Jammal Brown
Brown at Redskins training camp in 2011.
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Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-03-30) March 30, 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth: Waxahachie, Texas
High School: Lawton (OK) MacArthur
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Debuted in 2005 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2005 2009)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pro Bowl (2006, 2008)
Games played     85
Games started     84
Fumbles recovered     1

Jammal Filbert Brown (born March 30, 1981) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Oklahoma, and received All-American recognition. The New Orleans Saints chose him in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and has been selected for the Pro Bowl twice. He most recently played for the Washington Redskins.

Early yearsEdit

Brown was born in Waxahachie, Texas.[1] He attended MacArthur High School in Lawton, Oklahoma and was a letterman in football in the defensive lineman position. As a senior, he won all-state honors as a defensive lineman. He graduated from MacArthur High School in 2000.

College careerEdit

Brown attended the University of Oklahoma, where he played for coach Bob Stoops' Oklahoma Sooners football team from 2001 to 2004. He had been recruited as a defensive tackle, but was switched to offensive tackle in his sophomore year, and quickly blossomed, and secured a starting spot on the Sooners' offensive line. As a senior in 2004, he won the Outland Trophy as the nation's most outstanding lineman. He was the anchor of an offensive line that paved the way for Adrian Peterson to set the record for most rushing yardage by a freshman in 2004. His contributions were key to the Sooners winning the 2004 Big 12 Championship. He was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2003 and 2004, and a unanimous first-team All-American in 2004.[2]

Professional careerEdit

2005 NFL DraftEdit

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Brown was regarded as one of the best offensive tackles available in the 2005 NFL Draft,[3] and drew comparisons to Jordan Gross.[4] He was selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 13th overall pick. Brown was the first Sooner offensive lineman taken in the draft since Stockar McDougle went to the Detroit Lions as the 20th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. Remarkably, Brown was the highest selection among OU offensive lineman since Stan West was the No. 8 pick by the Los Angeles Rams in 1950.[5]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 5⅞ in 316 lb 5.06 s 1.78 s 2.94 s 4.67 s 7.93 s 31½ in 9 ft 1 in 26 rep 12

New Orleans Saints (2005–2009)Edit

He was selected to attend the 2006 Pro Bowl alongside the player he protects, quarterback Drew Brees, after anchoring the line that got the Saints to the NFC Championship Game. Brown's prototypical size at left tackle makes him good at both run and pass blocking. He led the league in rushing average behind left tackle while only allowing 3 sacks. He was again selected with Brees to participate in the 2008 Pro Bowl.

A torn ACL kept Brown out of action in 2009. The emergence of Jermon Bushrod in his absence resulted in him losing his starting job and an eventual trade.

Washington Redskins (2010–2012)Edit

Brown was traded to the Washington Redskins on June 19, 2010 for a third or a fourth round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, depending on which pick is sent to the Eagles as a part of the trade for quarterback, Donovan McNabb.[6] Brown was made the starting right tackle of the offensive line. At the end of 2010 season, he played in 15 games, starting 14 of them.

On July 31, 2011, the Redskins re-signed Brown to a five-year, $20.25 million contract.[7] As with the 2010 season, he was hampered by the hip surgery he received in 2009.[8] In Week 15 of the 2011 season against the New England Patriots, he suffered a groin injury during pre-game warmups and was replaced by Tyler Polumbus.[9] At the end of the 2011 season, Brown played and started a total of 12 games.

At the start of 2012 training camp, Brown was placed on the physically unable to perform list due to hip soreness on July 26, 2012.[10] Despite initial reports saying he would not need to undergo surgery,[11] Brown had hip surgery on August 27 and expected to miss four to six weeks while recovering.[12] By the start of the 2012 season, he was kept on the PUP list meaning he would not be allowed to play in the first six games of the season. On November 28, the Redskins decided to leave him on the season-ending PUP list.[13] Due to how Brown's contract was restructured last season, the last three years on his contract became void on February 8, 2013 and setting him up to become an unrestricted free agent for 2013 season.[14][15]


  1. "Brown on Pro-Football-Reference",,, retrieved 2007-12-22
  2. 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  3. Bell, Jarrett (April 14, 2005), "NFL Draft scouting report: Offensive linemen", USA Today,
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pro Football War Room: Jammal Brown",, April 23, 2005,
  5. "A Closer Look at OU and the 2005 NFL Draft",,
  6. Schefter, Adam (June 19, 2010). "Washington Redskins agree to deal for Jammal Brown of New Orleans Saints".
  7. "Redskins re-sign right tackle Jammal Brown, acquire running back Tim Hightower". Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  8. "Jammal Brown’s future hinges on offseason rehab". Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  9. "Fill-in tackles Willie Smith, Tyler Polumbus impress Coach Mike Shanahan". Retrieved 2011-12-11.
  10. Whyno, Stephen (July 26, 2012). "Redskins place Jammal Brown on PUP list with hip soreness". Washington Times. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  11. Jones, Mike (August 1, 2012). "Redskins’ RT Jammal Brown does not need surgery on his hip". Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  12. Jones, Mike (August 27, 2012). "Redskins tackle Jammal Brown undergoes hip surgery". Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  13. Tinsman, Brian (November 28, 2012). "Brown To Remain On Season-Ending PUP". Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  14. Jones, Mike (February 7, 2013). "Jammal Brown’s contract set to void Friday". Retrieved 2013-03-10.
  15. Campbell, Rich (February 11, 2013). "On Jammal Brown's contract and Phillip Daniels' departure". Retrieved 2013-03-10.

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