Brandon Underwood is a defensive back for the Green Bay Packers, who was selected with the 187th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Underwood was drafted out of Cincinnati, where he played for one season after transferring from Ohio State. Underwood is 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs 190 pounds.
Prep Career
Coming out of Hamilton High School in Hamilton, OH, Underwood was ranked as the nation's 14th best cornerback recruit by Scout.com. He committed to Ohio State prior to his senior season, joining his brother E.J. with the Buckeyes. Underwood suffered a shoulder injury in a summer all-star game, forcing him to redshirt the 2004 season.
Ohio State Career
Underwood debuted against Miami (OH) in 2005. However, he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in that game. Underwood played eight games for Ohio State in 2006, but was told after the season that his scholarship would not be renewed. He ended up transferring to Cincinnati, where he lost a year of eligibility after having to sit out to meet NCAA transfer requirements.
Cincinnati Career
In 2008, Underwood matched Mike Mickens for the Bearcats' team lead in interceptions, finishing with four in 14 games. He added 66 total tackles for the Big East champions, earning first team All-Big East honors. After the 2008 season, Underwood was selected to participate in the 2009 East-West Shrine Game, where he had four total tackles for the winning East team.
Underwood married his wife, Brandie, in February of 2008, and his son Cameron was born in March of 2008. Underwood's brother, E.J., who played his final college season at Pikesville, has spent time in the NFL with the Giants, Jets and Bills.
NFL Career
Underwood was selected in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Before the 2009 season, Underwood signed a four-year contract with Green Bay.