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Fakhir Brown
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Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-09-21) September 21, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
College: Grambling State
Undrafted in 1999
Debuted in 1999 for the San Diego Chargers
Last played in 2009 for the Florida Tuskers
Career history
* Toronto Argonauts (1998)
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     370
Interceptions     11
Pass deflections     59
Stats at NFL.com

Fakhir Hamin Brown (born September 21, 1977) is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Toronto Argonauts as an undrafted free agent in 1998. He played college football at Grambling.

Brown has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams.

College careerEdit

Brown played his college football at Grambling State University. He finished his career with 68 tackles and six interceptions. He was a drafting and design major.

Professional careerEdit

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

After not getting drafted in the 1998 NFL Draft Brown signed with the Toronto Argonauts, where he played in six games, making 13 tackles and one interception.

San Diego ChargersEdit

Brown spent the first three weeks of the 1999 season on the San Diego Chargers practice squad.

On October 23, 1999 he was signed to the active roster. He played in nine games with three starts, recording 30 tackles and forced a fumble.

In 2000 he started eight of nine games, recording 35 tackles and an interception. He missed seven games with shoulder injury. In his two seasons with the Chargers he started 11 of 18 games recording 65 tackles and one interception.

Oakland RaidersEdit

Before the 2002 season Brown signed with the Oakland Raiders, but was released before the season.

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On July 15, 2002, Brown signed a two-year $825,00 contract with the New Orleans Saints. During his first year with the team in 2002 he played 12 games and made 20 tackles and deflected 5 passes.

In 2003 he played all 16 games, recording 34 tackles.

On March 4, 2004, he was re-signed to a two-year $1.45 million contract. In 2004 Brown started 10 of 16 games. He made 54 tackles, three intercetpions, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.

In 2005 Brown started four of 12 games, reocording 34 tackles. In four seasons with the Saints he started 14 of 56 games recording 142 tackles, and two interceptions.

St. Louis RamsEdit

On March 14, 2006, Brown signed a five-year, $12 million contract with the St. Louis Rams. In 2006 he started all 14 games he played in, recording 66 tackles, one sack, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles.

Before the 2007 season he was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.[1] After returning he started the last 12 games, recording 47 tackles, four interceptions, and one touchdown return.

On September 24, 2008, Brown was released by the Rams. Brown had been playing through a partially torn rotator cuff when he was cut. On October 13, 2008, they re-signed him after Ricky Manning, Jr. was placed on injured reserve. He finished the season starting 11 of 13 games he played in recording 45 tackles, one sack, one interception, and a forced fumble.

Florida TuskersEdit

Brown was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on September 26, 2009.[2]

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