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Ronnie Brown

Date of birth : 1981-12-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Cartersville, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-22

Ronnie Brown was the Dolphins recipient of the 2008 Ed Block Courage Award. The award is given annually to a player from each NFL team who displays extraordinary courage in the face of adversity. The Courage Award is named after Ed Block, the longtime head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts who was a pioneer in his profession and a respected humanitarian.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
First-round draft choice (2nd overall, 1st running back) of the Dolphins in 2005.

PRO
2010 - For the season leads the Dolphins in rushing with 67 carries for 299 yards and one touchdown and has ten receptions for 53 yards ... Has led the Dolphins in rushing four times this season ... Started all five games this year.

WILDCAT: In his career, in his 27 regular season games where the Dolphins have run the “Wildcat” formation, Brown has 113 carries for 626 yards (an average of 5.5 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns ... He also is 3-9 for 41 yards with two touchdowns and two sacks for 17 yards in losses passing out of that formation and has lost one fumble.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - AT GREEN BAY (OCT. 17): On Oct. 17th at Green Bay led the Dolphins in rushing with 19 carries for 73 yards and added one catch for two yards.

VS. N.Y. JETS (SEPT. 26): On Sept. 26th vs. N.Y. Jets led the Dolphins with 11 rushes for 54 yards.

VS. N.Y. JETS (SEPT. 26): On Sept. 26th vs. N.Y. Jets led the Dolphins with 11 rushes for 54 yards.

AT MINNESOTA (SEPT. 19): On Sept. 19th at Minnesota led the Dolphins in rushing with 13 carries for yards, including a 51-yard run, at the time the fifth longest run of his career ... Also added one catch for three yards.

AT BUFFALO (SEPT. 12): On Sept. 12th at Buffalo led the Dolphins in rushing with 13 carries for 65 yards and one touchdown, coming on a one-yard run ... Also added two receptions for 20 yards.

2009 - Was placed on Injured Reserve on Nov. 18th with a foot injury and will be out the rest of the season ... Underwent surgery to his right foot on Nov. 20th by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, NC ... Suffered that injury on Nov. 15th vs. Tampa Bay that forced him permanently from the game ... At the time of his injury he led the Dolphins in rushing with 147 carries for 648 yards and eight touchdowns, had 14 receptions for 98 yards and was 2-6 passing for 22 yards and one touchdown ... When he was injured he ranked fifth in the AFC and tenth in the NFL in rushing and was tied for fourth in the AFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in scoring among non-kickers ... Has led the team in rushing seven times this season ... Started first nine games this season before suffering his foot injury ... In 2009 the Dolphins are 2-1 in games when he has 20 or more rushing attempts and in his five seasons they are 10-5 in those games.

DOLPHINS CAREER: In just five seasons with the Dolphins, Brown already ranks among the top five leaders in club history in rushing attempts, rushing yards, and touchdowns. Went over the 4,000 career yards rushing total on Nov. 15, 2009 vs. Tampa Bay ... On Oct. 25, 2009 vs. New Orleans, Brown moved past Mercury Morris and into third place on the Dolphins' all-time rushing yardage list ... On Sept. 27, 2009 at San Diego he moved past Jim Kiick and into fourth place on that list ... On Sept. 21, 2009 vs. Indianapolis he moved past Tony Nathan and into fifth place on that all-time rushing yardage list ... On Oct. 25, 2009 vs. New Orleans he rushed for his 30th touchdown, breaking a tie with Mercury Morris and moving into fourth place on the Dolphins' all-time career rushing touchdown list ... On Oct. 12, 2009 vs. N.Y. Jets he rushed for his 28th and 29th career touchdowns, moving past Jim Kiick and into a tie for fourth place with Morris among the team's all-time rushing touchdown leaders ... On Oct. 25, 2009 vs. New Orleans he moved past Karim Abdul-Jabbar into fourth place on the Dolphins' all-time list of carries.

