Pokes have won four of six bowls under Mike Gundy.
Squad member who is a valuable asset to the program ... Signature moment of his career to date came when he blocked and recovered a punt at Texas Tech in 2013.
2013 (Junior): Saw action in seven games, primarily on special teams ... Blocked and recovered a punt at Texas Tech in a play that was important in OSU's win over the Red Raiders ... Did not record any other statistics.
2012 (Sophomore): Did not record any game action.
2011 (Redshirt): Redshirt.
2010 (Freshman): Attended Oklahoma State, but was not on the football team.
High School: Attended Boyd HS in McKinney, Texas, where he was coached by Don Drake ... Also played basketball and baseball ... Was Boyd's player of the year in 2007 and earned all-district honors in 2009 ... Member of the honor roll, the National Honor Society, the all academic team and was in the top 10 percent of his class ... Participated in extracurricular activities including Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and student government.
Personal: Derek Branson was born Feb. 13, 1992 in Tulsa ... Son of Kim and Patti Branson ... Majoring in sports management/marketing.