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Wide Receiver Brandon Smith

Racine Raiders wide receiver Brandon SmithBrandon Smith didn’t start out his football career on the offensive side of the ball. Brandon went to Menasha High School in Appleton where he was a strong safety. During his senior season he moved to linebacker where he earned second team all-conference honors.

He then went on to UW-Milwaukee where he played cornerback. One season there he had six interceptions and his head coach, Dave Mogensen, noticed his great hands and moved him to receiver (with a little persuading from Brandon). Luckily for the Raiders, he is still at that position.

Brandon says he will never play for any other team. He loves the environment of Historic Horlick Athletic Field on game day with all of the excitement of pre-game warm-ups and bands playing.

“The Raiders have the greatest fans anywhere,” says Brandon. “They make it easy for us to come out every week and play.”

Brandon is in his last year of school and will student teach next spring. After that he would like to teach English or science at the middle school level. Brandon will be the first person from his family to graduate from college.

Brandon Smith Tipped Touchdown CatchBrandon lives in Milwaukee and during his free time away from playing football, he enjoys hiking, camping, running, and going down to Bradford Beach. He also loves to go on road trips and the destination doesn’t matter. Football still has a part in his life away from the Raiders. Even though he is no longer playing at UW-Milwaukee, he is now their offensive coordinator, a position that will surely help him become an even better player for the Raiders.

Brandon, thank you for playing for the Raiders and giving us such exciting catches the past several years and for choosing the teaching profession. No doubt you will be a great role model for our young people to follow.