100-YARD GAMES: Has two 100-yard rushing games this season (115 yards on Oct. 4th vs. Buffalo and 136 yards on Sept. 21st vs. Indianapolis) and the Dolphins are 1-1 in those contests ... Has 15 100-yard games in his career (115 yards rushing on Oct. 4, 2009 vs. Buffalo, 136 yards on Sept. 21, 2009 vs. Indianapolis, 101 yards on Nov. 16, 2008 vs. Oakland, 125 yards on Oct. 5, 2008 vs. San Diego, 113 yards at New England on Sept. 21, 2008, 101 yards at Cleveland on Oct. 14, 2007, 114 yards at Houston on Oct. 7, 2007, 134 yards on Sept. 30, 2007 vs. Oakland, 112 yards on Sept. 23, 2007 at N.Y. Jets, 115 yards on Dec. 31, 2006 at Indianapolis, 110 yards on Dec. 25, 2006 vs. N.Y. Jets, 157 yards on Nov. 5, 2006 at Chicago, 127 yards on Oct. 15, 2006 at N.Y. Jets, 106 yards on Oct. 30, 2005 at New Orleans and 132 yards on Sept. 25, 2005 vs. Carolina) and the Dolphins are 7-8 in those games ... His total of 15 100-yard rushing games is tied for the second highest career total by a Dolphin running back along with Larry Csonka ... He tied Csonka on Oct. 4, 2009 vs. Buffalo.

TOUCHDOWNS: Brown has rushed for two or more touchdowns three times in 2009 (two rushing touchdowns on Oct. 12th vs. N.Y. Jets, Oct. 4th vs. Buffalo and Sept. 21, 2009 vs. Indianapolis) and the Dolphins are 2-1 in those contests ... In his career Brown has rushed for two or more touchdowns six times and the Dolphins are 3-3 in those contests.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS -- VS. TAMPA BAY (NOV. 15): On Nov. 15th vs. Tampa Bay had 12 carries for 82 yards and one touchdown, coming on a one-yard run ... Had a run of 45 yards in that contest from the Wildcat formation ... Went over the 4,000 career yards rushing figure in the contest ... Was forced from the game permanently with a foot injury.

AT NEW ENGLAND (NOV. 8): On Nov. 8th at New England led the Dolphins in rushing with 15 carries for 48 yards and was 1-2 passing out of the Wildcat formation for one yard and a touchdown ... His one-yard TD pass was to Joey Haynos ... It was his first touchdown pass of the season and the second TD pass of his career.

VS. NEW ORLEANS (OCT. 25): On Oct. 25th vs. New Orleans had 16 carries for 48 yards and one touchdown, coming on an eight-yard TD run ... In that contest, he moved past Mercury Morris and into third place among the Dolphins career rushing leaders ... He also broke a tie with Morris and moved into sole possession of fourth place among the team's all-time rushing touchdown leaders ... He also moved ahead of Karim Abdul-Jabbar and into fourth place among the team's all-time rushing attempt leaders.

VS. N.Y. JETS (OCT. 12): On Oct. 12th vs. N.Y. Jets led the Dolphins in rushing with 21 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns ... Also added three catches for 14 yards and was 1-2 passing, both out of the Wildcat formation, completing a 21-yard pass to Anthony Fasano ... His two touchdowns came on runs of one and two yards ... His two-yard TD run came with six seconds left in the game in a Wildcat formation to give the Dolphins a comeback 31-27 win ... His two touchdowns rushing in the game was the third time this season and the sixth time in his career he rushed for two or more touchdowns in the same game ... His two rushing touchdowns in the game were the 28th and 29th career rushing touchdowns, moving him past Jim Kiick and into a tie for fourth place with Mercury Morris among the team's all-time rushing touchdown leaders.

