Beaumont, Texas | 5116 | 198 | 4.41E | 2018
A magnetic player who draws the attention of positive and negative publicity but an extremely talented skillset, featuring speed, athleticism and toughness. Possesses keen instincts and strong ball awareness; tracks and locates the ball well. Shows fluid change of direction, squares up and tackles like a linebacker—big hitter. In addition to being the fastest member on the Crimson Tide, he’s also known to be one of the funniest and is credited with raising the team’s energy level. Registered eight special teams tackles in 2015 on punt and kick coverages. Was suspended four games by the NCAA for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams (Chargers) in 2016 and reportedly failed a drug test leading up to the playoff game against Michigan State. An Olympic-level hurdler, Brown recently recorded the fourth-fastest 60-meter hurdle time in the university’s history and has been timed in the mid-4.3 range. Both of his parents were student-athletes at Texas Tech. Has started at safety when Eddie Jackson went down to injury, has also started at slot corner but is talented enough to play outside and projects as a solid starting number two cornerback at the next level.
2016: Returned to the Crimson Tide lineup vs. Kentucky after serving a four-game suspension to start the season … has played in 37 career games with nine starts … collected 32 total tackles on the season, including six stops on kickoff coverage … earned first team All-America honors in track and field in the spring of 2015 in the 4×400 meter relay … selected as one of the UA coaches’ defensive players of the week for his performance against Chattanooga.
2015: A talented athlete who provided depth on defense and was a stalwart on special teams … finished with eight special teams tackles on the season, four on punts and four on kickoffs.
2014: Appeared in 13 games and made two starts (Florida and Ole Miss) … finished with 10 tackles, including one for loss and seven solo stops … had one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry.
High School/Personal: A January 2014 enrollee at The University of Alabama … credited with 96 tackles and three interceptions as a sophomore in 2011 while adding a fumble recovery and 16 pass breakups … had 95 stops, one pick and 15 PBUs as a freshman in 2010 … the 2013 Texas Class 4A state champion in the 110-meter hurdles (13.40) … has run a wind-aided personal best of 10.37 at 100 meters and has been clocked at 10.53 wind-legal in the 100 … placed second in the 100 (10.53) at the 2013 Texas Class 4A state meet … has a personal best of 7.76 in the indoor 60-meter hurdles, the fastest time in the nation in 2013 … ran a PR of 13.38 in the 110 hurdles at the 2013 Texas Relays, the top time in the U.S. in 2013 … won the 110 hurdles at the 2013 USATF National Junior Olympics (13.88) and the USATF Junior Nationals (13.69) … his sister Bealoved is a member of the LSU track team … another sister, Sojourner, is a track student-athlete at Rice University … son of Tony Brown and Tammy Walker-Brown … both of his parents were student-athletes at Texas Tech … coached by Keeath Magee at Ozen.