Malcolm Brown
Brown with the Rams in 2016
No. 34     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-05-15) May 15, 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth: Biloxi, Mississippi
Career information
College: Texas
Undrafted in 2015
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams ( 2015–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Second Team All-Big 12 (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts     128
Rushing yards     514
Rushing touchdowns     1
Receptions     18
Receiving yards     149
Receiving touchdowns     1

Malcolm Brown (born May 15, 1993) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas. He was signed by the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

Early years

Brown attended Byron P. Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas, a suburb northeast of San Antonio, Texas.[1] After running for 2,192 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior,[2] While there, he played high school football. Brown rushed for 2,596 yards and 30 touchdowns in his senior year, leading Steele to their first-ever Class 5A Division II state championship.[3] He earned a 2010 USA Today High School All-American nomination and played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[4]

Brown was also a four-year letterman in track & field and played basketball as a freshman. He was a state qualifier as a sophomore and regional qualifier as a junior in the 4 × 200m relay. He also had personal-bests of 11.54 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 22.78 seconds in the 200-meter dash.[5]

Regarded as a five-star recruit by, Brown was listed as the No. 1 running back prospect in the class of 2011.[6] Brown chose the University of Texas over Oklahoma, Florida State, Alabama, Notre Dame, and Stanford.[7]

College career

2011 season

Brown started the season third on the depth chart behind former running backs Fozzy Whittaker and Cody Johnson.[8] He made his first appearance as a Texas Longhorn in the third quarter against the Rice Owls on September 3. Brown led the Longhorns in rushing that game with 86 yards on 16 carries.[9] The next game, against the BYU Cougars, he led the Longhorns again with 68 yards on 14 carries and whose 14 yard run on third and 8 sealed the 17-16 win.[10] On September 17, Brown had his first 100-yard game as he ran for 110 yards on 22 carries and a 16-yard touchdown as he helped the Longhorns defeat the UCLA Bruins 49-20.[11] Brown led the Longhorns in rushing the next 2 games with 63 yards against Iowa State and 54 yards against Oklahoma.[12][13]

Brown's other breakout performances occurred against Oklahoma State and Kansas. On October 15, he ran for 135 yards on 19 carries and 2 touchdowns in a losing effort to the Cowboys, averaging over seven yards per carry.[14] On October 29, he ran 28 times for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns, helping the Longhorns shutout the Jayhawks, 43-0.[15] However, Brown suffered a foot injury against the Jayhawks and did not play the next two games against Texas Tech and Missouri or the final game of the regular season against the Baylor Bears.

After the injury, Brown's performance declined, rushing for only 33, 39, and 35 yards against Kansas State, Texas A&M, and California, respectively.[16][17][18] Brown still finished the season as the Longhorns' leading rusher with 742 yards on 172 carries and 5 touchdowns.[19] He was the first true freshman to lead Texas in rushing since Cedric Benson in 2001, and his 74.2 yards per game was second among true freshmen. He was named second team Freshman All-American by Yahoo! Sports.

2012 season

Brown shared the Longhorns backfield with Johnathan Gray and Joe Bergeron in the 2012 season.[20] On September 1, against Wyoming, he had 105 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[21] On September 15, against Ole Miss, he had 128 rushing yard and two rushing touchdowns.[22] On December 1, against Kansas State, he had 40 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with six receptions for 43 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[23] Overall, he finished the 2012 season with 324 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, 15 receptions, 112 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.[24]

2013 season

Brown led the Longhorns in carries, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns in the 2013 season.[25] In the season opener against New Mexico State, he had three receptions for 109 receiving yards and a touchdown.[26] On October 12, against Oklahoma, he had 23 carries for 120 rushing yards in the victory.[27] On November 2, against Kansas, he had 119 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns in the victory.[28] On November 28, against Texas Tech, he had 128 rushing yards in the victory.[29] In the regular season finale at Baylor, he had 131 rushing yards and four receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown in the loss.[30] In the Alamo Bowl against Oregon, he had 130 rushing yards in the 30–7 loss.[31] Overall, in the 2013 season, he had 904 rushing yards, nine rushing touchdowns, 17 receptions, 195 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[32]

2014 season

In the 2014 season, Brown led the Longhorns in carries and rushing yards.[33] In the season opener against North Texas, he had 65 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[34] On October 18, against Iowa State, he had 72 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[35] On November 1, against Texas Tech, he had 116 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[36] Overall, he finished the 2014 season with 708 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns, and 16 receptions for 58 receiving yards.[37]

Collegiate statistics

Malcolm Brown Rushing Receiving
Year School Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2011 Texas RB 10 172 742 4.3 5 3 17 5.7 0
2012 Texas RB 8 61 324 5.3 4 15 112 7.5 1
2013 Texas RB 13 214 904 4.2 9 17 195 11.5 2
2014 Texas RB 13 183 708 3.9 6 16 58 3.6 0
Career 630 2678 4.3 24 51 382 7.5 3

Professional career

St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams

On May 2, 2015, Brown signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent.[38] He was released by the Rams on September 5, 2015 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[39][40] On December 31, 2015, Brown was promoted to the 53-man roster.[41] On January 3, 2016, in the regular season finale, he made his NFL debut and had four carries for 17 yards in a 19–16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.[42][43] In a backup role in the 2016 season, he had 18 carries for 39 yards and three receptions for 46 yards.[44]

Brown entered the 2017 season as the Rams' No. 2 running back behind Todd Gurley.[45] On September 10, 2017 in the 46–9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the season opener, Brown recorded his first career touchdown on a three-yard rush in the fourth quarter.[46] On October 15, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had a touchdown on a blocked punt.[47] He earned his first career start in Week 17 in place of Todd Gurley after the Rams decided to rest their starters in preparation for the playoffs.[48] He rushed for 54 yards in the game and caught four passes for seven yards.[49] Overall, he finished the 2017 season with 246 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, nine receptions, and 53 receiving yards.[50]

On April 16, 2018, Brown signed his ERFA tender for 2018 season. He entered the season as the primary backup to Todd Gurley. He played in 12 games, rushing for 212 yards to go along with five receptions for 52 yards and his first career receiving touchdown.[51] He suffered a clavicle injury in Week 13 and was placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2018.[52] Without Brown, the Rams reached Super Bowl LIII where they lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots.[53]

On March 12, 2019, the Rams tendered Brown as a restricted free agent.[54] On March 19, 2019, the Detroit Lions extended Brown an offer sheet, giving the Rams five days to match or let Brown sign with the Lions.[55] Three days later, the Rams officially matched the Lions offer, signing Brown to a two-year, $3.3 million contract.[56]


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  51. "Malcolm Brown 2018 Game Log" (in en).
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  54. Simmons, Myles (March 12, 2019). "Rams tender restricted free agents, exclusive rights free agents".
  55. Simmons, Myles (March 19, 2019). "RB Malcolm Brown signs offer sheet with Lions".
  56. Simmons, Myles (March 22, 2019). "Rams match Lions offer sheet to Malcolm Brown".

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