VS. BUFFALO (OCT. 4): On Oct. 4th vs. Buffalo led the Dolphins in rushing with 20 carries for 115 yards and two touchdowns ... His touchdowns came on runs of one and four yards ... It was the second game this season and the 15th time in his career he rushed for 100 yards, tying him with Larry Csonka for second place on the Dolphins' all-time list of 100-yard rushing games ... His two touchdowns rushing in the game was the second time this season and the fifth time in his career he rushed for two or more touchdowns in the same game ... In the contest he passed Don Nottingham to move into sixth place among the Dolphins' all-time rushing touchdown leaders.

AT SAN DIEGO (SEPT. 27): On Sept. 27th at San Diego led the Dolphins in rushing with 18 carries for 75 yards ... Also added three catches for 40 yards, including a 27-yard reception ... In the contest he passed Jim Kiick and moved into fourth place among the Dolphin all-time rushing yardage leaders.

VS. INDIANAPOLIS (SEPT. 21): On Sept. 21st vs. Indianapolis led the Dolphins in rushing with 24 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns, coming on runs of 14 and three yards ... In the Wildcat formation he had seven carries for 62 yards and a touchdown ... His 136 yards rushing was his first game this season rushing for 100 or more yards and the 14th 100-yard rushing game of his career ... In that contest the Dolphins rushed for 239 yards, the most rushing yards by Miami since Dec. 1, 2002 when they rushed for 270 yards at Buffalo ... His two touchdowns rushing in the game was the first time in 2009 and the fourth time in his career he rushed for two or more touchdowns in the same game ... In the contest he passed Tony Nathan and moved into fifth place among the Dolphin all-time rushing yardage leaders ... He also tied Don Nottingham for sixth place among the Dolphins' all-time rushing touchdown leaders.

2008 - Returned in 2008 from an ACL injury that cut short his 2007 season and proved to be one of the elite backs in the NFL as he capped a stellar season by being named to the AFC Pro Bowl team ... Played in all 16 regular season games with 13 starts ... For the fourth straight season led the team in rushing ... Had 214 carries for 916 yards and ten touchdowns ... Also added 33 catches for 254 yards and went 2-3 in pass attempts for 41 yards and a touchdown as he played a major role in the Dolphins "Wildcat" offense.

TOUCHDOWNS: Brown rushed for two or more touchdowns once in 2008 (four rushing touchdowns at New England (9/21)) with the Dolphins holding a 1-0 record . . .In his career Brown has rushed for two or more touchdowns three times and the Dolphins are 1-2 in those contests ... Went four straight games (games 2-5) in 2008 with at least one rushing touchdown per game ... Became the first Dolphin to have a rushing touchdown in four straight games since Ricky Williams did so in games 2-5 in 2003 ... This streak was one shy of the Dolphins' record of five straight games with at least one rushing touchdown, held by four different players, most recently by Karim Abdul-Jabbar in games 10-14 in 1997 ... When he scored on a three-yard touchdown run at St. Louis (11/30), it was the 23rd rushing touchdown of his career, moving him past Andra Franklin and Lorenzo Hampton into sole possession of seventh place on the team's all-time rushing touchdown chart.

"WILDCAT" OFFENSE: In the 14 regular season games where the Dolphins ran the "Wildcat" formation in 2008, Brown had 56 carries for 317 yards (an average of 5.7 yards per carry) and five touchdowns ... He also was 1-2 for 19 yards and one touchdown passing out of that formation and lost one fumble ... His complete "Wildcat" rushing breakdown is below.

HONORS: Was named as AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the games of September 21-22 when he had 17 carries for 113 yards and four touchdowns, and added a 19-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano at New England (9/21) ... It was the first weekly AFC honor of Brown's career ... He became the first Dolphins running back to win that honor since Ricky Williams won the award for Week 14 of the 2002 season after he ran for 216 yards and two touchdowns vs. Chicago (12/9/02) ... Coupled with Chad Pennington being named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the games of October 26-27, it was the first time since 1994 that the Dolphins had at least two different players win AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in the same season ... That year, quarterback Dan Marino, wide receiver Mark Ingram and running back Bernie Parmalee each eared the award once in the regular season.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS – VS. N.Y. JETS (9/7): Had six carries for 23 yards and added three catches for 28 yards in the regular season opener.

