Death, taxes and Brandon Tran

JACK ESTEPP / Staff Writer

Brandon Tran, also known as B Train, is student section leader for sporting events. Tran took over this responsibility his senior year alongside fellow student section leaders Trevor Riley and Camden Gallagher.

“I think Trevor and I can both agree that B train is the most passionate and dedicated, and honestly most iconic fan,” Gallagher said.

Ben Decker, 2017 grad, was the previous student section leader and passed on the responsibility to this trio.

“The student section is what brings the energy and no one does that better that B train,” Decker said.

B Train’s love for sports began at a very young age. Phouc Tran, his father and owner of Crown Liquor in Mira Mesa, started taking Brandon to San Diego State basketball games and Brandon fell in love with sports.

“My favorite part of the student section is being with my friends and supporting my friends who are playing,” Tran said.

“I love basketball season so much. The opposing team can hear you clearly and it is so loud in the gym. Also, after winning a big game, you can storm the court much easier than in football,” Tran added.

Along with storming the court, Tran loves to go to In N Out after big win. “Double double fries,” said Tran when asked about his go-to order.

Aside from supporting the Titans and eating In N Out, a few of Brandon’s favorite teams are the Padres and the Aztecs.

“I love going to Petco Park or Viejas Arena to catch a game. My favorite Padres player is Wil Myers and my favorite San Diego State player is Rashaad Penny,” he said.

After graduating, Tran plans to attend Palomar and pursue a degree in broadcast journalism. He hopes to find a job in the sports broadcasting industry.

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