On a deep and talented UBC Thunderbirds football team, Brandon Deschamps made an immediate impact.
Deschamps was a freshman running back for the Thunderbirds in the 2011 Canadian Interuniversity Sport season. In one of his first games, in September of that year, he scored the winning touchdown in a 21-10 victory against the University of Regina Rams. The six-foot, 195-pound Deschamps became the most heavily-used rookie rusher on the club, which posted a 7-3 record in the regular season and lost to the University of Calgary Dinos in the Canada West championship game.
Deschamps, who played high school football for the Kelly Road Roadrunners, is already preparing for his second year with the Thunderbirds.