AT ARIZONA (9/14): Recorded 11 carries for 25 yards and scored his first touchdown of the season at Arizona (9/14) ... Added two catches for 19 yards.

AT NEW ENGLAND: (9/21): Was unleashed in the debut of the "Wildcat" offense and led the Dolphins in rushing with 17 carries for 113 yards and four touchdowns (coming on runs of two, 15, five and 62 yards) ... Of those four touchdown runs, the first, third and fourth TD runs came on the direct snap "Wildcat" formation ... Also displayed his passing touch as he was 1-1 in passing, throwing a 19-yard touchdown pass on an option play (also from the "Wildcat" formation) to TE Anthony Fasano ... Also had one reception for nine yards ... It was his first 100-yard rushing game of the season and the 11th 100-yard game of his career, moving past Mercury Morris and into sole possession of third place on the Dolphin all-time list of 100-yard rushing games ... His 113 yards on the ground gave him 2,678 career rushing yards, moving him past Delvin Williams (2,632 yards) and Mark Higgs (2,648 yards) into sole possession of seventh place on the Dolphins' all-time rushing list ... His 62-yard run was the second-longest run of his career ... In addition, he became the first player in Dolphins history to have three runs from scrimmage of 60 yards or longer in his career; he had been tied with Mercury Morris and Gary Davis with two such runs ... His four rushing touchdowns established a Dolphins single-game record for most rushing touchdowns in a game, breaking the old mark of three, which had been achieved 14 previous times in the regular season and 15 times overall, including playoffs, by nine different players ... His four touchdowns also tied a team record for most touchdowns in a game, achieved twice previously, by Paul Warfield on Dec. 15, 1973 vs. Detroit (four TD receptions) and Mark Ingram on Nov. 27, 1994 at the N.Y. Jets (also four TD catches) ... The five touchdowns accounted for by Brown passing and running also is tied for the third highest single game total by a Dolphin (along with five games of five touchdown passes by Dan Marino), surpassed only by Bob Griese's six touchdown passes on Nov. 24, 1977 at St. Louis and matched by Marino's six TD passes on Sept. 21, 1986 at the N.Y. Jets ... Brown also became just the second NFL player to score four touchdowns and throw for a touchdown in the same game, joining Paddy Driscoll, who as a member of Chicago Cardinals did so on October 7, 1923 against the Rochester Jeffersons ... Brown's TD pass to Fasano was the second attempt and first completion and touchdown pass of his career (not counting a two-point pass attempt that was incomplete)...It was the first completion by a non-quarterback for the Dolphins since Marty Booker had a 48-yard completion to Chris Chambers on October 24, 2004 vs. St. Louis ... It was the first touchdown pass by a non-quarterback for the Dolphins since Terry Kirby tossed a 31-yard TD pass to Irving Fryar on September 10, 1995 at New England ... Was named as AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

VS. SAN DIEGO (10/5): Eclipsed the 100-yard plateau for the second consecutive game and the 12th time in his career as he led the Dolphins in rushing with 24 carries for 125 yards and one touchdown, coming on a five-yard run from the Dolphins' "Wildcat" formation while adding one catch for eight yards ... Combined with his 113 rushing yards in his previous game, at New England, it was the first time in 2008 and the third time in his career he put together two separate streaks of two or more consecutive 100-yard rushing performances.

AT HOUSTON (10/12): For the third consecutive game in 2008, led the Dolphins in rushing ... Registered 13 carries for 50 yards and one touchdown, the 20th rushing TD of his career coming on a six-yard run ... Added three catches for 43 yards, which included a 39-yard reception ... Entered the Dolphins top ten all-time rushing touchdown list as he tied with Lamar Smith for ninth place with his 20th career touchdown run.

AT DENVER (11/2): Accounted for 89 yards of offense ... Led the Dolphins in rushing with 20 carries for 59 yards and one touchdown ... Added three catches for 30 yards ... The touchdown, a two-yard scamper with 3:08 left in the contest in the Dolphins' 26-17 win, was the 21st rushing TD of his career, moving him into sole possession of ninth place on the club's all-time rushing touchdowns list.

