Anthony Brown
refer to caption
Brown in 2022
No. 12 – Baltimore Ravens
Personal information
Born: (1998-07-27) July 27, 1998 (age 24)
Aberdeen Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:St. John Vianney
(Holmdel Township, New Jersey)
College:Boston College (2016−2019)
Oregon (2020−2021)
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2022
Passing attempts:5
Passing completions:3
Completion percentage:60%
Passing yards:16
Passer rating:65.4
Rushing yards:-5
Player stats at · PFR

Anthony Almein Brown Jr. (born July 27, 1998) is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boston College and Oregon.

Early life and high school

Brown grew up in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen Township, New Jersey and attended St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel Township, New Jersey.[1] He became the team's starting quarterback going into his junior year and passed 2,198 yards and 25 touchdowns while rushing for 839 yards and eight touchdowns.[2] As a senior, he passed for 2,298 yards and 33 touchdowns while rushing for 604 yards and nine touchdowns and was named first-team All-State and the Shore Conference Football Player of the Year.[3]

College career

Brown redshirted his true freshman season at Boston College. The next year, Brown became the second freshman in school history to start a season opener and completed 134 of 258 passes for 1,367 yards and 11 touchdowns with nine interceptions before he suffered a season-ending knee injury.[4] He started all 12 of the Eagles' games and completed 158 of 285 pass attempt for 2,121 yards with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions in his redshirt sophomore season.[5] As a redshirt junior, Brown completed 81-of-137 passes for 1,250 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions before suffering a season-ending knee injury six games into the season.[6] After the firing of head coach Steve Addazio at the end of the season, Brown announced that he would be leaving Boston College with the intention of playing elsewhere as a graduate transfer.[7] He committed to transfer to Oregon over Georgia, Mississippi State, Colorado, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, South Florida, and Northern Illinois.[8][9][10]

Brown began his first season at Oregon as the backup to starter Tyler Shough. He made his first appearance for the Ducks in the 2020 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, where he played mostly in goal line situations and completed three of four pass attempts for 17 yards and two touchdowns as Oregon won 31-24 over the USC Trojans.[11] Brown replaced Shough in the second quarter of the 2021 Fiesta Bowl against Iowa State and finished the game with 12-for-19 for 147 yards and two rushing touchdowns in a 34-17 loss. After the season, Brown opted to utilize the extra year of eligibility granted to college athletes who played in the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.[12]

Brown was named the Ducks' starting quarterback going into the 2021 season after Shough had transferred to Texas Tech following the 2020 season.[13][14] He started all 14 of Oregon's games and completed 64.1% of his passes for a Pac-12 Conference-leading 2,989 yards with 18 touchdown passes and seven interceptions and also rushed 151 times for 658 yards and nine touchdowns.[15]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 1+38 in
(1.86 m)
217 lb
(98 kg)
32+12 in
(0.83 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
4.70 s 1.69 s 2.71 s 4.28 s 34.0 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
All values from Pro Day[16]

Brown signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2022.[17] He was waived on August 30, 2022 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[18][19] He was elevated from the practice squad on December 11.[20] On the same day, he made his first career appearance in relief of injured quarterback Tyler Huntley, completing 3 of 5 passes for 16 yards and helping the Ravens win 16–14.[21][22][23] He was signed to the active roster on December 31.


  1. ^ Carino, Jerry (September 22, 2019). "At Rutgers, Aberdeen's Anthony Brown has victorious homecoming for Boston College". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  2. ^ Zedalis, Joe (December 2, 2015). "QB Anthony Brown leaving SJ Vianney early to compete for starting job at Boston College". Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  3. ^ Conrad, JJ (August 22, 2018). "N.J. football's top 30 high school quarterbacks of the last 30 years". Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  4. ^ Edelson, Stephen (August 6, 2018). "Edelson: After devastating injury, QB Anthony Brown returns to lead Boston College". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  5. ^ "Boston College QB Anthony Brown poised for breakout season". Boston Herald. August 3, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  6. ^ Nemec, Andrew (April 3, 2020). "Quarterback transfer Anthony Brown on Oregon Ducks: 'No promises, no guarantees, no strings attached'". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  7. ^ "Boston College QB Anthony Brown to seek transfer". The Boston Globe. December 9, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  8. ^ Kerceval, Ben (April 1, 2020). "Former Boston College QB Anthony Brown chooses Oregon as his graduate transfer destination, per report". Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  9. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (April 1, 2020). "Source: Former BC quarterback Anthony Brown headed to Oregon as graduate transfer". Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  10. ^ Marsdale, Sam (April 2, 2020). "Anthony Brown explains why he chose Oregon". Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  11. ^ Crepea, James (December 19, 2020). "Oregon Ducks turn to Anthony Brown in key moments of Pac-12 championship game, but not 'making a move or trying to replace' Tyler Shough". The Oregonian. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  12. ^ Young, Ashley (January 24, 2021). "QB Anthony Brown announces decision to return to Oregon Ducks in 2021". NBC Sports Northwest. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  13. ^ Sallee, Barrett (August 27, 2021). "Oregon names Anthony Brown starting QB over freshman Ty Thompson for opener vs. Fresno State". Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  14. ^ Hale, David (February 12, 2021). "Oregon Ducks QB Tyler Shough, who started all seven games in 2020, moving on as grad transfer". Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  15. ^ "Who replaces Anthony Brown Jr. as Oregon Ducks' starting quarterback in 2022?". The Oregonian. February 7, 2022. Retrieved August 22, 2022.
  16. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Anthony Brown Jr., Oregon NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  17. ^ Brown, Clifton (May 6, 2022). "Ravens Announce 17-Member Undrafted Rookie Class".
  18. ^ Mink, Ryan (August 30, 2022). "Ravens Make Roster Cuts to 53".
  19. ^ Mink, Ryan (August 31, 2022). "Ravens Set Initial Practice Squad".
  20. ^ "Tyler Huntley to Start, Kevin Zeitler Inactive, Ronnie Stanley Active vs. Steelers". Retrieved 2022-12-11.
  21. ^ Bumbaca, Chris. "Anthony Brown makes NFL debut for Ravens: Meet the third-string QB thrust into action". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2022-12-11.
  22. ^ "Ravens QB Tyler Huntley in concussion protocol, will not return vs. Steelers; rookie Anthony Brown in". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2022-12-11.
  23. ^ Williams, Charean William (December 11, 2022). "Tyler Huntley leaves for training room; Anthony Brown now in for Ravens".