Trent Brown
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Brown with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015
No. 77 – New England Patriots
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1993-04-13) April 13, 1993 (age 30)
Bastrop, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight:370 lb (168 kg)
Career information
High school:Westover (Albany, Georgia)
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 244
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Games played:89
Games started:85
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at · PFR

Trenton Jacoby Brown (born April 13, 1993) is an American football offensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia Military College and Florida, and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Early years

Brown was born in Bastrop, Texas on April 13, 1993. He attended Deerfield-Windsor School before transferring to Westover Comprehensive High School, both in Albany, Georgia, and played basketball his first two years of high school before moving to football his junior year.[1] Brown graduated from Westover High in 2011.[2]

College career

Georgia Military College

Brown enrolled in Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia in the fall of 2011. He played for the GMC Bulldogs for two years, where the Bulldogs running game averaged 188 yards-per-game.[3] After displaying his skills at the junior college level, where he was named a second team NJCAA All-American in 2012, Brown was recruited by several NCAA Division I schools, including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Texas A&M.[4]


Brown eventually chose to continue his college career at the University of Florida, signing a National Letter of Intent in December 2012 and enrolling in May 2013.[5] Standing at 6-foot-8 and weighing 363 pounds, Brown was the Gators biggest offensive lineman since Max Starks, who played for the team in 2003[6] and is believed to be the biggest player to ever wear a Florida Gators uniform.[7] At the beginning of his first year at Florida, Brown was used mainly on field goals and "Jumbo" packages in short yardage situations. He took over the starting tackle job in the Georgia game after Tyler Moore was injured and lost for the year. Brown moved to starting guard at the beginning of the 2014 season.

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 8+12 in
(2.04 m)
355 lb
(161 kg)
36 in
(0.91 m)
10+78 in
(0.28 m)
5.29 s 1.89 s 3.08 s 4.78 s 8.23 s 28 in
(0.71 m)
8 ft 10 in
(2.69 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine except vertical and broad jump from pro day.

San Francisco 49ers

On May 2, 2015, Brown was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 7th round with the 244th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.[8] Brown started the last 2 regular season games of his rookie season and played in a total of 5 games.

After being asked in an interview to name the blocker that gives him the most trouble, Denver Broncos' linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller said, "I feel like Trent Brown has a very bright future in the National Football League. He's 6-foot-8. He knows how to use his arms, knows how to use his wingspan and he has length. So I feel like he's young and people haven't really seen him, but I feel like he's one of the better tackles in the National Football League."[9][10][11] On August 16, 2017, Miller made a similar remark about Brown to the San Francisco Chronicle after the Broncos and 49ers had a joint practice, stating,

"He's the best right tackle in the National Football League! And he may even be a top-five tackle, period, in the National Football League. There's not another tackle who's that tall, that big and can move the way he moves."[12]

Brown started all 16 regular season games for the 49ers in 2016.[13]

In 2017, Brown started 10 games at right tackle before being placed on injured reserve on December 16, 2017 with a shoulder injury.[14]

New England Patriots

On April 27, 2018, Brown was traded along with the 143rd selection in the 2018 NFL Draft to the New England Patriots for the 95th selection (Tarvarius Moore).[15] Brown's arrival was part of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's attempt to build one of the heaviest rosters for a power-running offense.[16] After playing right tackle during his tenure with the 49ers, Brown became the Patriots starting left tackle in 2018, starting all 16 games. With Brown, the Patriots reached and went on to win Super Bowl LIII.[17]

Oakland / Las Vegas Raiders

On March 13, 2019, Brown signed a four-year, $66 million contract with the Oakland Raiders with $36.75 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league.[18] Head coach Jon Gruden announced that Brown would play right tackle with Kolton Miller remaining at left tackle.[19] In his first 11 games with the Raiders, Brown allowed only one sack in 326 pass-blocking snaps.[20] On December 17, 2019, Brown was named a Pro Bowl selection for the first time of his career.[21] The next day, he was placed on IR, ending his season.[22]

Brown was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Raiders on October 21, 2020,[23] and was activated on October 30.[24] Just before their Week 8 game, Brown was hospitalized after a pregame IV caused air to enter his bloodstream and missed the game. He was placed back on the COVID-19 list on November 5,[25] and activated again on December 2.[26]

New England Patriots (second stint)

On March 17, 2021, Brown and a 2022 seventh-round pick were traded to the New England Patriots for a 2022 fifth-round pick.[27][28] He was named the Patriots starting right tackle. He suffered a calf injury in Week 1, missed the next three games, then placed on injured reserve on October 9, 2021.[29] He was activated on November 13.[30]

Brown was re-signed by the Patriots on March 21, 2022 to a two-year, $13 million contract.[31] Originally brought back to be the Patriots' right tackle again, the team chose to move Brown back to left tackle in the 2022 preseason, which was the position he originally played for them in 2018.[32][33]


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  12. ^ Adam Wells (August 16, 2017). "Von Miller Says 49ers' Trent Brown Is Best RT in NFL". Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  13. ^ Trent Brown (April 13, 1993). "Trent Brown: Career Stats at". Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  14. ^ "49ers Promote DB Powell to Active Roster, Place OL Brown on Injured Reserve". December 16, 2017. Archived from the original on March 6, 2018.
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  16. ^ "Bill Belichick at his best to confirm Patriots as the greatest in NFL history". February 4, 2019.
  17. ^ "Pats Off-Season: Making the Case for the Franchise Tagging of Trent Brown". Pats Pulpit. February 16, 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  18. ^ Teope, Herbie (March 13, 2019). "Raiders sign OT Trent Brown to 4-yr, $66M deal".
  19. ^ Teope, Herbie (May 3, 2019). "Jon Gruden: Trent Brown will play RT; Kolton Miller LT".
  20. ^ Kost, Ryan (December 19, 2019). "Raiders place Trent Brown on IR, ending Pro Bowl season". Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  21. ^ "Trent Brown and Rodney Hudson named to 2020 Pro Bowl". Oakland Raiders via NFL. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  22. ^ "Raiders sign linebacker Ukeme Eligwe; place tackle Trent Brown on IR". November 12, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  23. ^ Alper, Josh (October 21, 2020). "Raiders put Trent Brown on COVID-19 list". Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  24. ^ Williams, Charean (October 30, 2020). "Raiders remove Trent Brown, Damon Arnette from COVID-19 list". Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  25. ^ "Raiders place RT Trent Brown back on COVID-19 list". November 5, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  26. ^ Gutierrez, Paul (December 2, 2020). "Las Vegas Raiders RT Trent Brown activated off reserve/COVID-19 list, but unlikely to play Sunday". Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  27. ^ Rapoport, Ian (March 9, 2021). "Raiders OT Trent Brown expected to be traded to Patriots".
  28. ^ "Patriots Acquire T Trent Brown in a Trade with Las Vegas; Trade T Marcus Cannon to Houston; Release DL Beau Allen and WR Marquise Lee". March 18, 2021.
  29. ^ "Patriots elevate four players to the active roster; Place OL Trent Brown on injured reserve". October 9, 2021.
  30. ^ "Patriots Activate T Trent Brown Off Injured Reserve; Place LB Jamie Collins on Injured Reserve; Elevate DL Tashawn Bower and TE Matt LaCosse to the Active Roster". November 13, 2021.
  31. ^ "Patriots Re-Sign OL Trent Brown". March 23, 2022.
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