Curtis Brown (cornerback)

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Curtis Brown
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Brown in the 2012 NFL season.
Free agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Longview, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Gilmer (TX)
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95
Debuted in 2011 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Reserve/Injured
Career highlights and awards
  • 1× Honorable Mention For All-American (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013
Tackles 44
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 0
Stats at

Curtis Brown (born September 24, 1988 in Longview, Texas) is an American football cornerback who formerly played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played collegiately at the University of Texas.

High School and Collegiate career[edit]

Brown played high school football at Gilmer, Texas, along with fellow high school stars Manuel Johnson, Justin Johnson, GJ Kinne and David Snow. He starred at both CB and WR, winning a state championship in 2004 as a sophomore. He was ranked as a 5-star prospect by most major recruiting sites, and chose to attend the University of Texas.

Brown finished his career at Texas with 105 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions, both of which were returned for over 70 yards and resulted in one touchdown.[1] As a junior in 2009 Brown was an honorable mention All American by Pro Football Weekly and the Associated Press.

Professional career[edit]

Brown was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League in the 3rd round, 95th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released by the Steelers on March 5, 2014, along with Levi Brown and Larry Foote. The release came after Brown played in only seven games and recorded just seven tackles before tearing his ACL.


Brown's uncle, Hosea Taylor, played in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts from 1981 to 1983.[2]


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