VS. SEATTLE (11/9): Continued his rise up the Dolphins' all-time rushing touchdown list as he had ten rushes for 39 yards and one TD ... The 16-yard scoring run was the 22nd rushing touchdown of his career and moved hime into a tie with Andra Franklin and Lorenzo Hampton for seventh place on the team's all-time list ... He also went over 3,000 yards rushing in his career, becoming the seventh player in Dolphin history to reach that plateau ... Also tied for the team lead in receptions with four catches for 27 yards.

VS. OAKLAND (11/16): Led the Dolphins in rushing with 16 carries for 101 yards and added one catch for 11 yards ... It was the third time in 2008 and the 13th time in his career he rushed for 100 or more yards ... Moved past Karim Abdul-Jabbar (3,063 yards) into sixth place on the Dolphins' all-time rushing chart.

AT ST. LOUIS (11/23): Had 15 carries for 48 yards and one touchdown ... Also went a perfect 1-1 passing, completing his second pass of the season, a 22-yard toss off an option to TE David Martin ... His three-yard rushing touchdown was the 23rd of his career, and placed him in sole possession of seventh place on the Dolphins' all-time rushing touchdown list.

AT BUFFALO (12/7): Led the Dolphins rushing attack with 16 carries for 70 yards and added two catches for 18 yards against Buffalo in Toronto.

VS. SAN FRANCISCO (12/14): Paced the Dolphins in rushing with 10 carries for 67 yards and added one catch for nine yards.

AT N.Y. JETS (12/28): Led the Dolphins in rushing with 11 carries for 57 yards and added four catches for 15 yards as the Dolphins captured the AFC East title with a victory.

PLAYOFFS: Led the Dolphins in both rushing yards and receptions in playoff debut against Baltimore (1/4/09) ... Rushed 12 times for 19 yards and added six catches for 43 yards and a touchdown.

PRO BOWL: Was named to his first career AFC Pro Bowl team ... He became the first Dolphins running back to be bestowed with this honor since Ricky Williams following the 2002 season ... Brown is one of only six running backs in club history to have been selected, joining Larry Csonka (1970-74), Mercury Morris (1971-73), Andra Franklin (1982), Keith Byars (1993) and Williams (2002).

2007 - Was experiencing a stellar season before sustaining a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a week seven game vs. New England (10/21) ... Prior to the injury, had started all seven contests and rushed for 602 yards and four touchdowns on 119 attempts (5.1 avg.), and caught 39 passes for 556 yards and a TD ... Still led the team in rushing and finished second on the club in receptions ... At the time of his injury, his rushing total was second in the AFC and fourth in the NFL, while his 991 total yards from scrimmage led the NFL ... Also topped all NFL running backs in both receptions and receiving yardage ... Finished the season 17th in the AFC in rushing, while his 5.1-yard average per carry was third-best among conference's top 30 rushers ... In addition, became the first Dolphin to post a 4.0-yard average per rush attempt or better in three straight seasons (min. 100 carries) since Tony Nathan did it from 1983-85 ... Sustained his season-ending injury on an interception return by the Patriots' Randall Gay on the first series of the second half.

TOTAL YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE: Brown averaged 141.6 total yards from scrimmage in the seven games that he played in 2007 ... This included back-to-back games with more than 200 yards, consisting of a high of 211 yards at the N.Y. Jets on September 23 and 207 the following week against Oakland on September 30 ... These figures rank fifth and sixth, respectively, among Dolphins running backs for total yards from scrimmage in a game ... Brown's two-game total of 418 yards from scrimmage in 2007 is the second-highest two-game total in club history ... He became just the third Dolphin to amass two career games with 200 or more total yards from scrimmage, joining Ricky Williams and Mark Duper, and the second to do it consecutively, joining Williams, who accomplished the feat in games 12-13 of 2002.

