Brandon West (5'10 193 lbs - Brunswick, Georgia) joins the Bloomington Edge for the 2017 season with an impressive list of acolades. West has over 5 years of football experience including four years at Western Michigan and two years on the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
West's collegiate career began with the Western Michigan Broncos as a running back and kick return specialist. After four seasons, West set a number of records including breaking the Mid-American Conference career all-purpose yards record. He was named All-Mac all four years and an All-American in his last two years. He finished his career with 3,671 rushing yards, 958 reception yards and 3,118 kick return yards and was a major reason for the Inaugural International Bowl bid in 2007.
Brandon West has a history with the Bloomington Edge, as both he and head coach Ameer Ismail were participants and teammates of the 2007 International Bowl against Cincinnati.
"I'm more than thrilled to have West sign here." Ismail said. "He is a tremendous and versatile athlete, one that I had the pleasure to play with my senior year in college. He was a big reason why we made it to Western's first bowl game in several years, where we lost by a field goal to Cincinnati in the Ingaugural International Bowl in Toronto, Canada. He ended up being a great running back in the CFL and looks to continue his career here and Bloomington is lucky to have him."