During his graduate studies, news traveled to Brandon that his grandmother was very ill back home in Alabama. After much deliberation, Brandon transferred to Mississippi State University to be closer to home and to support his grandmother in her time of need.
Brandon then joined the Mississippi State Football team and amidst fall training camp at MSU sustained an Achilles injury. Though a devastating injury, Brandon continued to play while injured throughout his senior year of eligibility. After obtaining his Master’s degree, Brandon was elated to have been asked to mini camp by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though during physical examinations his world was crushed. His Achilles tendon had been permanently damaged and needed reconstructive surgery, so much so that his NFL career was no longer achievable.
Brandon battled suicidal thoughts for months after his football career had been so abruptly ended by injury. After struggling with himself and his current situation, Brandon decided to use words to express his pain and he put pen to paper during the surgery recovery process. It was during this time that Brandon penned his best-selling novel, “Diamond in the Rough”.
His success as an author drew Brandon towards the public speaking circuit. Brandon’s presentations are complied of his own personal experiences of disappointments, setbacks, tragedies, stories of humble beginnings, among so much more. Brandon delivers dynamic, challenging, and motivational messages meant to reach a wide variety of audiences.
Today, Brandon is CEO of Diamond Legacy, LLC and travels the country to inspire thousands to achieve greatness and activate their desperation. Brandon also keeps busy as CEO of Brandon Maye Enterprises and founder of The Brandon Maye Foundation, both of which strive to further educational opportunities for today’s youth through academic enhancement programs and academic scholarships.