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John Brown
WR #12
Height:
5-11
Weight:
179
Age:
26
College:
Pittsburg State
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 113 1,699 15 75 12 6 16 2.7 13 0 1 1
2015 ARI 15 11 65 1,003 15.4 68 7 3 22 7.3 13 0 1 1
2014 ARI 16 5 48 696 14.5 75T 5 3 -6 -2 2 0 -- --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Selected with the Cardinals second pick of the third round in 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.
  • In his second NFL season, totaled 65 receptions for 1,003 yards and seven TDs in 2015. It marked his first career 1,000-yard season as he became the 13th different player in franchise history to record 1,000 yards receiving in a season.
  • Combined with Larry Fitzgerald (1,215), it marked just the fifth time in team history the Cardinals had multiple players with 1,000+ receiving yards in a season.
  • In Week 6 of the 2015 season at Pittsburgh, set career-highs with 10 receptions for 196 yards against the Steelers. His 196 yards represent the sixth-best single-game total in franchise history and it was also the fourth-best single-game total in the NFL last season.
  • As a rookie in 2014, Brown appeared in all 16 games (five starts) and had 48 receptions for 696 yards and five TDs during the regular season. He established an NFL rookie record with four game-winning TD receptions in ‘14, surpassing the previous record set by R.C. Owens (3) for San Francisco in 1957. 
  • 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).
  • 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.

Pro Career: The Cardinals second selection in the third round (91st overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, Brown has appeared in 31 games (16 starts) in the regular season in his first two seasons. He has also appeared in all three postseason games (two starts).

NoteCARDS:

  • Selected with the Cardinals second pick of the third round in 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.
  • In his second NFL season, totaled 65 receptions for 1,003 yards and seven TDs in 2015. It marked his first career 1,000-yard season as he became the 13th different player in franchise history to record 1,000 yards receiving in a season.
  • Combined with Larry Fitzgerald (1,215), it marked just the fifth time in team history the Cardinals had multiple players with 1,000+ receiving yards in a season.
  • In Week 6 of the 2015 season at Pittsburgh, set career-highs with 10 receptions for 196 yards against the Steelers. His 196 yards represent the sixth-best single-game total in franchise history and it was also the fourth-best single-game total in the NFL last season.
  • As a rookie in 2014, Brown appeared in all 16 games (five starts) and had 48 receptions for 696 yards and five TDs during the regular season. He established an NFL rookie record with four game-winning TD receptions in ‘14, surpassing the previous record set by R.C. Owens (3) for San Francisco in 1957. 
  • 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).
  • 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.

Pro Career: The Cardinals second selection in the third round (91st overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, Brown has appeared in 31 games (16 starts) in the regular season in his first two seasons. He has also appeared in all three postseason games (two starts).

2015: Started 11 of 15 games played and set career highs with 65 receptions for 1,003 yards and seven TDs … also started both playoff games and had seven catches for 105 yards … helped the Cardinals finish with the #1 offense in the NFL for the first time in team history and set franchise record for points (489) and TDs (59) … along with Larry Fitzgerald (1,215), gave the Cardinals multiple 1,000-yard receivers in the same season for just the fifth time in team history … had two 100-yard games and topped 60 yards receiving eight times … caught four passes for 46 yards, including a 10-yard TD on 3rd-n-goal on the game’s first possession vs. NO (9/13) … had four catches for 73 yards and a TD @ Det (10/11); caught a 49-yard pass on a play from Cardinals own 1-yard line as part of 99-yard TD drive and then had 18-yard TD catch on the next drive in the second quarter … led the team and set career highs with 10 receptions for 196 yards @ Pit (10/18); had six catches of 15 or more yards, including two for more than 40 yards; marked the highest receiving yardage total by a Cardinal in a single game since Anquan Boldin’s 217 yards against the Lions on 9/7/03 … DNP (hamstring) @ Cle (11/1) … had three catches for 43 yards, including an 18-yard TD in the third quarter that gave the Cardinals their first lead of the game vs. Cin (11/22) ... recorded a team-best 113 yards on six catches @ StL (12/6); had season-long 68-yard reception in the fourth quarter; marked his third career 100-yard game … totaled 78 yards on four receptions, including a 65-yard TD in the first quarter that gave the Cardinals a 10-7 lead vs. Min (12/10); marked his second straight game with a catch of 65+ yards … had three catches for 25 yards and a TD vs. GB (12/27); TD came just before halftime and gave Cardinals a 17-0 lead; marked his third straight game with a TD reception … caught five passes for 82 yards in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16).

2014: Played in all 16 games (five starts) and caught 48 passes for 696 yards and five TDs … ranked second on the team in receptions and TD catches and third in receiving yards … had four game-winning TD receptions, the most by a rookie in NFL history … recorded multiple catches in 15 of 16 regular season games and one postseason contest … caught two passes for 29 yards and his first career TD in his NFL debut vs. SD (9/8); provided the game-winning score on a 13-yard catch and run with 2:25 left in the fourth quarter to put the Cardinals in front 18-17 … caught four passes for 52 yards and two TDs vs. SF (9/21); both TD catches (24 and 21 yards) came in the third quarter to bring the Cardinals back from down 14-6 at the half to an eventual 23-14 win; became first Cardinals rookie with multiple TD receptions in a game since Larry Fitzgerald on 12/26/04 @ Sea and the first Cardinals rookie with three or more TD catches in the first three games of a season since Steve Lach (3) in 1942 … made first career start and had four catches for 43 yards vs. Was (10/12) … had season highs with five receptions for 119 yards and a game-winning 75-yard TD reception with 1:21 left in the fourth quarter vs. Phi (10/26); marked his first career 100-yard game; became the eighth rookie in franchise history with a TD reception of 75+ yards and became the first Cardinals rookie with at least four TD catches in his first seven career games since Dave Williams (4) in 1967 … tied season high with five catches for 73 yards, including 48-yard game-winning TD catch from Drew Stanton with 7:40 left in fourth quarter vs. StL (11/9); TD gave Cardinals a 17-14 lead; marked his fourth game-winning TD catch of the season, the most for a rookie in NFL history; his five TD catches tied him with Gern Nagler (1953) and Fran Polsfoot (1950) for the most by a Cardinals rookie in his first nine career games … started in place of the injured Larry Fitzgerald and had a team-best 61 yards on three catches @ Sea (11/23) … led the team with 54 yards on three receptions vs. Sea (12/21) … led the team with four catches for 34 yards in Wild Card game @ Car (1/3/15).

College: 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 ranked as 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 … finished 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 … for his complete college career, Brown appeared in 47 games with 36 starts, 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 … 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 in 2013 … 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 … 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 … as a junior in ’12, earned consensus All-American first-team honors, in addition to receiving All-MIAA and All-Super Region III accolades 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 … named a team captain as a sophomore in ‘11, 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 … redshirted in his only season at Coffeyville Community College in 2010, but did not play football … in his lone season at Mars Hill University in ‘09, 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.

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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