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Braden Brown Athlete Profile

#75 Braden Brown

Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-6 Weight: 300 Roster Years: 2008-2012 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Highland High School



National Honors

  • Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society


Conference Honors

  • Earned FBS All-Independent team honors in 2011, 2012
  • Named to the 2012 Phil Steele All-independent Second Team
  • Named to the 2011 Phil Steele All-independent Second Team
  • 2010 Academic All-MWC
  • 2009 Academic All-MWC

Career Summary

Braden Brown came to BYU after helping lead Highland High School to the state championship game. As a four-year letterman he played in all 52 games of his career with 41 starts. He was part of an offensive line that helped BYU lead the nation in third-down conversion percentage in 2009. Brown also helped the Cougars average 400 rushing yards per game and earn a combined record of 36-16 during his career. He was named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society and received several all-independent honors as a Cougar. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 

Professional

  • Signed free agent deal with the St. Louis Rams in 2013

Personal

  • Son of Les and Sheralyn
  • Older brother of BYU tight end Trevor Brown
  • Older brother, Les, was an Academic All-American basketball player at Westminster College
  • Participated in a service project with Engage Now Service Expedition to Cuenca, Ecuador to help build a school, build irrigation systems and taught young villagers how to play football
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Majoring in exercise and wellness
  • Recruited by Oregon, UCLA, Utah State, Washington and Washington State
  • Called to San Juan, Puerto Rico mission 
  • Married to wife Rachel

Before BYU

  • Under the direction of head coach Brody Benson, helped lead the Rams to the 4-A State Championship game
  • A Salt Lake Tribune 4-A first-team All-State selection as a senior
  • Earned first-team All-State honors by the Deseret Morning News
  • Totaled 279 yards receiving and six touchdowns
  • Also led the Rams in tackles
  • Started three straight years at Judge Memorial High School before attending Highland HS
  • Named the offensive MVP at the 2002 BYU summer camp and the defensive MVP at the 2000 BYU summer camp


2008 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted 2008 season ... received the Bill McNabb Personal Best Offensive Scout Award.

2009 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in all 13 games on the season, including two starts at right tackle
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Switched to offensive line from the tight end position midway through the season
  • Played for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 17 nationally in passing per game (281.46) and No. 21 in total offense (427.15)
  • Part of a unit that averaged only 1.77 sacks per game
  • Vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU lead the nation with a 55.62 third-down conversion percentage on the season

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Started in all 13 games
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 42 nationally averaging 168.1 rushing yards per game
  • Helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 34 nationally with 283 first downs
  • Helped BYU rank No. 4 in MWC (No. 1 in MWC games) and No. 21 nationally with 46.2 third-down conversion percentage, including a 12-of-13 (.923) day against CSU
  • Helped BYU rank No. 2 in MWC and No. 15 nationally with 88.0 red zone percentage
  • Helped BYU achieve seven 200-yard rushing games this season, the most for BYU since 2001, including an average of 198.5 yards in eight MWC games
  • Helped BYU hold opponents to zero sacks in four games and two or fewer in 11 games

2011 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Started in all 13 games
  • Earned Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team 
  • Helped BYU rank No. 5 in third-down conversions (51.31 percent)
  • Part of offensive line that blocked for 160.31 rushing yards per game and five games over 200 yards
  • Offensive line No. 9 in tackles for loss allowed per game (4.31) and No. 24 in total sacks allowed (17.0)
  • Part of a offensive line that allowed zero sacks in five games and two or fewer in 10 games

2012 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • started in all 13 games
  • earned FBS All-Independent team honors and Phil Steele All-independent Second Team for second-straight year
  • part of an offensive line that blocked for over 150 rushing yars per game including a 396-yard season best vs. Hawai'i
  • helped passing game top 300 yards five times during the season
  • earned invite to the 2013 East-West Shrine game and NFL Scouting Combine
  • Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society