15 Mike Brown
15 Mike Brown
Height: 5-8
Weight: 182
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
High School: South Cobb
Position: RB

Furman:  All-Southern Conference honoree who looks to return to form following a 2009 season that saw him sidelined for much of the season...joins Tersoo Uhaa and Jerry Williams in giving Furman a trio of experienced, proven running backs...is also an experienced return specialist...needs 398 yards to crack Furman’s Top 20 career rushing yards chart.  2009 — Suffered through an injury-plagued campaign, seeing action in only four games...was sidelined in the preseason with a severe ankle sprain, from which he never completely recovered...missed the first five games...first action came against Samford (26-24 win), when he rushed 10 times for 35 yards...top outing came against Georgia Southern (30-22 win) with eight carries for 53 yards.  2008 — Consensus second team All-SoCon selection in voting by SoCon head coaches and media...started in all 12 games...led Furman in rushing with 823 yards and five touchdowns...ranked fifth in the SoCon in rushing (68.6 ypg)...also caught 35 passes for 343 yards...rushed 21 times for season high 130 yards and a touchdown against eventual Patriot League champion Colgate (42-21 win)...also had two kickoff returns for 62 yards against the Raiders...ran for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns versus Western Carolina (28-21 win)...reeled off a season best 55-yard run to set up a touchdown against Wofford...turned in a solid performance in Furman’s 23-21 win over sixth-ranked Delaware, rushing 13 times for 63 yards and catching five passes for 91 yards...recipient of Furman’s Best Offensive Back Award.  2007 — Earned Furman Freshman-of-the-Year and Specialist Awards...saw action in all 11 games as a backup tailback, rushing for 314 yards and a touchdown...averaged 6.5 yards per carry...led Furman and ranked second in the SoCon in kickoff returns, averaging 25.9 yards over 19 attempts, helping Furman top the league in kickoff returns (24.5 avg.)...reeled off a fourth quarter 76-yard return for a touchdown against The Citadel on the way to capturing SoCon Freshman-of-the-Week honors...had a 68-yard return against 14th-ranked Elon (52-49 win) to set up a touchdown...registered seven carries for a season best 83 yards, including a 50-yard second half touchdown sprint against Appalachian State...finished off the season with a 7-carry, 65-yard outing against Western Carolina (52-21 win). 2006 — Member of scout team...sustained a knee injury in the preseason and did not see any action...awarded a medical redshirt and extra year of eligibility... recipient of Furman’s Purple Pounder Award.

High School:  2006 graduate of South Cobb (5A) High School...football coach was Shane Queen...played running and cornerback...rushed for 2,632 yards and 26 touchdowns during his two-year tenure at South Cobb...two-time All-Cobb County selection...served as team captain as both a junior and senior...named county running back-of-the-year in 2005 after rushing for 1,517 yards and 11 touchdowns...led South Cobb to 9-1 regular season, the school’s first region championship since 1967, and first win over rival McEachern since 1984...ran 18 times for 304 yards against North Cobb...Georgia North-South All-Star Game selection...scored five touchdowns in seven-overtime, 70-68 playoff game loss to Collins Hill — the longest playoff game in state history.

Personal:  Full name is Michael Charles Brown...son of James and Aleah Brown...born May 13, 1988, in New Orleans, Louisiana...has a sister, Ambria...father played basketball at Dillard University...biology major.