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13 Alex Brown
  • Defensive End
  • 6-4, 254
  • White Springs (Hamilton County HS)

CAREER 2002 NFL Draft fourth-round pick by Chicago Bears...Played in 46 regular season games with 31 starts for 2,470 plays and also played in the 1999 Orange Bowl and started the 2000 Citrus Bowl, 2001 Sugar Bowl and 2002 Orange Bowl...33 career QB sacks is tops in school history...46 career TFLs ranks as the sixth best total in school history...13 QB sacks in 1999 established a new UF single-season record..Lombardi Award finalist in 2001 and a semifinalist in 1999 and 2000...A Nagurski Award (nation's top defensive player) finalist in 2001...2001 SEC Defensive Player of the Year (AP)...A three-time First-team All-SEC selection (1999, 2000, 2001)...A three-time All-American (first-team in 1999 and 2001 and third-team in 2000)...Became the third sophomore in UF history to garner first-team All-America honors...Registered 160 career tackles and 120 "Big Plays" (33 QB sacks (-209.5), 14 TBL (-31), nine forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three INT, 15 PD, three blocked kicks and 43 FH)

2001 SEASON Regarded as one of the nation's premier defensive players...Named the nation's top defensive end by The Sporting News in their preseason rankings...Selected as a finalist for the Lombardi Award...Selected a finalist for the Nagurski Award...AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year...Named a semi-finalist for Football News' National Defensive Player of the Year...First Team All America selection by Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writers Assocition and Football News...First Team All-SEC for the third consecutive season (AP and Coaches)...Started all 11 regular season games, continuing streak of 20 straight starts and 33 of the last 36 games...Also started in the Orange Bowl...50 tackles on the season with 35.5 "Big Plays" (10.5 sacks, three TBL, 14 forced hurries, four pass deflections, three blocked kicks, one forced fumble)...Team leader in "Big Plays" with 35.5, a total that was 8 more than any other player...Ranked first on the squad with 10.5 sacks...Ranked first in TTFL with 13.5 (-57)...13 QB hurries were first on the squad...50 tackles were tops among defensive linemen and seventh best on defense...566 plays ranked first among defensive linemen...Opened the season vs. Marshall with three tackles and three "Big Plays" (two sacks, a blocked PAT)...5.5 "Big Plays" (1.5 QB sacks, 1 TBL, 2 forced hurries and one pass deflected) vs. Kentucky...Tied career-high with seven tackles vs. LSU, and was credited with nine "Big Plays", including two sacks, five forced hurries and two kicks blocked Career high nine tackles (four solo) vs. Auburn, and was creditited with a TBL , forced fumble and pass deflection...Three sacks, four tackles and a forced hurry vs. Vanderbilt...Had two tackles for loss, including a sack and two pass deflections against Maryland in the Orange Bowl.

2000 SEASON A Lombardi Award semifinalist (one of 12) for second straight year...Second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and ABC Sports' BCSFOOTBALL.com...All-SEC selection by AP, the Coaches and College Football News...A redshirt junior who was chosen as one of UF's five captains for the 2000 season...Started in 11 of 12 regular season games (all but Kentucky) but played in all 12 on a total of 635 snaps...Also started the Nokia Sugar Bowl...56 tackles with 41.5 "Big Plays" (7.5 QB sacks (-45), four TBL (-10), 21 forced QB hurries, two fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, one INT and three PD)...First on the squad with 41.5 "Big Plays"...First on the team in QB sacks (7.5 (-45)) and FF (3), tied for first in TTFLs (11.5 (-55))...Second on the squad in QB hurries with 21...56 tackles was second best for a defensive lineman and fifth best overall on squad...635 plays ranked second best for a defensive lineman...Opened the season with eight tackles and three "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-8), two FH) vs. Ball State...Five tackles and four "Big Plays" (three FH and one FR) vs. Middle Tennessee...Three forced hurries, one forced fumble and one tackle vs. Kentucky...Four tackles and two "Big Plays" (one TBL (-2) and one FH) vs. Mississippi State...Seven tackles and three "Big Plays" (three QB sacks) vs. Auburn...Three tackles and 7.5 "Big Plays" (a career-high five QB hurries, 0.5 QB sacks (-9), one PD and one FF) vs. Georgia...Six tackles and five "Big Plays" (two QB sacks (-7) and three forced QB hurries) vs. Vanderbilt...Five tackles and five "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-3), one TFL (-5), one FF, one FR and one FH) vs. South Carolina...Four tackles and three "Big Plays" (two TBL (-3) and one INT) vs. Florida State...Four tackles and three "Big Plays" (two PD and one forced QB hurry) in SEC Championship game vs. AuburN

