Marquise Brown

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Marquise Brown
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Brown in 2019
No. 15 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-06-04) June 4, 1997 (age 23)
Hollywood, Florida
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, FL)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receiving yards:1,353
Receiving touchdowns:15
Player stats at · PFR

Marquise "Hollywood" Brown (born June 4, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Brown was born on June 4, 1997 in Hollywood, Florida. He played Pop Warner football in the same Florida league with Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, though the two were on different teams.[1] Brown attended South Broward High School in Hollywood, where he also ran track. As an 11th grader Brown ran the 100 meters in a time of 11.53 seconds at the Florida High Schools Athletic Association's 4A District 13 regional championship track meet.[2] He transferred to Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School where in addition to playing football he also ran track, improving his 100-meter time to 10.90 seconds and posting a personal-best time of 21.94 seconds in the 200 meters at the Florida High Schools Athletic Association's 2A District 15 regional championship track meet.[3][4][5]

College career[edit]

After not receiving any scholarships from Division 1 schools, Brown signed with the College of the Canyons for the 2016 season. Because California Junior colleges do not offer sports scholarships, Brown worked at Six Flags Magic Mountain to make ends meet.[6] After a year at College of the Canyons, Brown received several Division 1 scholarship offers, committing to Oklahoma.[7] During his first year at Oklahoma, Brown played all thirteen games, starting eight, and had a team high 1,095 receiving yards, becoming the 8th all time receiver in single season yards. He also posted 265 yards against Oklahoma State, an Oklahoma record for receiving yards in a single game.[8] On January 2, 2019, Brown announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[9]

Year Team GP Receiving Rushing
Rec Yards Avg TD Att Yards Avg TD
2017 Oklahoma 13 57 1,095 19.2 7 1 0 0.0 0
2018 Oklahoma 12 75 1,318 17.6 10 2 0 0.0 0
Career 25 132 2,413 18.3 17 3 0 0.0 0

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size
5 ft 9 38 in
(1.76 m)
166 lb
(75 kg)
30 12 in
(0.77 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
All values from NFL Combine[10]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Brown was selected 25th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was the first wide receiver selected.[11][12][13] He signed his rookie contract on June 7, 2019.[14]

2019 season[edit]

Brown made his regular season debut against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1, recording four receptions, 147 receiving yards and two touchdowns.[15] Despite playing only 14 snaps, Brown became the first player in NFL history to score two touchdowns of 40 yards or more in his first game.[16] Brown caught eight passes for 86 yards in a Week 2 win against the Cardinals. Brown missed Weeks 6 and 7 due to injury.[17] In Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams, Brown caught five passes for 42 yards and two touchdowns in a 45–6 win on Monday Night Football.[18] In Week 15, Brown caught his seventh touchdown in a 42–21 win over the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football, which tied the Ravens franchise record for most receiving touchdowns by a rookie.[19] Brown finished 2019 as the Ravens' second leading receiver behind tight end Mark Andrews.[20] In his playoff debut, Brown led both teams with seven catches for 126 receiving yards in a 28–12 Divisional Round loss to the Tennessee Titans. [21]

2020 season[edit]

Brown recorded five receptions for 101 receiving yards in the 38–6 victory over the Cleveland Browns in Week 1.[22] In Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brown recorded one catch for a three yard touchdown during the 28–24 loss.[23] After the game, Brown posted a later deleted tweet saying "What's the point of having souljas when you never use them (Never!!)" due to his lack of involvement in the Ravens' offense.[24] In Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brown recorded 4 catches for 85 yards, including a 70 yard touchdown reception from Trace McSorley, during the 19–14 loss.[25] In Week 14 on Monday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns, he had three drops, but also had a game-saving 44-yard touchdown reception on 4th and 5 with 1:51 left in the game. He finished the game with two catches for 50 yards as the Ravens won 47–42.[26] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 16, 2020,[27] and activated three days later.[28] Brown finished the regular season with 769 yards and eight touchdowns.

In the AFC Wild Card playoffs against the Tennessee Titans, Brown had seven receptions for 109 yards as the Ravens won 20–13.[29]

Personal life[edit]

He is the cousin of Antonio Brown.[30] Brown received his nickname "Hollywood" from sportscaster Gus Johnson while at Oklahoma.[31] His father is Edwin Brown.


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  2. ^ "South Broward HS". AthleticNet. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Furones, David (April 25, 2019). "Chaminade-Madonna alum Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown selected by Ravens in NFL draft's first round". South Florida Sun Sentinel. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
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  7. ^ Furones, David (December 12, 2016). "Former Chaminade WR Brown chooses Oklahoma out of junior college". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  8. ^ Stacy, Kelli (November 4, 2017). "Oklahoma football: Marquise Brown breaks OU record for single-game receiving yards". OU Daily. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  9. ^ Davis, Spenser (January 2, 2019). "Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown declares for 2019 NFL Draft". Dallas News. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
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  11. ^ Gledhill, Jordan (April 25, 2019). "Oklahoma's Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown drafted No. 25 overall by Baltimore Ravens". OU Daily. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  12. ^ Brown, Clifton (April 25, 2019). "First Round (25): Ravens Take WR Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown With First-Round Pick". Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  13. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 25, 2019). "Ravens draft Marquise Brown, first WR off board". Retrieved September 21, 2019.
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  21. ^ "Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game with 28-12 win". Associated Press. January 11, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
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  23. ^ "Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens - November 1st, 2020". Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  24. ^ Hensley, Jamison (November 2, 2020). "Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown deletes critical postgame tweet". Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  25. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers - December 2nd, 2020". Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  26. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns - December 14th, 2020". Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  27. ^ Stevens, Matthew (December 16, 2020). "Ravens place WRs Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, James Proche on Reserve/COVID-19 list". Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  28. ^ Stevens, Matthew (December 19, 2020). "Ravens activate Marquise Brown, 2 other receivers from Reserve/COVID-19 list". Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  29. ^ "Wild Card - Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans - January 10th, 2021". Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  30. ^ Davis, Nate (March 1, 2019). "Marquise Brown, cousin of Steelers' Antonio Brown, could be first wide receiver drafted in 2019". USA TODAY. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  31. ^ Jr, Harry Lyles (September 19, 2019). "How Gus Johnson became sports' most exciting broadcaster". Retrieved February 9, 2020. That's not to take away anything from Brown’s talents: he’s a great receiver, and the odds that he learned any of that from Johnson are slim to none (they’re none). However, Brown is more commonly referred to as “Hollywood” nowadays, because Johnson realized he was from Hollywood, Florida, during a 2017 game against Kansas State.

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