A defensive back for ODU and now a team captain, Brandon Addison had do come a long way to enjoy his most recent success. His life experiences have molded him into a fine football player and impressive young man.

Addison's parents divorced while Brandon was in middle school. His mother knew her son needed a male role model. Up stepped Reverend Melvin Marriner. He was a neighbor and father to Brandon's best friend Josh who is also now an ODU Monarch. Reverend Marriner adopted Addison during Brandon's senior year of high school.

Addison started his college football career at a Division II school but eventually transferred to ODU and walked on to the football program. He has been starting the last 2 seasons and developed into a true team leader.