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Reggie Brown

Reggie Brown during the Eagles 2008 Training Camp.
No. 15     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: January 13, 1981 (1981-01-13) (age 29)
Place of birth: Carrollton, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Debuted in 2005 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Receptions     177
Receiving yards     2,574
Receiving average     14.5
Receiving TDs     17
Stats at NFL.com

Reggie Brown (born January 13, 1981 in Carrollton, Georgia) is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

Brown is the cousin of former New York Jets player and a current University of West Georgia defensive backs coach, Jamie Henderson (also a Carrollton High School graduate).

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Early years

Brown was a Parade All-American wide receiver at Carrollton High School, while leading the Trojans to back-to-back state championship berths and a 1998 Georgia High School Association Class AA title.

College career

In college at the University of Georgia, Brown was highly touted receiver coming in to his freshman year, but injuries held him back during his four years of college. He was the number three receiver in his freshman and sophomore years behind Terrence Edwards and Fred Gibson. During his junior and senior years, Brown played second fiddle to Gibson. One of the scariest moments of Reggie Brown's senior year was when he was earholed and subsequently knocked unconscious on a play against the Auburn Tigers by safety Junior Rosegreen.[1]

Professional career

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Philadelphia Eagles

Brown was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

In 2005, his rookie season, Brown was promoted to the starting spot of suspended wide receiver Terrell Owens. In his first start on November 6, 2005, Brown caught five passes for 94 yards and one touchdown against the Washington Redskins. In his second meeting against the division-rival Redskins, he caught two first half touchdowns. This impressive performance capped a promising year for the rookie. Brown led all rookies with 571 yards and was second with 43 receptions.

With the offseason departures of Owens and Todd Pinkston, Brown became the number-one wideout for the Eagles in 2006. He had over 17 yards per catch in 2006.

On November 9, 2006, Brown agreed to a 5-year contract extension with the Eagles. The deal, which locks him up through 2014, can be worth up to $27 million, with $10 million in guarantees.

On December 16, 2007, during the annual Eagles-Cowboys rivalry game, Brown, after running to catch an overthrown pass, ran out of bounds and jumped in the giant Salvation Army bucket in Texas Stadium.

In the 2008 season, Brown was often injured and eventually lost his starting job to rookie DeSean Jackson. He also fell behind slot receiver Jason Avant and receiver Kevin Curtis on the depth chart. He was inactive in the NFC Championship Game loss at the Arizona Cardinals.

In the 2009 season, Brown produced only 9 catches for 155 yards and no touchdowns. He only started in one game (due to Jeremy Maclin being inactive with a leg injury), in which he caught only one pass for 7 yards. He was inactive for the first two games of the season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On March 8, 2010, Brown was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a sixth round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.[2]

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