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Brandon
Rutley
#21 Running Back
Brandon
Rutley
#21 Running Back
Height 5'11
Weight 192 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1989-04-09 (30)
Born Tuscaloosa, AL
School San Jose State
Status AMER
Rushes 61
Yards 341
Touchdowns 0
Average 5.59

Born: April 9, 1988 – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2019:   Years as a Lion: 2nd   Years in CFL: 7th   Status: American
Career Games: 47   Playoffs: 2   Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired: The Lions acquired Brandon from the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for future considerations on January 15, 2018.

 

Highlights:
2019: Making a full recovery from his season-ending injury the year before, Brandon appeared in 11 games for the Lions and was an effective complimentary running back to teammate John White. A pounding runner, Brandon tallied 61 carries for 341 yards as well as nine receptions for 76 yards on the year. He also chipped in on special teams and notched his first kickoff return for a touchdown (108 yards) which came against Winnipeg in the season opener. He finished the year with 22 kickoff returns for 533 yards as well as 21 punt returns for 154 yards. His 1,130 combined yards on the year were fourth among all Lions.

 

2018: Injury was the prevailing theme for Brandon’s season in 2018. The bruising runner sustained an injury during training camp in Kamloops which forced him to miss the first four games of the season. He made his Lions debut on July 20 against the Ottawa RedBlacks, running for 91 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries. Unfortunately, Brandon suffered a torn ACL against the RedBlacks and was forced to miss the remainder of the season.

 

Image result for rutley montreal2017: Brandon appeared in five games for the Montreal Alouettes, totalling 291 yards on 49 carries and catching 17 passes for 100 yards. He set a new career high by averaging  5.9 yards per carry in 2017.

 

2016: Brandon turned in the best numbers of his career with the Als, running for 495 yards on 113 carries and four rushing majors. His role expanded in the passing attack as well, tallying 35 receptions for 305 yards and two scores.

 

2015: Rutley took a big step forward in his second season in Montreal, carrying the rock 83 times for 454 yards, good for a 5.5 yard per carry average. He also improved in the receiving game, hauling in 20 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns.

 

2012-2014: Brandon was invited to a rookie minicamp with the Oakland Raiders after going undrafted in 2012, but was not signed to a contract. He then headed north, signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in August of 2012. Rutley carried the ball twice for 17 yards before being placed on injured reserve at the end of September and was released by the Ticats on November 2. After being out of football in 2013, Brandon signed on with the Alouettes for the 2014 season. He spent the bulk of the season on the practice squad, but made a significant impact after being activated for the playoffs. Brandon was very effective against the Lions in the Eastern Semifinal, rushing for 98 yards on 15 carries and scoring one touchdown. The following week, he rushed for 52 yards on 11 carries in the Eastern Final.

 

College:
2008-2011
: Brandon had a very productive career with San Jose State, running for 1,779 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns while catching 70 passes for 668 yards and one receiving score across 45 games. He was also a factor in the return game for the Spartans, fielding 82 kickoffs and returning them for 1,812 yards. Brandon earned second team All-WAC honours as a senior, rushing for 903 yards on 216 carries with 12 touchdowns.

 

Personal:
A communications major at San Jose State, it makes sense that Brandon’s favourite subject in school was public speaking. He enjoys listening to R&B music and lists Miguel as his favourite musician to listen to. Brandon is a fan of Netflix marathons, particularly after a new season of House of Cards has been released. A lover of comedy and making people laugh, Brandon cites Wedding Crashers as his favourite flick. He hopes to one day travel Brazil.

