Brandon Doughty

Graduate Student

Davie, Fla.

High School:
North Broward Prep

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220


Brandon  Doughty


Hilltopper Duo Set to Attend 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

Doughty and Higbee are the second and third offensive players from WKU to attend the combine.


Doughty, Brohm Combine for Best WKU Showing in Kentucky Sportsman of the Year Voting

The third place finish ties the highest finish ever by an active WKU representative.


Three Hilltoppers Set to Take Part in Collegiate All-Star Games on Saturday

It is the third consecutive season WKU has put a pair of players in the East-West Shrine Game.


WKU Finishes No. 24 in Final Associated Press Top 25 Poll

It is the first time since 1975 the Hilltoppers have finished in the Associated Press Top 25 final poll.


WKU Football vs. South Florida Postgame Notes


Western Kentucky vs.Marshall, 49-28

NCAA Football: Western Kentucky faces Marshall at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.


Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic, 35-19

NCAA Football: Western Kentucky squares off against Florida Atlantic at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.


LSU 48, Western Kentucky 20

The Hilltoppers fall on the road against LSU, on October 24, 2015.


Western Kentucky vs. North Texas

The Hilltoppers traveled to North Texas to take on the Mean Green on Thursday night.


Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee, 58-28

NCAA Football: Western Kentucky squares off against Middle Tennessee at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

"King of the Commonwealth" - A Look at the Career of Brandon Doughty

   Doughty In the News

2015 Preseason Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year
2015 Maxwell Award Watch List
2015 Davey O'Brien Award Watch List
2015 Walter Camp Award Watch List
2015 Manning Award Watch List
2014 Conference USA MVP
2014 Sammy Baugh Award Winner
2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Offensive MVP
2014 All-Conference USA Second Team
2014 All-Conference USA Second Team (Phil Steele)
2014 All-Bowl Team (NFL.com)
2014 All-Bowl Team (CBS Sports)

Career Game Highs:
  • Completions: 46 vs. Bowling Green (8/29/14)
  • Attempts: 66 vs. Middle Tennessee (9/13/14)
  • Yards: 593 at Middle Tennessee (9/13/14)
  • Touchdowns: 8 at Marshall (11/28/14)
2014 (r-Sr.): Doughty posted one of the finest seasons by a collegiate quarterback in the history of the game as he led the FBS in passing yards (4,830), passing touchdowns (49), and points responsible for per game (24.2) during his senior campaign. During the course of the year, Doughty was granted a medical hardship waiver, restoring a season of eligibility lost due to injuries in 2011 and 2012, clearing the way for his return for a sixth-year. The waiver granted him the 2012 year back. Doughty was named the 2014 Conference USA Most Valuable Player as well as the Sammy Baugh Trophy award winner for his play. On the year, WKU finished as the No. 4 offense, averaging 534.6 yards, No. 2 passing offense at 374.3 yards, and broke 49 team and individual offensive records. Among those records were Total Yards, Season (6,950), Total Yards, Game (738), Points Scored per Game (44.4), Touchdowns Scored, Season (76), Passing Yards, Season (4,866) and First Downs, Game (40). Doughty led the league in Player of the Week awards, taking home the award four times and was a four-time recipient of the Manning Star of the Week. For his performance in the bowl game, where he was named the Offensive Player of the Game, Doughty was named to the All-Bowl Team from CBSSports.com and NFL.com. Doughty threw for 500 or more yards in two of the first three games, 569 vs. Bowling Green and 593 at Middle Tennessee. His 593 yards at MT set a new C-USA single-game record. On 10 occasions, Doughty eclipsed the 300-yard mark and had five or more touchdown passes in five games, including a season-high eight at No. 19 Marshall -- the second-most in C-USA history - when he combined with Rakeem Cato to throw an FBS combined record of 15 in a single game. Doughty's eight touchdown passes in that game were matched only by eight other quarterbacks in FBS history and just two others did it against a nationally ranked opponent. He is the only quarterback of those eight to do it on the road. His 11.2 attempts per touchdown ratio was eclipsed by only two other quarterbacks last season, Marcus Mariota (10.6) and JT Barrett (9.2) and he was one of only three quarterbacks to throw at least 30 more touchdown passes than interceptions (Mariota and Cody Kessler). Doughty finished No. 10 in ESPN's QBR ratings and No. 1 in their Passing Expected Points Added category. Doughty became WKU's career leader in touchdown passes and also broke the record for passing yards, completions and attempts in a game, touchdown passes in a half and a game, total yards and plays in a season, and enters 2015 101 completions away from that mark and 767 yards away from passing Jeff Cesarone as WKU's all-time passing yardage leader. At home, Doughty was at his most efficient, going 159-of-213 (74.6) for 2,107 yards and 24 touchdowns without an interception. He has not thrown a pick at home since October 15, 2013 -- a span of 388 passing attempts -- and he was the only starting QB without an interception on his home turf. Doughty's 49 touchdowns set a single-season C-USA record and were the sixth-most by any FBS QB since 1956. His 4,830 yards were 16th most in that span. Doughty combined with running back Leon Allen to become the first-ever duo in FBS history to have a 4,500 yard passer and 1,500 yard rusher. WKU also became the first program since Kent State in 1997 to set their conference's single-game passing (593) and rushing (345) yardage marks in the same season. He enters 2015 as the FBS' active career leader in passing yards (7,800) and touchdown passes (63), second in pass completions (635) and completion percentage (66.8) while ranking third in total offense (7,637), passing efficiency (152.3), pass attempts (951) and passing yards per game (260.0).

