Malcom Brown

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Malcom Brown
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Brown with the New England Patriots in 2015
No. 90 – New England Patriots
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1994-02-02) February 2, 1994 (age 24)
Brenham, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Brenham (Brenham, Texas)
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2018
Total tackles: 149
Sacks: 8.5
Forced fumbles: 1
Fumble recoveries: 2
Player stats at

Malcom D'Shawn Brown (born February 2, 1994) is an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas. He was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 32nd overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Early years[edit]

Brown attended Brenham High School in Brenham, Texas, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track.[3] A three-year starter, he recorded 125 tackles and 24 sacks during his high school football career. He also threw the shot put (top-throw of 48-8 or 14.91 meters) on the track team. Brown was regarded as a five-star recruit by and was ranked as the fifth-best defensive tackle and the 26th-best player overall in his class.[4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Malcom Brown
Brenham, Texas Brenham HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 280 lb (130 kg) 4.8 Apr 3, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 17   Rivals: 26  ESPN: 12
  • 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]

Brown played in all 13 games as a true freshman at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, recording 25 tackles. He took over as a starter his sophomore year in 2013, starting all 13 games. He finished the year with 68 tackles and two sacks, and won the team's Joseph W. Moore Tenacity Award for Defense along with Jackson Jeffcoat.

Brown remained a starter his junior season in 2014.[5][6][7] He finished the season with 70 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks[8] and was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by The Associated Press and the league’s coaches. He also received consensus All-American honors,[9] and was named a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (given to the best defensive player in college football), and the Outland Trophy. Brown finished the year as the Longhorns' season leader in tackles for loss, sacks, and forced fumbles.

After his junior season, Brown entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[10][11]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 38 in
(1.89 m)
319 lb
(145 kg)
32 12 in
(0.83 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
5.05 s 1.75 s 2.94 s 4.59 s 7.84 s 29 12 in
(0.75 m)
8 ft 2 in
(2.49 m)
26 reps
All values from NFL Combine

2015 NFL Draft[edit]

Brown was drafted in the first round with the 32nd overall pick by the New England Patriots in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the second defensive tackle to be selected, only behind Danny Shelton (No. 12, Browns). In addition, he was the second of five Texas Longhorns to be selected in 2015.[12]

New England Patriots[edit]

On June 19, 2015, the New England Patriots signed Brown to a four-year, $7.61 million contract with $6.14 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.79 million.[13]

2015 season[edit]

On September 10, 2015, Brown made his debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers and recorded his first NFL sack when he tackled wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was part of an attempted double pass by the Steelers.[14] He would finish his rookie season with 48 tackles (9th on the team) and 3.0 sacks (6th on the team).[15]

2016 season[edit]

In Week 14, Brown recorded his first career safety in a 30–23 win over the Ravens.[16] He finished the regular season playing in all 16 games with 13 starts recording 50 tackles and three sacks.[17] The Patriots finished the season with a 14-2 record.[18]

On February 5, 2017, Brown was part of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl LI. In the game, he recorded one tackle as the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[19][20] The game had the first overtime in Super Bowl history, and the largest comeback ever in the Super Bowl.[21]

2017 season[edit]

Brown finished his third season with 49 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 13 games. Brown helped the Patriots reach Super Bowl LII, but the team failed to repeat as Super Bowl Champions after losing 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles. Brown recorded 6 tackles in the Super Bowl.

2018 season[edit]

On May 2, 2018, the Patriots declined the fifth-year option on Brown's contract, making him a free agent in 2019.[22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "'s 2014 Big 12 awards". 
  2. ^ "Football Recruiting - Under Armour Game Roster - ESPN". 
  3. ^ Daniels, Mark. "Patriots rookie Malcom Brown knows a lot is riding on his success in NFL". Providence Journal. Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  4. ^ "". 
  5. ^ "2015 NFL Draft: Despite loss to OU, Texas' Malcom Brown impresses". 
  6. ^ "Texas DT Malcom Brown named Bronko Nagurski finalist". Archived from the original on 2014-11-22. 
  7. ^ "Bohls: Texas' Malcom Brown a giant on the field, gentle off it". 
  8. ^ " - Malcom Brown 2014 Player Statistics - Texas Longhorns". 
  9. ^ "Texas DT Malcolm Brown to enter NFL draft". 8 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Texas DT Brown chooses to enter NFL draft". 
  11. ^ "All-American Texas DT Malcom Brown to forego senior season, enter NFL draft; who will replace him?". 
  12. ^ "2015 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  13. ^ " Malcolm Brown contract". Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  14. ^ "WATCH: Patriots' Malcom Brown logs first career sack". 
  15. ^ "Malcom Brown 2015 Game Log". Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  16. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots - December 12th, 2016". Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  17. ^ "Malcom Brown 2016 Game Log". Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  18. ^ "2016 New England Patriots Statistics & Players". Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  19. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  20. ^ "Super Bowl LI - National Football League Game Summary" (PDF). National Football League. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  21. ^ Wesseling, Chris. "New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI". NFL. Retrieved August 6, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Patriots will not pick up the fifth-year option for DT Malcom Brown, WR Phillip Dorsett, or recently acquired DT Danny Shelton". May 2, 2018. 

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