Dream come true for Mohawks Brandham committing to SMU

By Mitch Bach
June 21, 2019 - 6:33pm Updated: June 21, 2019 - 7:16pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — Add another name to the growing list of Medicine Hat High School football players who are moving on to play university football this fall.

Brody Brandham has committed to St. Mary's University out of Halifax for the 2019-20 academic year, and says he's excited to begin the next chapter in his career.

The 6'2" quarterback is the sixth Mohawks to commit to post-secondary football programs. Four teammates — Justin Maser, Josh Howe, Connor Taylor, and Lachlan Hardiker — previously enrolled with the University of Regina Rams. Zach Campbell is the lone commit for the University of Alberta Golden Bears, while Braeden Long recently signed to the CJFL's Edmonton Wildcats.

17-year-old Brandham says he threw for nearly 4500 total yards and 40 touchdowns over his three-year career as a Mohawk. He led the crew to two ASAA South Zone Championships and played into the championship match of provincials in 2017.

He also earned the Mohawks Offensive Player of the Year award following his senior campaign, leading the team to a fifth consecutive Rangeland Football Conference championship.

Mitch Bach of CHAT Sports spoke to Brandham to learn the reasons behind committing to St. Mary's University, his decision to 'red-shirt' for his rookie campaign, those who influenced his football career, and what he hopes to accomplish in the coming years as a Huskie.

Minor Football Family Fun Day scheduled for Saturday