Curtis Brown
Running Back 6
203 lbs.
Last School
Paraclete High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

Curtis Brown finished his career as the leading rusher in BYU history with 3,193 yards. The four-time letterwinner was the first runner in BYU history to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons. Brown led the Cougars in rushing (1,010 yards), receptions (69), kick returns (13), kick return average (22.2) and all-purpose yards (143.4 yards per game). He finished his career with 34 total touchdowns and second in the Mountain West Conference in career rushing yards behind New Mexico's DonTrell Moore (4,973). Brown was named to the All-MWC Firsit Team and also set the record for most 100-yard rushing games with 15.


  • Signed free agent deal with the Cleveland Browns in 2007


  • Native of Palmdale, Calif.
  • Parents are Herman and Cheryl Brown
  • Recruited by Washington State, UCLA, Idaho State, Clemson and Miami (OH)

Before BYU

  • Listed on the Honor Roll at Paraclete HS 
  • Nominated for California's Mr. Football by Student Sports Magazine
  • Listed as the 39th-ranked running back in the nation by
  • All-Los Angeles Times Offensive Team member
  • Named as the Los Angeles Daily News Small Schools Player of the Year
  • Recorded over 7,000 career rushing yards in high school
  • Won four consecutive CIF Div. XII titles
  • Earned All-CIF Section 12
  • Set a region career rushing record with 7,045 yards and rushed for 1,500 yards as a senior
  • Led team to a 12-0 record and scored 27 TDs as a senior
  • Named offensive player of the year as junior
  • Earned second-team All-CIF Div. XII honors as a junior
  • Named the All-CIF Div. XII Co-Offensive Player of the Year 
  • All-state selection as a sophomore
  • Set a state single-season sophomore rushing record, recording 2,645 yards
  • Earned All-CIF Southern Section Academic Team (honorable mention) honors as a sophomore
  • Named to the 1999 All-CIF Div. XII team
  • Rushed for 1,094 yards as a freshman


BROWN'S Career Stats
Year   G   Att    Yds   Avg.   TD   Long
2002  12    72    299   4.2     4    33
2004  11   158    789   5.0     6    43
2005  11   198  1,095   5.5    14    64
2006  13   201  1,010   5.0    10    49 
TOTAL 47   629  3,193   5.0    34    64

Carries: 33 (at Utah State; Oct. 4, 2002)
Yards: 219 (vs. Air Force; Oct. 29, 2005)
Touchdowns: 4 (vs. Air Force; Oct. 29, 2005)
Long: 64 (vs. Utah; Nov. 19, 2005)'s>
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2002

  • Earned team's Top Offensive Rookie award
  • Ranked as the Cougars' second leading rusher as a true freshman
  • Earned letterman honors
  • Saw action in all 12 games during the season
  • Started against Utah State
  • Earned MWC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors after helping BYU overcome a 34-7 halftime deficit against the Aggies
  • Registered a game-high 217 yards rushing on 33 carries, including 117 second-half yards
  • Scored 3 touchdown runs to help the Cougars to a 35-34 victory
  • Had carries of 33 and 32 yards on the night
  • Also recorded 4 receptions for 49 yards, including a 45-yard reception that set up a late, second-half touchdown
Sophmore Year 2004

  • Earned All-Mountain West Conference second-team honors as a sophomore
  • Earned letterman honors
  • Saw action in each of the Cougars' 11 games during the season
  • Started six games at running back
  • Finished the season with a team-leading 789 yards rushing on the season
  • Averaged 71.7 yards per game
  • Credited with a team-leading six rushing touchdowns on the season
  • Ranked third in the MWC with a 98.0 yards-per-game average against league opponents
  • Reached the career 1,000 yards mark (vs. New Mexico), joining only four other BYU players who cracked the 1,000-yard mark during their sophomore seasons
  • Totaled 106 yards rushing against San Diego State, marking his fourth straight 100-yard rushing game of the season
  • Became only the third BYU running back to record four straight 100-yard games in a single season
  • Turned in a season-high 159 yards rushing in the Cougars' 24-13 win over Wyoming
  • Led BYU with two touchdown carries in the Cougars' 31-21 win over Colorado State
  • Threw a 40-yard touchdown completion (to Austin Collie) against Wyoming
  • Averaged a season-high 12.8 yards per carry against UNLV
  • Totaled 102 yards on just eight carries against the Rebels
  • Participated in spring drills and credited with four carries for 17 yards in the annual Blue-White spring game
Junior Year 2005

