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Jatavis Brown

Jatavis Brown

57
OLB
Height: 
5-11

Weight:

221

Age

23
Akron
2 Years Pro

2017 Season

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In the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected the reigning Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year, linebacker Jatavis Brown.

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Biography

All-Rookie inside linebacker Jatavis Brown may have been the steal of the 2016 NFL Draft. When Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco selected the reigning Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year in the fifth round, his phone blew up with congratulatory messages from war rooms around the League. Scouts labeled Brown as being undersized at 5-11 and teams hoped he would fall to them in a later round, but the Chargers beat them to the punch, snagging the former Akron star with the 175th overall pick.

Brown had been a three-time first-team All-MAC performer for the Zips in addition to being the conference’s defensive player of the year in 2015. A team captain as a senior, he set school records at Akron for career tackles for loss and season tackles for loss and sacks. Despite all the accolades, Brown wasn’t invited to participate in either the Senior Bowl or the NFL Scouting Combine following his senior season. It wasn’t the first time he’d been overlooked. A native of Belle Glade, Fla., Brown grew up in the same neighborhood as Chargers wide receiver Travis Benjamin. While Benjamin was recruited to play at the University of Miami, the ‘Canes made no such offer to Brown. So lightly recruited was he that Brown didn’t even receive his first scholarship offer until three weeks before National Signing Day. It came from Akron. Rather than take a recruiting visit to the school, Brown looked the university up on the internet, liked what he saw, and signed a letter of intent with the Zips.

When the Chargers drafted Brown, he became the first player from Akron to be drafted by the Bolts.

Brown earned several All-Rookie honors after a season in which he ranked second on the squad with 73 tackles. It included 3.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss. Brown’s rookie season had its highs and lows, both on the field and off. The high included an award-winning performance in an early-October game versus the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos when Brown recorded a sack, a forced fumble, and a team-leading 12 tackles. The low would come just eight days later when Brown would learn that his 83-year-old father, Alfred, had passed just as he was set to board a team flight to Atlanta for a game against the Falcons. Some 35 family members, including Brown’s dad, had been scheduled to join the Chargers in Atlanta. Brown found out about his father’s passing just before boarding the team charter, yet he opted to remain with his teammates and travel to the Peachtree State. After a 33-30 overtime victory over the eventual NFC-Champion Falcons in which he played every defensive snap, then-Head Coach Mike McCoy presented Brown with a game ball in an emotional locker room.

The loss of his father was not the first time that Brown had encountered personal heartache in his immediate family. When Brown was just nine, his 12-year-old brother, Dimarques, died in an accidental drowning while fishing.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fifth-round pick by Chargers (175th overall), April 30, 2016...signed four-year contract, May 10.

2016: PFWA, Pro Football Journal and Mel Kiper first-team All-Rookie...took over for injured Te’o Sept. 25 at Indianapolis...late second-quarter 11-yard sack and forced fumble vs. Andrew Luck was recovered by Caraun Reid and returned 61 yards for touchdown to tie game 13-13...was Brown’s first NFL sack and forced fumble...later in game added tackle for loss and paced squad with two passes defensed...Pepsi NFL Rookie of Week after back-to-back game-changing plays late in fourth quarter of Oct. 13 Thursday Night Football win vs. Denver...logged 10-yard sack of Trevor Siemian on 1st-and-20 play and then forced fumble by Demaryius Thomas on 2nd-and-30 that was recovered by Craig Mager...also led Bolts with 12 total tackles...two key tackles for loss before leaving Denver game Oct. 30 late with knee injury...one-yard tackle for loss during first-quarter three-and-out... in third quarter four-yard tackle for a loss on first play after Broncos had returned interception to Chargers’ seven...on following play, Korey Toomer forced fumble at Chargers’ one that the Bolts recovered...offense then drove 98 yards for TD to get within 17-13...injured knee defending touchdown run at goal line two series later...earlier in game, also helped cap three-and-out with pass breakup on 3rd-and-14 play...inactive Nov. 6 vs. Tennessee, Nov. 13 vs. Miami, Nov. 27 at Houston and Dec. 4 vs. Tampa Bay (knee)...returned from injury Dec. 11 at Carolina...shared four-yard, third-down sack with Kyle Emanuel to force long field goal try Dec. 24 at Cleveland.

