Classified a third-year NFL player for 2012 ... Played in 22 games with two starts for Detroit over 2009-11, with 45 rushes for 189 yards (4.2 avg.) and 18 receptions for 138 yards (7.7), with one receiving TD.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Detroit in sixth round of 2009 NFL Draft (162nd overall) ... Signed with Lions on 7-16-09 ... Waived by Detroit on 9-4-11 ... Re-signed with Lions on 11-28-11 ... Released on 12-28-11 by Detroit ... Signed with Cincinnati as a free agent on 2-17-12.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Played for Detroit in Game 13, Nov. 11 vs. Minnesota, with a nine-yard reception and a rush for zero yards ... Inactive for Games 11 and 14-15 ... Waived on Dec. 28.
2010—Played in six games for Lions (Games 1-3 and 10-12), rushing 17-for-58 (3.4), with eight catches for 45 yards ... Inactive for Games 4-9 (due in part to finger injury) and for Games 13-16.
2009—Played 15 games with two starts, rushing 27-for-131 (4.9) and catching nine-for-84 ... Also tied for team lead in kickoff returns (42) and led team in KOR average (22.6) ... Had an 87-yard KOR in NFL debut on Sept. 13 at New Orleans.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2005-08) at TCU ... Finished his career ranked 10th on school’s all-time rushing yards list, with 2596 on 487 attempts (5.3) ... Also had 81 receptions for 857 yards ... Scored 25 TDs, 20 rushing and five receiving ... In his last three seasons, was a teammate of current Bengals QB Andy Dalton.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Katy, Texas (also the hometown of Bengals QB Andy Dalton) ... Attended Mayde Creek High School, where he was a standout as a track sprinter as well as on the football team.NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Brown did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2011 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games that year.
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