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Corey "Philly" Brown (born December 16, 1991) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played college football at Ohio State.

Corey Brown
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Brown with the Carolina Panthers in 2016
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver, return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1991-12-16) December 16, 1991 (age 27)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Cardinal O'Hara
(Springfield, Pennsylvania)
College:Ohio State
Undrafted:2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:79
Receiving yards:1,019
Receiving touchdowns:7
Rushing yards:139
Return yards:426
Return touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

While attending Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Pennsylvania, Brown was one of the state's top performers in the sprinting events, with personal-bests of 10.54 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 21.18 seconds in the 200-meter dash.[1]

College careerEdit

Brown played college football at Ohio State University from 2010 to 2013. In his four-year career at Ohio State, he started 35 of 48 games and recorded 145 receptions for 1,750 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
178 lb
(81 kg)
4.45 s 1.58 s 2.59 s 4.22 s 7.16 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)

Carolina PanthersEdit

 
Brown playing against the Baltimore Ravens in 2016.

Brown was signed by the Carolina Panthers after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft.[2] On October 5, 2014, Brown recorded the first punt return touchdown for the Panthers since Steve Smith, Sr. in 2003 on a 79-yard touchdown return.[3]

On November 16, 2014, Brown recorded his first receiving touchdown as an NFL player.

In Brown's second season, the Panthers finished the season with a franchise-record 15-1 season. Brown had 31 catches for 447 yards and four touchdowns. On February 7, 2016, Brown was part of the Panthers team that played in Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[4] In the Super Bowl, Brown had four catches for 80 yards, and was the Panthers' leading receiver in the game in terms of total receiving yards.[5]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On March 12, 2017, Brown signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.[6] He was released on September 3, 2017.[7] He was re-signed on October 3, 2017, but was released four days later.[8][9]

Denver BroncosEdit

On July 27, 2018, Brown signed with the Denver Broncos.[10] He was waived/injured by the Broncos on August 15, 2018 and was placed on injured reserve.[11] He was released on August 23, 2018.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2014 CAR 13 3 21 296 14.1 47T 2 8 95 11.9 28 0 3 1
2015 CAR 14 11 31 447 14.4 39T 4 6 38 6.3 14 0 0 0
2016 CAR 16 8 27 276 10.2 27 1 2 6 3.0 9 0 1 1
Career 43 22 79 1019 12.9 47 7 16 139 8.7 28 0 4 2

PostseasonEdit

Year Team GP GS Receiving
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2014-15 CAR 2 1 5 61 12.2 23 1
2015-16 CAR 3 1 10 215 21.5 86 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/philly-brown-1735/
  2. ^ Panthers’ ‘Philly’ Brown happy to be where he is: Undrafted, but with Carolina
  3. ^ Panthers' Philly Brown gets tackled before catching punt, still returns it for a touchdown
  4. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - National Football League Game Summary" (PDF). NFL.com. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  6. ^ Brown, Chris (March 12, 2017). "Buffalo agrees to terms with WR Corey 'Philly' Brown". BuffaloBills.com.
  7. ^ Brown, Chris (September 3, 2017). "Bills part ways with RB Williams, WR Brown, LB Hodges; awarded claims on three players". BuffaloBills.com.
  8. ^ Brown, Chris (October 3, 2017). "Bills sign WR Brown, S Elston back to the roster; sign S Thomas". BuffaloBills.com.
  9. ^ Brown, Chris (October 7, 2017). "Bills promote CB Mabin from practice squad; WR Brown released". BuffaloBills.com.
  10. ^ DiLalla, Aric (July 27, 2018). "Broncos sign wide receiver Corey 'Philly' Brown". DenverBroncos.com.
  11. ^ "Broncos claim WR DeAndrew White off waivers and sign DL DeQuinton Osborne; waived/injured WR Corey Brown and DL Paul Boyette". DenverBroncos.com. August 15, 2018.

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