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13 Days to Florida Gator Football! #13 Alex Brown

Discussion in 'Gator Envy Articles' started by Escambia94, Aug 23, 2015.

By Escambia94 on Aug 23, 2015 at 11:27 AM
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    13 – Alex Brown

    Alex James Brown grew up in Jasper, Florida, where he played quarterback and linebacker in high school in addition to track & field and basketball. After being redshirted his freshman year in ’97, he had a decent year as backup to Jevon Kearse. As a full-time starter, he had a monster year with 56 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 12 TFLs. Alex will forever be remembered for sacking Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin five times in the upset of the #2 Volunteers. Mr. Brown was named 1st-team All American, 1st team All-SEC, and was a finalist for the Lombardi Award. In his junior year, Alex moved over to defensive end and had a similar year statistically with 50 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 14 TFL, 4 blocked passes, 1 fumble, and 3 blocked kicks. Once again he was named 1st team All-SEC, but 2nd-team All-American. As a senior, Alex racked up 45 tackles and 13 sacks on the way to another All-SEC and consensus All-American award. He was also named 2001 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, a finalist once again for the Lombardi Award, and finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award. Alex’s career stats at Florida are rather impressive: 161 tackles, 47 TFL (6th best in Gator history), and 33 sacks (Gator career record). Mr. Brown was a 4th round draft pick for the Chicago Bears in 2002, where he played until 2009. After a brief stint in New Orleans, Alex signed a one day contract with the Bears in 2012 and retired. Alex was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2012. He currently lives in Chicago running a logistics company and hosting sports radio talk shows.
     

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