Curtis Brown (cornerback)

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Curtis Brown
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Brown with the Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 3 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Longview, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Gilmer (TX)
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
  • 1× Honorable Mention For All-American (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013
Tackles: 44
Sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Curtis Brown (born September 24, 1988) is an American football cornerback that currently plays for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played collegiately at the University of Texas. He was selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

High School and Collegiate career[edit]

Brown played high school football at Gilmer, Texas, along with fellow high school stars Manuel Johnson, Justin Johnson, GJ Kinne and David Snow. He starred at both CB and WR, winning a state championship in 2004 as a sophomore. He was ranked as a 5-star prospect by most major recruiting sites, and chose to attend the University of Texas.

Brown finished his career at Texas with 105 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions, both of which were returned for over 70 yards and resulted in one touchdown.[1] As a junior in 2009 Brown was an honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly and the Associated Press.

Professional career[edit]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Brown was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League in the 3rd round, 95th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released by the Steelers on March 5, 2014, along with Levi Brown and Larry Foote. The release came after Brown played in only seven games and recorded just seven tackles before tearing his ACL.

New York Jets[edit]

Brown was signed by the New York Jets on February 10, 2015.[2] He was waived on August 30, 2015.[3]

Personal[edit]

Brown's uncle, Hosea Taylor, played in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts from 1981 to 1983.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESPN college stats page
  2. ^ "Free Agent CB Curtis Brown Signs with Jets". New York Jets. February 10, 2015. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ Cimini, Rich (August 30, 2015). "New York Jets cut 12 players, including DeVier Posey". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ Inside the Class of '07: Curtis Brown

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