PRO: The Titans selected A.J. Brown in the second round (51st overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1-inch, 226-pounder brings a complete skill set to the receiving corps, excelling in route-running, blocking, and the ability to get open and catch the ball. Brown leaves Ole Miss as the program’s all-time leading receiver with 2,984 yards, and tallied the most 100-yard receiving games in school history (12) over his three seasons. As a junior in 2018, he set Ole Miss’ single-season receiving record both in yards (1,320) and catches (85).
• In 2018, Brown started all 12 games and set Ole Miss’ single-season receiving records in yards (1,320) and catches (85), and led the SEC in both categories. His 1,320 receiving yards ranked seventh in the nation. Brown caught six touchdowns, averaging 110.0 yards per game, and he topped the 100-yard receiving mark in six contests.
• In 2018, he was named All-America Second Team (FWAA, Phil Steele), All-America Third Team (Associated Press), All-SEC First Team (Associated Press, coaches), and a finalist for the C Spire Conerly Trophy.
• In 2017, Brown caught 75 passes for 1,252 yards and a career-high 11 touchdowns. He became Ole Miss’ single-season leader in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. His 1,252 yards led the SEC and ranked 10th in the nation. Brown also became just the third receiver in Ole Miss history to record a 1,000-yard season.
• In 2017, he was named All-America Second Team (Phil Steele), All-America Third Team (Associated Press), All-SEC First Team (coaches, Associated Press, Phil Steele), and All-SEC Second Team (Athlon).
• In 2016, Brown played in every game as a true freshman and finished fifth on the team with 29 catches and 412 yards, and added a pair of touchdowns. He ranked fourth among SEC freshman with 2.4 catches per game and fifth with 34.4 receiving yards per game.
• Brown was selected in the 19th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres as a centerfielder and he participated in the team’s extended spring training program each summer from 2016-18.
• He has a dog, Bentley Juan Brown, and runs an Instagram account for him @bentleyjuan1.
• During a pre-draft visit to San Francisco, Brown was able to link up and work out with Hall of Fame NFL receiver and fellow Mississippian Jerry Rice. Rice took Brown on the horse trail at Edgewood Park in Redwood City, known as one of Rice’s training sites, where the pair ran hills as part of their work out. Brown’s hometown Starkville, Miss., and Rice’s hometown Crawford, Miss., are a 30-minute drive apart.
• In every sport Brown played growing up, he wore jersey No. 1.
• Brown names the 2017 Egg Bowl as his most memorable college football moment. “Playing against Mississippi State in my hometown,” he says, ‘Everything was great. We won, and I had six catches for 167 yards and one touchdown.” After reaching the endzone, Brown yelled to the crowd, ‘This is my city.’
• Brown briefly stopped playing football during junior high and his freshman year of high school. He returned to the field his sophomore year after his high school coach suggested he play again.
• The Starkville, Miss., native was selected by the Titans in the second round (51st overall) the 2019 NFL Draft.
• In three seasons at Ole Miss (2016-18), Brown appeared in 36 games and made 25 starts. Brown set the standard in the Ole Miss record book, becoming the program’s all-time leading receiver with 2,984 yards. He ranked third in school history with 189 receptions and fifth all-time with 19 touchdowns. Brown averaged 15.8 yards per catch and 82.9 yards per game, and he tallied the most 100-yard receiving games in Ole Miss history with 12. He became the third player in school history to top 1,000 yards in a single season, and the only receiver in Ole Miss history to tally 60 or more receptions in back-to-back seasons.
AS A JUNIOR (2018), played and started all 12 games and set career highs and Ole Miss single-season receiving records with 85 receptions and 1,320 yards. His 1,320 receiving yards led the SEC, were seventh in the nation, and broke the Ole Miss record for single-season receiving yards that he had set in 2017. He added six touchdowns on the year. Brown had six games of 100-plus yards and caught seven or more passes in seven contests. Earned All-America honors from FWAA (second team), Phil Steele (second team), Associated Press (third team), and All-SEC first team honors (Associated Press, coaches). Named a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist and was a finalist for the C Spire Conerly Trophy.
