Carlos Brown (American football)

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Carlos Brown
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Tate Forcier calling signals in the backfield with Brown during the 2009 Michigan–Notre Dame game.
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-04-28) April 28, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Newnan, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts: --
Rushing average: --
Rushing yards: --
Player stats at

Carlos Brown (born April 28, 1988) is a former American football running back. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Michigan.

He has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

Brown was a highly recruited running back coming out of Heard County High School. During his high school career, Brown recorded 4,232 rushing yards on 469 carries, with 52 touchdowns. Brown also played defense (cornerback and free safety) in high school, and made 203 tackles, forced 11 fumbles, and intercepted 11 passes. High school awards include all-league and all-conference in his junior and senior years, and Parade Magazine named Brown an All-American. Brown was ranked as the 5th-best running back in the nation by,[1] 10th-best by ESPN,[2] and 24th-best by[3] Rivals ranked his as the 39th best prospect in the nation and 2nd-best in the state of Georgia,[1] while ESPN ranked him at number 59 in the nation.[2]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Carlos Brown
Franklin, Georgia Heard County (GA) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.51 Dec 19, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 82
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 24 (RB)   Rivals: 39, 5 (RB), 2 (GA)  ESPN: 59, 10 (RB)
  • 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.


College career[edit]

Freshman year[edit]

Brown played in 7 games as a freshman in 2006 and earned his first varsity letter. In limited action, Brown carried 16 times for 41 yards.

Sophomore year[edit]

Brown earned his second varsity letter as a sophomore in 2007, starting 3 games at tailback and appearing in 8 total games. He was the Wolverines' third-leading rusher that year, rushing for 382 yards and 4 touchdowns. He scored his first career touchdown against Purdue on October 13. A week later he recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game in his first career start against Illinois on October 20.

Junior year[edit]

Injuries plagued Carlos Brown's junior season. He earned his third varsity letter in 2008, but only played in 5 games. His only 100-yard effort came against Northwestern on November 15, carrying 23 times for 115 yards. He made his first and only start of the season in a loss to Ohio State, the final game of the worst season in Michigan football history.

Senior year[edit]

Brown during pregame coin toss with teammates Zoltan Mesko, Brandon Graham and Mark Ortmann as well as Tim Hiller.

On September 19, Brown set a career high with 187 rushing yards against Eastern Michigan, including a 90-yard touchdown run. The 90-yard touchdown run was the third-longest play in Michigan history, and his efforts against Eastern Michigan earned Brown Big Ten Conference co-offensive player of the week honors along with Northwestern's Mike Kafka.[4]

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Brown signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints on April 24, 2010, after going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft.[5] Brown was waived by the New Orleans Saints on May 24, 2010.[citation needed]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 11, 2010 who released him on September 4.[6]

New York Jets[edit]

The New York Jets signed Brown to a future contract on January 5, 2011.[7] He was waived on August 2.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Carlos Brown". Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Carlos Brown – RB". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  3. ^ "#6 Carlos Brown". Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Five Schools Earn Weekly Accolades for Final Full Non-Conference Saturday: Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State and Wisconsin standouts honored for Sept. 19 performances". CBS Interactive. 2009-09-20. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  5. ^ "How local players fared in the NFL draft". Detroit News. 2010-04-25. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  6. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Transactions - 2010". Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  7. ^ "NFL transactions for January 7, 2011". Pro Football Weekly. January 7, 2011. Archived from the original on January 8, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 

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