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Vincent Brown
WR #86
Height:
5-11
Weight:
190
College:
San Diego State
Hometown:
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Experience:
4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 34 68 873 12.8 25.7 51 3 12 1 48 0
2014 OAK 4 8 72 9 18 19 0 0 0 3 0
2013 SD 16 41 472 11.5 29.5 51 1 3 1 28 0
2011 SD 14 19 329 17.3 23.5 31 2 9 0 17 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 34 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 OAK 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SD 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 SD 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

Brown demonstrated grit and resilience in 2013 as he was able to play in all 16 games just a year removed from a broken left ankle that cost him the entire 2012 season. He not only played, but he started 12 games and finished the year with 41 catches, good for 472 yards and a touchdown. His recovery also caught his teammates’ attention and at the end of the year, they voted him as the recipient of the team’s Ed Block Courage Award. He was honored at the Ed Block Foundation’s annual gala in March.

Brown’s 2012 injury happened during the preseason. In the preseason opener, he led all receivers with four catches for 81 yards, then just nine days later in the team’s second preseason game against Dallas, he was tackled from behind after catching an 18-yard touchdown pass and that’s when he suffered the injury.

The Chargers drafted the former San Diego State Aztec in the third round in the 2011 NFL Draft. As a rookie, Brown averaged an impressive 17.3 yards per catch and caught two touchdown passes, despite being thrown right into the action as a result of the NFL Lockout.

When the Chargers drafted Brown, he became the 14th former Aztec drafted by the team, and the first since quarterback Jesse Freitas in 1974. A two-time All-Mountain West Conference pick, Brown left school as the third all-time leading receiver in San Diego State history with 209 catches and 3,110 yards.

Brown studied philosophy at San Diego State and became the first member of his family to graduate from college when he earned his degree in May 2012. He completed his coursework at the conclusion of his rookie season with the Chargers and while doing so, co-authored an article that appeared in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport in September 2012.

Nicknamed V.J., Brown enjoys music, cooking, playing cards and dominoes, and playing the drums. He is a very talented drummer who learned to play when he was six years old.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Third-round pick (82), April 29, 2011...signed July 29, 2011.

2012: Placed on “Injured-Reserve” Sept. 5 with designation for possible return but did not return to field. 2011: First NFL catch on third-down helped sustain field goal drive during Oct. 2 win vs. Miami…later 20-yarder on 3rd-and-15 kept third-quarter touchdown drive moving...first-career start Nov. 6 vs. defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers... first-career touchdown (30 yards) Nov. 10 vs. Oakland...two series later, second apparent TD (33 yarder) taken away by instant replay reversal...22-yard touchdown catch Dec. 5 in ESPN Monday Night Football game at Jacksonville gave Bolts 17-14 second-quarter lead.

COLLEGE: First-team All-Mountain West Conference as senior...second-team as junior...fifth in school history with 23 career TD catches...school’s fourth-best receiving season (1,342 yards) as senior, leading school to first bowl win since 1969...school’s first 1,000-yard receiver since 2002 and 12th all-time...tied school-record with 13-career 100-yard games...led MWC and sixth in nation (104.0 yards per game) in 2010...led conference with 5.3 catches per game...90-yard touchdown catch vs. Utah in ’10 was third-longest in school history...19.6 ypc avg. as senior ranked fourth in school annals...finished career with 3,957 all-purpose yards...played at San Diego State from 2007-10...philosophy degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Upland, Calif....two-time All-Baseline League at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High...All-CIF Southern Section and team MVP as senior...lettered as track sprinter.

Brown demonstrated grit and resilience in 2013 as he was able to play in all 16 games just a year removed from a broken left ankle that cost him the entire 2012 season. He not only played, but he started 12 games and finished the year with 41 catches, good for 472 yards and a touchdown. His recovery also caught his teammates’ attention and at the end of the year, they voted him as the recipient of the team’s Ed Block Courage Award. He was honored at the Ed Block Foundation’s annual gala in March.

Brown’s 2012 injury happened during the preseason. In the preseason opener, he led all receivers with four catches for 81 yards, then just nine days later in the team’s second preseason game against Dallas, he was tackled from behind after catching an 18-yard touchdown pass and that’s when he suffered the injury.

The Chargers drafted the former San Diego State Aztec in the third round in the 2011 NFL Draft. As a rookie, Brown averaged an impressive 17.3 yards per catch and caught two touchdown passes, despite being thrown right into the action as a result of the NFL Lockout.

When the Chargers drafted Brown, he became the 14th former Aztec drafted by the team, and the first since quarterback Jesse Freitas in 1974. A two-time All-Mountain West Conference pick, Brown left school as the third all-time leading receiver in San Diego State history with 209 catches and 3,110 yards.

Brown studied philosophy at San Diego State and became the first member of his family to graduate from college when he earned his degree in May 2012. He completed his coursework at the conclusion of his rookie season with the Chargers and while doing so, co-authored an article that appeared in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport in September 2012.

Nicknamed V.J., Brown enjoys music, cooking, playing cards and dominoes, and playing the drums. He is a very talented drummer who learned to play when he was six years old.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Third-round pick (82), April 29, 2011...signed July 29, 2011.

2012: Placed on “Injured-Reserve” Sept. 5 with designation for possible return but did not return to field. 2011: First NFL catch on third-down helped sustain field goal drive during Oct. 2 win vs. Miami…later 20-yarder on 3rd-and-15 kept third-quarter touchdown drive moving...first-career start Nov. 6 vs. defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers... first-career touchdown (30 yards) Nov. 10 vs. Oakland...two series later, second apparent TD (33 yarder) taken away by instant replay reversal...22-yard touchdown catch Dec. 5 in ESPN Monday Night Football game at Jacksonville gave Bolts 17-14 second-quarter lead.

COLLEGE: First-team All-Mountain West Conference as senior...second-team as junior...fifth in school history with 23 career TD catches...school’s fourth-best receiving season (1,342 yards) as senior, leading school to first bowl win since 1969...school’s first 1,000-yard receiver since 2002 and 12th all-time...tied school-record with 13-career 100-yard games...led MWC and sixth in nation (104.0 yards per game) in 2010...led conference with 5.3 catches per game...90-yard touchdown catch vs. Utah in ’10 was third-longest in school history...19.6 ypc avg. as senior ranked fourth in school annals...finished career with 3,957 all-purpose yards...played at San Diego State from 2007-10...philosophy degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Upland, Calif....two-time All-Baseline League at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High...All-CIF Southern Section and team MVP as senior...lettered as track sprinter.

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