Courtney Brown (defensive back)

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Courtney Brown
No. 27
Position: Cornerback, Safety
Personal information
Born: (1984-02-10) February 10, 1984 (age 34)
San Francisco, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Saint Mary's College (CA)
College: Cal Poly San Luis Obipso
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 7 / Pick: 212
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 17
Tackles: 13
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Courtney Leonard Brown (born February 10, 1984) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. He played college football at Cal Poly San Luis Obipso.

Early years[edit]

Brown attended Saint Mary's College High School, where he played as a cornerback and wide receiver. He received All-league honors at defensive back as a senior. In track, he qualified for the state's finals. He was a four-year honor-roll member.

He accepted a football scholarship from California Polytechnic State University, a Division I-AA school. In 2002, he started as a true freshman at wide receiver and caught 9 passes for 139 yards (15.4-yard average). In 2003, he was moved to left cornerback where he started 6 out of the 8 games he appeared in, finishing with 16 tackles, 2 interceptions and one pass defensed. He missed the last 3 games with an ankle sprain.

In 2004, he sustained a season ending left knee injury in the season opener against Humboldt State University. In 2005, he started at right cornerback, intercepting 7 passes (tied school record), breaking up 12 passes and making 44 tackles.

As a senior in 2006, he played in 11 games, registering 51 tackles (1.5 for loss), one interception and 7 passes defensed. He allowed only 29 receptions and no touchdowns from opponents. He finished his college career with 31 starts, 111 tackles (1.5 for loss), 10 interceptions, 22 passes defensed and 9 receptions for 139 yards.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Brown was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (212th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. The team decided to keep him instead of Abram Elam during the last cuts of the preseason on September 2, which was a decision they would later come to regret.[1] On September 26, he suffered a left biceps injury in practice and was inactive for 5 games. He played in 8 games and had 2 defensive tackles, 4 special teams tackles and one fumble recovery.

In 2008, he was switched to strong safety, recording one start, 6 tackles and 3 special teams tackles. He was waived on September 5, 2009, because of his tackling limitations.[2]

New York Giants[edit]

After spending the 2009 season out of football, Brown signed a future contract with the New York Giants on January 6, 2010.[3] He was placed on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury on September 4, 2010.[4] He wasn't re-signed after his contract expired.


  1. ^ "Abram Elam should be safety choice". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Reality TV star Holley among Cowboys' cuts". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Giants sign 3 players to roster for 2010". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Cut day is here". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 

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