Derek Brown (running back)

Derek Brown (running back)
Derek Brown
Running back
Jersey #(s)
24, 21, 20
Born April 15, 1971 (1971-04-15) (age 40)
Banning, California
Career information
Year(s) 19931996
NFL Draft 1993 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
College Nebraska
Professional teams
Career stats
Rushing att-yards 388-1,383
Receptions-yards 108-918
Touchdowns 9
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Derek Darnell Brown (born April 15, 1971 in Banning, California) is a former American football running back. Brown played for four seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints. He started his career at Servite High School in Anaheim, California, and graduated in 1993 from the University of Nebraska.

While at Servite High , a school with other notable football alumni such as Steve Beuerlein, Turk Schonert , and Blaine Nye , he set the Orange County single season rushing record with a mark of over 3,000 yards .

During his NFL career with the Saints he amassed 1383 yards on 388 carries and scored six touchdowns in 56 games. He also caught 108 passes for 918 yards and three touchdowns. During this span he managed to only fumble the ball five times and returned five kicks for 71 yards.

As productive as he was with New Orleans, Brown's popularity really took off in college where he played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.[1] The 5-foot-9, 185-pound Brown played I-back in Dr. Tom Osborne's vaunted option offense. Brown rushed for 2,699 yards with 23 rushing touchdowns for Nebraska from 1990-1992. He also caught 29 passes for 313 yards with one TD reception.

Brown's single season best at Nebraska was his sophomore year in 1991 when he rushed for 1,313 yards on 230 attempts and scored 14 rushing touchdowns.


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