Brandon Gibson, a football and basketball standout from 2002-05 at Rogers High School, had an outstanding junior season as a wide receiver for the Washington State University Cougars. Brandon started in 11 games for the Cougars and established a new WSU football record with 1,180 receiving yards during the season. In doing so, he led the Pac-10 Conference and was ranked third nationally with 107.3 receiving yards per game. In addition, Brandon's 67 receptions and his nine touchdowns rank him in a third-place tie on the WSU single-season lists in those categories. His 11 catches against Arizona put him second on the school list for receptions in a game.
Brandon finished the season with six games of at least 100 receiving years, including a career-best 153 yards against Stanford. In the Cougars' season finale against Washington in the Apple Cup, Gibson compiled 137 receiving yards and caught the tying and game-winning touchdowns in the final quarter.
The speedy wide receiver received first team All-Pac 10 honors and was named to Rivals.com and Phil Steele's All-Pac 10 first teams. In addition, he was selected to Phil Steele's All-America Third team.
Brandon will go into his senior season next year ranked eighth on the Cougar career list in both receptions (125) and receiving yards (2,083), and 10th in the all-time list in career touchdowns (15).
Brandon's parents are Steve Gibson and Marlene Williams. His uncle, Vaughn Williams, played for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts.