| Curtis Brown
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6-0 / 184
· Career statistics
Four-year cornerback who appeared in 52 games, including 28 starts in the last 52 games ... with the exception of PAT and FG, has played on every special team during his career ... a member of the 2010 Nagurski Trophy and Thorpe Award preseason watch lists ... second-team All-Big 12 in 2010 ... compiled 120 tackles (86 solo), two INT, including one he returned 77 yards for a TD, 32 PBU, three TFL, one forced fumble and one blocked punt during his career ... had 35 career special-teams tackles ... returned 14 punts for 199 yards (14.2 ypr) ... played in all 12 games, starting 10, as a senior in 2010 ... recorded 26 tackles, one INT, seven PBU and one TFL ... started all 14 games at defensive back in 2009 ... named honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly ... an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection ... posted 53 tackles (34 solo), 15 PBU, an INT, two TFL, a forced fumble and a blocked punt ... also led the team in special-teams tackles with 15 ... played in all 13 games in 2008, starting four ... notched 27 tackles, nine PBU and two pressures ... tied for the team lead in special-teams tackles with nine ... played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2007 ... led the team with nine special-teams tackles ... graduated early and enrolled at UT in January '07 to take part in spring drills ... former two-way prep star (WR/CB) ... drafted with the 31st pick in the third round (95th overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Appeared in 12 games at defensive back and on special teams, including 10 starts at cornerback ... a member of the 2010 Nagurski Trophy and Thorpe Award preseason watch lists ... second-team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches in 2010 ... helped UT rank sixth in total defense in the nation (300.2 ypg) and sixth in passing defense (161.6 ypg) ... registered 26 tackles (17 solo), one INT, which he returned for 74 yards, one TFL and seven PBU on the season ... returned 13 punts for 194 yards (14.9 ypr) on the season ... earned the coaching staff's Ball Hawk Award on one occasion ... recorded four tackles (all solo) at Rice ... notched two tackles, one TFL and one PBU versus Wyoming ... also returned two punts for 35 yards, including a 32-yard return, against the Cowboys ... shared team's Ball Hawk Award for his effort against Wyoming ... returned an INT 74 yards to set up a go-ahead field goal at Texas Tech ... ... also logged two tackles and two PBU against the Red Raiders and earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors ... logged two tackles versus UCLA ... recorded three tackles and one PBU against No. 8 Oklahoma ... tallied one tackle and returned two punts for 35 yards at No. 5/4 Nebraska ... recorded one tackle and one PBU and returned two punts for 48 yards, including a season-long 40-yard return, versus Iowa State ... registered one pass and one PBU and returned two punts for 24 yards against No. 25/24 Baylor ... tallied two tackles at Kansas State ... notched four tackles (three solo) against No. 12/11 Oklahoma State ... posted four tackles and one PBU against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
Started 14 games at defensive back ... named honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press and league's coaches ... helped UT rank 12th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), third in total defense (251.9 ypg), first in rushing defense (72.4 ypg), 10th in pass efficiency defense (100.5 rating) and 19th in pass defense (179.6 ypg) ... UT also ranked first nationally in INTs (25) and tied for first in forced turnovers (37) ... posted 53 tackles (34 solo), an INT, which he returned for a TD, two TFL, a forced fumble and a blocked punt ... ranked second on the team with 15 PBU ... led the team with 15 special-teams tackles ... the 15 special-teams tackles were the most since 2003 at UT ... notched five tackles and a PBU against ULM ... registered a career-high three PBU and three tackles at Wyoming ... notched nine tackles and two PBU versus Texas Tech ... posted four tackles and a PBU against UTEP ... added two tackles versus Colorado ... registered four tackles, three PBU and a forced fumble against No. 20 Oklahoma ... blocked a punt that was recovered for a TD and registered a TFL at Missouri ... returned an INT 77 yards for a TD (No. 11 on UT's all-time list) and recorded three tackles and two PBU at Oklahoma State ... posted two tackles, a TFL and two PBU versus UCF ... recorded four tackles at Baylor ... notched three tackles versus Kansas ... registered a career-high 11 tackles and a pressure at Texas A&M ... tallied a tackle and a PBU in the Big 12 Championship game versus No. 21 Nebraska ... added a tackle in the BCS Championship game against No. 1 Alabama.
