Omar Brown (defensive back)

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Omar Brown
Omar Brown Ravens Stadium Practice 2013.jpg
Brown at Ravens M&T Bank Stadium practice in August 2013.
No. 31     Baltimore Ravens
Free Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-06) June 6, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Moncks Corner (SC) Berkeley
College: Marshall
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2012 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2013
Tackles 3
Sacks 1.0
Interceptions 0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Omar Brown (born June 6, 1988) is an American football free safety of the National Football League (NFL) who is currently on the Ravens practice squad. Brown signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. Brown played college football at Marshall.

Early years[edit]

Brown was an All-state selection while at Berkeley High School of Moncks Corner, South Carolina.[1] He was selected for All-Lowcountry Defensive Back of the Year.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Brown played college football at Marshall. He finished college football with 288 tackles, 9 interceptions, 29 passes defended and 5 forced fumbles.[3]

In his freshman year, Brown recorded 14 tackles, one pass defended and a forced fumble for the season.[3]

In his sophomore year, Brown recorded 73 tackles, 2 interceptions and 12 passes defended for the season.[3]

In his junior year, Brown finished the season with 88 tackles, 3 interceptions and 8 passes defended.[3] On September 10, 2010, Brown had 11 tackles against 23rd ranked West Virginia but Marshall lost the game 24-21.[4]

Brown on sidelines during SB XLVII

In his senior year, Brown finished the season with 113 tackles, 4 interceptions, 8 passes defended and 4 forced fumbles.[3] On September 4, 2011, In the season opener against West Virginia he recorded 5 tackles in the game as Marshall lost 34-13.[5] On September 10, 2011, He recorded 8 tackles and a forced fumble against Southern Mississippi as Marshall won the game 26-20.[6] On September 17, 2011, In a regular season game against Ohio in which Brown had a team-leading 14 tackles and a pass deflection but Marshall lost the game 44-7.[7] On September 24, 2011, He had a team-leading 17 tackles, one pass defended and a forced fumble against 13th ranked Virginia Tech as Marshall lost 30-10.[8] In the next game against Louisville on October 1, 2011, He had 4 tackles, an interception and a pass deflection.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On May 11, 2012, Brown signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.[10][11] On August 31, 2012, He was released.[12] On September 1, 2012, he re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens to join the practice squad.[13] On November 13, 2012, He was released from the practice squad to make room for quarterback Dennis Dixon.[14] On November 20, He was re-signed to join the team's practice squad after doing a tryout for the Philadelphia Eagles.[15] On December 12, 2012, He was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.[16] On December 23, 2012, in week 16 vs. the New York Giants, he recorded his first career sack on quarterback Eli Manning. He was promoted from the practice squad to the 53 man roster, taking the place of veteran Michael Huff who was waived on October 30, 2013.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Estella Mckelvey and has two brothers named Kory Brown and Evan McKelvey who also play college football. Kory plays both safety and linebacker at The University of Kentucky and Evan plays linebacker at Marshall University. [1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Marshall profile". herdzone.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Ravens undrafted rookie Omar Brown gets extra push from his brothers". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Omar Brown College Statistics". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "(23) West Virginia 24, Marshall 21 Box Score". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Marshall 13, (24) West Virginia 34 Box Score". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Southern Mississippi 20, Marshall 26 Box Score". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Marshall 7, Ohio 44 Box Score". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "(13) Virginia Tech 30, Marshall 10 Box Score". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Marshall 17, Louisville 13 Box Score". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ravens sign 19 undrafted free agents". cbssports.com. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ravens Sign 20 Rookie Free Agents". baltimoreravens.com. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Ravens Cut Roster To 53". baltimoreravens.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ravens Sign Five To Practice Squad". baltimoreravens.com. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ravens re-sign former Steelers backup Dennis Dixon to practice squad". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Omar Brown back on Ravens' practice squad". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Safety Omar Brown Moved Up To Active Roster". baltimoreravens.com. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 

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