Alex Brown
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-30) August 30, 1996 (age 25)
Holly Hill, South Carolina
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:Lake Marion
(Santee, South Carolina)
College:South Carolina State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:2
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:0
Player stats at · PFR

Alex Brown (born August 30, 1996) is an American football cornerback who is a free agent. He played college football at South Carolina State.

College career

Brown was a five year member of the South Carolina State Bulldogs, redshirting his true freshman season starting his final two seasons at defensive back.[1] As a senior, Brown made 42 tackles with eight passes defended, four interceptions and one sack and was named Second team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. He finished his collegiate career with 90 tackles, 26 passes defensed, seven interceptions and one sack in 31 games played, starting 25.[2]

Professional career

San Francisco 49ers

Brown was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 15, 2019 after participating in a rookie minicamp.[3] Brown was waived by the 49ers on July 25, 2019.[4]

Philadelphia Eagles

Brown was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles, but was waived by the team two weeks later on August 4, 2019.[5][6]

New York Jets

The New York Jets claimed Brown off waivers on August 5, 2019.[7] Despite a strong showing in the preseason, Brown was waived by the Jets during final roster cuts.[8]

Kansas City Chiefs

Brown was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad on September 2, 2019.[9] The Chiefs promoted Brown to the active roster on December 5, 2019.[10] Brown made his NFL debut on December 8, 2019 against the New England Patriots.[11] Brown played in three games with two tackles in the regular season and played in all three of the Chiefs playoff games on special teams, including the Chiefs' win in Super Bowl LIV against the 49ers.[12][13]

On August 16, 2020, Brown was placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in practice.[14][15]

Detroit Lions

On May 17, 2021, Brown signed with the Detroit Lions.[16] He was waived on August 15, 2021, after a wrong way drunken crash on a freeway [17]


  1. ^ Bembry, Jerry (January 31, 2020). "S.C. State's NFL legacy grows as rookie Alex Brown makes it to Super Bowl". The Undefeated. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "S.C. STATE FOOTBALL: 49ers sign defensive back Alex Brown". The Times and Democrat. May 17, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  3. ^ "49ers sign defensive back Alex Brown to three-year deal". May 15, 2019. Archived from the original on December 23, 2019. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Posey, Kyle (July 25, 2019). "49ers waive CB Alex Brown".
  5. ^ Schaller, Olivia (July 26, 2019). "Eagles claim CB Alex Brown off waivers".
  6. ^ Erby, Glenn (August 4, 2019). "Eagles sign LB Asantay Brown; waive CB Alex Brown". The Eagles Wire. USA Today.
  7. ^ Calvaruso, Tyler (August 6, 2019). "Jets claim CB Alex Brown, waive WR Quadree Henderson". Jets Wire. USA Today.
  8. ^ Stypulkoski, Matt (September 1, 2019). "Predicting Jets' practice squad: Which cut players should stick around? 7 likely candidates".
  9. ^ Sweeney, Pete (September 2, 2019). "Chiefs practice squad tracker: roster moves, trades, claims and more". SB Nation.
  10. ^ Derrick, Matt (December 5, 2019). "Alex Brown Latest Chiefs Rookie Landing Opportunity in Wake of Injuries at Cornerback".
  11. ^ Teope, Herbie (December 9, 2019). "Chiefs' snap counts from Sunday's Patriots game: Spencer Ware leads the backfield". The Kansas City Star.
  12. ^ "Alex Brown 2019 Game Log". Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  13. ^ Fuller, Michael (February 3, 2020). "SC native Alex Brown wins Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs". Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  14. ^ Williams, Charean (August 15, 2020). "Chiefs cornerback Alex Brown tore ACL". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  15. ^ Goldman, Charles (August 16, 2020). "Chiefs place DB Alex Brown on IR, re-sign WR Aleva Hifo". Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  16. ^ "Lions announce signings of NB Alex Brown, S Alijah Holder, and TE Charlie Taumoepeau". Pride of Detroit. SB Nation. May 17, 2021.
  17. ^ Hutchinson, Derick (2021-08-16). "Detroit Lions player accused in wrong-way drunken driving crash hours before team waived him, police say". WDIV. Retrieved 2021-08-17.