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2015 NFL DRAFT

Bryce Brown, RB

School: Kansas State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Sophomore  |  Hometown: Wichita, KS
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 223 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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299237-FA
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04/29/2012 - The Eagles' final selection of the draft, seventh-round running back Bryce Brown, is an interesting story. He was the top running back in the country as a high school senior. Went to Tennessee, but transferred to Kansas State after one season. Sat out 2010 then played in just three games last season before quitting the team. The 6-0, 223-pounder ran a 4.37 forty at his Pro Day last month. "He's had kind of a wild ride here through college football," coach Andy Reid said. "You're talking tremendous, tremendous skill here. He catches the ball effortlessly and is a smooth, smooth runner. He has all the talent in the world, but it's just a matter of tying things down here." - The Sports Xchange

04/29/2012 - COULD SURPRISE: Running back Bryce Brown: Brown was the best running back in the country coming out of high school, but played in just 14 college games. If the Eagles can keep the kid focused, they could have something special here. - The Sports Xchange

04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Eagles' picks: Round 7/229 - Bryce Brown, RB, 6-0, 223, Kansas State...Brown had a troubled college career, transferring from Tennessee after one year, then quitting the Kansas State team three games into last season. But he ran a 4.37 forty at his Pro Day and the Eagles figure they've got nothing to lose taking him this late. - The Sports Xchange

04/19/2012 - The college career of once-heralded running back Bryce Brown was a monumental disappointment. But his considerable talent means that there's a chance - albeit, a small one - for redemption in the NFL. It certainly won't be easy considering the holes in Brown's resume. The No. 1 recruit in the nation from Wichita, KS, in 2009, Brown rushed for a ridiculous 7,209 yards at the prep level and was so highly regarded that he was compared to Barry Sanders. He was also ranked five spots ahead of Trent Richardson, who is now expected to be selected fourth overall next week by the Cleveland Browns. There was even talk Brown would skip college for the CFL. Brown headed to Knoxville but then transferred from Tennessee, where he struggled after being stuck behind Montario Hardesty, a 1,600-yard rusher and future NFL second-round draft pick. He sat out a season after transferring to Kansas State, where his brother, Arthur, is now a star linebacker. But it didn't work out in 2011 for Bryce, who had just three carries for 16 yards for the Wildcats. He left the school in the middle of the season and eventually declared for the NFL draft in January. The CFL might be a more reasonable direction for Brown three years after entertaining the idea of heading north right out of high school. "If they were talking about any amount of real money, I'd guarantee it," said Brian Butler, Brown's manager at the time, according to the New York Times in February of 2009. "We're not playing around. I can promise you that. I'm not scared at all to do anything, and Bryce isn't either. Hey, he'll hurt your feelings. He's not worried about your feelings. He's worried about what's right and what's wrong." The Times reported that Brown and Butler thought that $5 million per year for three years would be the right price tag, though the newspaper pointed out that the CFL salary cap was set at $4.2 million per team three years ago - and it's a similar figure now. - The Lost Letterman

10/10/2011 - RB Bryce Brown continues to be missing in action, and one unconfirmed report stated the former five-star recruit would leave Kansas State and declare for the NFL Draft. The Tennessee transfer has three carries, all in the season opener, for 16 yards. - The Sports Xchange

09/22/2011 - RB Bryce Brown is expected to be available for the Miami game after sitting out with a minor foot injury against Kent State. Brown, a Tennessee transfer, has been a third-team backup after he was expected to move in this season and start for the Wildcats. - The Sports Xchange

09/22/2011 - RB Bryce Brown was healing from a minor injury, presumably to his foot in the second quarter of the season opener. He did not play against Kent State, though coach Bill Snyder said Brown could have played if needed. - The Sports Xchange

09/22/2011 - The catchphrase to any preseason hype regarding Kansas State football was "what can Brown do for you?" The question could actually be posed in plural form as a pair of Wichita brothers, Arthur and Bryce Brown, joined the Wildcats as transfers from Miami and Tennessee, respectively. Bryce, a sophomore running back, gained the most attention after once being rated as the nation's top recruit by one service. The only Wildcat named to the All-Big 12 preseason team, Bryce was expected to make an immediate impact as the sure-fire replacement for Daniel Thomas, the 2011 conference rushing leader who was drafted in the second round by the Miami Dolphins. So far, that transition has not played out. After missing much of the voluntary summer workouts at Kansas State, Bryce Brown has not elevated himself higher than the third team. He carried three times for 16 yards in the season opener, but lost a fumble that led to Eastern Kentucky's only touchdown. In a 37-0 win against Kent State, the sophomore did not play because of a minor foot injury. Now, with Kansas State (2-0) facing easily its biggest test to date, a trip to Miami (2-0) on Sept. 24, questions exist about the Wildcats offense. No suitable replacement has stepped forward to take over for Thomas, and the attack depended heavily on the wheels of quarterback Collin Klein against Kent State. - The Sports Xchange

