12 Brandon Doughty
Brandon  Doughty

Graduate Student

Davie, Fla.

High School:
North Broward

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210



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Doughty, Noble Named WKU Athletes of the Year Following Successful Year Two in C-USA

Each student-athlete took home their sports respective Player of the Year honor in Conference USA.


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WKU had a school-record three draft picks and led Conference USA.


Western Kentucky vs.Marshall, 49-28

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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

Team Captain - 2013; 2014; 2015
2015 C-USA Male Athlete of the Year
2015 C-USA Most Valuable Player
2015 C-USA Championship Game MVP
2015 Miami Beach Bowl MVP
2015 Third Team All-American (Athlon Sports)
2015 Honorable Mention All-American (Sports Illustrated)
2015 C-USA First Team
2015 C-USA First Team (Phil Steele)
2015 ASN Player of the Year
2015 Senior CLASS Award Finalist
2015 Manning Award Finalist
2015 Unitas Golden Arm Finalist
2015 Maxwell Award Semifinalist
2015 Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist
2015 Walter Camp Award Watch List
2014 C-USA Most Valuable Player
2014 Sammy Baugh Award Winner
2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Offensive MVP
2014 C-USA Second Team
2014 C-USA Second Team (Phil Steele)
2014 All-Bowl Team (NFL.com)
2014 All-Bowl Team (CBS Sports)
Eight-time C-USA Player of the Week
Eight-time Manning Award Star of the Week
Participated in 2016 East-West Shrine Game and NFL Scouting Combine
Attended 2015 Manning Passing Academy as Camp Counselor


  • 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)
2015 (GS.): After being granted a medical hardship waiver and a sixth year of eligibility, Doughty lived up to lofty preseason expectations and surpassed even his record-shattering performance from 2014. Doughty again led the country in passing yards (5,055) and touchdown passes (48) and added another national-best mark, completion percentage (71.9). He became just the third quarterback in the last 50 years to lead the country in all three categories, joining Colt Brennan (Hawai'i, 2006) and Steve Young (BYU, 1983). Doughty quarterbacked the Hilltoppers to their first-ever FBS conference championship, first-ever Associated Press Top 25 ranking and a second consecutive bowl victory. The Hilltoppers dominated C-USA play, winning by an average margin of 27.1 points, the second-largest margin by a league champion ever. They were also the first team to go undefeated in conference play and win the championship game. Doughty threw for at least 200 yards in all 14 games and a FBS-best's of 10 games of 300-yards or more and six games of 400-yards or more. Doughty threw for a season-high 484 yards at Indiana and eclipsed 450 yards against Miami (Ohio) (457) and South Florida (461), but it was Doughty's production in the first-half of many games that inherently kept his numbers from getting even higher. Doughty threw for nearly 70-percent of his yardage in the first half, amassing 3,439 yards before the break including 300-yard games by halftime against Indiana (352), Miami (Ohio) (375), Rice (343), Middle Tennessee (333) and Marshall (328). He was nearly unstoppable at home over the past two seasons as well, going 172-of-235 (73.2) for 2,317 yards, 24 touchdowns to just three interceptions. He had a streak of 394 consecutive passing attempts without an interception, spanning the last half of 2013, all of 2014, and half of 2015 snapped against Middle Tennessee - the longest streak in school history. Doughty completed his career with the longest active streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 28. He also became the state of Kentucky's statistical champion for quarterbacks, throwing for more yards, touchdowns and with a higher completion percentage and quarterback rating than any quarterback to ever play college football in the state of Kentucky. He is also the most accurate Florida-born quarterback, ever while his touchdowns (4th-most), passing yards (3rd-most) and passer rating (3rd-best) are all among the best ever by Floridian quarterbacks. Doughty's 27 career wins are third-most by a Hilltopper starting quarterback: 0-1 (2011), 7-3 (2013), 8-5 (2014), 12-2 (2015).

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.


Career (17)
Passing Yards - 12,855
Touchdown Passes - 111
Passing Completions - 1,023
Passing Attempts - 1,491
Completion Percentage - 68.6
Completion Percentage in C-USA - 69.87 (Conference USA Record)
Passing Yards Per Game - 299.0
Passer Efficiency Rating - 161.0
Passer Efficiency Rating in C-USA - 171.74 (Conference USA Record)
Total Plays - 1,594
Total Yards - 12,577
Touchdowns Responsible For - 114
Consecutive Attempts without an Interception - 394
200-yard Passing Games - 33
300-yard Passing Games - 22
400-yard Passing Games - 10
500-yard Passing Games - 2

Season (14)
Passing Yards - 5,055 (2015)*
Touchdown Passes - 49 (2014)* (Conference USA Record)
Passing Completions - 388 (2015)
Passing Attempts - 552 (2014)
Completion Percentage - 71.9 (2015)*
Passing Yards Per Game - 371.5 (2014)
Passer Efficiency Rating - 176.5 (2015)
Total Plays - 591 (2014)
Total Yards - 4,933 (2015)
Touchdowns Responsible For - 51 (2014)
200-yard Passing Games - 14 (2015)*
300-yard Passing Games - 10 (2014/15)*
400-yard Passing Games - 6 (2015)*
500-yard Passing Games - 2 (2014)
* - Led the FBS that season

Game (6)
Passing Yards - 593 at Middle Tennessee, 9/13/14 (Conference USA Record)
Touchdown Passes - 8 at Marshall, 11/28/14*
Passing Completions - 46 vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/14
Passing Attempts - 66 at Middle Tennessee, 9/13/14
Completion Percentage - 88.5 (23-26) vs. Old Dominion, 10/25/14
Passer Efficiency Rating - 271.8 vs. Old Dominion, 10/25/14
* - Led the FBS that season