COLLEGE: 2015 MAC Defensive Player of Year and team captain, and first-team All-MAC 2013-15...2015 MAC Defensive Player of Week following two sacks, career-high 4.5 TFLs, forced fumble, pass break-up, and first interception of career vs. Miami (Ohio)...two-time Akron Student-Athlete of Week as senior...led team with 116 tackles as senior and set school records for sacks (12) and tackles for loss (20)...MAC East Defensive Player of Week after win over Pittsburgh in 2014...team’s Defensive MVP after team-high 99 tackles and 14.5 TFLs as junior...Fred S. Sefton Defensive MVP after team-high 107 tackles as sophomore in 2013...MAC East Division Defensive Player of Week after two-point win over Toledo in regular-season finale...played at Akron from 2012-15...organizational supervision major.

 

PERSONAL:  Born in South Bay, Florida...Area Defensive Player of Year as senior after leading Glades Central High in Belle Glade, Fla. to undefeated regular season, including five shutouts.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017LAC955839190-1-----01
2016SD1277964153.5-6-----21
TOTAL137103343.5070---022

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
10@JAXL 17-205320-1-----0-
8@NEL 13-212200-0-----0-
7DENW 21-02110-0-----01
6@OAKW 17-163120-0-----0-
5@NYGW 27-225500-0-----0-
4PHIL 24-265410-0-----0-
3KCL 10-2410640-0-----0-
2MIAL 17-1912660-0-----0-
1@DENL 21-24141130-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017LAC95839190-1-----
2016SD127964153.5-6-----
TOTAL 21137103343.507000-0

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017LAC9----1-0----
2016SD12----1-0----
TOTAL 2100-02000000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/13/2017SEAL 48-17112110-0-----0-
208/20/2017NOL 13-7114310-0-----0-
308/26/2017@LAW 21-19115320-1-----0-
408/31/2017@SFL 13-23000------------
TOTAL 3311740-1-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/11/2017@DENL 21-2411141130-0-----0-
209/17/2017MIAL 19-171112660-0-----0-
309/24/2017KCL 24-101110640-0-----0-
410/01/2017PHIL 26-24115410-0-----0-
510/08/2017@NYGW 27-22115500-0-----0-
610/15/2017@OAKW 17-16103120-0-----0-
710/22/2017DENW 0-21102110-0-----01
810/29/2017@NEL 13-21102200-0-----0-
1011/12/2017@JAXL 17-20105320-1-----0-
TOTAL 955839190-1-----01

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Denver Broncos2161240-0-----
Jacksonville Jaguars15320-1-----
Kansas City Chiefs110640-0-----
Miami Dolphins112660-0-----
New England Patriots12200-0-----
New York Giants15500-0-----
Oakland Raiders13120-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles15410-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division5292090-1-----
vs AFC Teams74830180-1-----
vs NFC Teams210910-0-----
vs Own Division42919100-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
November15320-1-----
October5171340-0-----
September33623130-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
EverBank Field15320-1-----
Gillette Stadium12200-0-----
MetLife Stadium15500-0-----
Oakland Coliseum13120-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1141130-0-----
StubHub Center42917120-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses64832160-1-----
Wins310730-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays1141130-0-----
Sundays84428160-1-----

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Denver Broncos2----1-
Jacksonville Jaguars1------
Kansas City Chiefs1------
Miami Dolphins1------
New England Patriots1------
New York Giants1------
Oakland Raiders1------
Philadelphia Eagles1------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division5------
vs AFC Teams7----1-
vs NFC Teams2------
vs Own Division4----1-

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
November1------
October5----1-
September3------

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
EverBank Field1------
Gillette Stadium1------
MetLife Stadium1------
Oakland Coliseum1------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1------
StubHub Center4----1-

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses6------
Wins3----1-

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Mondays1------
Sundays8----1-

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass75132190-1-----
Turf27700-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games42917120-0-----
Road Games5292270-1-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead141040-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points12930-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points2110-0-----
Behind241590-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points181170-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points4220-0-----
Tied201460-1-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half2817110-0-----
2nd Half282080-1-----
Last Two Minutes of Half8620-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line8440-1-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line2919100-0-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line10820-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line11830-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter12660-0-----
2nd Quarter161150-0-----
3rd Quarter12840-0-----
4th Quarter161240-1-----
4th Quarter within 7141040-1-----
Overtime2200-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-764430140-1-----
Margin 15+12110-0-----
Margin 8-14212840-0-----