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This is a 2020 photo of A.J. Brown of the Tennessee Titans NFL football team. This image reflects the Tennessee Titans active roster as of Tuesday, July 28, 2020 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

A.J. Brown

WR

Experience: 2 years

Age: 23

College: Mississippi

Biography

PRO: The Titans selected A.J. Brown in the second round (51st overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1-inch, 226-pounder owns a complete skill set as a wide receiver, excelling in route-running, blocking, and the ability to get open and catch the ball. As a rookie in 2019, he led all NFL rookies in receiving yards (1,051) and total touchdowns (nine), while his 20.2-yard receiving average ranked second among all players behind only Los Angeles Chargers veteran Mike Williams (20.4).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:• In 2019, Brown led the Titans in every major receiving category, totaling 52 catches for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns. Among all rookies in franchise history, he ranked third in receiving yards and fifth in receptions, and he tied for the third-highest receiving touchdown total.• Brown led the 2019 NFL rookie class in receiving yards and total touchdowns, and he tied for the rookie lead in touchdown receptions. He also placed fifth among rookies in receptions. Among all NFL players in 2019—rookies and veterans—Brown finished second in receiving average (20.2), behind only the Los Angeles Chargers' Mike Williams (20.4).• In his first NFL game at Cleveland on Sept. 8, 2019, he recorded three catches for 100 yards, becoming the franchise's first player with 100 receiving yards in his first career game since Sid Blanks on Sept. 12, 1964.• In 2018, Brown started all 12 games in his final season at Ole Miss and set school single-season records in receiving yards (1,320) and catches (85). He led the SEC in both categories.

TITANS TIDBITS:• Brown was selected in the 19th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres as a centerfielder, and he participated in the team's extended spring training program each summer from 2016-18.• He has a dog, Bentley Juan Brown, and runs an Instagram account for him @bentleyjuan1.• During a pre-draft visit to San Francisco, Brown was able to link up and work out with Hall of Fame NFL receiver and fellow Mississippian Jerry Rice. Rice took Brown on the horse trail at Edgewood Park in Redwood City, known as one of Rice's training sites, where the pair ran hills as part of their work out. Brown's hometown Starkville, Miss., and Rice's hometown Crawford, Miss., are a 30-minute drive apart.• In every sport Brown played growing up, he wore jersey No. 1.• Brown names the 2017 Egg Bowl as his most memorable college football moment. "Playing against Mississippi State in my hometown," he says, "Everything was great. We won, and I had six catches for 167 yards and one touchdown." After reaching the end zone, Brown yelled to the crowd, "This is my city."• Brown briefly stopped playing football during junior high and his freshman year of high school. He returned to the field his sophomore year after his high school coach suggested he play again.• He enjoys shooting pool in his free time.• His transition from college to the pros was made easier due to his older sister, Reva, already living in Nashville before he was drafted by the Titans.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:• The Starkville, Miss., native was selected by the Titans in the second round (51st overall) the 2019 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:• In three seasons at Ole Miss (2016-18), appeared in 36 games and made 25 starts. He became the program's all-time leading receiver with 2,984 yards, ranked third in school history with 189 receptions, and placed fifth all-time with 19 touchdowns. Brown averaged 15.8 yards per catch and 82.9 yards per game, and he tallied the most 100-yard receiving games in Ole Miss history with 12. He became the third player in school history to top 1,000 yards in a single season and the only receiver in Ole Miss history to tally 60 or more receptions in back-to-back seasons.• As a junior (2018), played and started all 12 games and set career highs and Ole Miss single-season receiving records with 85 receptions and 1,320 yards. His 1,320 receiving yards led the SEC, were seventh in the nation, and broke the Ole Miss record for single-season receiving yards that he had set in 2017. He added six touchdowns on the year. Brown had six games of 100-plus yards and caught seven or more passes in seven contests. Earned All-America honors from FWAA (second team), Phil Steele (second team), Associated Press (third team), and All-SEC first team honors (Associated Press, coaches). Named a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist and was a finalist for the C Spire Conerly Trophy.• As a sophomore (2017), played and started all 12 games and caught 75 passes for 1,254 yards and a career-high 11 touchdowns. His 11 scores tied Ole Miss' single-season school record, led the SEC and ranked 11th in the nation. Posted six 100-yard games and became the third receiver in Ole Miss history to record a 1,000-yard season. Brown's 1,254 receiving yards led the SEC, ranked 10th in the nation, and broke the school record for a single season. Scored two touchdowns in four different contests. Earned All-America honors from Phil Steele (second team), Associated Press (third team), All-SEC first team honors (coaches, Associated Press, Phil Steele) and second team honors (Athlon). He was the 2017 recipient of the C Spire Conerly Trophy, and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award.• Established an Ole Miss single-game record with 233 receiving yards at South Alabama (9/1/17) and tied a team record with 14 receptions against Louisiana (11/11/17).• As a freshman (2016), played in all 12 games with one start as a true freshman. He finished fifth on the team with 29 catches and 412 yards, and added a pair of touchdowns. He ranked fourth among SEC freshman with 2.4 catches per game and fifth with 34.4 receiving yards per game.• Majored in broadcast journalism and minored in criminal justice and education at Ole Miss.

PERSONAL:• Attended Starkville (Miss.) High School, where he was an Under Armour All-America selection and a consensus 4-star prospect by the major recruiting services.• Ranked the No. 45 overall recruit by Scout, No. 47 by 24/7 Sports, No. 53 by Rivals, and No. 66 by ESPN.• As a senior, caught 83 passes for 1,371 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to leading Starkville to a 6A state championship.• Named first team All-State by USA Today, The Clarion-Ledger, and the Mississippi Association of Coaches.• Became the second player ever to be selected to both the Under Armour football and baseball All-American games.• Also played baseball and basketball in high school. Brown batted over .360 for the Yellowjackets.• List of favorites: (movie) "Bad Boys"; (TV show) "Martin"; (musician) "Kevin Gates"; (dessert) chocolate cake.• Has two older sisters.• Son of Arthur Brown, Josette Robertson and Mellisa Smith.• Follow Brown on Twitter at @Brown1arthur.• Follow Brown on Instagram at @1k_alwaysopen.• Born Arthur Juan Brown on June 30, 1997 in Starkville, Miss.

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2020 SEASON

  • REC
    23
  • YDS
    332
  • AVG
    14.4
  • TDS
    4

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Career Stats

WR TE Career

SEASON TEAM G GS REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
2019 Tennessee Titans 16 11 52 1051 20.2 91 8 3 60 20 49 1 1 0
2020 Tennessee Titans 4 3 23 332 14.4 73 4
TOTAL 20 14 75 1383 17.3 91 12 3 60 10 49 1 1 0

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