Eight Cougars saw playing time in week one of the NFL preseason
Cougars travel to Philadelphia, Pa. for the first ever American Conference game
Nine seasonal awards presented including the Bill Yeoman Special Contributions Award to Mike O'Shea
Four Cougars receive first team All-CUSA honors.
Written by: Roman Petrowski
2012 Second Team All-Conference USA
Redshirt Senior (2012): Perfect on 131 snaps on the season ... named second team All-Conference USA ... received the program's President's Academic Excellence Award.
Redshirt Junior (2011): One of the country's top deep snappers ... Key figure in helping Matt Hogan break the NCAA record for consecutive extra points made in one season (78) ... Did not have an errant snap his entire season, which included 17 field goals, 51 punts and 92 PATs.
Sophomore (2010): Had tackles against UCF and Tulsa ... Handled snapping duties for all punts.
Redshirt Freshman (2009): One of 29 players to compete in all 14 games ... Served as snapper on all field goal and PAT attempts ... Part of special teams that converted 63 PAT attempts and 18 field goals ... Recovered a muffed punt against Northwestern State during the season opener. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Tied a Houston single-season record with 14 games played against Air Force.
Freshman (2008): Sat out as a redshirt.
High School: Competed at Fairfield High for head coach Darrin Diske ... Also competed on the basketball, tennis and track teams.
Personal: Full name is Brandon Allen Hartson ... Born Oct. 3, 1989, in Houston ... Son of Teresa Landrum ... Also recruited by Rice, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M ... Majoring in kinesiology-exercise science.
Hartson's Career Bests