Fall 2007 through July, 2008.
Braden punting during a Godwin High School game in 2007. Braden was first team All-Colonial-District as a punter!
In June 2008, Braden was invited to try out for several college football teams, including the University of Virginia. Although considered
"enemy territory" for a lifelong Virginia Tech fan like Braden, he went through his paces in Scott Stadium for Special Teams Coaches
Bob Diaco and Anthony Poindexter.
Punting with hangtime being recorded by Anthony Poindexter.
Braden navigating a small stream on the 8-mile mountain bike trail, Wintergreen, July 2008.
Braden at his tryout for the James Madison team under the watchful eye of head coach Mickey Mathews.