Former WVU CB Hired as Grad Assistant at University of Buffalo

Brandon Napoleon gets first opportunity at the FBS level of college football.
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Former West Virginia defensive back Brandon Napoleon has informed Mountaineer Maven that he has accepted an offer to become a grad assistant for the University of Buffalo and will be working with the safeties group.

"I feel blessed to be in this position of growth in my profession! Hard work pays off for sure. This is just the beginning."

Napoleon spent two years at WVU before transferring to Northern Iowa. He also made a stop at Georgetown College, an NAIA school in Kentucky before finishing his collegiate career at Kansas Wesleyan. 

Coming out of high school, Napoleon was a highly recruited two-way athlete out of St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey. Napoleon was a dual-threat quarterback and was hoping to earn an opportunity there before making the full-time decision to stay on the defensive side of the ball. In 10 career games, Napoleon recorded three tackles and had a fumble recovery against Texas Tech in 2013. He added depth at corner and played the majority of his snaps on special teams.

Shortly after finishing up his playing career, Napoleon moved into the coaching profession. He earned his first opportunity at Susquehanna University as the cornerback's coach where he coached L'Trell Bradley who is now a walk-on at WVU. Bradley recorded 47 tackles, two interceptions, and six pass breakups on his way to being named a member of the All-Centennial First Team.

Napoleon spent the 2020 season as a graduate assistant at Midwestern State which is located in Wichita Falls, Texas. Prior to accepting the job at Buffalo, Napoleon was set to be the defensive backs coach at Geneva College.

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