Antonio Brown (wide receiver, born 1988)
No. 84 Pittsburgh Steelers
|Wide receiver / Punt returner|
|Date of birth:July 10, 1988|
|Place of birth: Miami, Florida|
|High school: Miami (FL) Norland|
|College: Central Michigan|
|NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 195|
|Debuted in 2010 for the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Antonio Brown (born July 10, 1988) is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Central Michigan University, and was named a first-team All-American by The Sporting News as a punt returner in 2008 and 2009. In his junior year, Brown hauled in 110 receptions for 1,198 yards and 9 touchdowns.
2010 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 in||186 lb||4.56 s||1.56 s||2.61 s||4.4 s||6.98 s||33.5 in||8 ft 9 in||13 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine.|
On September 19, against the Tennessee Titans, Brown made his regular season debut and had 128 yards on 3 returns (2 kickoffs, 1 punt), including an 89-yard touchdown from a reverse on the first play of the game. In the AFC Divisional Playoffs against the Baltimore Ravens, Brown caught a 58 yard pass on 3rd & 19 from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to set up the game-winning touchdown. The following week in the AFC Championship against the New York Jets, at the two-minute warning, Brown caught a 14 yard pass on 3rd & 6, sealing the victory for Pittsburgh as they advanced to Super Bowl XLV.
On October 30, 2011, Brown caught his first pro touchdown on a seven-yard pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. On December 4, 2011, Brown returned his first punt return for a touchdown against the Bengals, and was also named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. In 2011, Brown became the first player in NFL history to have more than 1,000 yards receiving and returning in the same year. For his efforts, Brown was selected as a punt returner for the Pro Bowl.
On July 28, 2012 Brown signed a 5 year $42.5 million extension with the Steelers.On November 4, 2012, Brown was fined $10,000 by the NFL for returning a punt return backwards against the Washington Redskins.
On December 22, 2013, Brown broke Yancey Thigpen's record of 1,398 receiving yards set in 1997. Brown also became only the second Steeler to amass at least 100 receptons in a season, joining former teamate Hines Ward. On December 29, he, along with Pierre Garçon of the Washington Redskins, tied Jimmy Smith as the only players to record at least five receptions in every single game of an NFL season in a win against the Browns, all while becoming the only receiver in NFL history to ever record five receptions for at least 50 yards in every single game of an NFL season. Brown's 2013 campaign has been regarded as, arguably, the greatest season in Steelers' history for a receiver. On December 27, 2013, Brown was selected for the Pro Bowl as a receiver and a punt returner.
- "Antonio Brown named All-American". Morning Sun. December 16, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010.
- Central Michigan Chippewas Antonio Brown Stats
- "Adrian Peterson-Oklahoma RB-2007 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- Central Michigan's Brown leaves for NFL
- "League fines Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown $10K". National Football League. 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
- Greg Bishop, "Receiver Brown Making Key Plays for Steelers", The New York Times, Feb. 1, 2011.
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