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Courtney Brown
Courtney  Brown

Defensive End

All-American Selection: 1999

Defensive end, 1999, Alvin, S.C., selected by the Associated Press, Football Coaches, Football Writers, Walter Camp, The Sporting News and The Football News. He also was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award and Chuck Bednarik Award. Brown shattered school records for career tackles for loss (70) and sacks (33) and the season mark for TFL (29). A three-year starter, he was tied for third in Big Ten career TFL and was named 1999 Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Year. The fourth Nittany Lion selected All-Big Ten three times, he finished his brilliant career by earning the Hall Foundation Award as the team's Senior MVP. He made 55 tackles (33 solo), with 29 TFL (minus-150), 13.5 sacks (minus-107), an interception (TD) and three forced fumbles. The Cleveland Browns selected Brown as the first overall pick of the 2000 National Football League Draft. He has played with the Browns (2000-04) and Denver Broncos (2005-06). He signed with San Diego prior to the 2007 season. Brown lives in St. Stephen, S.C.


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