Brandon Lockheart enters his second season with the Thunder, and his second in the AFL, in 2015. The 33 year old lineman saw action in 12 games last season, starting in six.
Lockheart is one of three players to have been invited to training camp in 2014 through the Portland Thunder's initial open tryout. After a two-day waiver period in training camp, he was signed to the team on February 25, 2014. Former head coach Matt Sauk saw an opportunity in the former Oregon State Beaver saying Brandon "was a big guy, that was strong, and looked good in the workouts."
Lockheart spent one season with the Beavers, in 2003, after redshirting his transfer season. He started in three games for the Corvalis school that season. Brandon transferred to OSU from Santa Monica College (JuCo) in 2002. While at SMC, Lockheart received a five-star rating from the PacWest football recruiting service and was selected second-team All-American by JC Grid-Wire. He started both seasons for the Corsairs. Lockheart previously signed a letter of intent with the University of Washington prior to attending SMC.