Brandon Napoleon, From WVU to the NAIA

Brandon Napoleon has been around the block in the college football scene, playing at almost every level. In his final year of eligibility, he plans to use his talents to get noticed by professional teams.

His college experience has been very hectic with a lot of ups and downs. “Coming out of St. Peter’s Prep as a three star athlete, I would never have expected to be where I’m at now,” said Napoleon. Transferring schools for different reasons each time, he attended West Virginia for three years, Northern Iowa for one year, Georgetown College for one year, and now is attending Kansas Wesleyan University to finish up his eligibility.

Napoleon started his college career at West Virginia for a simple reason; he was ranked as one of the best cornerbacks on the East Coast. At St. Peter’s Prep, he was awarded a handful of awards including the HCIAL Red Division Co-Player of the Year, HCIAL Red Division All-Conference, and All-Hudson County. He was ranked as the 55th best corner and the 24th best athlete in the country by various sources. Napoleon was also a two year starter at Quarterback throwing for 1,218 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushing for 460 yards and 2 touchdowns his Senior season.

As a Cornerback, he knows how to read Wide Receiver’s routes like a book. “I played Quarterback in high school, so I know Offensive schemes and where an Offense likes to hit the Defense on certain coverages,” Napoleon said. He is very physical and can play either side of the field. He also knows he can play man or zone equally well. Napoleon proved this last year as a starter at Georgetown College, where he accumulated 35 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 12 pass breakups.

Now at Kansas Wesleyan, a NAIA school in the KCAC Conference, Napoleon has been working hard this offseason by lifting and hitting the field every day. He has put on 25 pounds and says that he still has the same fluent movements and speed as he did before. “My goals for this season are simple. As for our team, I want to win the National Championship and as an individual, I want to win NAIA player of the year and All-American status,” said Napoleon. This season, he wants to see if his talents get noticed to possibly further his playing career professionally.

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