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Algernon Brown Athlete Profile

#24 Algernon Brown

Position: Running Back Height: 6-1 Weight: 250 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2010 | 2013-2016 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

2015 | Junior Year

  • Had career highs of 24 carries for 134 yards (53-yard long) along with two catches for 20 yards (22-yard long) for four touchdowns (3 rush, 1 receive) against ECU
  • Had his second multi-touchdown game of his career, rushing 88 yards on 20 attempts with two scores against Cincinnati
  • Scored his third rushing touchdown of the year of at least 35 yards with runs fo 42 and 37 yards in the first quarter against Wagner, totaling 109 yards on six carries
  • Scored his ninth rushing TD of the season on an 11-yard run in the third quarter at Mizzou
  • Recorded his 11th rushing TD the season against Utah State, which is the most rushing TDs by a BYU player since Jamaal Williams had 12 in 2012. Also added a receiving TD, his second of the season with at least one receiving and one rushing TD
  • Earned letterman honors as a junior, playing in 11 games and starting 11
  • Led the team with 709 rush yards and 127 carries
  • Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent First Team

2016 | Senior Year

  • Moved into fullback role and played in all 13 games, starting six
  • Had 16 carries for 47 yards and caught six balls for 67 yards
  • Blocked for offense that averaged 201.2 rushing yards per game
  • Named to the Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List
  • Named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Independent second team offense