Brandon Gayton - Player Spotlight

by Marshals Media Team

Brandon Gayton began his athletic career in 2001 at North Middle School in Rapid City. He was a multi-sport athlete and excelled in wrestling, shotput, discus and football. He was a two-way starter when he started playing football in 2003. Gayton continued playing football for Rapid City Central High School where he maintained two-way starting positions.

After high school Brandon knew football wasn’t over for him. In 2012 he played with his first semi-pro team and continued playing for multiple semi-pro teams throughout the years. His final participation with a semi-pro team was with the Western Dakota War Eagles where he accumulated 33 tackles, four sacks and a force fumble.

During the War Eagles off-season he was signed to Champions Indoor Football organization, the Gillette Mustangs. Unfortunately, due to injury he was unable to play for the Mustangs’ inaugural season. All of this has led Brandon to where he is today – signing, training and now starting for the Rapid City Marshals on April 2nd.

“If I’m not at the gym, wrangling my three children or studying for school you can find me at the lake or on my motorcycle” says Gayton, father of two sons and one daughter, “but relaxing and watching movies with my wife and kids is always fun too.”