Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown
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Antonio Brown (2012)
Wide receiver
Date of birth: July 10, 1988
Place of birth: Miami , Florida
Height: 1.80 m Weight: 91 kg
NFL debut
2010 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
College : Central Michigan University
NFL Draft : 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 195

* only offseason / no regular season assignments

Current status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
Selected NFL stats
as of week 17 of the 2018 season
Pass catches     837
Space gain     11.207
Touchdowns     74
Return yards     2,932
Return touchdowns     5
Statistics at
Statistics at

Antonio Brown (born July 10, 1988 in Miami , Florida ; nickname AB ) is an American American football player in the National Football League (NFL) on the position of wide receiver . He played college football for Central Michigan University and was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL Draft . In 2019, Brown moved to the Oakland Raiders , who dismissed him because of disputes before the start of the season. Then the New England Patriots took him under contract, which released him after less than two weeks.


Brown, who grew up in a precarious family background, initially had difficulties getting into college because of his poor academic performance . Eventually, Central Michigan University accepted him , where he even received a scholarship. He thanked his alma mater by playing college football for their team, the Chippewas, for three years and scoring a total of 31 touchdowns .


Pittsburgh Steelers

Despite his good performance at college, Brown was only selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 6th round in the 2010 NFL Draft , when a total of 195th . Right from the start he was used both as a wide receiver and as a return specialist . In his rookie season he was able to reach the Super Bowl with his team , which however was lost to the Green Bay Packers .

In 2011 he was the first player ever to run more than 1,000 yards in one season, both in the offense and in the special teams . In the following seasons, he played at a consistently high level, achieved annual bests and meanwhile holds a number of NFL records.

On November 8, 2015, he caught 17 passes for 284 yards in the game against the Oakland Raiders , which is both personal bests and Steelers franchise records. In 2015 he got a total of 136 pass catches for 1,834 yards, both Steelers records, and ten touchdowns. He also set records for the most pass catches in two and three consecutive seasons (265 and 375). In addition, he is the first NFL receiver who managed to book at least 16 pass catches in two games in one season and to gain more than 175 yards of space in four games in one season. The Steelers reached the play-offs, where Brown suffered a concussion in the wildcard game when he beat the Cincinnati Bengals from an illegal tackle by Vontaze Burfict . As a result, he missed the next game against the Denver Broncos , which was lost at 16:23.

So far, he has been called to the Pro Bowl seven times .

Oakland Raiders

In March 2019, it was announced that Brown would join the Oakland Raiders for a third and a fifth round pick . Brown's three-year contract was increased from $ 38.925 million to $ 50.125 million. After he got into a dispute with the Raiders, he was released on September 7, 2019. He was then signed by the New England Patriots on the same day.

New England Patriots

On September 7, 2019, Brown reached a deal with the New England Patriots a few hours after his release from the Oakland Raiders. In the 43-0 victory of the Patriots over the Miami Dolphins , he caught four passes and scored a touchdown. On September 20, 2019, Brown was sacked by the Patriots.

Antonio Brown controversy surrounding the 2019 NFL season

For Antonio Brown, the 2019 NFL season was marked by numerous controversies surrounding him . His move to the Oakland Raiders only came about due to a dismissal by the Pittsburgh Steelers, because of disputes with teammates and the lack of training and team meetings. His release by the Oakland Raiders at the end of the preseason was also marked by a great deal of unrest, an unrest that continued with the New England Patriots and led to his dismissal there in connection with rape allegations.

The Masked Singer

In January 2019, Brown retired as Hippo in the first episode of the US version of The Masked Singer .

Web links

Commons : Antonio Brown  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. Detroit Free Press report dated February 2, 2011, accessed October 4, 2015, 2015
  2. ^ College stats and awards at, accessed October 4, 2015
  3. by the numbers: antonio brown drops the mic ( memento of the original from November 10, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (English), accessed November 9, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. burfict reportedly facing suspension for hit on brown (English), accessed on January 24, 2016
  5. Steelers trade Antonio Brown to the Raiders • FootballR. March 10, 2019, accessed on March 10, 2019 (German).
  6. ^ Stunner: Raiders announce release of Antonio Brown. In:, accessed September 7, 2019 .
  7. ^ Victor Mather, Kevin Draper: Antonio Brown is Released by the New England Patriots. In: The New York Times . September 20, 2019, accessed on September 20, 2019.
  8. Pete Blackburn: Uh, so Antonio Brown was the first contestant on 'The Masked Singer'. In: CBS Sports . January 3, 2019, accessed on July 13, 2020 .