Inspired Rebel

Rebels versatile standout looking at local CIS option.

Jasper Place Rebels standout Brandon Mellen continually strives for excellence on and off the field through the motivation of his main football influence.

Brandon Mellen:

Defensive Back, Linebacker, Slotback

5’11, 185 lbs

Jasper Place Rebels (high school:  ASAA)
West Edmonton Raiders


Official Visits:

Calgary, Open


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For the past 11 years, Brandon has played the game – eight of those years with West Edmonton Raiders. During his time with the team, he has been honoured for his play on the field as he received three Team MVP Awards, three Team Defensive MVP Awards and two team Offensive MVP Awards.

Currently, Brandon is playing high school football for the Jasper Place Rebels of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA).

While he has experienced many special moments on the field, there is one moment that stands out as the highlight of his young gridiron career.

“The most memorable football experience I’ve had was when my team won Provincials in Medicine Hat in front of my family that never saw me play football before,” explained Brandon, who trains with MVP.

A former CFL football player has had a profound effect on the Rebels standout’s career.  Consequently, Brandon credits this individual for giving him the desire to strive higher when it comes to his life and football goals.

“The most influential person in my life and in football is Willie Pless, the longtime all- star linebacker from the Edmonton Eskimos,” says Brandon.  “He has told me never to give up on my dreams no matter what obstacles might get in the way.”

This spring, the Rebels standout will graduate from high school.  He has no committed to a university as of yet but did recently attend a recruiting night hosted by the Calgary Dinos in Brandon’s hometown of Edmonton.

“I have higher expectations for myself to do well in school so that I can play university football,” adds Brandon of his experience with the recruitment process.

Ultimately, Brandon has learned many things from the game of football which he applies in all aspects of his life with the goal of achieving further success.

“I learned that in football to stand tall and be confident,” explained Brandon.  “People will try to knock you down but to always stand your ground.”

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