2013 (r-Jr.): In his first full season as a starter, Doughty began his assault on the Hilltopper record book for quarterbacks, setting new school records for passing yards (2,857), completion percentage (65.8), single-game completions (29, vs. Troy, 10/26), and single-game passing yards (387, vs. Troy, 10/26). Doughty also directed a WKU offense that set a single-season school record for total yards (5,502), yards per play (6.3), yards per game (458.5) and passing yards per game (261.7). Doughty appeared in all 12 games, starting 10, the outliers being Morgan State and Troy. He eclipsed the 200-yard mark in eight games and went over 300 in the Troy (387) and ULM (370) contests while he posted completion percentages above 70-percent against Kentucky (79.4), Navy (80.6), and ULL (78.3). Doughty also threw for multiple touchdowns in four contests including South Alabama (3), ULM (2), Army (2) and Arkansas State (3). He finished the year completing 246-of-374 attempts for 14 touchdowns with 14 interceptions with a long of 60 yards against Troy and a passing efficiency mark for 134.81

2012 (r-So.): Doughty saw relief action against both Austin Peay on Sept. 1 and Southern Miss on Sept. 22, completing 1-of-3 pass attempts for seven yards.

2011 (r-Fr.): Doughty saw his season cut short after suffering a season-ending knee injury in week three against Indiana State on Sept. 17. He had earned the start at quarterback in that game, playing just three plays before leaving with the injury. Doughty made his first collegiate appearance at quarterback in the third quarter in week two against Navy on Sept. 10, throwing for 102 yards on 12-of-21 passing and leading WKU to a touchdown on his first drive under center.

2010 (Fr.): Doughty redshirted his first season on The Hill.

HS/Misc.: Doughty tossed 23 touchdown passes and rushed for four touchdowns as the starting quarterback for North Broward Prep. He completed 170 passes for 2,885 yards and was rated as a three-star recruit by both ESPN.com and Rivals.com. ESPN.com had Doughty ranked as the 75th best quarterback in the nation coming out of North Broward. He was named a FACA North-South All-Star, a Dade-Broward All-Star and tabbed as First-Team All-County by the Miami Herald and the Sun Sentinel.


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