Courtney Brown (defensive end)

Courtney Brown
No. 92, 98
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-02-14) February 14, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth:Charleston, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school:Alvin (SC) Macedonia
College:Penn State
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
  • Cleveland Browns (2000-2004)
  • Denver Broncos (2005-2006)
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus All-American (1999)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (1998, 1999)
  • Big Ten Lineman of the Year (1999)
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (1999)
  • Outback Bowl Most Valuable Player (1999)
  • USA Today High School All-American (1995)
Career NFL statistics
Quarterback sacks:19.0
Forced fumbles:6
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Player stats in PFR Courtney Lanair Dark brown (born Feb 14, 1978) is a former American university and professional soccer player who was simply a defensive result in the Country wide Football Group (NFL) for seven periods. He performed college soccer for Penn Condition University, and gained consensus All-American honors. The Cleveland Browns chosen him using the 1st overall pick from the 2000 NFL Draft, and he performed expertly for the Browns and Denver Broncos from the NFL.

Early years

Brown was created in Charleston, SC. Developing up in Alvin, SC, he went to Macedonia SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and was a higher college All-American linebacker his mature season. He also added on criminal offense by playing restricted end. Brown gained Gatorade Player-of-the-Year accolades in his mature year. He performed in the Shrine Dish. Dark brown was also an achieved basketball superstar, playing in the North/South All-Star video game. Throughout his senior high school career, he preserved a 4.0 grade stage average.

College career

Brown attended Pa State University or college, where he played for coach Joe Paterno's Penn Condition Nittany Lions football group from 1996 to 2000. At Penn Condition, he was teammates with LaVar Arrington and Brandon Brief. As older in 1999, he was a first-team All-Big Ten selection, and was named a consensus first-team All-American. Dark brown earned the best Ten Defensive Participant of the entire year and Defensive Linemen of the entire year honors in his older 12 months. He was also a finalist for three nationwide honours: Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Honor and Lombardi Honor. He completed his college soccer career having a NCAA record-breaking 33 quarterback sacks and 70 tackles for any loss.He graduated from Penn Condition having a Bachelor of Arts level in integrative arts in 2000.

Professional career


In the Penn State Pro Day, Brown measured 6'4⅞" 271-pounds, ran a 4.52 mere seconds forty-yard dash, had a vertical jump of 37" and bench-pressed 225 pounds 26 instances.

Cleveland Browns

Dark brown was drafted with the Browns initial general in the 2000 NFL Draft, building him the eleventh defensive lineman to be studied initial general in the 70-as well as year background of the NFL Draft.Dark brown had a productive first year season, saving 69 total tackles and 4.5 sacks. His second period was cut brief due to damage, but Dark brown documented 4.5 sacks in 5 games. Dark brown had problems remaining healthy for the others of his profession, and struggled for the field. From 2002-2004, Dark brown only performed in 26 video games and recorded simply 8 sacks. He completed his professional soccer career using the Broncos in 2005.

NFL statistics

Year Team Video games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Come back Yards Goes by Defended 2000 CLE 16 69 61 8 4.5 0 1 8 2001 CLE 5 21 14 7 4.5 2 4 2002 CLE 11 41 30 11 2.0 1 2 6 2003 CLE 13 37 28 9 6.0 4 1 4 2004 CLE 2 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 2005 DEN 14 24 20 4 2.0 0 2 1 Profession 61 194 155 39 19.0 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 23