Marlon Brown

Marlon D. Brown (born April 22, 1991) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at Georgia.

Marlon Brown
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Brown with the Baltimore Ravens
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-04-22) April 22, 1991 (age 29)
Memphis, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Harding Academy of Memphis
(Memphis, Tennessee)
College:Georgia
Undrafted:2013
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Receptions:87
Receiving yards:891
Receiving touchdowns:7
Player stats at NFL.com

Early careerEdit

He attended Harding Academy of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. He was selected to the 2009 USA Today All-USA Second Team.[1] He also was selected to the 2008 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100.[1] He was named to the 2007 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Division 2-A All-State.[1]

In 2009, he was a recipient of the Vickie and Leon Farmer Football Scholarship.[1] In 2010, he was selected as team's Most Improved Player Award.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Baltimore RavensEdit

2013 seasonEdit

On April 28, 2013, Brown signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.[2] Brown was one of the 2 rookie free agents to make the 2013 53-man opening day roster.[3] Brown made his NFL debut against the Denver Broncos on September 5, 2013. In that game, Brown recorded his first-career reception and his first-career touchdown.[4] In Week 14 of the 2013 season, he caught the game-winning touchdown from quarterback Joe Flacco with 4 seconds remaining in regulation for a 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings; Brown won NFL Rookie of the Week honors for his performance. Brown tied the rookie record for receiving touchdowns in a season for the Baltimore Ravens with seven TD's, achieving that record against the Cincinnati Bengals.[5] Brown became the first rookie in Ravens franchise history to score a TD in each of his first two career games.[3]

2014 seasonEdit

In the 2014 NFL season the Ravens signed wide receiver Steve Smith Sr, so Brown was demoted to backup wide receiver. Brown started his first-career post-season game against the New England Patriots on January 10, 2015.[6] In Brown's second NFL season he only had 24 receptions for 255 yards with no touchdowns. In the 2014 season, Brown was part of an offense that broke franchise single-season records in yards (5,838) and points scored (409).[3]

2015 seasonEdit

Brown suffered a back injury in a Week 11 win against the St. Louis Rams. Brown was inactive for every game until December 29, 2015, when Brown was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.[7] The injury ended Brown's third season in the NFL with 14 receptions for 112 yards on 30 targets for zero touchdowns.[8]

Denver BroncosEdit

Brown signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos on July 27, 2016.[9] On August 4, 2016, Brown was waived due to a back injury he suffered during training camp. He was re-signed by the Broncos on November 21, 2016.[10] He was placed on injured reserve on December 10, 2016.[11]

Following the pre-season, on September 2, 2017, Brown was released by the Broncos.[12]

Chicago BearsEdit

On April 19, 2018, Brown signed with the Chicago Bears.[13] Following the pre-season, he was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2018 with a concussion.[14] He was released on October 16, 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Georgia Bulldogs Profile". georgiadogs.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Six undrafted Bulldogs sign NFL contracts". redandblack.com. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Brown". BaltimoreRavens.com. Archived from the original on January 22, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  4. ^ "Brown's Impressive Debut Gives Ravens WR Depth". Bleacher Report. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  5. ^ Mink, Ryan (January 6, 2014). "Marlon Brown Tied Torrey Smith's Rookie Record". Baltimore Ravens. Archived from the original on August 17, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ravens vs. Patriots - Box Score - January 10, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  7. ^ Alper, Josh (December 29, 2015). "Ravens place Marlon Brown on injured reserve". NBC Sports. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "Marlon Brown". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  9. ^ Mason, Andrew (July 27, 2016). "Broncos sign former Ravens WR Marlon Brown". DenverBroncos.com.
  10. ^ DiLalla, Aric (November 21, 2016). "Broncos sign WR Marlon Brown, waive CB Taurean Nixon". DenverBroncos.com. Archived from the original on August 24, 2017.
  11. ^ DiLalla, Aric (December 10, 2016). "LB Quentin Gause signed to active roster; Marlon Brown to IR". DenverBroncos.com.
  12. ^ Mason, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Broncos trim roster at deadline". DenverBroncos.com. Archived from the original on November 30, 2017.
  13. ^ Alper, Josh (April 19, 2018). "Bears sign Marlon Brown". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  14. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 1, 2018). "Bears announce 53-man roster". ChicagoBears.com.

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