2007 GAME HIGHLIGHTS: After being held to 65 yards rushing on 22 attempts over the first two weeks of the season, exploded for 112 yards and two TDs on 23 attempts and six receptions for 99 yards and a TD in week three contest at N.Y. Jets (9/23) ... In addition to his three touchdowns, scored on a run for a two-point conversion, the first of his NFL career ... He fell one yard shy of becoming the first Dolphin to post 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game ... It marked his third straight 100-yard rushing game against the Jets, joining Mercury Morris and Ricky Williams as the only Dolphins to have three straight such games against a single opponent ... Morris did it against New England, over the second matchup of 1972 and both 1973 contests, while Williams accomplished the feat against Buffalo, covering the second meeting of 2002 and both 2003 contests ... His 99 receiving yards not only set a career high, but also was the most by a Dolphins running back since Terry Kirby accumulated 148 yards (9 rec.) on December 19, 1993 against Buffalo ... In addition to a 22-yard TD catch, had a career-long 43-yard reception in the contest, both from Trent Green ... It was the second time in his career that he tallied two rushing TDs in a game, while his three total touchdowns marked a then-career best and was the most by a Dolphin since November 27, 2003 when Chris Chambers had three receiving scores ... Brown became the first Dolphins running back to have three total touchdowns in a game since Karim Abdul-Jabbar did it on November 23, 1997 against the Jets (all rushing) ... The following week vs. Oakland (9/30), Brown ran for a season-high 134 yards and a TD on 15 attempts and caught six passes for 73 yards ... His 8.9-yard average per rush attempt marked the second-best figure of his career, trailing only his 11.9-yard mark (8-95) on October 21, 2005 against Kansas City ... Brown's 60-yard run in the second quarter was a season long and the second-longest of his career to that point ... At Houston (10/7), continued his streak of 100-yard rushing games with 114 yards and a TD on 23 attempts ... Added five catches for 39 yards ... It marked just the fourth time in franchise history that a back reached the 100-yard rushing plateau in three or more straight games, as Ricky Williams did it on each of the previous three occasions ... It was his third straight game with a rushing touchdown and his fourth overall during that three-game span, as he became the first Dolphin to having a rushing touchdown in three consecutive contests since Williams did it in the final three contests of 2005 ... The week afterwards at Cleveland (10/14) compiled 101 yards rushing on 19 attempts and nine receptions for 69 yards ... In the process, he surpassed Karim Abdul-Jabbar and moved into a tie with Mercury Morris for the third-most 100-yard rushing games by a Dolphin in a career with 10 ... It was only the second time in club history that a back produced four straight 100-yard rushing games, as he joined Williams with this distinction ... His nine catches marked a career best, tied for the seventh-highest output by a Dolphins running back in the regular season and tied for ninth overall, including playoffs ... They were the most catches by a Dolphins running back since Rob Konrad grabbed 10 passes in the 1999 season finale, on January 2, 2000 at Washington ... Ran for 76 yards on 17 attempts and caught five passes for 33 yards in the New England contest (10/21) before leaving the game in the third quarter with the season-ending knee injury.

2006 - Started 12 of the 13 games in which he played ... Was inactive for three games ... Led the team in rushing with 1,008 yards and five touchdowns on 241 attempts ... It was the tenth individual 1,000-yard rushing season in Dolphins history and he became the seventh different player to accomplish the feat ... Rushing figure ranked tenth in the AFC ... Also caught 33 passes for 276 yards, as reception total placed fifth on the team ... Recorded four 100-yard rushing games on the year, tied for the fourth-highest single-season total in Dolphins history ... Was 13th in the AFC with 1,284 total yards from scrimmage ... Averaged 4.2 yards per carry, the second straight season in which he surpassed the 4.0 mark as he garnered a 4.4 figure in his rookie season of 2005 ... Brown underwent surgery on November 24 to stabilize a second metacarpal fracture of his left hand, an injury which he sustained in Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit (11/23) ... The surgery was performed by Dr. John McAuliffe and Dolphins Chief Team Physician Dr. George Caldwell at Broward General Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale ... Was inactive for the next three games.

