- This article is about the current college football player. For the former NFL quarterback who later became the actor and politician see Alan Autry.
Tate Forcier calling signals in the backfield with Brown during the 2009 Michigan–Notre Dame game.
|Date of birth:April 28, 1988|
|Place of birth: Newnan, Georgia|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2010|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New Orleans Saints ( 2010)*
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2009|
Carlos Brown (born April 28, 1988) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Michigan.
Brown was a highly recruited running back coming out of Heard County High School. During his high school career, Brown recorded 4,232 rushing yards on 469 carries, with 52 touchdowns. Brown also played defense (cornerback and free-safety) in high school, and made 203 tackles, forced 11 fumbles, and intercepted 11 passes. High school awards include all-league and all-conference in his junior and senior years, and Parade Magazine named Brown an All-American. Brown was ranked as the 5th-best running back in the nation by Rivals.com, 10th-best by ESPN, and 24th-best by Scout.com. Rivals ranked his as the 39th best prospect in the nation and 2nd-best in the state of Georgia, while ESPN ranked him at number 59 in the nation.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Franklin, Georgia||Heard County (GA)||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)||200 lb (91 kg)||4.51||Dec 19,|
|Scout:75px Rivals:75px ESPN grade: 82|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 24 (RB) Rivals: 39, 5 (RB), 2 (GA) ESPN: 59, 10 (RB)|
|Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.|
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Brown played in 7 games as a freshman in 2006 and earned his first varsity letter. In limited action, Brown carried 16 times for 41 yards.
Brown earned his second varsity letter as a sophomore in 2007, starting 3 games at tailback and appearing in 8 total games. He was the Wolverines' third-leading rusher that year, rushing for 382 yards and 4 touchdowns. He scored his first career touchdown against Purdue on October 13. A week later he recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game in his first career start against Illinois on October 20.
Injuries plagued Carlos Brown's junior season. He earned his third varsity letter in 2008, but only played in 5 games. His only 100-yard effort came against Northwestern on November 15, carrying 23 times for 115 yards. He made his first and only start of the season in a loss to Ohio State, the final game of the worst season in Michigan football history.
As of October 13, 2009, Carlos Brown is having a relatively successful senior season. On September 19, Brown set a career high with 187 rushing yards against Eastern Michigan, including a 90-yard touchdown run. The 90-yard touchdown run was the third-longest play in Michigan history, and his efforts against Eastern Michigan earned Brown Big Ten Conference co-offensive player of the week honors along with Northwestern's Mike Kafka. While appearing in 5 of Michigan's 6 games so far this season, Brown has accumulated 336 yards and 3 touchdowns on 44 rushing attempts. He is the Wolverines' leading rusher.
New Orleans Saints
Brown signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints on April 24, 2010, after going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. Brown was waived by the New Orleans Saints on May 24, 2010.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York Jets
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- "Carlos Brown". ESPN. http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/player?recruitId=23212&season=2006&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf%2frecruiting%2ftracker%2fplayer%3frecruitId%3d23212%26season%3d2006. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
- "#6 Carlos Brown". Scout.com. http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c=1&nid=1705923. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
- "Five Schools Earn Weekly Accolades for Final Full Non-Conference Saturday: Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State and Wisconsin standouts honored for Sept. 19 performances". CBS Interactive. 2009-09-20. http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092009aaa.html. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
- "How local players fared in the NFL draft". Detroit News. 2010-04-25. http://detnews.com/article/20100425/SPORTS0101/4250332/-1/rss4305. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
- "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Transactions - 2010". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/transactions/_/name/tb/year/2010/tampa-bay-buccaneers. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
- "NFL transactions for January 7, 2011". Pro Football Weekly. January 7, 2011. Archived from the original on January 8, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/5vahi1Qtx. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- "Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/60ldeRNa2. Retrieved August 7, 2011.