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#21 Mike Brown
Position: Rover
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 205
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Saguro
  • Selected in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft by Chicago
  • May, 2000 Graduate in Business Administration
  • 1999 Co-Captain
  • 1999 First-Team All-American (Football Writers, CBS Sportsline, AP)
  • 1999 Jim Thorpe Award Candidate
  • 1999 Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player-of-the-Year Candidate
  • 1999 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week vs. Iowa, Texas A&M, Kansas State
  • 1999 First-Team All-Big 12 (AP, Coaches)
  • 1999 Guy Chamberlain Trophy Senior Award Winner
  • Three-Time GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America Nominee (1997, 1998, 1999)
  • Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (1997, 1998, 1999)
  • 1998 First-Team All-Big 12 (Austin American Statesman, Houston Chronicle)
  • 1998 School Position (DB) Record with 102 Tackles
  • Two-Time Second-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, 1997, 1998)
  • Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
  • Ranks Second on the Husker Career Tackle Chart with 287

First-Team All-American Mike Brown continued to do what he did best throughout his career - make tackles.  Brown had a reputation as a hard hitter who rarely missed.  A three-year starter, Brown finished second on the NU career tackle chart with 287 tackle, behind Jerry Murtaugh (LB with 342 from 1968-70).  He is also tied for ninth on the Husker career interceptions list and fifth on the NU career unassisted tackle list with 137.  Brown also ranked among the top 10 with 14 career pass breakups.  He had nine double-figure tackle days in his career, with a career-best 19 vs. Texas in 1998.  With 96 tackles in 1999, he become just the third Husker to lead Nebraska in tackles for three consecutive years and the first defensive back, joining Murtaugh and linebacker Marc Munford (1984-86).  A first-team GTE Academic All-American, Brown is also a three-time first-team all-conference academic honor winner.  And even though he did not redshirt, he graduated in May, 2000.  Mike and Ralph Brown both earned first-team All-America honors in 1999, the first time NU has had two defensive backs to earn such honors in the same year.  The Browns (no relation) were the first defensive backs to earn first-team All-America honors since Bret Clark was honored in 1984 and gave NU multiple All-Americans for the 26th time in the history of Husker football (15th time since 1980).

Mike Brown did it all for the Huskers.  He began his Husker career at corner as a freshman, and played at rover and free saftey for NU.  But no matter what the position, it was evident he was the quarterback of the secondary.  Brown started 38 straight games for the Huskers, counting the last two bowl games and served as a team captain in 1999.

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Tackles

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QB

Int.

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

Csd.

1996

11/0

8

4

12

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

0

0

1997

12/12

36

41

77

4-6

0-0

0-0

0

4

2

0

0

1998 

12/12

37

65

102

5-5

0-0

0-1

0

4

1

0

0

1999

12/12

56

40

96

8-46

2-20

6-1

0

5

5

0

0

Totals 47/36 137 150 287 17-57 2-20 6-2 0 14 9 0 0

1996 Orange Bowl vs. Virginia Tech: Tackles, None
1998 Orange Bowl vs. Tennessee: Tackles, 5 UT, 0 AT, 5 TT, 1 PBU 
1998 Holiday Bowl vs. Arizona: Tackles, 8 UT, 5 AT, 13 TT, TFL 1-2
2000 Fiesta Bowl vs. Tennessee: Tackles, 5 UT, 2 AT, 7 TT, 1 PBU, 1 INT
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