2006 GAME HIGHLIGHTS: In opener at Pittsburgh (9/7), scored on runs of two and five yards, representing the first multiple-touchdown game of his career ... It also marked the first time a Dolphin had two rushing TDs in the same game since Sammy Morris on December 20, 2004 against New England ... Tied a career high with six receptions (52 yards) the following week vs. Buffalo (9/17) ... Along with his 70 yards rushing (15 att.), his 122 total yards from scrimmage ranked as the second-highest total of his career to that point ... Eclipsed his career-high for both receptions and receiving yards with eight for 62 yards at Houston (10/1) ... Accounted for his first 100-yard game of the season with 127 yards and one TD on 22 carries at N.Y. Jets (10/15) ... At the time, it was the second-highest rushing total of his career ... His 5.8-yard average in the game marked the first of four times in 2006 he posted an average per carry of more than 5.0 yards ... Had best game of season in 31-13 victory over Chicago (11/5), when he rushed for a career-high 157 yards on a career-high 29 carries, a 5.4-yard average per attempt ... It is the 11th best rushing performance in Dolphins history and the 10th in the regular season ... Along with his 33 yards receiving on two receptions, his 190 total yards from scrimmage in the game was a career best to that point ... On Thanksgiving Day at Detroit (11/23), rushed for 68 yards on 15 attempts before sustaining a broken bone in his left hand on the first series of the third quarter ... Was inactive for the next three games ... Returned to action in a reserve role in Monday night game vs. N.Y. Jets (12/25) ... Responded with 110 yards rushing on just 18 carries for a season-best 6.1-yard average per attempt ... Became the first Dolphin to compile 100 yards rushing against the same opponent twice in a season since Ricky Williams did it against Buffalo in 2003 ... Was the first to do it against the Jets twice in the same season since Karim Abdul-Jabbar in 1996 ... When he ran for 115 yards on 21 carries (5.5) in finale at Indianapolis (12/31), he became just the ninth player in club history to post consecutive 100-yard rushing games and the first since Williams did it in the final two games of 2005 ... Included in his total in the Colts contest was a season-long 47-yard run.

2005 - Started 14 of the 15 games in which he appeared as a rookie ... Led team with 907 yards rushing on 206 attempts, including four touchdowns ... Was fourth on the club with 32 receptions, totaling 232 yards and one touchdown ... Rushing total ranked 12th in the AFC and second among NFL rookies, trailing only Tampa Bay's Cadillac Williams (290-1,178) ... Led the Dolphins in rushing eight times and in receptions once on the year ... His average per carry of 4.4 tied for fourth in the AFC and ninth in the NFL among players with 100 or more attempts ... Compiled 815 yards and four touchdowns on 173 carries (4.7 avg.) over his final 13 games of the year, during which time he also caught 30 passes for 223 yards and a TD... Along with LB Channing Crowder and CB Travis Daniels, it marked the first time since 1996 that at least three Dolphins rookies started 10 or more games ... Dolphins also were the only NFL team in 2005 to have three rookies start 12 or more games.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Made NFL debut, in a starting role, in opener vs. Denver (9/11) ... Became the first Dolphins rookie running back to start on opening day since Karim Abdul-Jabbar in 1996 ... Responded with 57 yards rushing on 22 attempts and one catch for four yards ... First career 100-yard rushing game occurred two weeks later when he rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown on 23 attempts vs. Carolina (9/25) ... Added three catches for 15 yards ... It marked the first time a Dolphin rookie running back rushed for 100 or more yards since November 21, 1999 when J.J. Johnson ran for 106 yards vs. New England ... His 132 yards rushing at the time also was the fourth-highest single-game rushing figure by a rookie in team history ... Of Brown's total on the day, 103 came in the second half ... Had a 58-yard run, the second-longest run from scrimmage by a Dolphins rookie at the time and now third ... First career touchdown came on a 1-yard run 4:51 into the contest to give the Dolphins a 7-0 lead ... The following game at Buffalo (10/9), rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries, and turned in a 5.7-yard average per rush attempt for the second game in a row ... It gave him 229 yards rushing over that two-game span, the most-ever for a Dolphins rookie ... Put together a season-high 11.9-yard average per attempt vs. Kansas City (10/21) when he rushed for 95 yards on eight carries ... This total included a 65-yard TD run, the second-longest ever by a Dolphins rookie and tied for ninth overall in Dolphins history ... Compiled second 100-yard rushing game of the year the following week against the Saints in Baton Rouge (10/30), as he rushed for 106 yards on 23 carries, including a long run of 35 ... With Ricky Williams gaining 82 yards in the Saints game, it marked the first time that two Dolphins rushed for 80 yards or more in the same game since October 8, 1979 when Delvin Williams had 86 yards and Larry Csonka had 83 yards at Oakland ... In four games during the month of October, Brown totaled 320 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 57 carries, a 5.6-yard average per attempt ... Also caught 12 passes for 90 yards, including a season-high six receptions (19 yards) at Buffalo ... First career touchdown reception came on a 23-yard catch from Sage Rosenfels vs. Buffalo (12/4) ... The score occurred on third-and-13 with 7:35 to play in the game and closed the Dolphins' deficit to 23-17 as they went on for a 24-23 victory.

