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Malcom D'Shawn Brown (born February 2, 1994) is an American football defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints 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.

Malcom Brown
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Brown with the New England Patriots in 2015
No. 90 – New Orleans Saints
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1994-02-02) February 2, 1994 (age 25)
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 17, 2018
Total tackles:186
Sacks:8.5
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:3
Player stats at NFL.com

Contents

Early yearsEdit

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.[4] 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 Rivals.com and was ranked as the fifth-best defensive tackle and the 26th-best player overall in his class.[5]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Malcom Brown
DT
Brenham, Texas Brenham HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 280 lb (130 kg) 4.8 Apr 3, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    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.

Sources:

  • "Texas Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "2012 Texas Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.

College careerEdit

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.[6]

Brown remained a starter his junior season in 2014.[7][8][9] He finished the season with 70 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks[10] 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,[11] 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.[12]

After his junior season, Brown decided to forgo his senior year in an effort to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.[13][14]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Malcom Brown Tackles Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk FR Yds TD FF
2012 Texas Big 12 FR DL 7 10 17 2.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2013 Texas Big 12 SO DT 3 4 7 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2014 Texas Big 12 JR DT 7 10 17 2.0 1.0 1 0 0 0
Career Texas 17 24 41 5.0 1.0 1 0 0 0

Professional careerEdit

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 DraftEdit

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.[15]

New England PatriotsEdit

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.[16]

2015 seasonEdit

On September 10, 2015, Brown made his regular season 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.[17] He finished his rookie season with 48 tackles (9th on the team) and 3.0 sacks (6th on the team).[18][19]

2016 seasonEdit

In Week 14, Brown recorded his first career safety in a 30–23 win over the Baltimore Ravens.[20] He finished the regular season playing in all 16 games with 13 starts recording 50 tackles and three sacks.[21] The Patriots finished the regular season with a 14-2 record.[22]

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, despite trailing by 25 points.[23][24] The game had the first overtime in Super Bowl history, and the largest comeback ever in the Super Bowl.[25]

2017 seasonEdit

Brown finished his third season with 49 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 13 games.[26] 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 six tackles in the Super Bowl.[27]

2018 seasonEdit

On May 2, 2018, the Patriots declined the fifth-year option on Brown's contract.[28] Brown finished the season with 39 tackles, one fumble recovery, one quarterback hit, and won his second Super Bowl ring after the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII. Brown had two total tackles in the game.[29]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

2019 seasonEdit

On March 14, 2019, Brown signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.[30]

NFL statisticsEdit

Legend
Super Bowl champion
Bold Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Solo Asst Sack Sfty PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR Yds TD
2015 NE 16 12 48 31 17 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2016 NE 16 13 50 24 26 3.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2017 NE 13 12 49 29 20 2.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 NE 15 14 39 19 20 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Career 60 51 186 103 83 8.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 3 0 0

PostseasonEdit

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Solo Asst Sack Sfty PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR Yds TD
2015 NE 2 2 6 2 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 NE 3 3 11 5 6 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 NE 3 3 12 6 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 NE 3 2 4 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Career 11 10 33 14 19 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 3 0 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ESPN.com's 2014 Big 12 awards".
  2. ^ "Football Recruiting - Under Armour Game Roster - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  3. ^ Daniels, Mark. "Patriots rookie Malcom Brown knows a lot is riding on his success in NFL". Providence Journal. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Harrington, Joe (May 8, 2018). "The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 11 Malcom Brown, football". Hookem.com. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Rivals.com". n.rivals.com.
  6. ^ "Football holds annual banquet". University of Texas Athletics. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "2015 NFL Draft: Despite loss to OU, Texas' Malcom Brown impresses".
  8. ^ "Texas DT Malcom Brown named Bronko Nagurski finalist". Archived from the original on November 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "Bohls: Texas' Malcom Brown a giant on the field, gentle off it".
  10. ^ "cfbstats.com - Malcom Brown 2014 Player Statistics - Texas Longhorns". www.cfbstats.com.
  11. ^ "Texas DT Malcolm Brown to enter NFL draft". January 8, 2015.
  12. ^ "2014 Texas Longhorns Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  13. ^ "Texas DT Brown chooses to enter NFL draft".
  14. ^ "All-American Texas DT Malcom Brown to forego senior season, enter NFL draft; who will replace him?".
  15. ^ "2015 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  16. ^ "sportrac.com: Malcolm Brown contract". sportrac.com. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  17. ^ "WATCH: Patriots' Malcom Brown logs first career sack".
  18. ^ "2015 New England Patriots Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  19. ^ "Malcom Brown 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  20. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots - December 12th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  21. ^ "Malcom Brown 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  22. ^ "2016 New England Patriots Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  23. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  24. ^ "Super Bowl LI - National Football League Game Summary" (PDF). National Football League. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  25. ^ Wesseling, Chris. "New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI". NFL. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  26. ^ "2017 New England Patriots Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  27. ^ "Super Bowl LII - Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots - February 4th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  28. ^ "Patriots will not pick up the fifth-year option for DT Malcom Brown, WR Phillip Dorsett, or recently acquired DT Danny Shelton". PatsPulpit.com. May 2, 2018.
  29. ^ "Super Bowl LIII - Los Angeles Rams vs. New England Patriots - February 3rd, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  30. ^ "Saints agree to terms with DT Malcom Brown on three-year contract". NewOrleansSaints.com. March 14, 2019.

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