Brown at 49ers training camp in August 2010
|No. 31 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:||January 6, 1985|
|Place of birth:||New York, New York|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Mesquite (TX) North|
|NFL draft:||2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Tarell Lameek Brown (born January 6, 1985) is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Texas.
High school career
Brown played defensive back for the Texas Longhorns college football team. He was a member of the National Championship team that played in the 2006 Rose Bowl National Championship Game against USC. Brown was injured in the fourth quarter of the game and left with a broken arm.
On September 4, 2006, Brown was one of two UT players and one former UT player were arrested in Austin and charged for marijuana possession, a Class B misdemeanor. The two current players, Tarell Brown and Tyrell Gatewood, were suspended from the team and did not play in the 9 September 2006 game against the 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes football team. Noted for his continual legal problems, Brown was also charged with a Class A misdemeanor weapons violation for being in possession of a firearm without a permit. It was later revealed that Brown and Gatewood had been tasered during the arrest, although the reasons for such treatment have not been fully established.
At the time of the arrest, Tarell Brown was listed as a starting cornerback.
San Francisco 49ers
Brown, was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round (148th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft. During his rookie season, he played in nine games, particularly on special teams and finished the season with two tackles. Brown partially tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament and tore his Medial collateral ligament completely in Week 17. He was expected to be fine at the start of training Camp.
In week 16 of the 2008 season, Brown intercepted a pass from Rams quarterback Marc Bulger in the final minute of the game, capping off a come-from-behind win in the fourth quarter.
In 2011 he was named the starter at Right Cornerback taking the spot from Shawntae Spencer. He started all sixteen games and had career-highs with 4 interceptions and 14 pass deflections as he helped the 49ers become one of the elite defenses in the NFL.
New England Patriots
- "Texas CB Brown faces drug, weapon charges". Associated Press. September 5, 2006. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- "Players suspended for Ohio State game - Education students charged with marijuana possession". The Daily Texan. 2006-09-06.
- "University Briefly". The Daily Texan. September 13, 2006. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- Raiders Add Tarell Brown
- Patra, Kevin (July 23, 2015). "Patriots reach 1-year deal with CB Tarell Brown". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-07-23.
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