Andrew Brown
Brown with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019
No. 90 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-30) December 30, 1995 (age 26)
Chesapeake, Virginia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:296 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Oscar F. Smith
(Chesapeake, Virginia)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 158
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today High School All-American (2012, 2013)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2021
Total tackles:18
Player stats at

Andrew Brown (born December 30, 1995) is an American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He attended the University of Virginia, where he played for the Cavaliers. Brown was a two-time High School All-American at Oscar F. Smith High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. He has played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans in the NFL.

High school career

A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Brown initially attended Indian River High School for his freshman and sophomore year. He transferred to Oscar Smith his junior year. At Oscar Smith, Brown further developed into one of the most sought-after prospects in the country. After posting 83 tackles and 11 sacks in 2012, he was named a First Team All-American by USA Today, a rare feat for a junior.

In his senior year, Brown recorded 93 tackles, 30 for a loss, 18 sacks and forced nine fumbles. Oscar Smith went undefeated into the 2013 VHSL 6A state championship game, where they were upset by Centreville High School 35-6.[1] Brown repeated as USA Today All-American and also was named the Gatorade High School Football Player of the Year in 2013.[2][3]

Regarded as a five-star recruit, Brown was ranked as the number one defensive tackle in his class.[4] He committed to the University of Virginia.[5]

College career

Brown played for the Cavaliers from 2014 through 2017. During the 2017 season, he played in the Military Bowl and was invited to the 2018 Senior Bowl.

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Brown was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round, 158th overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft.[6] He was waived on September 1, 2018, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[7][8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bengals on January 2, 2019.[9]

In Week 4 of the 2020 season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Brown recorded his first career sack on Gardner Minshew during the 33–25 win. [10] He was waived on October 19, 2020,[11] and re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[12]

Houston Texans

On November 25, 2020, Brown was signed off the Bengals' practice squad by the Houston Texans.[13] He was waived on March 16, 2021.[14]

Indianapolis Colts

Brown was claimed off waivers by the Colts on March 17, 2021.[15] He was waived on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[16][17] He was released on September 7.

Tennessee Titans

On September 22, 2021, Brown signed with the Tennessee Titans' practice squad.[18] He was released on September 28.[19]

Los Angeles Chargers

On October 5, 2021, Brown was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on January 11, 2022.[20]


  1. ^ "Centreville topples Oscar Smith for Virginia 6A football championship". The Washington Post. December 14, 2013.
  2. ^ Andrew Brown named Gatorade National Football Player of the Year Archived December 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Teel Time: U.Va. recruit Andrew Brown named national football player of year
  4. ^
  5. ^ Andrew Brown commits to Virginia
  6. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals select Virginia defensive tackle Andrew Brown in Round 5". April 28, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bengals Establish Roster of 53 Players". September 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Andrew Brown, Russell Signed to Practice Squad". September 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Bengals Sign Andrew Brown To Reserve/Future List". January 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals - October 4th, 2020". Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  11. ^ "Bengals Sign Margus Hunt, Waive Andrew Brown". October 19, 2020.
  12. ^ "Bengals Sign Andrew Brown To Practice Squad, Mike Daniels Cleared To Practice". October 21, 2020. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  13. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (11-25-20)". November 25, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  14. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (3-16-2021)". March 16, 2021.
  15. ^ "Colts Claim DT Andrew Brown Off Waivers". March 17, 2021. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  16. ^ "Colts Announce Final 2021 Roster Cuts". August 31, 2021.
  17. ^ "Colts Sign 15 Players To Practice Squad". September 1, 2021.
  18. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 22, 2021). "Titans Promote DL Naquan Jones to Active Roster, Add DL Andrew Brown to Practice Squad".
  19. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 28, 2021). "Titans Place OLBs Derick Roberson and Rashad Weaver on Injured Reserve".
  20. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Re-Sign 11 Players to Contracts". January 11, 2022.