09/04/2011 - Collin Klein connected with Chris Harper on a 37-yard touchdown pass with 1:39 left, and Kansas State escaped with a sloppy 10-7 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night to give longtime coach Bill Snyder his 150th win. Kansas State fumbled five times-losing four of them-and struggled to get anything going against its opponent from the Football Championship Subdivision. The plucky Colonels, picked to finish third in the Ohio Valley Conference, took a 7-0 lead with 4:26 remaining in the third quarter when freshman quarterback Jared McClain plunged in from a yard out. The TD was set up when Kansas State running back Bryce Brown fumbled the ball away. Anthony Cantele, who earlier missed a 37-yard field goal try, drew Kansas State within 7-3 when he hit from 36 yards out with 11:36 left in the game. The Kansas State defense managed to stop Eastern Kentucky on its ensuing possession, giving Klein and the offense the ball at its 14. The junior quarterback hit Harper for 10 yards, mixed in a couple of runs, connected with Harper again on an 8-yard completion, and converted a third-and-3 situation when he scrambled for four yards in front of the Wildcats' bench. - AP Sports

09/03/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Eastern Kentucky at Kansas State, Sept. 3 - Kansas State has won 21 straight home openers by an average of 24 points, so a visit from a Championship Subdivision opponent creates few concerns. Since the return of Bill Snyder as coach, Kansas State has dubbed the opener its "family reunion" and managed to draw sellout crowds, even for far inferior opponents. Eastern Kentucky is coming off a 6-5 season, but held Louisville scoreless in the second half of a 23-13 defeat. KEYS TO THE GAME: Eastern Kentucky possesses big-play threats in WR Cameron Bailey and RB Matt Denham. Still, the Colonels are probably stronger on defense, where S Jeremy Caldwell is a candidate for the Buck Buchanan Award, given annually to the top defender in the Championship Subdivision. Caldwell doubles as a kick return specialist. If Kansas State can eliminate those threats, then it should be able to work on various issues, though coach Bill Snyder has long been known for vanilla game plans to begin the season. Work is needed, however, particularly for an inexperienced offense that must break in three new linemen, a quarterback and a running back. - The Sports Xchange

09/01/2011 - WEEK 1 FIVE ON THE SPOT: 4. Kansas State ILB Arthur Brown/RB Bryce Brown...The talented Brown Brothers make their Wildcat debuts in Manhattan this weekend against FCS opponent Eastern Kentucky. Arthur played two seasons at Miami (2008-2009) on special teams and Bryce one as a reserve at Tennessee (2009) before deciding to play for Bill Snyder at KSU. They redshirted the 2010 season together as transfers. There's a fair chance one or both underclassmen could leave school early for the NFL if they have productive, healthy seasons. The undersized (6-1, 223) but hard-striking Arthur does not fit all NFL defenses, but would be an intriguing fit outside for teams like the Eagles or Colts. Tough-running Bryce has a similar game and build to Green Bay Packers' playoff star James Starks, but needs to prove his toughness as a regular contributor before earning the top 100 grade Starks would have received if not for injury. - Chad Reuter, NFLDraftScout.com

08/24/2011 - KEYS TO SUCCESS: Any time the Wildcats needed some kind of magic on offense last season, it was usually triggered by invaluable RB Daniel Thomas, who was adept in the Wildcat formation at creating virtually anything. He's gone. Bryce Brown, a Tennessee transfer, will take over as the top ground threat. While he doesn't promise to be as versatile as Thomas, Brown appears more capable of long bursts as long as a revamped offensive line continues to spring holes for the run game. Kansas State needs that part of the attack to succeed to play keep-away from the many potent spread offenses in the Big 12. - The Sports Xchange

