Stevie Brown

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Stevie Brown
Stevie Brown.JPG
At a game in Denver in October, 2010.
No. 27     New York Giants
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-07-17) July 17, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Columbus (IN) East
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251
Debuted in 2010 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles 113
Sacks 0
Interceptions 8
Forced fumbles 2
Fumble recoveries 2
Stats at NFL.com

Stevie Christopher Brown (born July 17, 1987)[1] is an American football safety for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 251st pick overall. He had previously played four years for the Michigan Wolverines football team, where he started at safety as a junior for the 2008 team and at linebacker for the 2009 team.[1] He has also been a member of the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts. He established the Giants franchise single-season interception return yards record (307) as a member of the 2012 Giants.

Early years[edit]

In high school, he was a three-year starter for head coach Bob Gaddis at Columbus East High School in Columbus, Indiana. He gained 1,700 all-purpose yards as a junior in 2004 and scored 17 touchdowns, while recording 30 solo tackles and three interceptions. Despite only playing three games due to injury as a senior he was selected first-team all-state. He participated in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Also he was on the cover of Excel High School Sports Goal Post 2005 Football Yearbook. Also all-state by the Indiana Coaches Association and by Associated Press as a junior. Ranked as the number 7 safety and the second-best player in the state of Indiana according to rivals.com.[2] Ranked as the number 10 cornerback in the nation by scout.com.[3] Qualified for the state finals as a sophomore in the 200 meters and finished seventh in the state in the 100 meters a junior.[1] As a sophomore, he had 10 interceptions.[4]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Stevie Brown
S/CB
Columbus, Indiana Columbus (IN) 6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m) 198.5 lb (90.0 kg) 4.395 Aug 1, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 10 (CB)   Rivals: 7 (S), 2 (IN)  ESPN: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College[edit]

Brown (3) leads the 2009 Michigan Wolverines football team onto the field
Brown (3) drops back in coverage while Tim Hiller rolls out

At Michigan, he was elected captain as a senior. Over the course of his career he had 31 special teams tackles, including 11 as a sophomore when he led the 2007 team.[1] As a senior, he led the 2009 Wolverines in tackles with 80.[1] He recorded nine tackles in four different conference games (against Indiana - September 26, Michigan State - October 3, Purdue - November 7, Wisconsin - November 14) during the 2009 Big Ten Conference football season.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Brown was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders with the 251st overall selection.[6] His signing was announced on July 22.[7] In his first game as a professional, he made an interception to end an exhibition game against the Dallas Cowboys.[8] The Raiders released him on September 4 and signed him to their practice squad on September 5.[9] A few weeks later after that Stevie Brown was signed to the 2010 Raiders and debuted on September 19, 2010 against the St. Louis Rams and recorded his first career tackle.[10] After playing in his first year as a rookie he recorded 29 tackles including a game against the San Diego Chargers where he recorded 5 total tackles.

The Raiders released Brown on September 3, 2011, as part of their final cutdowns.[11]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

He was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers on September 4,[12] but was waived on September 7.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

The Indianapolis Colts signed Brown on September 20, 2011.[13]

New York Giants[edit]

The New York Giants had Stevie Brown on roster as of April 2, 2012.[14] While replacing an injured Kenny Phillips for the early part of the 2012 NFL season, Brown led the entire NFL in takeaways at seven, with five interceptions and two fumble recoveries as of October 28, 2012 (through week 8).[15] In the eighth week on October 28 against the Dallas Cowboys, Brown had two interceptions and a fumble recovery.[16] The following day, he was named National Football Conference (NFC) Defensive Player of the Week.[17] Against the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees on December 9, Brown had 2 interceptions and a forced fumble and established a Giants franchise record for single-season interception return yards (259).[18][19] On December 30 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Brown returned a Michael Vick forward pass 48 yards to ignite a 42–7 rout, earning him a second NFC Defensive Player of the Week recognition on January 2.[20][21]

He finished the season with 307 return yards,[22] which ranked as the fourth highest single-season total in NFL history.[23] His 8 interceptions, which was second in the NFL,[24] was the most by a Giant in a season since the 1968 Giants got 10 interceptions from Willie Williams and 8 from Spider Lockhart.[25] In addition, this led the entire NFL, with near twice as many yards as second-place Ronde Barber of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[26] Brown signed his $2.023 million one-year restricted free agent tender on March 19, 2013.[27]

During a pre-season game on August 24, 2013 against the New York Jets, Brown tore the ACL in his left knee and missed the entire season.[28] He resigned with the Giants by signing a one-year contract on March 11, 2014.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "3 Stevie Brown". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2011-03-06. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Steve Brown". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  3. ^ "#5 Steve Brown". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  4. ^ Blockus, Gary R. (2012-10-31). "Stevie Brown a Giant surprise: Third-year player leads the NFL with seven takeaways". The Morning Call. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Stevie Brown #3 LB". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  6. ^ Birkett, Dave (April 24, 2010). "Zoltan Mesko, Stevie Brown drafted, Donovan Warren goes unpicked". AnnArbor.com. MLive.com. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Raiders sign rookie S Stevie Brown". Mercury News. 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  8. ^ "Raiders 17 (1-0, 1-0 away); Cowboys 9 (1-1, 0-1 home)". ESPN. 2010-08-12. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  9. ^ "Oakland Raiders Transactions - 2010". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  10. ^ "Stevie Brown - #27 - DB (game logs)". NFL.com. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  11. ^ "NFL transactions for September 3, 2011". Pro Football Weekly. 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  12. ^ "NFL transactions for September 4, 2011". Pro Football Weekly. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  13. ^ "Colts sign former Columbus East, U of Michigan standout released after year with Raiders". WISH. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  14. ^ "Giants sign Stevie Brown SS". Daily News. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  15. ^ Castillo, Jorge (2012-11-01). "Giants, with Stevie Brown playing well and Kenny Phillips returning, likely to use three-safety look". NJ.com. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  16. ^ "Giants lose 23-point lead, then escape Cowboys". ESPN. 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2012-11-05. 
  17. ^ Graziano, Dan (2012-10-31). "Stevie Brown is Defensive Player of Week". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  18. ^ "David Wilson scores 3 TDs as Giants beat Saints, remain atop NFC East". ESPN. 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  19. ^ Raskin, Alex (2012-12-10). "Giants Report Card: David Wilson, Stevie Brown come up big". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  20. ^ Youngmisuk, Ohm (2013-01-02). "Brown is NFC Defensive Player of the Week". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  21. ^ "Giants crush Eagles, eliminated from playoffs with Bears' win". ESPN. 2012-12-30. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  22. ^ "Stevie Brown: Career Statistics". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  23. ^ "NFL Single-Season Interception Return Yards Leaders". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  24. ^ "Sortable Stats". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  25. ^ "@ESPNStatsInfo status". Twitter. 2012-12-30. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  26. ^ "2012 NFL Leaders and Leaderboards". profootballreference. com. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  27. ^ Youngmisuk, Ohm (2013-03-19). "Stevie Brown stays with Giants". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  28. ^ "Giants' Stevie Brown has torn ACL". WABC TV. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  29. ^ Orr, Conor (11 March 2014). "Giants re-sign S Stevie Brown". NJ.com. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

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