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Alex Brown (American Football)

Date of birth : 1979-06-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Jasper, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-08

Alex Brown (born June 4, 1979 in Jasper, Florida) is an American football defensive end for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida.

NFL CAREER


– A consistent performer and the model of durability, Brown comes to New Orleans having played in 127 consecutive games – and starting 107 of them – in eight seasons with the Chicago Bears. Renowned for his run-stopping ability, the former 2002 fourth-round draft choice has also proven himself as an accomplished pass-rusher, recording 43½ sacks, notching six or more in five separate seasons. The former University of Florida standout has notched 483 career tackles (291 solo) along with five interceptions, 28 pass defenses, 16 forced fumbles and 11 fumble recoveries. Brown was signed as a free agent in the offseason and is expected to compete for the starting spot opposite Will Smith on the defensive front, also bringing postseason experience with four playoff starts where he has tallied 14 tackles and a sack.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS


– Signed by Saints to two-year contract, 4/8/10; Released by the Chicago Bears, 4/1/10; Re-signed by Chicago to two-year contract extension, 2/19/08; Re-signed by Chicago to four-year contract extension, 12/1/04; Signed by Chicago to a three-year contract, 7/24/02; Selected by Chicago in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.

HONORS – 2005: NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 12); Sports Illustrated All-Pro. 2004: NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 9).

2009 – Started all 16 games for the sixth time in eight seasons, notching 39 tackles (24 solo) with six sacks, two pass defenses and a fumble recovery in his final season with Chicago…Notched two sacks in win over Pittsburgh, Sept. 20…Had six tackles and a sack in Nov. 1 victory over Cleveland…Made the 100th start of his career at San Francisco, Nov. 12…Had sacks in back-to-back wins to close the season vs. Minnesota and at Detroit. 2008 – Starting all 16 games, led the team with six sacks, 16 QB hits and a career-high 13 tackles for loss…Finished with 39 tackles, adding an interception, a pass defense, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...Blocked the potential game-winning kick vs. Green Bay Dec. 22 with :25 remaining in a tie game as well as an extra point vs. Detroit, Nov. 2. 2007 – Played in all 16 games with two starts and made 58 tackles with 4½ sacks, an interception, five pass defenses two forced fumbles and a blocked kick…Made the most of his two starts in the final two games of the year, tallying two sacks, an interception, four pass defenses, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 11 tackles. 2006 - Selected as a Pro Bowl alternate after recording a career-high seven sacks and two interceptions while leading the defensive line with 71 tackles as he started all 16 games…Also notched three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two pass defenses…Added 10 tackles first career postseason sack in three playoff starts. 2005 - Named an alternate for the Pro Bowl after recording six sacks and 75 tackles…Selected for Sports Illustrated All-Pro Team…Led defensive line with nine tackles for loss, eight pass defenses and three forced fumbles while starting all 16 games…Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after notching a pair of sacks at Tampa Bay, Nov. 27. 2004 - Started at defensive end in all 16 games, leading Chicago with six sacks and posting 73 tackles with four pass defenses, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery…Earned his first career NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor after posting career-high four sacks at New York Giants, Nov. 7. 2003 - In first season as a full-time starter, led Bears with 5½ sacks while pacing the defensive line with a career-high 79 tackles while forcing two fumbles and recovering one with an interception and three pass defenses…Recorded first career interception in win over Oakland, Oct. 5…Notched a career-high 12 tackles at Detroit, Nov. 9. 2002 - Appeared in final 15 games, starting nine of the last 10 at RDE as a rookie…Tied for fourth among all NFL defenders with three fumble recoveries, tied for team-lead with three forced fumbles and added 2½ sacks…Also totaled 49 tackles (32 solos) and three pass defenses…Made NFL debut at Atlanta, Sept. 15, posting a pass defense… Recorded first three NFL tackles at Buffalo, Sept. 29…Started first NFL game at RDE at Minnesota, Oct. 27, recording four tackles and forcing first career fumble…Recorded first sacks of his career, getting 1½ against New England, Nov. 10.

COLLEGE


– Selected as an All-American, first-team all-SEC and Lombardi Award semifinalist (finalist as a senior) each of the final three seasons of his Florida career (1998-2001)…Established school record with 33 career sacks, including single-season UF-best 13 as a senior, while starting 31-of-46 regular season games played…Totaled 161 tackles with 47 total stops behind the line of scrimmage (sixth-best total in school history)…First-team All-American selection by the Walter Camp Foundation, National Sports Bureau, Football News and the Football Writers Association…Finalist for the Lombardi and Nagurski Awards…Associated Press SEC Defensive Player-of-the-Year…Started every game at RDE, recording 50 tackles with 10.5 sacks, 14 TFLs and four PBUs, while forcing one fumble and blocking three kicks…Second-team All-American choice by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and ABC Sports…Started 11 of 12 regular season games, recording 56 tackles with 7½ sacks and 12 TFLs…In first season at defensive end, garnered first-team All-American honors by Football News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation…Started nine games as a sophomore, making 45 tackles with 13 sacks, 18 TFLs, two interceptions, and five forced fumbles…Saw action at SLB in all 11 regular season games as a true freshman, backing up Jevon Kearse, and recording 10 tackles with two sacks…Majored in recreation program delivery.

PERSONAL


– One of the nation’s elite prep LBs coming out of Hamilton County (White Springs, Fla.) H.S. in 1996, concluded his prep career with a first-team all-state (3A) selection and district MVP on defense and offense…As an All-American his senior season, he was credited with 117 tackles at LB while rushing for 767 yards with 18 TDs and passing for 863 yards with 6 TDs at QB... Selected as district MVP in basketball and was the state 3A champion in the discus in 1996…Owner and President/CEO of men’s professional volleyball team in Puerto Rico, Indios de Mayaguez. He and wife, Karimar, have a son, Antonio, and a daughter, Kaylen.


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