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Why did he not play in college? And WHY would a pro team take a kid like that knowing that he just doesn't have the game experience???
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Pretty sure he played at Tennessee and Kansas State..
He's actually aside from the fumble issue's he has had the last 3 weeks - played darn well for Philly. One very good game But holding onto the ball so far is a big problem. He has .3 - 4 fumbles in about that many games.
Did he actually play? They were saying the last game experience was in high school??? Are the announcers wrong?
I vaguely remember his recruitment being shady, but that's about it...
Entering college with an enormous amount of hype, Brown was expected to see considerable playing time during his true freshman year and spent the 2009 season in the top two running back rotation. His amateur status was under investigation by the NCAA prior to the season, but Brown was cleared only a few days later.
Brown spent the season as a backup to senior Montario Hardesty. Brown finished the season with 460 yards rushing, second on the team behind Hardesty. He also had three rushing touchdowns.
On the first day of Tennessee's 2010 spring practice, Brown announced his decision to leave the program. Volunteers' coach Derek Dooley said that Brown would remain enrolled at Tennessee for the rest of the spring semester but did not indicate if he would then transfer. His brother Arthur transferred from the University of Miami to Kansas State University a couple of weeks earlier, and on August 15, 2010, Brown decided to join his brother at Kansas State.
Brown, along with his brother Arthur, were named in a report from Yahoo! Sports alleging that student-athletes, coaches and administrators were aware and received impermissible benefits from an ex-booster Nevin Shapiro. "Kansas State University has been in communication with the NCAA," the university said in a release. "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."
On September 29, 2011 it was reported that Brown left the Kansas State Wildcats football team "at least temporarily." He entered the 2012 NFL Draft as an early entry in January 2012.
I definitely remember him playing 1 season at ut
Beating the odds at this point based on the college and pre-college decisions and the hangers on.
Ahh...definitely forgot the Shapiro connection. Wow. "What tangled webs we weave."
Heck yes they're wrong, as announcers often are. It's not like it was fifteen years ago...it was 2009. It was funny watching him early on...he used to like to run out of bounds to avoid getting hit, making my Vol buddies look pretty foolish for ever having claimed that he was better than Trent.
He was also a late round pick 6-7 round. Kinda like us accepting Miller or Del Rio as a walk on. Not much to lose but everything to gain
This post was edited by Rocky37 16 months ago
To say he was "better than Trent" was a bit unfounded, but Bryce was an elite high school athlete from Kansas & the top prospect on the Rivals class for 2009. I remember watching the US Army All-American game where Tajh Boyd hit Brown on two very long TD passes (both were co-MVPs), getting behind players like Tana Patrick & Barkevious Mingo. He also had a couple huge runs that game.
I'm not surprised to see him have success at the NFL level, but I was surprised to see his pedestrian performance at UT followed by his suspect behavior after he followed his brother, Arthur, to Kansas St. If memory serves, Bryce had some person (perhaps his uncle), that served as his "handler" and steered him in one bad decision after another... I think Bryce quit the KSU football team after learning that he wouldn't come in & be handed the starting job.
Clearly Trent went on to have a stellar college career, and Bryce was thought to be heading the direction of Maurice Clarett. Looks like he turned things around & has a chance to be a successful NFL RB as long as his head is screwed on straight.
Announcers said he has not started a game since high school. Guess he never started a game in college
I think the reason he has 3 fumbles this year is that apparently the Eagles are teaching their players to do that this year. In 14 games, they have fumbled 35 times, losing 21. They have fumbled at least once in every game they've played, and lost a fumble in 12 of the 14 games. Yet the changes they've made were to fire their D coordinator and release a D Lineman.
Gotcha...that may make more sense, then...
Bruce Brown was committed to The U for the longest time and then Kiffin came in and it got a little fishy. He always wanted to play with Arthur and whoever landed Arthur would get Bryce. Didn't end up that way.
Anyways he had 11 carries in Tuscaloosa in 2009's Rocky Block.
Transferred to K state and had 1 or two carries and that was it.
He has an attitude that most would say is not conducive to team success.
He WAS ranked higher than Trent and actually was the no.1 player at any position for most of if not all that recruiting season
If you will remember, Bryce and Arthur were the prospects being shopped around by a "mentor" who was basically an agent. He allegedly had the kids' best interests at heart and was trying to find their best fit. It all smelled very suspicious and started the NCAA snooping around. It was the football version of the AAU basketball controversy. Arthur was recruited by Shula, and if memory serves, he had narrowed his early list to us, Miami, and I think Oklahoma.
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