  • Earned First-team All-Mountain West Conference honors
  • Earned letterman honors
  • Totaled 1,123 yards rushing on the season, marking the first 1,000-yard season for a BYU running back since the 2001 season
  • Named team offensive back of the year
  • Was only the seventh BYU running back to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark
  • Has produced a school record 11 career 100-yards games, including six in 2005
  • Twice named the MWC Offensive Player of the Week, including a 219-yard, league season-high, four-touchdown performance against Air Force, and a 153-yard, two-touchdown outing against Wyoming
  • Averaged a league-best 116.1 yards per game against MWC opponents
  • Led the MWC with a 10.8 points-per-game average against league opponents
  • Ranked second in the MWC with 16 touchdowns
  • Totaled 210 carries on the season for 1,123 yards, averaging 93.6 yards per game
  • Totaled of 53 receptions for 454 yards on the season, averaging 37.8 yards per game
  • Ranked 36th nationally, average 131.4 all-purpose yards per game
  • Recorded a season-high eight receptions for 92 yards against TCU
  • Posted a career-long 64-yard run against Utah
  • Phil Steele's College Football Preview Preseason Honorable Mention All-American
  • Athlon Sports Preseason First-Team All-Mountain West Conference selection
  • Earned preseason second-team all-league honors from College Football News
  • Ranked as the 11th best player (at any position) in the MWC by College Football News
  • Participated in spring drills and rushed for 47 yards on seven carries in the annual Blue-White game
Senior Year 2006

  • Preseason All-Mountain West selection by The Sporting News, Blue Ribbon, Athlon and Phil Steele
  • Named to the preseason Doak Walker award watch list
  • Named first-team All-Mountain West Conference
  • Ranked second in the MWC with an average of 77.7 yards per game
  • Ranked second in the MWC with an average of 79.2 yards per game against league opponents
  • Ranked second in the MWC with 1,010 rushing yards
  • Earned letterman honors
  • Along with quarterback John Beck, became the first running back-quarterback tandem in school history to throw for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season twice in their careers
  • Led team in rushing yards, receptions and all-purpose yards
  • Led BYU with six receptions in the season opener against Arizona
  • Picked up a season 125 yards rushing on 21 carries in the win over Tulsa
  • Led the Cougars with 82 receiving yards on only three receptions in the Tulsa game
  • Scored on a 62-yard reception in which he broke six tackles on his way to the end zone against Tulsa
  • Tallied a team-best 11 receptions for 94 yards against Boston College
  • Also led the Cougars in rushing yards at Boston College with 49
  • Led BYU with 56 rushing yards and five receptions in the Cougars 31-17 victory at No. 15 TCU
  • Picked up 46 yards on 11 carries and four receptions for 33 yards and two total touchdowns in just over two quarters of play against San Diego State
  • Rushed for a season-high 148 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown in three quarters against UNLV
  • Credited for 81 yards rushing and five receptions for 30 yards in BYU's win at Colorado State
  • Had 92 yards rushing and three catches for 24 yards in three quarters and two rushing touchdowns in the Cougars win over Wyoming
  • Set the all-time BYU rushing record with a season-long 49-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of BYU's win over New Mexico
  • Totaled 124 rushing yards on just 13 carries for a season-best 9.5 yards per carry while catching five balls for 44 yards in the New Mexico game
  • Finished his career with a 17-carry, 120-yard rushing performance while catching seven passes for 55 yards while scoring two total touchdowns in the Cougars Las Vegas Bowl victory over Oregon
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2003

  • Named Prep Offensive Player of the game for Georgia Tech
Medical Redshirt Year 2003

Named Prep Offensive Player of the game for Georgia Tech.