Hard-working offensive lineman provides depth in the offensive line ... Stationed No. 3 at right guard at the beginning of spring practice ... Is known by his nickname of "Newbear" ... Has played in two games ... Coaches believe he could earn more playing time this year.
2002 (Sophomore): Played in two games, Kentucky's wins over Texas-El Paso and Middle Tennessee ... Played well against the Miners and had 4.5 knockdown blocks during the game ... Got his first varsity letter at Kentucky.
2001 (Sophomore): Transferred to Kentucky ... Practiced with the team but was not eligible to play because of the transfer rule.
2000 (Freshman): Attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. ... Played in the offensive line and earned a varsity letter.
High School: Three-year starter in the offensive line at Highland (Ind.) High School ... Also started in the defensive line as a senior, notching 30 tackles, two fumble recoveries, two fumbles caused, and an interception that was returned for a touchdown ... Chosen for the all-state, all-area, and all-conference teams as a senior ... Helped his team to three conference championships ... Coached by Brad Smith ... Also a member of the baseball and wrestling teams ... Honor roll student ... Named to "Who's Who Among Indiana Students" ... Chosen for the academic all-conference, all-region, and all-state teams ... Sports editor of his school newspaper.
Personal: Full name is Brandon Joseph Lesniewski ... Born 12-16-81 in Hammond, Ind. ... Son of Edward and Patricia Pfeiffer ... Major is journalism.