08/24/2011 - NEWCOMERS TO WATCH: RB Bryce Brown/LB Arthur Brown - It is unfair to single out just one of the transfers since high expectations have been heaped on both brothers. Neither signed with Kansas State as high-profile, in-state recruits out of Wichita. But both wanted more playing time, and a chance to be closer to home, so they left Tennessee and Miami, respectively. They will crack the starting lineup at Kansas State and are expected to provide an immediate impact. Arthur Brown could actually play a more important role given how the Kansas State linebackers were flattened last season. - The Sports Xchange

08/18/2011 - Kansas State said Wednesday it has been assured the NCAA has no concerns about the eligibility of two Wildcats football players identified by a jailed University of Miami booster as recipients of improper gifts. Nevin Shapiro, a 42-year-old Miami resident sentenced in June to 20 years in federal prison for running a $930 million Ponzi scheme, told Yahoo! Sports he provided cars, cash, prostitutes and other impermissible benefits to 72 athletes. Shapiro's list included Bryce and Arthur Brown, brothers from Wichita now in their first year of eligibility at Kansas State. Shapiro said he paid for lunch and hotel rooms for the brothers, their parents and spiritual adviser when they visited Miami in March 2008. Arthur Brown was already enrolled by then at Miami and played two years at linebacker before transferring to Kansas State. Bryce was a sophomore running back at Wichita East considered one of the nation's top prospects; he committed to Miami but played a year at Tennessee before also transferring to Kansas State. Kansas State issued a brief statement Wednesday night saying it had been in communication with the NCAA. "Regarding Arthur Brown and Bryce Brown, the NCAA staff has informed the institution that it has no concerns about their eligibility to compete at K-State," the university said, adding it would not comment further. - AP Sports

08/09/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): RB Bryce Brown, Kansas State, So, has been selected to the 2011 Preseason All-Big 12 Football team in voting conducted by media representatives who cover the Conference. Brown is the second-straight Wildcat running back to be named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team, as Daniel Thomas was honored prior to the 2010 season. A native of Wichita, Kan., Brown sat out the 2010 season after transferring from Tennessee. In 12 games for the Volunteers in 2009, Brown rushed 101 times for 460 yards and three touchdowns. Brown was regarded as one of the top prep players coming out of high school in 2009. As a prep at Wichita East, the running back earned All-America honors from USA Today and Parade Magazine. In the Purple-White Spring Game this past April, Brown tallied 73 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns, and he also caught one pass for eight yards. - Kansas State football

06/22/2011 - UNDERCLASSMAN BREAKOUT CANDIDATES: Arthur and Bryce Brown, ILB/RB, Kansas State: Both Brown brothers were among the top prospects in the country in their recruiting class out of Wichita East High School -- Arthur as a linebacker in 2008 and Bryce at running back in 2009. After originally signing with Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee, respectively, they find themselves together again in Manhattan, much closer to home. Scouts took note of their performances in the Wildcats' spring game, as redshirt junior Arthur posted 14 stops (nearly matching the 17 stops he had for Miami in 2008-2009) and redshirt sophomore Brown gained 73 yards and scored twice. Though Arthur is undersized at 6-feet-1, 225 pounds, his speed and explosive tackling could earn him a high grade with a strong junior year. Bryce will be compared to former KSU back and Miami Dolphins second-round pick Daniel Thomas, but his size (6-0, 220), speed and running style might be closer to Oklahoma Sooners star and future Dallas Cowboy DeMarco Murray. - Chad Reuter, NFLDraftScout.com

05/26/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: RB Bryce Brown - The five-star recruit from Wichita did not consider Kansas State when he initially signed and the Wildcats were under the direction of Ron Prince. But when Brown became disenchanted at Tennessee, he considered the Wildcats because Bill Snyder had returned as coach and also Brown's brother, Arthur, had already transferred to play linebacker after leaving Miami. - The Sports Xchange

 
Latest News
04/29/2012 - The Eagles' final selection of the draft, seventh-round running back Bryce Brown, is an interesting story. He was the top running back in the country as a high school senior. Went to Tennessee, but transferred to Kansas State after one season. Sat out 2010 then played in just three games last season before quitting the team. The 6-0, 223-pounder ran a 4.37 forty at his Pro Day last month. "He's had kind of a wild ride here through college football," coach Andy Reid said. "You're talking tremendous, tremendous skill here. He catches the ball effortlessly and is a smooth, smooth runner. He has all the talent in the world, but it's just a matter of tying things down here." - The Sports Xchange

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