Shakur Brown
No. 38 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1999-04-01) April 1, 1999 (age 23)
Detroit, Michigan
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Woodland
(Stockbridge, Georgia)
College:Michigan State
Undrafted:2021
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Shakur Brown (born April 1, 1999) is an American football cornerback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Michigan State Spartans.

Early life and high school

Brown grew up in Detroit, Michigan and his family decided to move to Georgia when he was 14 and he attended Woodland High School. Brown was rated a three-star recruit and committed to play college football at West Virginia over offers from Kentucky, Minnesota, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee but did not qualify academically initially. After being cleared by the NCAA, Brown committed to play at Michigan State.[1][2]

College career

Brown redshirted his true freshman season.[3] As a redshirt freshman, he played in 12 of the Spartans' games as a reserve and intercepted a pass, which he returned 69 yards for a touchdown.[4][5] Brown missed the first six games of his redshirt sophomore season due to injury.[6] He finished his redshirt junior season with five interceptions and four passes broken up. Following the end of the season, Brown declared that he would be entering the 2021 NFL Draft.[7][8]

Professional career

Pittsburgh Steelers

Brown signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2021.[9][10] He was waived on August 28, 2021.[11]

Kansas City Chiefs

On September 3, 2021, Brown was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad.[12] He was released on September 11.

Detroit Lions

On October 15, 2021, Brown was signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad.[13] He was released on October 30. He was re-signed on December 14.[14] He was released on December 21.

Pittsburgh Maulers

Brown signed with the Pittsburgh Maulers of the United States Football League on April 22, 2022.[15]

Tennessee Titans

On July 29, 2022, Brown signed with the Tennessee Titans.[16]

References

  1. ^ "Trieu: MSU visit sealed the deal for Georgia CB Shakur Brown". The Detroit News. June 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Michigan State adds Georgia CB/WR Shakur Brown to 2017 football recruiting class". Lansing State Journal. June 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Michigan State notes: Shakur Brown, Justin Layne impressing early at CB". Detroit Free Press. August 4, 2017.
  4. ^ Wenzel, Matt (September 29, 2019). "Michigan State's Shakur Brown 'close' to returning, Blake Bueter not out long term". MLive.com.
  5. ^ Wenzel, Matt (August 26, 2019). "Michigan State CB Shakur Brown's standout play leads to unique nickname". MLive.com.
  6. ^ Wenzel, Matt (December 16, 2020). "Mel Tucker believes Shakur Brown can have 'nice career' in NFL after declaring for draft". MLive.com.
  7. ^ Ciccotelli, Jenna (December 14, 2020). "Michigan State's Shakur Brown Declares for 2021 NFL Draft, Forgoes Senior Season". Bleacher Report.
  8. ^ "Michigan State football CB Shakur Brown declares for 2021 NFL Draft". Detroit Free Press. December 14, 2020.
  9. ^ Varley, Teresa (May 1, 2021). "Steelers add eight undrafted free agents". Steelers.com.
  10. ^ Pryor, Brooke [@bepryor] (May 7, 2021). "From the transaction wire, the Steelers officially signed: -DB Shakur Brown-DB Mark Gilbert-DB Arthur Maulet-WR Isaiah McKoy-DB Lamont Wade-LB Jamar Watson Steelers also waived DB John Battle, DB Trevor Williams" (Tweet). Retrieved May 19, 2021 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 28, 2021). "Steelers release nine players". Steelers.com.
  12. ^ "Chiefs sign 3 players to practice squad, waive DT Tyler Clark". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. September 3, 2021.
  13. ^ "Detroit Lions place KR/CB Corey Ballentine on IR, sign CB Shakur Brown to practice squad". Pride of Detroit. SB Nation. October 15, 2021.
  14. ^ "Detroit Lions add 3 cornerbacks after 6th defensive back lands on reserve/COVID". Pride of Detroit. SB Nation. December 14, 2021.
  15. ^ @USFLMaulers (April 22, 2022). "Roster Updates" (Tweet). Retrieved April 23, 2022 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Friday, July 29". NFL.com. July 29, 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2022.