Malcom Brown
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Brown with the New England Patriots in 2015
Personal information
Born: (1994-02-02) February 2, 1994 (age 28)
Brenham, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Brenham (Brenham, Texas)
College:Texas (2012–2014)
Position:Defensive tackle
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2021
Total tackles:304
Sacks:13.5
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:4
Pass deflections:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Malcom D'Shawn Brown (born February 2, 1994) is an American football defensive tackle who is a free agent. He played college football at Texas. He was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 32nd overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Early years

Brown attended Brenham High School in Brenham, Texas, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track.[3] A three-year starter, he recorded 125 tackles and 24 sacks during his high school football career.[4] He also threw the shot put (top-throw of 48-8 or 14.91 meters) on the track team. Brown was regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and was ranked as the fifth-best defensive tackle and the 26th-best player overall in his class.[5]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Malcom Brown
DT
Brenham, Texas Brenham HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 280 lb (130 kg) 4.8 Apr 3, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
5/5 stars
   Rivals:
5/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 17   Rivals: 26  ESPN: 12
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Texas Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "2012 Texas Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.

College career

Brown played in all 13 games as a true freshman at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, recording 25 tackles. He took over as a starter his sophomore year in 2013, starting all 13 games. He finished the year with 68 tackles and two sacks, and won the team's Joseph W. Moore Tenacity Award for Defense along with Jackson Jeffcoat.[6]

Brown remained a starter his junior season in 2014.[7][8][9] He finished the season with 70 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks[10] and was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by The Associated Press and the league's coaches. He also received consensus All-American honors,[11] and was named a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (given to the best defensive player in college football), and the Outland Trophy. Brown finished the year as the Longhorns' season leader in tackles for loss, sacks, and forced fumbles.[12]

After his junior season, Brown decided to forgo his senior year in an effort to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.[13][14]

Collegiate statistics

Malcom Brown Tackles Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk FR Yds TD FF
2012 Texas Big 12 FR DL 7 10 17 2.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2013 Texas Big 12 SO DT 3 4 7 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2014 Texas Big 12 JR DT 38 32 70 13.0 6.5 1 0 0 2
Career Texas 48 46 94 16.0 6.5 1 0 0 2

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2+38 in
(1.89 m)
319 lb
(145 kg)
32+12 in
(0.83 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
5.05 s 1.75 s 2.94 s 4.59 s 7.84 s 29+12 in
(0.75 m)
8 ft 2 in
(2.49 m)
26 reps
All values from NFL Combine[15][16]

2015 NFL Draft

Brown was drafted in the first round with the 32nd overall pick by the New England Patriots in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the second defensive tackle to be selected, only behind Danny Shelton (No. 12, Browns). In addition, he was the first of five Texas Longhorns to be selected in 2015.[17]

New England Patriots

On June 19, 2015, the New England Patriots signed Brown to a four-year, $7.61 million contract with $6.14 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.79 million.[18]

2015 season

On September 10, 2015, Brown made his regular season debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers and recorded his first NFL sack when he tackled wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was part of an attempted double pass by the Steelers.[19] He finished his rookie season with 48 tackles (9th on the team) and 3.0 sacks (6th on the team).[20][21]

2016 season

In Week 14, Brown recorded his first career safety in a 30–23 win over the Baltimore Ravens.[22] He finished the regular season playing in all 16 games with 13 starts recording 50 tackles and three sacks.[23] The Patriots finished the regular season with a 14-2 record.[24]

On February 5, 2017, Brown was part of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl LI. In the game, he recorded one tackle as the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[25][26]

2017 season

Brown finished his third season with 49 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 13 games.[27] Brown helped the Patriots reach Super Bowl LII, but the team failed to repeat as Super Bowl Champions after losing 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles. Brown recorded six tackles in the Super Bowl.[28]

2018 season

On May 2, 2018, the Patriots declined the fifth-year option on Brown's contract, making him a free agent at the end of the season.[29] Brown finished the season with 39 tackles, one fumble recovery, one quarterback hit, and won his second Super Bowl ring after the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII. Brown had two total tackles in the game.[30]

New Orleans Saints

2019 season

Brown in a game against the Tennessee Titans
Brown in a game against the Tennessee Titans

On March 14, 2019, Brown signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.[31] Brown finished the season with 34 tackles, five quarterback hits, two sacks, one pass defended and one fumble recovery.[32]

2020 season

In Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brown recorded a sack on his former Patriots teammate Tom Brady during the 38–3 win.[33]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On March 17, 2021, Brown was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars and signed a new two-year, $11 million contract.[34][35]

On August 17, 2022, Brown was released by Jacksonville.[36]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Won the Super Bowl
Led the league
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck Sfty PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR Yds TD
2015 NE 16 12 48 31 17 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2016 NE 16 13 50 24 26 3.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2017 NE 13 12 49 29 20 2.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 NE 15 14 39 19 20 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2019 NO 16 16 34 18 16 2.0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2020 NO 13 13 27 9 18 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 JAX 17 17 57 30 27 2.0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 106 97 304 160 144 13.5 1 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 4 0 0

Postseason

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck Sfty PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR Yds TD
2015 NE 2 2 6 2 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 NE 3 3 11 5 6 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 NE 3 3 12 6 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 NE 3 2 4 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 NO 1 1 2 0 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 NO 2 2 3 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 14 13 38 16 22 1.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

See also

References

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