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#34  Donald Brown

Redshirt Junior
5-10, 210
Atlantic Highlands, N.J.
Red Bank Catholic

A redshirt junior and 2006 All-BIG EAST pick who will serve as one of UConn’s primary ball-carriers this fall.


Career: Has played in 24 contests, starting 10 at tailback … Carried the ball 331 times for 1,717 yards with 15 touchdowns … Also has 27 career receptions for 151 yards and a pair of scores.


2007: Appeared in 12 games with five starts, missing only the Virginia game (Oct. 13) … Led the team with eight touchdowns … Ran 170 times for 821 yards (4.8 avg.) while catching 14 passes for 85 yards out of the backfield …  Shared the team’s Offensive MVP award after the season with fellow tailback Andre Dixon … Led UConn with 72 rushing yards against Wake Forest (Dec. 29) … Capped the regular season in style, rushing for 129 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown at West Virginia (Nov. 24) while catching three passes for 24 yards to give him 153 all-purpose yards against the Mountaineers … Just missed the century mark against Syracuse (Nov. 17) as he gained 99 yards on 22 carries with a score … Ran for a season-high 154 yards on 24 carries with a touchdown against Rutgers (Nov. 3) to earn UConn’s offensive game ball … Scored two touchdowns in the win over Temple (Sept. 15) … Fell just shy of the 100-yard milestone at Duke (Sept. 1) in the season opener, gaining 99 yards on 19 carries with a touchdown.


2006: Played in all 12 games and took charge after an injury to Terry Caulley, starting each of the final five contests and earning All-BIG EAST recognition … Was the only freshman in the entire league to be named All-Conference in 2006 … Gained 896 yards rushing on 161 carries (5.6 average) with seven touchdowns while catching 13 passes for 66 yards and two more scores … Also returned nine kickoffs for a 23.3 yard average … Had three 100-yard games in his five starts and four in all on the year … Averaged 134.6 yards per game rushing in his five BIG EAST starts … Capped the season with a 122-yard effort on 21 carries at Louisville (Dec. 2) … Shared the offensive game ball with D.J. Hernandez after the overtime win against Pittsburgh (Nov. 11) when he ran the ball 43 times for 205 yards and two touchdowns while catching four passes for 26 yards and a third score in the game. The 43 carries ranked second in both UConn and BIG EAST history. It was just the 14th 200-yard rushing game in UConn history and the first since 2003 … Just 20 minutes from home in his first career start, ran for 199 yards on 28 carries at Rutgers (Oct. 29) with two touchdowns, the first 100-yard rushing game allowed by the Scarlet Knights in two years’ time … In his collegiate debut, carried the ball nine times for 118 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the second half of UConn’s win over Rhode Island (Aug. 31).


2005: Redshirted … Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the West Virginia game (Nov. 2).


High School: Rushed for 2,032 yards as a senior and scored 27 touchdowns …  Named first team All-Division, All-Monmouth County and All-Jersey Shore and was second team All-State … Divisional Offensive MVP … Captained the football team as a senior … Earned a total of six letters in indoor and outdoor track … Named All-Shore in the long jump and 400 meters … Received an All-American Scholar Award.


Personal Profile: Donald Eugene Brown II … Born on April 11, 1987 … An exercise science major.


YEAR   GP-GS ATT    YDS     TD        AVG     REC     YDS     TD

2006   12-5   161     896     7        5.6     13      66      2

2007   12-5   170     821     8        4.8     14      85      0

Totals 24-10 331     1717   15        5.2      27      151     2



Most Carries:  43, vs. Pittsburgh, 11/11/06

Most Rushing Yards: 205, vs. Pittsburgh, 11/11/06

Longest Run:  70, vs. Rutgers, 11/3/07

Most TD runs: 2, 4x, last vs. Temple, 9/15/07

Most Receptions:      4, 2x, last at Syracuse, 11/18/06

Most Receiving Yards:         26, vs. Pittsburgh, 11/11/06

Longest Reception:   14, vs. USF 10/27/07

Most TD rec.: 1, 2x, last at Syracuse, 11/18/06

Most Kickoff Returns: 5, vs. Navy, 9/30/06

Most KR Yards:         86, vs. Wake Forest, 9/16/06

Longest Kick Return: 43, at USF, 10/7/06

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