Desmond Branch
Desmond  Branch
RS Senior

Rio Rancho, N.M.

High School:

Last College:
Trinity Valley Community College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 270



#TGW: Means to an End

Desmond Branch sees his move to end as a big move for Georgia Tech’s new defense


Jackets Drop Double-OT Heartbreaker in Season Opener

Georgia Tech football falls, 42-41, despite Marshall's record-breaking debut as a starter


Inside The Chart: Branching Out

Desmond Branch looks to imitate big brother, deliver big results at defensive tackle for Georgia Tech football


2017 Summer Internships Recap

87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer


#TGW: Up Front About It

While five returning starters in the secondary have garnered headlines, a talented mix of returnees and newcomers will hold down the fort up front for Georgia Tech's defense this fall

2016: (Redshirt Sophomore, Georgia Tech): Appeared in nine games as a reserve defensive lineman … Recorded five tackles, two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup … Had a career-high two tackles versus Virginia (Nov. 19) … Recorded QB hurries versus Vanderbilt (Sept. 17) and in TaxSlayer Bowl win over Kentucky (Dec. 31) ... broke up a pass at Georgia (Nov. 26).

2015: (Redshirt Freshman, Trinity Valley C.C.): Logged 32 total tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and a team-leading seven sacks … Signed a National Letter of Intent with Georgia Tech in December and enrolled at GT in January 2016.

2014: (True Freshman, Univ. of New Mexico): Redshirted.

High School: Two-time first-team all-state and all-district honoree at Cleveland H.S. (coach Heath Ridenour).

Personal: Has three brothers … Older brother, Alan Branch, played collegiate football at Michigan, was a second-round draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals in 2007 and has won two Super Bowl championships as a member of his current team, the New England Patriots … Desmond is believed to be the first Yellow Jacket in the modern era to hail from the state of New Mexico ... Majoring in business administration.

Tackles: 7 vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017
Solo Tackles:
5 vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017
Tackles for Loss: 1.5 at No. 11/10 Miami, Oct. 14, 2017
Sacks: 1.0 at No. 11/10 Miami, Oct. 14, 2017
Quarterback Hurries: 1, three times - last at. No. 11/10 Miami, Oct. 14, 2017
Pass Breakups: 1, four times - last vs. Wake Forest, Oct. 21, 2017