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Friday, October 2, 2020

State Farm of Butler student athlete of the week Brandon Melton

We are so excited to announce this week’s State Farm Student Athlete of the week Brandon Melton. Brandon is a senior fullback and defensive end for the Butler Bears. Brandon led the way for the Bears last week against their win against Lincoln with 178 rushing yards on seven carries and finished the game with three touchdowns. Brandon was nominated by Butler’s athletic director Jake Duvall. 

He stated “Brandon is a hard worker that leads by example. He pushes himself constantly in the weight room and is always trying to make himself better as well as those around him.” When Brandon was asked to describe an elite athlete in his own words he stated “it’s someone who works hard and is determined to succeed.” He said “a leader wants to do well for his team and pushes others to work hard and never give up. 

You can always turn a situation around.” Brandon plans to go into construction management following graduation. Brandon was a pleasure to meet and we wish him and the Butler Bears the best of luck as they take on a strong Buffalo team tonight. Butler is currently 5-0 on the season! - Courtesy of Kellie Davidson Butler State Farm Agent