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Encyclopedia > Troy Brown
Troy Brown
New England Patriots — No. 80
Date of birth July 2, 1971 (1971-07-02) (age 36)
Place of birth Flag of United States Barnwell, South Carolina
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg)
Position(s) Wide receiver/Cornerback
College Marshall
NFL Draft 1993 / Round 8 / Pick 198
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 2001
Records New England Patriots
Career Receptions (557)
Stats
Statistics
Teams
1993-present New England Patriots

Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971 in Barnwell, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was on all three of the Patriots' Super Bowl Championship teams, as well as the Super Bowl XXXI losing team. is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Barnwell is a city in Barnwell County, South Carolina, United States. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1993 NFL Draft // DE Michael Strahan 40th overall pick LB Chad Brown 44th overall pick DB Ray Buchanan 65th overall pick K Jason Elam 70th overall pick G Will Shields 74th overall pick NT Gilbert Brown 79th overall pick S John Lynch 82th overall pick FB Lorenzo Neal 89th... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2002 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 10, 2002 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... This is a list of individual National Football League records. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Barnwell is a city in Barnwell County, South Carolina, United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show...

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College career

In college, Brown was a standout wide receiver, punt returner, and kickoff returner for Marshall University, leading the NCAA Division 1-AA in both kickoff and punt return average in 1991, a year in which he and quarterback Todd Donnan tied a record by combining for a 99-yard pass play against Virginia Military Institute[1]. The following year in 1992, Marshall claimed its first national championship with Brown as its primary wide receiver and returner. In the championship game, Brown sealed the win by intercepting a Hail Mary Youngstown State pass in the final seconds of the game[2]. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States. ... // August 1 — Olympic Marathon, Barcelona (Spain) Womens Winner: Valentina Yegorova (EUN) 2:32:41 August 9 — Olympic Marathon, Barcelona (Spain) Mens Winner: Hwang Young-Cho (KOR) 2:13:23 October 11 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Willie Mtolo (RSA) 2:13:39 Womens Winner: Natalia Repescko... The logo for the 2006 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game. ... A Hail Mary pass or Hail Mary play in American football is a forward pass made in desperation, with only a very small chance of success. ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio. ...


His career kickoff return average (29.69 yards per return) still stands as an NCAA record[3], as do his four kickoff returns for touchdowns. He scored a touchdown every eight times he touched the football[4].


In 2006, Brown was given the Distinguished Alumni award by his alma mater[5]. // For an extensive coverage see 2006 in athletics (track and field) May 12 — Justin Gatlin equals the 100m world record. ...


Patriots career

Brown was drafted by the Patriots out of Marshall in the 8th round of the 1993 NFL Draft. He was waived as a final cut in the 1994 preseason but was resigned on October 19. In 1997, he recorded 41 catches for 607 yards and 6 touchdowns despite being behind both Terry Glenn and Shawn Jefferson on the depth chart at receiver as well as competing with Ben Coates and Vincent Brisby for catches. In 1998, he resumed his duties as a punt returner. The 1993 NFL Draft // DE Michael Strahan 40th overall pick LB Chad Brown 44th overall pick DB Ray Buchanan 65th overall pick K Jason Elam 70th overall pick G Will Shields 74th overall pick NT Gilbert Brown 79th overall pick S John Lynch 82th overall pick FB Lorenzo Neal 89th... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 1994 season with a record of ten wins and six losses, and finished tied for first in the AFC East division. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 1997 season with a record of ten wins and six losses, and finished first in the AFC East division. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... Terry Tyree Glenn (born July 23, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys at the wide receiver position. ... Shawn Jefferson is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the New England Patriots. ... Ben Coates (born August 16, 1969 in Greenwood, South Carolina) is an American former NFL tight end, former CIAA football coach and current NFL Tight Ends coach. ... Vincent Cole Brisby (born January 25, 1971 in Houston, Texas), is a former American professional football player who was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 1993 NFL Draft. ... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 1998 season with a record of nine wins and seven losses, and finished fourth in the AFC East division. ...


His first year as a starter was 2000 with 83 catches for 944 yards and 4 touchdowns. In 2001 he, alongside Tom Brady, led the Patriots to their first ever Super Bowl championship, recording 101 catches during the season for 1199 yards and 5 touchdowns, setting the franchise record for receptions and earning his first trip to a Pro Bowl. He also returned 29 punts for 413 yards and 2 touchdowns, giving him a league leading 14.2 yards per return average. During the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs that season, Brown returned a crucial punt for a touchdown which provided the winning margin, adding to the two he returned for touchdowns during the regular season. In 2002, he recorded 97 receptions for 890 yards and 3 touchdowns. In 2003, he had 40 catches for 472 yards, helping his team back to Super Bowl XXXVIII. The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2001 season with a record of eleven wins and five losses, and finished tied for first in the AFC East division. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The AFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... The NFL playoffs following the 2001 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVI. For the first time, the NFL scheduled prime time playoff games for the first two rounds in an attempt to attract more television viewers. ... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2003 season with a record of fourteen wins and two losses, and finished first in the AFC East division. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock...


