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John Brown
WR #12
Height:
5-11
Weight:
179
Age:
24
College:
Pittsburg State
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
17
YDS
197
AVG
11.6
TDS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 17 197 11.6 24 3 2 -3 -1.5 2 0 0 0
2014 ARI 6 1 17 197 11.6 24T 3 2 -3 -1.5 2 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 SD W 18-17 2 29 14.5 16 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @NYG W 25-14 3 28 9.3 20 0 1 2 2 2 0 -- --
3 SF W 23-14 4 52 13 24 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @DEN L 20-41 2 4 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 WAS W 30-20 4 43 10.8 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @OAK W 24-13 2 41 20.5 22 0 1 -5 -5 -5 0 -- --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

• Selected with the Cardinals second pick of the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft (acquired from the Saints in a first round trade), Brown became the second Pittsburg State player ever selected by the Cardinals, joining RB Ronald Moore who was taken in the third round (87th overall) in 1993.

• At the 2014 NFL Combine, Brown ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds, which ranked as the third-fastest time of any player at the event behind WR Brandin Cooks (4.33) and RB Dri Archer (4.26).

• After sitting out of college football for two seasons (2009-10), scored a TD on an 84-yard punt return the first time he touched the ball for Pittsburg State.

• Hails from the same hometown – Homestead, FL – as Cardinals 2014 fifth round pick Ed Stinson. The duo played local youth football together before going on to star at different high schools.

NoteCARDS:

• Selected with the Cardinals second pick of the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft (acquired from the Saints in a first round trade), Brown became the second Pittsburg State player ever selected by the Cardinals, joining RB Ronald Moore who was taken in the third round (87th overall) in 1993.

• At the 2014 NFL Combine, Brown ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds, which ranked as the third-fastest time of any player at the event behind WR Brandin Cooks (4.33) and RB Dri Archer (4.26).

• After sitting out of college football for two seasons (2009-10), scored a TD on an 84-yard punt return the first time he touched the ball for Pittsburg State.

• Hails from the same hometown – Homestead, FL – as Cardinals 2014 fifth round pick Ed Stinson. The duo played local youth football together before going on to star at different high schools.

College Career: Began his collegiate career at Mars Hills University in 2008 and finished his final three years of eligibility at Pittsburg State (2011-13) following the tragic shooting death of his half-brother, James Walker, in the summer of 2010 … after the 2008 season at Mars Hill, academic problems forced him to miss the 2009 season and he transferred to Coffeyville (KN) Community College, where he sat out the 2010 season … transferred to Pittsburg State prior to the 2011 season … started 34 of 36 games at Pittsburg State and holds school career records with 185 receptions for 3,387 yards (18.3 avg.) and 34 TDs … added 394 rushing yards and six TDs on 48 carries … one of the nation’s top special teams players, he returned 78 punts for 1,063 yards and three TDs, as his average of 13.6 yards rates the third-best in school history … added 1,400 yards with two TDs on 52 kickoff returns, ranking fourth in PSU annals with an average of 26.9 yards … scored 272 points and amassed 6,244 all-purpose yards, also fourth-best in school history … his 3,387 receiving yards and 34 TD grabs both placed fifth on the MIAA all-time list and he is just the fourth player in MIAA history to generate at least 6,000 all-purpose yards … ranks second on the school’s single-season record chart with 1,216 receiving yards in 2011 and placed third with 1,198 yards in 2013, joining Ronnie West (1990-91) as the only players in school annals to record multiple 1,000-yard seasons … his 63 catches in 2012 were good for second in school history, and his 61 grabs in both 2011 and 2013 are tied for third on the PSU annual list … set the school season-record with a 32.4-yard kickoff return average in 2013 … for his complete college career, Brown appeared in 47 games with 36 starting assignments, pulling in 212 catches for 4,006 yards (16th on the NCAA Division II career-record chart) and 41 TDs (tied for 20th in DII annals) … rushed 54 times for 412 yards (7.6 avg.) and six TDs and returned 93 punts for 1,180 yards (12.7 avg.) with three TDs, along with scoring twice via 81 kickoff returns for 2,118 yards (26.2 avg.) … scored a total of 320 points and gained 7,716 all-purpose yards, the 12th-best career total by a Division II player.

2013: A three-time team captain, Brown was a consensus All-American and unanimous All-MIAA first-team choice, while adding Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and All-Super Region III accolades as a senior … led the team for the third-straight year with 61 receptions for 1,198 yards (19.6 avg.) and 14 TDs; his 61 grabs tied his 2011 figure for third on the school’s single-season record list … his receiving yards also placed third on the team’s annual list and his TD reception total ranks second all-time … also rushed 17 times for 100 yards (5.9 avg.) and two TDs … on special teams, returned 23 punts for 264 yards (11.5 avg.) and 12 kickoffs for 389 yards and a TD, setting the school single-season record with a 32.4-yard average … scored 102 points and amassed 1,951 all-purpose yards, an average of 162.6 yards per game … captured Pitt State’s all-time receiving record with a nine-catch, 237-yard performance in the game vs. Lincoln, as he also scored five total TDs in the contest to tie the PSU single game scoring record (30 points), along with compiling 294 all-purpose yards to earn MIAA Offensive Player of the Week honors; his 237-yard receiving total ranks second on Pitt State’s single game chart and fifth in MIAA single game history.

2012: Earned consensus All-American first-team honors, in addition to receiving All-MIAA and All-Super Region III accolades as a junior after leading the league and ranking second in the nation with 2,000 all-purpose yards … serving as a team captain, led the team with 63 receptions for 973 yards (15.4 avg.) and eight TDs … also picked up 202 yards and a TD on 13 carries (15.5 avg.) … led the MIAA and placed 14th nationally with a 15.4-yard average (fourth-best in PSU history) on 28 punt returns for 430 yards and a TD … placed third in the conference with 16 kickoff returns for 395 yards (24.7 avg.) … the MIAA Special Teams Player of the Year, Brown also received Football Gazette National Special Teams Player of the Year honors.

2011: Named a team captain, the Daktronics and Football Gazette All-American first-team pick also received national recognition as a special teams performer by The NFL Draft Report and Associated Press … was a second-team All-MIAA choice as a WR and first-team selection as a return specialist … started 12 of 14 games and hauled in a team-leading 61 passes for 1,216 yards (19.9 avg.) and 12 TDs … also carried the ball 18 times for 92 yards (5.1 avg.) and three TDs … on special teams, returned 27 punts for 369 yards and two TDs, while also returning 24 kickoffs for 616 yards and a TD … for the year, compiled 2,293 all-purpose yards (163.8 ypg), the 13th-best figure in the nation.

2010: Redshirted in his only season at Coffeyville Community College, but did not play football … later transferred to Pittsburg State.

2008: In his lone season at Mars Hill University, was named the South Atlantic Conference’s Freshman of the Year despite starting just two of the 11 games he appeared in … led the league and finished 25th in the nation with 1,472 all-purpose yards … caught 27 passes for 619 yards (22.9 avg.) and seven TDs, returned 29 kickoffs for 718 yards (24.8 avg.) with one TD and also returned 15 punts for 117 yards … named the SAC Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a kickoff 87 yards for a score vs. Lenoir-Rhyne.

Personal: Attended Homestead (FL) High School where he was an All-Dade County and Class 6A All-District XVI selection as a senior, helping lead the team to an 8-4 record … played wide receiver, defensive back and was a return specialist for the Broncos … General Studies major.

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