Cody Brown

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Cody Brown
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-09) November 9, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Coral Springs, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school: Coral Springs (FL)
College: Connecticut
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Cody Dion Brown (born November 9, 1986) is a former American football linebacker and a PhD student at the University of Southern California. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Connecticut.

He was also a member of the Detroit Lions, New York Jets & Calgary Stampeders.

Early years[edit]

Brown attended Coral Springs High School, where he made 88 tackles and had nine quarterback sacks as a senior. He was named first team All-Broward County and honorable mention All-State.

Considered a two-star recruit by, Brown was not ranked among the best defensive end prospects in the nation.[1]

College career[edit]

Cody Brown was a three-year starter at defensive end and a team captain for the Huskies during his senior season. In 2005, he became the first true freshman lineman to start a game after Connecticut's upgrade to Division 1-A. He was named starter for the Huskies during his sophomore season, and has since started every game in which he participated. In his final two seasons as a Husky, Brown registered a total of 18.5 sacks and 33 tackles for loss[2] and he was named to the First Team All-Big East at defensive end after his senior season.[3]

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-2⅛ * 244 lb * 4.76 * 1.62 2.79 4.40 * 7.10 * 36½ in. * 10'00" * 26 * 21 *

(* represents NFL Combine)[4][5]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Picked 63rd overall by the Arizona Cardinals, Brown was the last of four former Huskies to be taken from in the first two rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft. The Cardinals selection of Brown, together with the New England Patriots and New York Giants respective second round draft picks, Darius Butler and William Beatty, and first round Indianapolis Colts selection Donald Brown, established a UConn football presence in the NFL draft; by the end of the second round, the only school that exceeded UConn's four picks—by one pick—was USC.[6] Brown suffered a wrist injury during the 2009 preseason and was placed on season-ending injured reserve on August 24. Brown would be waived by the team on September 3, 2010.

New York Jets[edit]

The New York Jets signed Brown to their practice squad on September 7, 2010.[7] Brown was signed to a future contract on January 25, 2011.[8] He was waived on August 7.[9]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On August 8, 2011, the Detroit Lions claimed him off waivers.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in February 2012. Was released in training camp, prior to the 2012 CFL season.

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

Signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League on May 13, 2012.[10]


  1. ^ "Cody Brown Recruiting Profile". 
  2. ^ "Cody Brown and His Future with the Arizona Cardinals". Sportsblogs, Inc. May 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Big East Announces 2008 Postseason Football Honors". December 10, 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-02-04. 
  4. ^ NFL Draft
  5. ^ Nawrocki, Nolan (April 21, 2009). "The Way We Hear It — draft edition". Pro Football Weekly website. Retrieved April 25, 2009. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Brown Leads UConn Parade Of Players Picked". April 26, 2009. 
  7. ^ Jets PR Department (September 7, 2010). "P.Turner Waived; Chauncey Signed to P-Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 8, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ Caplan, Adam (January 25, 2011). "Jets re-sign four players". NFL Buzz. Archived from the original on January 25, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (August 7, 2011). "Mason, 2 Others Signed, 2 Waived". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 8, 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  10. ^ Signed with the Al's

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