2015 NFL DRAFT

Matt Brown, RB

School: Temple  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Height/Weight: 5-5 / 169 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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LATEST NEWS
04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: TEMPLE: RB Matt Brown (5-5, 169, 4.48)...Brown was overshadowed by Montel Harris in 2012, and his marginal size makes him easy to overlook, but he's a speedy scatback who is a tough target to square up for tacklers. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RS Matt Brown, Temple, Sr., Baltimore, Md./Peddie School/Milford Academy, has been selected First Team All-BIG EAST Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Brown played in 10 games with three starts at tailback while handling all return duties this fall. He finished his collegiate career ranked No. 2 in all-purpose yardage (5,272), No. 3 in rushing touchdowns (22), and No. 4 in 100-yard rushing performances (10).

In 2012, Brown set the season record for punt return average (14.2) and at No. 12/10 Louisville he set the school record for kickoff return yards (227). Brown finished third in rushing with 372 yards and four touchdowns on 60 carries. He led the Owls with 241 yards on 17 punt returns and 790 yards and a touchdown on 31 kickoff returns. Despite missing two games due to injury, Brown finished as the BIG EAST leader in all-purpose yards, averaging 143.4 yards per game. - Temple football

12/06/2012 - 2012 BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Matt Brown, RB, Temple (Sr., Baltimore, Md.)...Brown played in 10 games with three starts at tailback while handling all return duties this fall. He finished his collegiate career ranked No. 2 in all-purpose yardage (5,272), No. 3 in rushing touchdowns (22), and No. 4 in 100-yard rushing performances (10).

In 2012, Brown set the season record for punt return average (14.2) and at No. 12/10 Louisville he set the school record for kickoff return yards (227). Brown finished third in rushing with 372 yards and four touchdowns on 60 carries. He led the Owls with 241 yards on 17 punt returns and 790 yards and a touchdown on 31 kickoff returns. Despite missing two games due to injury, Brown finished as the BIG EAST leader in all-purpose yards, averaging 143.4 yards per game. - Temple football

09/05/2012 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Maryland at Temple, at Lincoln Financial Field, Sept. 8 -- The Owls used this game as a stepping stone last year under Addazio to a good finish and a bowl appearance. It legitimized what Golden had built, with Temple visiting the Terps and building a 31-0 halftime lead behind Bernard Pierce, who happens to live in Maryland now and plays for the Baltimore Ravens. KEYS TO THE GAME: Temple will rely heavily on its ground attack, but Chris Coyer may look occasionally down field and open the passing game. Expect Addazio to venture slightly away from the methodical approach he took against Villanova. The big difference is Maryland is a little larger and faster than the Wildcats. The Terps may crowd the line of scrimmage and stuff Temple's running game. The Owls' defense showed some cracks, with a freshman quarterback making his second start for Maryland, the Owls may show him some different looks than what they displayed against Villanova. PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Matt Brown -- The Tonka Toy tailback keeps getting plastered, and keeps getting up. He slashed through Villanova for 145 yards and a 56-yard touchdown, averaging 7.6 yards a carry. In Pierce's shadow last year, Brown has wanted to show he is a Division I tailback, regardless of his 5-5, 165-pound stature. So far he's proven he is. - The Sports Xchange

09/05/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: The Owls bashed Maryland last time for 285 yards rushing last year and gained 301 yards on the ground, averaging 6.4 yards a rush, in their season-opening 41-10 victory over Villanova. Expect more of the same against Maryland, especially behind 6-6, 300-pound senior right tackle Martin Wallace, 6-4, 290-pound sophomore right guard Jaimen Newman and 6-5, 300-pound senior center Sean Boyle. Matt Brown chewed up a game-high 145 against Villanova. Maryland gave 104 yards on the ground against William & Mary. Addazio admitted he ran a vanilla scheme against smaller, slower Villanova. Expect Temple to open it up a little more against the Terps. - The Sports Xchange

09/05/2012 - KEEP AN EYE ON: With former temple star RB Bernard Pierce (now a Baltimore Raven) on the sidelines watching, Temple's ground game seemed just as potent as last year. The Owls had 362 total yards, with 301 yards on the ground, gaining 6.4 yards a rush. QUOTE TO NOTE: "He was the typical Matt Brown, he was gassed in the second half and he kept going, he's a warrior." -- Addazio on RB Matt Brown's game-high 145 yards rushing. - The Sports Xchange

08/31/2012 - Tailback Matt Brown, Temple's leading returning rusher after picking up 916 yards and six touchdowns in 2011, on Temple being picked last in the Big East: "It's motivation. Who cares what they say and what they think. This is a different Temple team than the one that played in the Big East before. We have a different mindset, with a different coaching staff and different team." - The Sports Xchange

08/31/2012 - Matt Brown ran for 141 yards and a long score, Chris Coyer had a touchdown passing and rushing, and Temple beat Villanova 41-10 on Friday night in its first game since returning to the Big East. The Owls won their third straight Mayor's Cup - presented to the winner of this city rivalry - in the finale of this series played before 32,709 fans at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles. These clearly aren't the same Owls who used to be a pushover and were booted out of the Big East in 2004. Al Golden turned the program around before bolting for Miami, and Steve Addazio kept it rolling last year in the MAC. Addazio led Temple to a 9-4 record and the second bowl victory in school history, a 37-15 rout of Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl. The Owls picked up where they left off last December, dominating inferior Villanova from start to finish as Bill Cosby, the most famous of Temple alums, looked on. - AP Sports

07/09/2012 - Top-five Temple prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 2. RB Matt Brown (5-5, 170)...Although he has a diminutive frame, Brown runs much bigger than he appears and uses his size to his advantage. He played second fiddle behind Bernard Pierce last season, but he finished just shy of 1,000 yards rushing and will fight for the conference rushing title in 2012. Brown was a lightly-recruited player out of high school with most schools viewing him as a cornerback and was forced to spend a season at Milford Academy in order to qualify. Over the past three seasons, Brown has been forced to back-up duty behind Pierce, but has seen extensive playing time because of injuries (10 career starts). After finishing second on the team in rushing as a freshman, he led the Owls run attack in 2010 as a sophomore with 830 yards and seven touchdowns. Brown again finished second on the team in rushing last season, but set a career-best with 916 rushing yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He also has experience on special teams as a return man on both punts and kickoffs, recording his first special teams touchdown on a 100-yard kickoff return last year. Brown is a shifty runner who uses his size to hide behind blockers and make something out of nothing with his swift footwork. He is a smart, tough runner, but the lack of size and power are question marks that will create doubt when he transitions to the NFL. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: TEMPLE: RB Matt Brown (5-5, 169, 4.48)...Brown was overshadowed by Montel Harris in 2012, and his marginal size makes him easy to overlook, but he's a speedy scatback who is a tough target to square up for tacklers. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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