Brandon Mebane was born and raised in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles, California. He attended Crenshaw High School where he was a standout defensive tackle. Brandon was recruited by many elite sports programs at top universities across the country, choosing to sign with the California Berkeley Golden Bears. Brandon played 4 outstanding years at Cal where he was a two time first team All-Pac-Ten and a third team All-American selection.
The Seattle Seahawks drafted Brandon in the third round as the 85th pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. Brandon was an instrumental piece of a dominant defense that led the Seahawks to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory. In March 2016 Brandon signed a 3 year deal with the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers relocated to Los Angeles in 2017 becoming the Los Angeles Chargers. Brandon is excited to be back home in LA. He prides himself on being a leader in the locker room and a mentor to younger players. He is a proud family man, committed to his lovely wife Amena, daughter Mahailey, and son Makai. Brandon and Amena are establishing The Mebane Family Foundation, dedicated to improving childhood literacy.