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San Diego State is under the radar of the average college football fan, but Brown and teammate DeMarco Sampson both went over 1,000 receiving yards in 2010 and were named first-team All-Mountain West. Brown beat out Sampson as the team's leader in receptions (69), yards (1,352) and touchdowns (10).
Brown became a starter three games into his true freshman season, bringing in 31 passes for 349 yards and two scores in addition to returning 25 kickoffs for 547 yards. He led the team with 64-631-5 as a sophomore before emerging as a deep threat in 2009. The second-team All-Mountain West pick racked up 778 yards and six scores on 47 catches in just seven games, losing the rest of the year to a right thumb injury.
Because of his hot start in 2009, Brown considered leaving for the NFL after his junior season. The NFL Advisory Committee gave him a mid- to late-round grade, so he returned to school in 2010. Scouts will probably give him similar reports, but Brown's hands, toughness and elusiveness make him a solid prospect who could become a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver.
Strengths: West Coast receiver prospect with the footwork and body control to make a living on slants and crossing routes. Fights through the jam with quickness, though he must use his hands more consistently. Knows where marker is, will play physically with his man to make sure he gets the first down. Used in the slot and outside. Has just enough speed and route-running savvy to gain a step on his man on deep routes. Reliable hands, good concentration to go up in traffic or lay out for errant passes. Sets up defenders in the open field to elude. Locks up his man on the outside as run blocker and works toward the correct angle.
Weaknesses: Awkward running style might limit his elusiveness against top athletes at the next level. Average straight-line speed. Catches with his body when facing the quarterback. Lacks great strength to sustain run blocks against NFL corners. Tore ligaments in his right thumb against Colorado State on Halloween 2009.
Brown caught 69 passes for 1,352 yards and 10 touchdowns en route to earning first-team all-Mountain West Conference honors during 2010. His 1,352 yards are the fourth most in school history and he produced six 100-yard receiving efforts during the season. Brown is coming off a Poinsettia Bowl record-breaking performance, with 165 yards receiving on eight catches. He caught a 53-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter of the Aztecs' 35-14 victory over Navy. In four seasons at San Diego State, Brown caught 209 passes for 3,110 yards and 23 touchdowns. He departs the school with a record-tying 13 100-yard receiving games and is third in receiving yards, third in receptions and fifth in receiving touchdowns.
One of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation's top receiver ... Second-team all-MWC ... Ended the year with 45 catches for 778 yards and six touchdowns ... Five 100-yard receiving games, including four straight to start the year ... Had a touchdown in each of the team's opening five contests ... Started the first seven games, before suffering a season-ending thumb injury at Colorado State on Oct. 24 ... Became the 24th Aztec to reach the 100 career receptions mark with his five catches for 139 yards against UCLA ... Also met the 1,000 career receiving yards mark in the opener ... His 139 yards vs. the Bruins included a career-long TD catch of 78 yards in the first half ... Also returned three kickoffs for 66 yards vs. UCLA ... Third-straight 100-yard receiving game in the win over Southern Utah, hauling in six passes for 142 yards and a 22-yard TD ... Had one punt return for 28 yards and two kickoff returns for 36 yards with a long of 28 vs. the Thunderbirds.
Career-best 13 receptions for 143 yards and his third TD of the year at Idaho ... Continued his 100-yard streak on his final catch against Air Force, posting 10 grabs for 123 yards and both of the team's touchdowns ... Also returned a punt for 33 yards and a kickoff for 18 yards ... Became the fourth SDSU player to record four consecutive 100-yard receiving games ... Saw his 100-yard receiving streak come to an end against New Mexico State, tallying three catches for 84 yards and touchdown ... Picked right back up vs. BYU, logging eight receptions for 147 yards for his fifth game of 2009 with more than 100 yards receiving ... Did not record a TD for the first time in 2009 in the game vs. the Cougars (five consecutive games with a TD) ... Missed most of the Colorado State game due to injury and did not log a catch.
Played and started all 12 contests ... Easily led the team in catches (64) and receiving yards (631) ... Started at the X receiver spot vs. Cal Poly, ending the game with seven catches for 98 yards and a 23-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter ... The 98 receiving yards were a then career-best ... Three catches as a starter vs. Notre Dame ... Pair of receptions at San?Jose State ... Career-best 183 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the victory over Idaho ... His three scores came on catches of 41, 48 and 51 yards ... His 183 yards was the 34th-best receiving total in SDSU game history and ranked 23rd in the Bowl Subdivision in 2008 ... Team game-high six catches for 52 yards at TCU with a long of 27 yards ... Four receptions vs. Air Force and five at New Mexico ... Career-best 11 receptions vs. Colorado State, including a 10-yard touchdown ... 11 catches are the most by an Aztec since Jeff Webb had 13 at Hawai'i in Dec. 2005 ... Started at Wyoming, making one catch and returning a punt before leaving the game with a concussion ... Team game-high seven catches for 52 yards at BYU ... Two receptions vs. Utah ... Logged his second-career 100-yard receiving game in the finale with UNLV, catching eight balls for 119 yards ... Became the 47th Aztec in school history to have at least two 100-yard receiving games in his career ... Fifth in the MWC and 46th nationally in receptions per game (5.3).
Played in all 12 contests, starting eight of the final nine games ... Fourth on the team in receptions with 31 and in receiving yards with 349 ... Third in school season history in most receptions by a freshman and fourth in most receiving yards ... Returned 25 kickoffs for 547 yards (21.9 ypr.) ... One of four true freshmen to see action in the opener with Washington State ... Returned six kickoffs for 146 yards with a long of 33 yards ... His 146 yards rank sixth in SDSU single-game history ... Logged his first two career receptions at ASU ... Also returned four kickoffs for 109 yards ... Scored his first career touchdown on a 62-yard reception against Portland St. ... Season-long 49-yard kickoff return to start the game with the Vikings ... Returned eight kickoffs to tie a school single-game record against No. 24 Cincinnati for 142 yards ... Three catches for 61 yards, including a long of 46 yards, in the win over CSU ... Career and team season-high nine catches against New Mexico for 58 yards ... Game-winning 27-yard TD reception with 1:06 left in the game against Wyoming ... Caught four passes for 52 yards versus the Cowboys ... Four receptions in the win at UNLV and two against TCU ... Logged a pair of catches in the season finale with BYU.
Was a two-time all-Baseline League honoree at Rancho Cucamonga High under head coach Nick Baiz ... Had 42 catches for 530 yards and six touchdowns as a senior, earning his team's most valuable offensive player award ... Tallied 32 receptions for 430 yards and six scores in 2005 ... Also returned kicks for the Cougars and competed in track ... SDSU's first oral commitment in the class of 2007 ... Rated as the No. 18 receiver prospect in the state by Scout.com.
Born Jan. 25, 1989, in Upland, Calif. ... Son of Sheila and Vincent Brown, Sr. ... A scholar-athlete ... Nickname is V.J. ... Majoring in philosophy.
Draft Scout Player News
12/26/14 - WR Vincent Brown (groin) is out this week.
12/24/14 - WR Vincent Brown did not participate in practice with a groin strain and isn't expected to face Denver.
12/19/14 - WR Vincent Brown (groin) is out of Sunday's game.
12/18/14 - WR Vincent Brown did not participate in practice with a groin injury and may not be available against Buffalo.
11/21/14 - WR Vincent Brown made his biggest impact since joining the Raiders with two receptions for 30 yards.
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