Matt Brown, QB

School: Illinois State  |  Conference: GATE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Marion, IL
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 229 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Started the final 45 games of his career (total 46 played) ... the only quarterback in school history to throw for over 2,000 yards in four-consecutive seasons ... finished his career as the school leader in pass attempts (1,455), completions (927), passing yards (10,591), passing touchdowns (78), completion percentage (63.7), passing yards per game (230.2), total offense yards (10,952) and touchdowns responsible for (87) ... also finished his career as the Missouri Valley Football Conference all-time leader in six different passing categories.
2012 Season
Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... First-Team All-MVFC selection ... started all 13 games at quarterback for the Redbirds ... set seven school single-season records with pass attempts (439), completions (272), passing yards (3,370), passing touchdowns (27), completion percentage (65.0), total offense yards (3,522) and touchdowns responsible for (34) ... led the team and the MVFC in passing yards (3,370), yards per game (259.2) and total offense (3,522) ... passed for 27 touchdowns and added seven rushing touchdowns ... completed 62.0 percent of passes attempted ... recorded four 300-plus yard passing performances ... added seven games with two or more touchdown passes ... passed for school-record 473 yards and accounted for seven touchdowns (five passing, two rushing) in the overtime victory vs. Eastern Illinois ... threw five touchdown passes in wins over EIU and against Appalachian State in the second round of the FCS playoffs ... was twice named the MVFC Offensive Player of the Week.
2011 Season
All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second-Team selection ... threw for 2,187 yards and 18 touchdowns, with a school single-season completion percentage record of 65 percent (208-for-320) ... joined Luke Drone as the only quarterbacks in ISU history to throw for over 2,000 yards in three seasons ... also rushed for a pair of touchdowns and 160 yards on the season ... passed for multiple touchdowns in four games and threw for over 200 yards in six contests ... tied a career-high with five touchdown passes and threw for a season-high 286 yards against Morehead State ... threw three touchdowns passes the following week at Youngstown State.
2010 Season
All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention selection ... started all 11 games ... set new career highs with 2,665 yards passing and 22 touchdown passes ... ranked second in the MVFC in passing yards, touchdown passes and passing efficiency ... completed 64.2 percent of passes on the season, the second-highest mark in school history ... 22 touchdown passes tied for second-best single-season mark in ISU history and 2,665 yards were fourth on the single-season list ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 298 yards and three touchdowns in the season-opener against Central Missouri ... tallied career-high 391 yards passing against Missouri State ... recognized as the College Football Performance Awards Division I FCS National Performer of the Week and FCS Quarterback Performer of the Week after throwing a career-high five touchdown passes against Youngstown State ... posted three, 300-plus passing yard performances ... preseason All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection.
2009 Season
Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year ... MVFC All-Newcomer Team selection ... All-MVFC Second-Team pick ... voted the team's offensive MVP ... played in all 11 games, starting ten after sophomore starter Drew Kiel was injured in the season opener at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 3) ... set new Illinois State freshman records for completions (226), attempts (352) and passing yards (2,369) ... threw just six interceptions in 352 attempts ... led the conference in passing yards per game (215.4) and ranked third in pass efficiency (127.6) ... completed 64.2 percent of his passes, the second-highest single-season mark in school history ... ranked 34 in the country in total offense (220.5) and 43rd in passing efficiency (127.64) ... posted four 300+ yard passing performances, including a career high 328 yards at Youngstown State (Nov. 14) ... threw two touchdowns in four consecutive games from Oct. 3-31 ... hooked up with fellow freshman Tyrone Walker on an 81-yard touchdown strike at No. 6 Southern Illinois (Oct. 10).
2008 Season
High School
Marion HS...One-star ranking by Scout.com ... three-year varsity starter ... during his career, passed for 6,001 yards and 57 touchdowns ... Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) Class 5A First-Team All-State honoree ... 2007 Southern Illinoisian Football Player of the Year ... 2007 Chicago Tribune All-State Special Mention ... led the Wildcats to back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2006 and 2007 ... as a senior, set school records with 2,936 passing yards and 34 touchdowns ... completed 241-of-388 passes and threw only eight interceptions during the 2007 season ... two-time first-team all-conference selection ... twice named to the Associated Press All-Southern Illinois team ... named honorable mention all-state as a junior ... during his junior season, passed for 2,256 yards and 17 touchdowns, while completing 64 percent of his passes ... started four games as a sophomore and passed for more than 836 yards and five touchdowns ... coached by Kerry Martin.
Born August 15, 1990, in Carbondale, Ill. ... son of Melvin and Ruth Brown ... has an older sister, Meggan ... his father, Melvin, played football at Southern Illinois ... major: undeclared.

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