AJ Brathwaite

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  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 187

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Given name is Arthur
2021 Conference USA Honorable Mention

At Western Kentucky
2022 (REDSHIRT SENIOR): Missed portions of the season while dealing with an injury, making only eight appearances with a pair of starts … Recorded 16 tackles with one tackle for loss and one interception … Made two stops and picked off a pass in season opener vs. Austin Peay (Aug. 27) … Returned from injury vs. UTSA (Oct. 8), making two tackles … Notched his lone TFL as part of three-tackle performance at Middle Tennessee (Oct. 15) … Recorded two tackles vs. North Texas (Oct. 29) … Posted his best game of the season with six tackles at Florida Atlantic (Nov. 26) … Made a pair of tackles in New Orleans Bowl victory vs. South Alabama (Dec. 21).

2021 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Started all 12 games he appeared in, taking over a spot in the WKU secondary … His 64 tackles ranked fourth on the roster … Made five tackles in season opener vs. UT Martin (Sept. 2) … Logged three solo stops at Army (Sept. 11) … Had a career game vs. Indiana (Sept. 25) with 15 tackles, including a sack, and a forced fumble … Picked off a pass and made four tackles vs. UTSA (Oct. 9) … Notched his second double digit tackle performance of the season with 10 stops at Old Dominion (Oct. 16) … Carded a pair of solo tackles at FIU (Oct. 23) … Made three stops vs. Charlotte (Oct. 30) … Recorded his second tackle for loss of the season as part of a two-tackle game at Rice (Nov. 13) … Picked up six tackles vs. Florida Atlantic (Nov. 20) … Made eight tackles with a half tackle for loss at UTSA (Dec. 3) … Forced a fumble and logged five tackles with a half tackle for loss in Boca Raton Bowl victory over Appalachian State (Dec. 18).

2020 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 11 games, primarily on special teams … Made eight tackles on the season … Matched his career-best with four stops vs. Marshall (Oct. 10) … Recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for a score vs. Charlotte (Dec. 6).

2019 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games for the Hilltoppers, including his first career start vs. Central Arkansas … Recorded nine tackles while seeing time on defense and special teams … Made four tackles at Southern Miss (Nov. 23) … Blocked a punt vs. Charlotte (Oct. 19).

2018 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in four games to keep redshirt intact … Made one tackle vs. FIU (Oct. 27).

HIGH SCHOOL: Starred at Central HS in Miami where he was an honor roll student and a three-star prospect according to 247Sports … Ranked 109th defensive back nationally and 219th overall prospect in Florida … Chose Western Kentucky over offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, UCF, East Carolina, Colorado State, Tulane, Florida Atlantic and Appalachian State.

2021 Conference USA Honorable Mention
Conference USA Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 27, 2021)

2022 (r-Jr.) | 8/2: Brathwaite only made eight appearances on the season due to injury, two of them being starts. He started the season strong when he intercepted a pass on the opening drive of WKU's season opener against Austin Peay. For the season, Brathwaite made 17 tackles, including one for loss. He made a season-high six tackles in WKU's regular season finale, a win at Florida Atlantic.

2021 (r-So.) | 12/12: Brathwaite started all 12 games in which he appeared for WKU in 2021. He recorded the fourth-most tackles for WKU on the year with 64, including two tackles for loss and one sack. Brathwaite broke up two passes on the year and came away with an interception in the Tops' home matchup against UTSA. His best output of the season came against Indiana when he totaled 15 tackles, including a sack and a forced fumble, all of which earned him C-USA Defensive Player of the week. Brathwaite was named C-USA Honorable Mention at the end of the year for his efforts.

2020 (r-So.) | 11/0: Brathwaite played in 11 games for the Hilltoppers. He was as a key member of multiple special teams units and saw some snaps in the defensive secondary, making eight tackles on the campaign. Had a career-high four tackles on Oct. 10 vs. Marshall. Recovered a muffed punt in the end zone on Dec. 6 at Charlotte for a WKU touchdown. He will retain his redshirt sophomore year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 (r-Fr.) | 13/1: Brathwaite appeared in all 13 games for the Hilltoppers, including a start vs. Central Arkansas, filling in for an injured Antwon Kincade. He made nine tackles on the season, including a career-high four on Nov. 23 at Southern Miss. A key special teams player all year for the Hilltoppers, he blocked a punt on Oct. 19 vs. Charlotte.

2018 (Fr.) | 4/0: Brathwaite appeared in four games and redshirted his first season on The Hill. He recorded one tackle on Oct. 27 vs. FIU.

HS/Misc.: Brathwaite played for head coach Roland Smith at Central HS, and was an Honor Roll student off the field for the Rockets. He was rated as a three-star with an 84 composite score by 247Sports, ranking 109th nationally at his position and 219th overall in the state. He chose WKU over 14 others including Mississippi State, Ole Miss, UCF, East Carolina, Colorado State, Tulane, Florida Atlantic and Appalachian State.

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