A Knight of Steele

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A bruising runner (6-0, 205) with speed, he was a 2-time 5A All-State selection. His career yards per carry average was 9.8. He is Malcolm Brown of Steele High School in Cibolo, TX.

 

2008-Sophomore Season (10-2)

His sophomore year was cut short by an ankle injury, but Brown still managed to rush for 1352 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging a whopping 10.8 yards per carry. He posted three 200+ yards rushing games, 2 games with 4 rushing TDs, and 1 game with 3 rushing TDs.

 

Games of note:

  • 251 yards rushing, 4 TDs vs Stevens (Win)
  • 267 yards rushing, 3 TDs vs Clemens (Win)
  • 263 yards rushing, 2 TDs vs Canyon (Win)

 

2009-Junior Season (9-3)

Brown rushed for over 100 yards in every game during the ’09 season. His stats:

  • 2192 rushing yards
  • 24 TDs
  • 11 yards per carry average
  • Three 200+ yards rushing games
  • Two games with 4 rushing TDs
  • 1 game with 5 rushing TDS

Brown turned in double-digit yards per carry in seven of those games.

 

Games of Note:

  • 215 yards, 4 TDs vs Stevens 42-27 (Win)
  • 329 yards, 4 TDs vs Tivy 38-34 (Loss)
  • 299 yards, 1 TDs vs Lake Travis 27-20 (Loss)

 

2010-A Championship Season (14-2)

Brown helped lead the Knights to a 14-2 record on their way to the 5A State Championship. He rushed for 2636 yards and 34 TDs, averaging almost 9 yards per carry (8.8).

Games of Note:

  • 357 yards, 4 TDs in a 54-45 loss to Tivy
  • 249 yards, 3 TDs in a 34-0 win over Wagner.
  • 217 yards, 2 TDs vs S.A. Roosevelt (playoffs)
  • 126 yards, 1 TD vs Brandeis (playoffs)
  • 242 yards, 3 TDs vs MacArthur (playoffs)
  • 155 yards, 2 TDs vs Houston Memorial (playoffs)
  • 112 yards, 3 TDs in 24-21 win over Denton Guyer (State Championship)

 

In the six playoff games, including the title game, Brown rushed for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns.

For his stellar play, he was named the 5A Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

He was named a Parade All-American and a USA TODAY All-American.

During his prep career, Brown rushed for 6180 yards and 75 touchdowns.

When it came time to choose a college, Brown chose the home state Texas Longhorns, a 60-mile drive from his home in San Antonio.

 

Suiting Up in the Burnt Orange

As a freshman in 2011, Brown rushed for 742 yards and 5 touchdowns, and was named the Big 12Newcomer of the Year by the AP and the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year by the Kansas City Star.

His sophomore season was injury-plagued, as he missed five games and posted two 100-yard rushing games.

As a junior, Brown earned 2nd Team All-Big 12 after rushing for 904 yards, with 5 games over 100 yards rushing.

In his final season with the Longhorns, Brown rushed for 708 yards and six touchdowns. He once again earned 2nd Team All Big-12 honors.

For his college career, Brown rushed for 2678 yards, good enough for #9 on the all-time list for the Longhorns. He recorded eleven 100-yard games and scored 24 touchdowns, played in 44 games with 25 starts.

 

 

The NFL

Brown went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, but he signed as an undrafted free agent (UFA) with the Rams and played six seasons in St. Louis/Los Angeles. He played in 70 games, rushed for 1188 yards, and scored 11 rushing TDs.

He recently signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Featured image credit: Photo Credit: Matt Strasen

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