Pharaoh Brown
Brown in June 2019
No. 85 – Houston Texans
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1994-05-04) May 4, 1994 (age 27)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Brush (Lyndhurst, Ohio)
College:Oregon
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2020
Receptions:16
Receiving yards:190
Total touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Pharaoh Brown (born May 4, 1994) is an American football tight end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. Brown played college football at the University of Oregon.

Early life

Brown grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio where he played football and basketball at Brush High School, graduating in June 2012.[1] During the college recruiting process, Brown initially committed to play for Michigan in May 2011, but ultimately signed his letter of intent to play at Oregon in February 2012.[2]

College career

Brown played collegiate football at the University of Oregon. During his first year with the Ducks (2012), he was only targeted 3 times making 2 receptions for 42 yards. The following year, Brown appeared in 7 games making 3 starts and made 10 receptions for 123 yards, and 2 touchdowns. During his junior year, Brown would make his most touchdown receptions during his collegiate career at 6, while appearing in 9 games and starting 8. He made 25 receptions for 420 yards. Brown did not play football in 2015 due to a leg injury suffered during the 2014 season, during a game against Utah where he tore two ligaments in his knee.[3] In Brown's senior year (2016), he would again appear in 9 games and start 8 of them, while being targeted 46 times and making 33 receptions. He scored 5 touchdowns while receiving for 426 yards.[4]

Professional career

Oakland Raiders

Following the 2017 NFL Draft, Brown was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017.[5] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Raiders' practice squad the next day.[6][7] He was promoted to the active roster on December 23, 2017.[8]

On September 1, 2018, Brown was waived by the Raiders.[9]

Cleveland Browns

On September 25, 2018, Brown was signed by the Cleveland Browns' practice squad.[10] Brown was elevated to the Browns' active roster on October 23, 2018.[11] He was placed on injured reserve on December 8, 2018 with a shoulder injury.[12]

Brown re-signed with the Browns on April 20, 2020.[13] He was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp on July 29, 2020,[14] and activated from the list ten days later.[15] Brown was waived by the Browns on September 6, 2020.[16]

Houston Texans

On September 14, 2020, Brown was signed to the Houston Texans practice squad, and promoted to the active roster the next day.[17][18] In Week 10 of the 2020 season against the Cleveland Browns, he had his first professional touchdown.[19]

Brown re-signed with the Texans on March 24, 2021.[20]

References

  1. ^ http://www.cleveland.com/osu/2015/01/oregon_te_brush_high_grad_phar.html
  2. ^ https://247sports.com/player/pharaoh-brown-10553
  3. ^ "Pharaoh Brown Must Prove He's Fully Recovered From Gruesome Leg Injury". SilverAndBlackPride.com. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Pharaoh Brown, Oregeon, Tight End". 247Sports.com. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Raiders Announce Undrafted Free Agent Signings". Raiders.com. May 5, 2017. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Raiders Announce Practice Squad Signings". Raiders.com. September 4, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Raiders Sign Brown, Place Walford On IR". Raiders.com. December 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Oakland Raiders announce roster transactions – 9.1.18". Raiders.com. September 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Browns sign TE Pharaoh Brown to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Browns elevate TE Pharaoh Brown to active roster". ClevelandBrowns.com. October 23, 2018.
  12. ^ "Browns activate DB Terrance Mitchell from injured reserve". ClevelandBrowns.com. December 8, 2018.
  13. ^ Risdon, Jeff (April 20, 2020). "Browns bring back TE Pharaoh Brown as exclusive rights free agent". USAToday.com. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  14. ^ "Browns place 2 players on Reserve/Opt-Out list". ClevelandBrowns.com. July 29, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  15. ^ Gribble, Andrew (August 8, 2020). "Browns claim CB M.J. Stewart via waivers, make other roster moves". ClevelandBrowns.com. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  16. ^ "Browns Claim Two Players; Announce 14 Practice Squad Members". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 6, 2020.
  17. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (9/14)". HoustonTexans.com. September 14, 2020.
  18. ^ "Texans Roster Moves (9–15–20)". HoustonTexans.com. September 15, 2020.
  19. ^ "Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns – November 15th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  20. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (3-24-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. March 24, 2021. Retrieved March 24, 2021.