Carlos Brown (American football)
- This article is about the current college football player. For the former NFL quarterback who later became the actor and politician see Alan Autry.
|Date of birth:April 28, 1988|
|Place of birth: Newnan, Georgia|
|Undrafted in 2010|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Carlos Brown (born April 28, 1988) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Michigan.
Brown was a highly recruited running back coming out of Heard County High School. During his high school career, Brown recorded 4,232 rushing yards on 469 carries, with 52 touchdowns. Brown also played defense (cornerback and free-safety) in high school, and made 203 tackles, forced 11 fumbles, and intercepted 11 passes. High school awards include all-league and all-conference in his junior and senior years, and Parade Magazine named Brown an All-American. Brown was ranked as the 5th-best running back in the nation by Rivals.com, 10th-best by ESPN, and 24th-best by Scout.com. Rivals ranked his as the 39th best prospect in the nation and 2nd-best in the state of Georgia, while ESPN ranked him at number 59 in the nation.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Franklin, Georgia||Heard County (GA)||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||4.51||Dec 19, 2005|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 82|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 24 (RB) Rivals: 39, 5 (RB), 2 (GA) ESPN: 59, 10 (RB)|
Brown played in 7 games as a freshman in 2006 and earned his first varsity letter. In limited action, Brown carried 16 times for 41 yards.
Brown earned his second varsity letter as a sophomore in 2007, starting 3 games at tailback and appearing in 8 total games. He was the Wolverines' third-leading rusher that year, rushing for 382 yards and 4 touchdowns. He scored his first career touchdown against Purdue on October 13. A week later he recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game in his first career start against Illinois on October 20.
Injuries plagued Carlos Brown's junior season. He earned his third varsity letter in 2008, but only played in 5 games. His only 100-yard effort came against Northwestern on November 15, carrying 23 times for 115 yards. He made his first and only start of the season in a loss to Ohio State, the final game of the worst season in Michigan football history.
Courtesy MGoBlue: earned fourth varsity letter ... started seven of eight games at superback ... team's leading rusher with 79 carries for 480 yards (5.9 avg.) and scored four touchdowns ... caught 10 passes for 122 yards and one TD ... returned three kickoffs for 80 yards ... has three touchdowns of 40 yards or more ... started fifth career game at running back vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), rushing for 54 yards on 10 carries and catching one pass for 14 yards ... made third consecutive start at running back and contributed on special teams vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12), making a career-high four receptions for 36 yards ... rushed for a career-high 187 yards on 13 carries in start vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... scored a pair of rushing touchdowns (9 and 90 yards) against the Eagles, his third career multi-touchdown game ... his 90-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the third longest run from scrimmage in school history ... had his second straight multi-touchdown game vs. Indiana (Sept. 26), scoring on a 61-yard reception and 41-yard rush in the first quarter ... the 61-yard reception was a career long and his first career receiving touchdown ... finished with 11 carries for 83 yards and one reception for 61 yards against the Hoosiers ... rushed six times for 15 yards and caught two passes for eight yards at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... did not play at Iowa (Oct. 10) or against Delaware State (Oct. 17) due to injury ... returned to game action as starting running back vs. Penn State (Oct. 24), carrying the ball eight times for 35 yards ... served as kick returner against the Nittany Lions, returning two kickoffs for 47 yards ... equaled his career-best with 25 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... scored on a two-yard rush to cap U-M's opening drive against the Illini ... had a seven-yard reception and a 33-yard career long kickoff return against the Illini ... recorded 13 yards on two rushes at running back vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... rushed twice in start at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... caught one pass vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
New Orleans Saints
Brown signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints on April 24, 2010, after going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. Brown was waived by the New Orleans Saints on May 24, 2010.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York Jets
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- "Carlos Brown – RB". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
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- "Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011.