In 2004, he had only 17 receptions, but contributed in what was originally an emergency role on defense, ranking second on the team in interceptions with three. He was topped in this category only by Eugene Wilson. Further demonstrating his versatility, during the 2006 preseason he lined up as an emergency quarterback; when questioned as to why Brown had appeared there, the head coach of the Patriots, Bill Belichick, joked that he had lined Brown up there "to develop his legend"[6]. The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2004 season with a record of fourteen wins and two losses, and finished first in the AFC East division. ... Eugene W. Wilson II (born August 17, 1980 in Merrillville, Indiana) is an American football safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... The 2006 New England Patriots season began with the team trying to improve on their 10-6 record in 2005. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is the American football coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


Brown was released by the Patriots on March 1, 2005 for salary cap reasons, but he signed a new contract with them on May 23. He signed despite a better financial deal from the New Orleans Saints[citation needed]. In the 2005 season, he recorded 39 receptions for 466 yards. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2005 season with a record of ten wins and six losses, and finished first in the AFC East division. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In July 2007, Brown reached an agreement with the New England Patriots for a 15th season, making him the second longest-playing Patriot behind Steve Grogan.[7] Steve James Grogan (July 24, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas) was an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots in the National Football League from 1975 until 1990. ...


In addition to playing offense and defense with success, Brown is the Patriots' all-time leading punt returner with 346 returns for 4,140 yards and 8 touchdowns. He is first all-time in Patriots history in receptions (546) and second all-time in receiving yards (10,280). Troy Brown was also listed as the fourth string quarterback for the 2006 season, behind Brady, Matt Cassel, and Vinny Testaverde. A punt is a play in Canadian football and American football in which the football is kicked downfield to the opposing team. ... Matt Cassel [CASS-ul] (born May 17, 1982 in Northridge, California) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the NFL. // Cassel was a member of the Northridge, California baseball team that reached the finals of the 1994 Little League World Series. ... Vincent Frank Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues New England Patriots. ...


2007 AFC Divisional Playoffs

One of his greatest postseason games, while maybe not his flashiest, came in the AFC Divisional Playoff game, when the Patriots met the favored San Diego Chargers[8]. With 5 minutes left in the game, the Patriots were down 21-13 and facing 4th and 5. Tom Brady, known for his playoff poise, uncharacteristically threw his third interception to the Chargers' Marlon McCree. Troy Brown, making what teammate Tedy Bruschi described as a "quick mental switch" from offensive to defensive player, instinctively ripped the ball out of McCree's grasp[citation needed]. The fumble was subsequently recovered by the Patriots Reche Caldwell, giving them a fresh set of downs. New England went on to tie the score with a touchdown and a two point conversion, and then win the game on a 31-yard field goal. Brown also caught 5 passes for 39 yards in the game. The National Football League playoffs for the 2006 season will lead up to Super Bowl XLI, which will be played at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on February 4, 2007. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... Marlon Tarron McCree (born March 17, 1977 in Orlando, Florida) is an American football defensive back currently playing for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. McCree attended college at the University of Kentucky, and has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and the Carolina Panthers. ... Tedy Lacap Bruschi (pronounced BREW-ski) (born June 9, 1973 in San Francisco, California) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Donald Reche Caldwell, Jr. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ 2005 Southern Conference Media Guide Marshall University Athletics. Accessed 10 July 2007.
  2. ^ From Herd hero to Super Bowl champ The Parthenon Online. Accessed 10 July 2007.
  3. ^ Troy Brown player page NFLPlayers.com. Accessed 10 July 2007.
  4. ^ Marshall football greats Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Accessed 10 July 2007.
  5. ^ Distinguished Alumni Marshall University. Accessed 10 July 2007.
  6. ^ Reiss, Mike. "Brown receives chance at QB in Patriots' loss", The Boston Globe, 2006-09-01. Retrieved on 2006-12-10. 
  7. ^ Tomase, John (2007-07-11). Troy Will be Back for 15th Season. The Boston Globe. Retrieved on 2007-07-12.
  8. ^ Edes, Gordon. "Brown adds to Patriots legend", The Boston Globe, January 15, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-01-15. 

The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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