Seasons

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2012
HAM 5 2 17 0 8.5 15
2014
MTL 1 1 6 0 6.0 6
2015
MTL 12 83 454 0 5.5 50
2016
MTL 12 113 495 4 4.4 23
2017
MTL 5 49 291 0 5.9 26
2018
BC 1 17 91 1 5.4 17
2019
BC 11 61 341 0 5.6 36
Total
47 326 1695 5 5.2 50

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC ATT YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2012
HAM 5 2 2 24 - 1 12.0 14
2014
MTL 1 1 1 7 - 0 7.0 7
2015
MTL 12 20 25 286 - 2 14.3 65
2016
MTL 12 35 40 305 288 2 8.7 38
2017
MTL 5 17 19 100 82 0 5.9 15
2018
BC 1 1 2 4 4 0 4.0 4
2019
BC 11 9 17 76 75 0 8.4 16
Total
47 85 106 802 449 5 9.4 65

Punt Returns

YEAR TEAM GP PR YDS AVG LG TD
2012
HAM 5 0 0 0.00 0 0
2014
MTL 1 0 0 0.00 0 0
2015
MTL 12 0 0 0.00 0 0
2016
MTL 12 0 0 0.00 0 0
2017
MTL 5 0 0 0.00 0 0
2018
BC 1 0 0 0.00 0 0
2019
BC 11 21 154 7.30 18 0
Total
47 21 154 7.3 18 0

Kickoff Returns

YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
2012
HAM 5 19 422 22.20 53 0
2014
MTL 1 1 15 15.00 15 0
2015
MTL 12 1 23 23.00 23 0
2016
MTL 12 0 0 0.00 0 0
2017
MTL 5 0 0 0.00 0 0
2018
BC 1 1 21 21.00 21 0
2019
BC 11 22 533 24.20 108 1
Total
47 44 1014 23.0 108 1

Missed FG Returns

YEAR TEAM GP NO YDS AVG LG TD
2012
HAM 5 0 0 0.00 0 0
2014
MTL 1 0 0 0.00 0 0
2015
MTL 12 0 0 0.00 0 0
2016
MTL 12 0 0 0.00 0 0
2017
MTL 5 0 0 0.00 0 0
2018
BC 1 0 0 0.00 0 0
2019
BC 11 1 26 26.00 26 0
Total
47 1 26 26.0 26 0

Game Log

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-15
1 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
06-21
2 EDM 1 5 0 5.0 5
06-29
3 CGY 2 6 0 3.0 3
07-06
4 TOR 2 7 0 3.5 4
07-11
5 EDM 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-20
6 SSK 13 73 0 5.6 14
07-27
7 SSK 3 15 0 5.0 8
09-06
13 MTL 15 71 0 4.7 12
09-13
14 OTT 20 111 0 5.6 17
10-12
18 EDM 3 13 0 4.3 7
11-02
21 CGY 2 40 0 20.0 36
Total
61 341 0 6.3 106

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC ATT YDS TD AVG LG
06-15
1 WPG 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
06-21
2 EDM 1 1 0 0 0.0 0
06-29
3 CGY 1 2 15 0 15.0 15
07-06
4 TOR 1 2 14 0 14.0 14
07-11
5 EDM 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-20
6 SSK 2 3 14 0 7.0 16
07-27
7 SSK 0 1 0 0 0.0 0
09-06
13 MTL 3 5 31 0 10.3 16
09-13
14 OTT 1 2 2 0 2.0 2
10-12
18 EDM 0 1 0 0 0.0 0
11-02
21 CGY 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
9 17 76 0 8.1 63

Punt Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-15
1 WPG 4 17 4.30 6 0
06-21
2 EDM 4 38 9.50 15 0
06-29
3 CGY 3 32 10.70 18 0
07-06
4 TOR 4 30 7.50 15 0
07-11
5 EDM 3 11 3.70 5 0
07-20
6 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-27
7 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-06
13 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-13
14 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-12
18 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-02
21 CGY 3 26 8.70 14 0
Total
21 154 0.0 18 44.4

Kickoff Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-15
1 WPG 6 226 37.70 108 1
06-21
2 EDM 4 73 18.30 30 0
06-29
3 CGY 3 56 18.70 20 0
07-06
4 TOR 1 22 22.00 22 0
07-11
5 EDM 6 123 20.50 32 0
07-20
6 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-27
7 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-06
13 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-13
14 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-12
18 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-02
21 CGY 2 33 16.50 18 0
Total
22 533 0.0 108 133.7

Missed FG Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-15
1 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
06-21
2 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
06-29
3 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-06
4 TOR 1 26 26.00 26 0
07-11
5 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-20
6 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-27
7 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-06
13 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-13
14 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-12
18 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-02
21 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
1 26 0.0 26 26