COLLEGE

Played in 47 games, including 21 starts, over a five-year span (2000-04) ... Appeared in the first two games as a true freshman in 2000 before redshirting ... Concluded his career with 2,707 yards and 28 touchdowns on 513 attempts, and caught 58 passes for 668 yards and a pair of scores ... Compiled 913 yards rushing and eight touchdowns as a senior when he amassed a career-best 6.0-yard average per carry ... Ranked second on the squad with a career-high 34 receptions for 313 yards and a touchdown ... Was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection by the Associated Press ... Led Auburn with a career-high 1,008 yards and 13 touchdowns 175 attempts (5.8 avg.) as a sophomore in 2002 ... Was a second-team All-SEC choice that year in addition to being named the winner of the Pat Sullivan Award, which recognizes Auburn's top offensive player ... Rushed for a career-high 224 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries against Mississippi State ... Was named the MVP of the Capital One Bowl following the season when he ran for 184 yards and two touchdowns against Penn State ... Earned degree in communications.

PERSONAL

Single ... Attended Cartersville (Ga.) High School where he was named the top running back in Georgia by Super Prep and the state Class 2A Player of the Year as a senior ... In his final prep season, rushed for 1,931 yards and 25 touchdowns on 206 attempts ... Also played free safety, a position from which he recorded three interceptions ... Participated on the baseball team while in high school and hit .330 with nine home runs as a junior ... Was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2000, following his senior season ... During the spring of 2004, served an internship at the Auburn Network, where he edited and produced highlight films ... Was the Dolphins recipient of the 2008 Ed Block Courage Award, given annually to a player from each NFL team who displays extraordinary courage in the face of adversity ... Likes to work with children, has spoken to kids at the Broward County Juvenile Center and participated in events benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward ... Since 2007, has served as a spokesperson for the Dolphins’ Most Valuable Reader program, a component of the team’s summer reading program ... For the past four seasons, has been part of the Dolphins’ “All-Community Team,” in which he donated a block of tickets for every home game to kids from the Most Valuable Reader Program ... Has participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s annual fishing tournament ... Took part in the Dolphins annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway, Holiday Toy giveaway and events honoring the Wounded Warriors Project ... Purchased and gave away Thanksgiving meals and Holiday toysEnjoys watching movies in spare time, cites “Life” as favorite movie ... Also lists T.I. as favorite recording artist ... Growing up, Barry Sanders was his favorite professional athlete ... Full name is Ronnie G. Brown, born December 12, 1981 in Cartersville, Ga.


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