Everette Brown

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Everette Brown
No. --     Free Agent
Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-07) August 7, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Greenville, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 263 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school: Stantonsburg (NC) Beddingfield
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43
Debuted in 2009 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2013
Tackles 54
Sacks 7.0
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com

Everette Brown (born August 7, 1987) is an American football linebacker that is a free agent in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

Brown has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, and Dallas Cowboys.

Early years[edit]

Brown graduated from Beddingfield High School in 2005. He recorded 120 tackles with 16 sacks as a senior. Brown also caught 40 passes for 770 yards and 10 touchdowns as a tight end. He played in the Shrine Bowl All-Star game.

Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Brown was listed as the No. 3 weakside defensive end prospects in his class.[1] Receiving numerous offers, he took official visits to Florida State, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech, before committing to the Seminoles.

College career[edit]

Brown red-shirted in 2005. In 2006 Brown was a Freshman All-America and All-ACC Freshman team honoree by The Sporting News. He played in all 13 games while starting three games. He finished eighth on the team and second among Seminole freshmen (behind Freshman All-American honoree Myron Rolle) in tackles with 27. He was second on the team in tackles for minus yardage with 13.5 and tied for third on the team with three quarterback sacks.

His sophomore season of 2007 he was a starter at the left defensive end position where he earned a career-high eight starting assignments for the season and he also recorded one start on the right side. He led the team in sacks, and led all defensive linemen in tackles and tackles for loss while totaling a single-season career-high 37 tackles, a single-season career-high 6.5 quarterback sacks and 11.5 tackles for minus yardage

In 2008 he was the Seminoles starter at the right defensive end position in each of the 13 games during the 2008 regular season. He earned All-America Second-team honors by Rivals.com, Associated Press, Scout.com and the Walter Camp Foundation. He was also the runner-up for ACC Player of the Year honors and the runner-up as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Brown was All-ACC First-team honors., a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award. He finished the season third in the nation in sacks (13.5) and tied for fourth in the FBS in tackles for loss (21.5). He was the team leader as well as ACC leader with a career-high 21.5 tackles for loss and the team leader with a career-high 13.5 quarterback sacks. He finished second in school history with 46.5 tackles for loss. and ranks third all-time for a single-season with 13.5 quarterback sacks and fifth all-time with 23.0 career quarterback sacks. Finished season with 36 stops with a career-high 30 unassisted tackles and 36 total tackles. He completed his FSU with 100 career tackles in just three seasons.

Career statistics[edit]

YEAR TEAM GP GS UA AT TT T/L Sacks FF FR PD INT
2005 Florida State 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 Florida State 13 3 16 11 27 13.5 3 0 0 0 0
2007 Florida State 13 13 24 13 37 11.5 6.5 1 0 3 0
2008 Florida State 13 13 30 6 36 21.5 13.5 4 1 2 0
Totals 41 29 70 30 100 46.5 23.0 5 1 5 0

Professional career[edit]

2009 NFL Draft[edit]

Having already received his college degree, Brown decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2009 NFL Draft.[2] Brown was considered “a perfect fit as a rush-linebacker in a 3-4 scheme” by ESPN′s Todd McShay.[3] He was listed at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) by Florida State's media guide, but turned out to be just under 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) at the NFL Combine.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1½ in 256 lb 4.65 s 1.59 s 2.68 s 4.53 s 7.55 s 31½ in 9 ft 9 in 26 reps 21
All values from NFL Combine, except "Broad", which is from Florida State Pro Day.[4][5]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Originally projected a first-round draft pick, Brown saw his draft stock falling because of questions about his size.[6] He was picked 43rd overall in the second round by the Panthers, who traded their 2010 NFL Draft first-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers to get that pick.[7]

With Julius Peppers still demanding a trade, Brown was shifted to the right side defensive end spot in June 2009.[8] In his first NFL season, Brown recorded 22 total tackles (15 solo), 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.

On September 4, 2011, Brown was waived by Carolina after recording 6 sacks in two seasons.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Brown signed with the San Diego Chargers on November 1, 2011. He was released on March 13, 2012.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Brown signed with the Detroit Lions on March 22, 2012.[9]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Brown signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on January 2, 2013. He was released on August 30, 2013.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Brown signed with the Dallas Cowboys on October 29, 2013.[10] In his first game for the Cowboys five days later, he registered a sack on Minnesota Vikings's quarterback Christian Ponder in the Cowboys' 27-23 victory.

Brown was released by the Cowboys on February 28, 2014.[11]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Brown signed with the Washington Redskins on July 28, 2014, their fifth day of training camp, after releasing outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins.[12] The Redskins released him on August 30, 2014 for final roster cuts before the start of the 2014 season.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Brown was born in Stantonsburg, North Carolina a small town with a current population of 706. During his time at Florida State he devoted much of his time volunteering at various schools and speaking at organized events such as campaign designed to warn kids about the ill effects of tobacco. He credits his parents with his character and work ethic that he learned growing up[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-893
  2. ^ Florida State Seminoles Speed-Rusher Brown to Enter NFL Draft ESPN.com, January 7, 2009
  3. ^ McShay, Todd (November 14, 2008). "Underclassmen lead top draft-eligible pass-rushers". ESPN.com. 
  4. ^ "Everette Brown". NFL Draft Scout.com. March 25, 2009. Retrieved April 16, 2009. 
  5. ^ Nawrocki, Nolan (April 21, 2009). "The Way We Hear It — draft edition". Pro Football Weekly website. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  6. ^ Schoffel, Ira (April 17, 2009). "Florida State's Everette Brown projected to go in first round of NFL draft". Miami Herald. 
  7. ^ Gantt, Darin (April 25, 2009). "Panthers trade to pick DE Everette Brown". The Herald. 
  8. ^ "Rookie shifts to Peppers' side". The News & Observer. June 10, 2009. 
  9. ^ Report: Lions sign DE Everette Brown
  10. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (October 29, 2013). "Report: Cowboys agree to terms with Everette Brown". Profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. 
  11. ^ Caplan, Adam. "#Cowboys will release DE Everette Brown, source confirms.". Twitter. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  12. ^ Boyer, Zac (July 28, 2014). "Redskins sign outside linebacker Everette Brown". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  13. ^ Jones, Mike (August 30, 2014). "Phillip Thomas, Chase Minnifield among defensive players cut". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  14. ^ "Born in a small town, Panthers' Brown is living large". News-Record.com. 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 

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