Desmond Branch Bio
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/04/2014

HIGH SCHOOL: A first-team All-State and All-District 1-5A selection at defensive end for Cleveland in 2013 … also earned second-team All-State honors on the offensive line … recorded 41 tackles, seven tackles for loss, five sacks and one fumble recovery … helped the Storm finish the 2013 season with an 11-2 record and a berth in the New Mexico 5A State playoff semifinals … the Cleveland defense allowed just 146 points in 13 games (11.2 points per game) … a first-team All-State and All-District honoree on defense as a junior in 2012 … finished with 44 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, nine sacks and a fumble recovery … the Storm went 6-5 and advanced to the 5A playoffs … a two-sports athlete who also stars on Cleveland’s basketball team … one older brother, Brandon, is a safety on the Lobo football team; their older brother Alan is a defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills.