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DeAuntae Brown
No. 35
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1974-04-28) April 28, 1974 (age 45)
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Osborn
Detroit, Michigan
College:Central State
NFL Draft:1997 / Round: 7 / Pick: 227
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 1997)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

DeAuntae Brown (born April 28, 1974) is a former American football cornerback who played for one season in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles, two seasons in NFL Europe for the Barcelona Dragons, and three seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL) for the Toronto Phantoms, Grand Rapids Rampage, and Philadelphia Soul. After playing college football for Central State, he was drafted by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft.

Professional careerEdit

Brown was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft on April 20, 1997. He signed a contract with the Eagles on June 4, 1997. He was waived on September 2, 1997, after playing in one game with the team.[1] He was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad on October 22 where he remained for the rest of the season.[2]

Brown participated in training camp for the Steelers in 1998,[3] but was waived on August 18 after being limited due to a quadriceps injury.[4] He spent the 1998 season on the Steelers' practice squad.[2] He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks in 1999, but was again waived during final roster cuts on September 6, 1999.[5]

Brown was signed by the Denver Broncos to a futures contract on January 10, 2000,[2] and was waived during final roster cuts on August 27, 2000.[6] He was re-signed to the team's practice squad on November 15, 2000, and stayed on the practice squad for the rest of the season.[2] He was signed to a futures contract by the Broncos on January 2, 2001.[7] He was allocated to the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe on February 28, 2001.[8] Brown was waived by the Broncos on September 2, 2001.[9]

Brown played in the AFL for three teams from 2002–2004: the Toronto Phantoms in 2002, the Grand Rapids Rampage in 2003, and the Philadelphia Soul in 2004.[10] He announced his retirement on February 9, 2005.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Philadelphia Eagles Personnel Moves - 1997". http://media.philadelphiaeagles.com/media/146401/1997_personnel-moves.pdf. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Denver Broncos 2001 Media Guide". https://media.denverbroncos.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Denver2001.pdf. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  3. Dulac, Gerry (July 30, 1998). "Rookie running back star of first scrimmage". The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. http://old.post-gazette.com/steelers/19980730bsntnotes3.asp. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  4. "Indiana Gazette Newspaper Archives". August 19, 1998. https://newspaperarchive.com/indiana-gazette-aug-19-1998-p-29/. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  5. Johnson, Scott M. (September 6, 1999). "The NFL: Ballard ends 11-year career; Seahawks release SK's Strey". Kitsap Sun. https://products.kitsapsun.com/archive/1999/09-06/0026_the_nfl__ballard_ends_11-year_car.html. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  6. "NFL transactions". The Baltimore Sun. August 28, 2000. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2000-08-28-0008280084-story.html. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  7. "Transactions". January 2, 2001. http://assets.espn.go.com/nfl/transactions/20010102/index.html. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  8. "NFL Allocation List". New Haven Register. February 28, 2001. https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/NFL-Allocation-List-11694507.php. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  9. "NFL transactions". The Baltimore Sun. September 2, 2001. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2001-09-02-0109020211-story.html. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  10. "DeAuntae Brown". http://www.arenafan.com/players/DeAuntae_Brown-2333/. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  11. "Transactions". February 9, 2005. http://www.tdtnews.com/archive/article_d9423710-6756-53f6-bd19-34a7fac25bab.html. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
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