Appeared in all 13 games, starting four of the final six games ... helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) ... recorded 27 tackles (24 solo), nine PBU and two pressures ... tied for second on the team with nine special-teams tackles ... notched two tackles and a PBU versus FAU ... recorded a tackle at UTEP ... posted four tackles, a PBU and a pressure against Arkansas ... tallied a tackle at Colorado ... notched three tackles versus No. 1 Oklahoma ... compiled three tackles against No. 11 Missouri ... earned his first career start against No. 6 Oklahoma State and posted three tackles and two PBU ... recorded two tackles and a PBU at No. 7 Texas tech ... tallied two PBU and a pressure versus Baylor ... posted six tackles at Kansas ... recorded a tackle and two PBU versus Texas A&M ... notched a solo tackle in the Fiesta Bowl against No. 10 Ohio State.
Appeared in all 13 games at defensive back and on special teams ... tallied 14 tackles, a PBU and a sky-kick recovery ... also led the team with nine special-teams tackles ... posted a season-high five tackles and a PBU against Rice ... tallied three tackles at Iowa State ... added a tackle and a sky-kick fumble recovery that led to a TD against Texas Tech ... also notched single-tackle games against Arkansas State, No. 19 TCU, UCF, Texas A&M and Arizona State (Holiday Bowl).
Coached by Jeff Traylor at Gilmer H.S. ... prep All-American and two-time all-state selection who played wide receiver and cornerback ... played in the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... was a member of ESPN's top 150 national prospects ... a first-team member of Dave Campbell's Super Team ... finished his career with 119 receptions for 2,183 yards (18.3 ypc) and 25 TDs ... added 1,022 yards rushing on 78 carries (13.1 ypc) and 10 TDs ... averaged 16.3 yards per touch as a prepster ... also recorded 76 tackles, 23 PBU and five INTs while on defense ... started at receiver as a senior and a junior and at cornerback as a sophomore ... earned first-team 3A all-state honors by The Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... made 40 receptions for 970 yards and 14 TDs while recording 16 carries for 168 yards and a TD ... also recorded 15 tackles ... named district 15-3A MVP as a junior ... had 63 receptions for 974 yards and 10 TDs while recording 47 carries for 750 yards and eight TDs ... also recorded 15 tackles and five PBU on defense ... started at cornerback for the 2004 3A State Championship team as a sophomore ... recorded three tackles and three PBU in the championship game ... was named District Newcomer of the Year ... notched 46 tackles, 18 PBU and five INTs to go along with 16 receptions for 239 yards and a TD and 15 carries for 104 yards and a TD ... ran a 10.6 in the 100m dash as a junior while also competing in the long jump.
Born in Longview, Texas ... majoring in youth and communication studies ... helped victims of Hurricane Katrina with his church ... enjoys drawing and rapping ... father, Aundray Taylor, played football as a freshman at Oklahoma State (1978) ... uncle, Hosea Taylor, was a defensive end for the Baltimore Colts (1981, '83) and played at the University of Houston (1977-80).
THE CURTIS BROWN FILE
During pregame, I like to: Listen to Tupac
Favorite channel: BET
Favorite TV show: The Simpsons
I can't believe I watch: The Discovery Channel
Favorite movie: Friday
Favorite actress: Meagan Good
Sports hero: Nathan Vasher
Favorite superhero: Batman
Favorite CD: "All Eyez on Me" by Tupac Shakur
Nobody knows I can: Draw
Favorite cartoon character: Homer Simpson