tallahassee Democrat All-Big Bend Defensive Player of the Year...finished senior season with 145 tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions...recorded over 430 career tackles and 20 sacks in three seasons at Wakulla...entertained more than 40 scholarship offers and chose FSU over Georgia, Ole Miss and Florida...born September 4, 1989.