A. J. Brown (American football)

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A. J. Brown
Ole Miss Rebels – No. 1
Position Wide receiver
Class Junior
Career history
College
High school Starkville (MS)
Personal information
Born: (1997-06-30) June 30, 1997 (age 21)
Starkville, Mississippi
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Arthur Brown (born June 30, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Ole Miss Rebels.

Early years[edit]

Brown attended Starkville High School in Starkville, Mississippi, where he played football and baseball. A top recruit in both sports, he became the second player after Kyler Murray, to play in both the Under Armour All-America Football Game and the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game.[1]

Brown committed to play both college baseball and college football at the University of Mississippi.[2][3] He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 19th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the Padres, which prevented him from playing baseball at Ole Miss, but he was still eligible to play football.[4]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman at Ole Miss in 2016, Brown played in all 12 games with one start and recorded 29 receptions for 412 yards and two touchdowns. During the first game of his sophomore season in 2017, he set the school record for receiving yards in a game with 233.[5] He finished the season with 75 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns in 11 games. He was awarded the Conerly Trophy, given to the best college football player in the state of Mississippi.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two-sport Under-Armour All-American A.J. Brown draws parallel between football, baseball". 22 October 2015.
  2. ^ "A.J. Brown picks Ole Miss over Mississippi State".
  3. ^ "Four-star WR A.J. Brown commits to Ole Miss".
  4. ^ "Ole Miss signee A.J. Brown inks with San Diego Padres, will still play football". 18 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Breaking school records only the start for receiver A.J. Brown". 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Ole Miss' Brown wins Conerly Trophy".
  7. ^ "Ole Miss receiver A.J. Brown wins 2017 C Spire Conerly Trophy".

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