Brandon Rusnak
No. 29 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Personal information
Born: (1995-07-11) July 11, 1995 (age 26)
Wilmington, Delaware
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Eastern Christian Academy (Elkton, Maryland)
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2020
Total tackles:10
Pass deflections:0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Defensive touchdowns:0
Player stats at · PFR

Brandon Rusnak (born Brandon Watson on July 11, 1995) is an American football cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Michigan.

Professional career

Rusnak signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent.[1] He was later signed to the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster.[2][3]

On August 31, 2021, Rusnak was waived by the Jaguars and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5] He was promoted to the active roster on December 28.[6]


Rusnak was born Brandon Watson, but legally changed his name to Brandon Rusnak in November 2020.[7]


  1. ^ "Brandon Watson to sign with Jacksonville Jaguars as UDFA". April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Jaguars sign six players to their practice squad".
  3. ^ "Jaguars promote former Wolverine Brandon Watson to active roster".
  4. ^ "Roster Moves: Jaguars Reduce Roster to 53". August 31, 2021.
  5. ^ Oehser, John (September 1, 2021). "Official: Jaguars claim Johnson, sign 13 players to practice squad".
  6. ^ "Roster Moves: Jaguars place 3 more on Reserve/COVID-19 list, sign 2 to active roster & more". December 28, 2021.
  7. ^ @APMarkLong (November 20, 2020). "S Brandon Watson has legally changed his name to Brandon Rusnak (pronounced Russ-NAK) Rusnak will be on his jersey this Sunday against the Steelers" (Tweet). Retrieved December 2, 2020 – via Twitter.