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Arkeith Brown
No. 24     
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-01) May 1, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth: Galveston, Texas
Career information
College: Texas A&M
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Green Bay Blizzard (2011)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* 3× ArenaBowl champion (XXV, XXVI, XXVII)
Tackles     358.5
Interceptions     33
Pass breakups     94
Total TDs     10
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Arkeith Lamonte Brown, Jr. (born May 1, 1986) is an American football defensive back for the Albany Empire of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at Texas A&M University and attended El Campo High School in El Campo, Texas.[1] He has also been a member of the Green Bay Blizzard, Hartford Colonials and Baltimore Brigade.

College careerEdit

Brown played for the Texas A&M Aggies from 2005 to 2008.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Brown was rated the 55th best cornerback in the 2009 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[3]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 178 lb 4.52 s 1.53 s 2.59 s 37 in 8 reps

Brown attended New Orleans Saints rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis in 2009.[4]

Green Bay BlizzardEdit

Brown played for the Green Bay Blizzard of the Indoor Football League (IFL) in 2011. He earned First Team All-IFL honors, was named Defensive Rookie of the Year and led the league in interceptions with 12. He also recorded 67 total tackles and 23 pass break-ups.[5][4]

Hartford ColonialsEdit

Brown spent time with the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League in 2011.[4]

Arizona RattlersEdit

Brown signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the AFL on September 28, 2011.[4] He was named Second-Team All-Arena as a rookie after recording 83.5 tackles, 21 pass breakups and 10 interceptions in 2012. He was named Defensive Player of the Game for ArenaBowl XXV. Brown earned Second Team All-Arena honors for the second consecutive year after totaling 79.5 tackles and eight interceptions in 18 games for the Rattlers in 2013. He recorded a career-high 90.5 tackles to go along with five interceptions in 17 games in 2014.[6][7] On July 8, 2017, the Rattlers defeated the Sioux Falls Storm in the United Bowl by a score of 50–41.[8] He was released by the Rattlers on October 6, 2017.[9]

Baltimore BrigadeEdit

Brown was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade on August 2, 2017.[10]

Arizona RattlersEdit

Brown was signed by the Rattlers on February 2, 2018, released on February 8 and signed on February 13, 2018.[11]

Albany EmpireEdit

On July 19, 2018, Brown was assigned to the Albany Empire.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "ARKEITH BROWN". rivals.yahoo.com. https://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Arkeith-Brown-29229. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  2. "Arkeith Brown". tamu.rivals.com. Archived from the original on December 21, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141221175523/https://tamu.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=59020#stats. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named draft
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Rattlers Sign DB WILL HILL, DB ARKEITH BROWN and DB DA’MON MERKERSON". azrattlers.com. September 28, 2011. Archived from the original on December 21, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141221174932/https://azrattlers.com/rattlers-sign-db-will-hill-db-arkeith-brown-and-db-damon-merkerson/. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  5. "Record Setting Blizzard DB to Play in AFL". greenbayblizzard.com. September 27, 2011. Archived from the original on December 21, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6UzWtIikO?url=http://www.greenbayblizzard.com/NewsDetail.php?ID=502. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  6. "Arkeith Brown". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on December 21, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141221180112/http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/aflrtl/mtt/arkeith_brown_829703.html. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  7. "2014 Season". cutsandkeeps.com. http://www.cutsandkeeps.com/internet/2014/playersB.htm. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  8. Marotta, Vince (July 8, 2017). "Rattlers survive rally from Sioux Falls to capture IFL United Bowl title". arizonasports.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20170821012547/http://arizonasports.com/story/1170633/rattlers-sioux-falls-championship-ifl-united-bowl/. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  9. "Transactions". goifl.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20180326211245/http://goifl.com/transactions/2016-17/August_2017. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  10. "Transactions". afldigital.com. http://afldigital.com/index.cfm?view=transactions. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  11. "Transactions". goifl.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20180326211752/http://goifl.com/transactions/2016-17/2018_Transactions. Retrieved March 26, 2018.

External linksEdit

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