• Against Southern Illinois (9/8), caught eight passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Named to Pro Football Focus’ SEC Team of the Week for his performance.
• Against Louisiana-Monroe (10/6), caught nine receptions for 133 yards and one touchdown. Helped set Ole Miss’ single-game school record in receiving yards (517).
• Against Auburn (10/20), made 10 catches for 155 yards and a score. His 155 yards were the most ever by an Ole Miss receiver against Auburn.
• At Texas A&M (11/10), tallied six catches for 127 yards and in the process became Ole Miss’ career leader in receiving yards.
• At Vanderbilt (11/17), tied season-high with nine receptions for a season-high 212 yards and one touchdown. Brown’s touchdown came on a career-high 84-yard reception. It marked the fourth time an Ole Miss receiver surpassed the 200-yard mark, and the second time Brown recorded such a performance (9/2/17 against South Alabama).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017), played and started all 12 games and caught 75 passes for 1,254 yards and a career-high 11 touchdowns. His 11 scores tied Ole Miss’ single-season school record, led the SEC and ranked 11th in the nation. Posted six 100-yard games and became the third receiver in Ole Miss history to record a 1,000-yard season. Brown’s 1,254 receiving yards led the SEC, ranked 10th in the nation, and broke the school record for a single season. Scored two touchdowns in four different contests. Earned All-America honors from Phil Steele (second team), Associated Press (third team), All-SEC first team honors (coaches, Associated Press, Phil Steele) and second team honors (Athlon). He was the 2017 recipient of the C Spire Conerly Trophy, and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award.
• Against South Alabama (9/1), caught eight passes for a career-high and Ole Miss record 233 yards and two touchdowns. Became the first receiver in school history with two 70-yard receiving touchdowns in the same game (71, 77 yards). His 233 yards were the 13th-most in a game in SEC history. Named to Pro Football Focus’ National Team of the Week for his performance.
• Against Vanderbilt (10/14), made eight catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns.
• Against Louisiana (11/11), tied the Ole Miss record for most receptions in a game with 14. Finished the game with 185 yards and two touchdowns.
• At Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl (11/23/17), caught six passes for 167 yards and a touchdown.
AS A FRESHMAN (2016), played in all 12 games with one start as a true freshman. He finished fifth on the team with 29 catches and 412 yards, and added a pair of touchdowns. He ranked fourth among SEC freshman with 2.4 catches per game and fifth with 34.4 receiving yards per game.
• Against Florida State (9/5), started the first game of his career and posted two receptions for 28 yards.
• Against Wofford (9/10), caught two passes for 15 yards and his first career touchdown.
• Against Alabama (9/17), made two receptions for 28 yards and a score.
• Majored in broadcast journalism and minored in criminal justice and education at Ole Miss.
• Attended Starkville (Miss.) High School and was an Under Armour All-America selection and a consensus 4-star prospect by the major recruiting services.
• Ranked the No. 45 overall recruit by Scout, No. 47 by 24/7 Sports, No. 53 by Rivals, and No. 66 by ESPN.
• As a senior, caught 83 passes for 1,371 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to leading Starkville to a 6A state championship.
• Named first team All-State by USA Today, The Clarion-Ledger, and the Mississippi Association of Coaches.
• Became the second player ever to be selected to both the Under Armour football and baseball All-American games.
• Also played baseball and basketball in high school. Brown batted over .360 for the Yellowjackets.
• List of favorites: (movie) “Bad Boys”; (TV show) “Martin”; (musician) “Kevin Gates”; (dessert) chocolate cake.
• Has two older sisters.
• Son of Arthur Brown, Josette Robertson and Mellisa Smith.
• Follow Brown on Twitter at @Brown1arthur.
• Follow Brown on Instagram at @1k_alwaysopen.
• Born Arthur Juan Brown on June 30, 1997 in Starkville, Miss.
PFF's Top Five Highest-Graded Rookies | Week 1
Pro Football Focus reveals its top five highest-graded rookies from Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown makes the list, as well as Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew.
Titans Rookie WR A.J. Brown Shows Out Before “Big Bro” Julio Jones
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