|No. 75 Washington Redskins|
|Date of birth:||December 26, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Denison, Iowa|
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|High school:||Denison (IA)|
|NFL draft:||2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5|
|Career highlights and awards|
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High school career
A native of Denison, Iowa, Scherff attended Denison High School, where he was a two-way lineman, earning first team all-state honors on offense as a senior after earning second team all-state on defense as a junior. More so, as a sophomore he played quarterback, passing for 1,200 yards on the season. He also played basketball and baseball.
Scherff was also on the school's track & field team, where he was a standout shot putter and discus thrower, earning All-State recognition. He won two state titles in the shot put as a sophomore and a senior, placed third as a freshman and second as a junior. He won the shot put event at the 2010 Drake Relays, recording a career-best throw of 18.77 meters, setting a school record. At the 2010 Iowa State T&F Championships, he placed third in the discus throw, with a personal-best throw of 48.95 meters.
Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scherff was ranked as the No. 44 offensive tackle prospect in 2010. He chose his home-state Iowa Hawkeyes over offers from Kansas State, Missouri, and Nebraska.
After redshirting his initial year at Iowa, Scherff saw action at left guard in eleven games on the season, starting three.
In his sophomore year, he replaced Riley Reiff as starting left tackle. He started first seven games of season at left tackle before suffering a broken fibula and a dislocated ankle in game seven, and missed remainder of season due to injury.
Despite being regarded one of the best offensive lineman prospects after his junior year at Iowa, Scherff decided to return for his senior year. He received his B.A. degree in Leisure studies in December 2014.
After the 2014 season, Scherff was awarded the Outland Trophy as the country's best interior lineman.
Scherff was projected a high first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft by various mock drafts. He was selected by the Washington Redskins with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. On May 12, 2015, he signed a four-year, $21.2 million contract.
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- Keim, John (April 30, 2015). "Total breakdown: Redskins draft OL Brandon Scherff in first round". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- Patra, Kevin (May 12, 2015). "Redskins ink No. 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-05-25.
- Keim, John (May 14, 2015). "Brandon Scherff's contract breakdown". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-05-25.