1999 SEASON First-Team All-America selection by Football News and Walter Camp Football Foundation...Became just the third sophomore in school history to garner First-Team All-America honors...Second-team All-America by Associated Press and Third-Team All-America by The Sporting News...All-SEC First Team selection...One of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award and one of 20 players on the Nagurski Award watch list (nation's top defensive player as selected by FWAA)...One of 15 semifinalists for Football News' National Defensive Player of the Year Award...Named UF's Outstanding Defensive Lineman...UF's starter at the rush end position in nine of 12 games (all but Western Michigan, LSU and Alabama (SEC Championship)) for 800 plays...Also started Citrus Bowl...Registered 45 tackles and 39 "Big Plays" (13 QB sacks (-102), five FF, one FR, two INT, eight PD, five TBL (-12) and five FH) for the season...Led team with 39 "Big Plays," an average of 3.25 per game...Led team with 13 QB sacks and 18 total tackles for loss...Set a school single season record for quarterback sacks with 13...Five forced fumbles led team...45 tackles ranked second on defensive line...Two tackles and team high four "Big Plays" (two QB sacks (-19), one FF and one FR) vs. Western Michigan...Registered one tackle and four "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-11), one forced fumble and two forced hurries) in first career start vs. UCF...Named 125 Today National Player of The Week and SEC Defensive Player of The Week after seven tackles and 10 "Big Plays" (five QB sacks (-29), one forced fumble, one interception, two pass deflections and one forced hurry) performance vs. Tennessee...Registered three tackles and two "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-11) and one TBL (-1)) vs. Kentucky...Three tackles and three "Big Plays" (one TBL (-5), one PD and one FH) vs. Auburn...Six tackles and six "Big Plays" (two QB sacks (-18), one TBL (-3), one PD, one FF and one INT) vs. Georgia...Seven tackles and four "Big Plays" (three PD and one FH) vs. Vanderbilt...Three tackles and two "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-5) and one TBL (-1)) vs. South Carolina...Five tackles and three "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-9), one TBL (-2) and one FF) vs. Florida State...Co-Recipient of UF's Unselfish Award on defense during spring

1998 SEASON Saw action in all 11 regular season games for 409 plays...Also played in Orange Bowl...The top backup to Jevon Kearse at strongside linebacker, as well as a prominent member of all of UF's special teams units...409 plays ranked fourth-best for a linebacker...10 tackles and six "Big Plays" (two QB sacks (-11.5), one TBL (-1) and three FH) on the year...10 special teams tackles ranked third-best on squad...Four tackles and 3.5 "Big Plays" (1.5 QB sacks (-8), one TBL (-1) and one forced hurry) vs. Florida State...Selected the squad's most improved outside linebacker during spring

1997 SEASON Did not see any game action and was redshirted...Worked with the scout team at linebacker

PREP Considered one of the nation's elite prep linebackers in 1996...Named to PrepStar's All-America Dream Team and that publication ranked him the number one linebacker in the nation...All-America honors from SuperPrep, which ranked him among the nation's top five linebackers and top 20 overall players in the country...Also received prep All-America honors from National Recruiting Advisor, which ranked him among the country's top three weakside linebackers...A selection to Florida's Super Seniors Team...A first-team All-State (3A) selection...In a very rare occurrence, selected his district's MVP on both defense as a linebacker and offense as a quarterback...Credited with 117 total tackles in 1996, with seven tackles for loss, five blocked passes, four fumble recoveries, two fumbles caused and two blocked field goals...As a quarterback in 1996, rushed for 767 yards with 18 TDs and passed for 863 yards with six TDs...A fine all-around athlete who was selected district MVP in basketball for 1996 and was the state 3A champion in the discus in 1996 as well...High school coach was Barry Gardner

PERSONAL Born Alex James Brown on June 4, 1979 in Jasper, Florida...Parents: James and Essie Brown...Major: Recreation Program Delivery.


CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
YEAR UT-AT TT TBL QBS TTFL FH FF FR PD INT
1998 5-5 10 1 (-1) 2 (-11.5) 3 (12.5) 3 0 0 0 0
1999 35-10 45 5(-12) 13(-102) 18(-114) 5 5 1 8 2
2000 29-27 56 4(-10) 7.5(-45) 11.5(-55) 21 3 2 3 1
2001 24-26 50 3 (-6) 10.5 (-51) 13.5 (-57) 14 1 0 4 0
Totals 93-68 161 13(-29) 33(209.5) 46(-238.5) 43 9 3 15 3

CAREER HIGHS (Game):
Total Tackles: 9 (Auburn, 2001)
Unassisted Tackles: 6 (Two times, most recent, Tennessee, 1999)
QB Sacks: 5 (Tennessee, 1999)
QB Hurries: 5 (LSU, 2001; Georgia, 2000)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (nine times, most recent, Auburn, 2001)
Interceptions: 1 (three times, most recent Florida State, 2000)
"Big Plays:" 10 (Tennessee, 1999)

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