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Brandon Gorin

At a game in Denver in November, 2009.
No. 77     Denver Broncos
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: July 17, 1978 (1978-07-17) (age 31)
Place of birth: Muncie, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 7 / Pick: 201
Debuted in 2003 for the New England Patriots
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Games played     42
Games started     26
Fumble recoveries     0
Stats at

Brandon Michael Gorin (born July 17, 1978 in Muncie, Indiana) is an American football offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.

Gorin has also played for the New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. He earned two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots.


Early years

Gorin attended school at St. Lawrence Catholic School. Gorin earned first team all-state honors as a defensive tackle at Muncie Southside High School in Muncie, Indiana, where he was coached by Mike Paul. He played on the school’s nationally-ranked basketball team, competed in track and field as discus thrower, and earned academic all-state honors. Gorin was named Muncie-Delaware County’s 1996 Scholar Athlete of the Year and ranked second in his high school graduating class with 3.8 GPA. He coached a youth basketball league team in Muncie and would like to pursue a career as a college basketball coach when his playing days are over.

College years

Gorin was a three-year starter at right tackle for the Purdue University Boilermakers, starting on same offensive line as New England Patriots left tackle Matt Light. Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin was also a teammate in 1998. He was shifted to offensive tackle after beginning career on defensive line. Gorin helped the Boilermakers' offense average over 450 yards in his 39 career starts. He started every game at right tackle as a senior as the offensive line surrendered just seven sacks on 473 pass attempts. He earned All-Big Ten Conference Academic honors as a sophomore and earned a degree in industrial engineering.

Professional career


San Diego Chargers

After being drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round (201st overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft, Gorin played for San Diego for two years. During his time as a Charger, he did not play a single snap.

New England Patriots

On September 5, 2002, he was signed as a free agent by the New England Patriots. He saw limited action in 2003, but became a starter in 2004 after an injury to Tom Ashworth.

Arizona Cardinals

He was traded to the Arizona Cardinals in August 2006 for a conditional 2007 draft pick (sixth-round draft pick), was released a year later by the Cardinals.

St. Louis Rams

He was signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Rams. On March 7, 2008, Gorin was re-signed as an unrestricted free agent for a one year contract.

Denver Broncos

Gorin was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Denver Broncos on April 17, 2009. The move reunited him with Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels, who served as offensive coordinator for the Patriots during most of Gorin's time in New England.

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