Algernon Brown Athlete Profile

#24 Algernon Brown

Position: Running Back Height: 6-1 Weight: 229 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2010 | 2013-2015 Hometown: Magna, UT Mission: Sao Paulo, Brazil Last School: Skyline High School


  • Born in Salt Lake City
  • Parents are Henna and Olevia
  • Eagle Scout
  • Served in the Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission from 2011-2013
  • Also recruited by Oregon, Washington, Cal, Michigan, San Diego State, Utah State and Stanford

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Skyline 
  • Rated No. 4 prospect from Utah by and No. 13 by 
  • Recorded 92 carries for 783 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior 
  • Averaged 8.5 yards per carry
  • Added 132 carries for 840 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2008 
  • Had a career total of 271 carries for 1,983 yards and 30 touchdowns 
  • Four-time track letterwinner, competing in javelin, 100m, 200m and 110m hurdles 
  • Holds javelin school record 
  • Coached by Roger Dupaix

2010 | Redshirt Year


2013 | Freshman Year

  • Rushed for 68 yards on 11 carries vs Middle Tennessee
  • Carried the ball 16 times for 45 yards at Utah State
  • Scored his first career touchdown in 38-20 win over Georgia Tech
  • Rushed for his second TD vs Idaho State and added 61 yards on eight carries

2014 | Sophomore Year

  • Caught four passes for a career-high 44 yards in the season opener at Connecticut
  • Recovered the first fumble of his career on a punt in the third quarter that set up the Christian Stewart’s first passing touchdown to Devin Mahina against UCF
  • Carried the ball 16 times for a career-high 80 yards against UCF
  • Had a career-high 19 carries for 79 yards in the Miami Beach Bowl against Memphis