Brown in the 2011 NFL season.
|No. 86 San Diego Chargers|
|Date of birth:January 25, 1989|
|Place of birth: Upland, California|
|Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)||Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)|
|College: San Diego State|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82|
|Debuted in 2011 for the San Diego Chargers|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Brown played in all 12 games as a freshman and started in eight of them in 2007. He ended the season fourth on the team in receptions with 31 and receiving yards with 349. He is third in school history for receptions by a freshman and fourth in receiving yards by a freshman. He also returned 25 kickoffs for 547 yards. His six returns for 146 yards against Washington State, stand as the sixth most return yards in a single game in school history.
Brown started in all 12 games his sophomore year for the Aztecs. He led the team by a wide margin with 64 catches for 631 receiving yards in 2008. Five of his catches were for touchdowns. He had a career day against Idaho when he caught 8 passes for 183 yards and three touchdowns. He became the 47th Aztec to have two 100 yard receiving games in his career. He ended the season averaging fifth best in the Mountain West Conference for receptions per game with 5.3.
Brown started in the first seven games of the Aztec's season before suffering a season-ending thumb injury. He had at least one hundred receiving yards in each of his first four games in 2009. He also scored at least one touchdown in his first five games to start the season. He became the 24th Aztec to reach the 100 career receptions milestone in his game against UCLA. He also passed the 100 career receiving yards in this game. He had a career-high 13 receptions against Idaho. He finished the year with the season with 45 catches for 778 yards and 6 touchdowns. And despite missing the final five games of the season, Brown finished as one of the ten finalists for the Biletnikoff Award and received Second-team all-Mountain West honors.
Brown finished his career at San Diego State with 69 catches for 1,352 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in 2010. He is now in fourth place in school history for receiving yards in a single season. His final game as an Aztec came in the 2010 Poinsettia Bowl. He had a Poinsettia Bowl record 8 receptions for 165 yards against Navy. He finished his career with 209 receptions for 3,110 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns. He had a record-tying thirteen 100 yard receiving games and ranks third in school history in both receptions and receiving yards and fifth in touchdowns.
San Diego ChargersEdit
Brown was drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the 82nd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. As of week 10 of the 2011 NFL Season Brown had played in 6 games. During week 10 against the Oakland Raiders, Brown had 5 receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
On August 18, 2012, Brown broke his ankle in the second preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. He was put as the teams Designated to Return player and is allowed to return to the active roster as early as week 6 of the NFL season "Vincent Brown could return for Chargers, report says". NFL.com. August 19, 2012. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000052119/article/vincent-brown-could-return-for-chargers-report-says. Retrieved 2012-08-21.</ref>. Ultimately, Brown did not end up playing a snap for the Chargers during the 2012 season. His absence was felt on the field as the Chargers' offense dropped to 20th in points scored after ranking in the top five for eight consecutive years.