2018: Charted as the starting running back ... also slated to return kickoffs ... preseason All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports (3rd team), Lindy’s Sports (3rd) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (4th) ... candidate for the Doak Walker Award, an honor presented annually to the top running back in the nation by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum ... candidate for the Paul Hornung Award, an honor presented annually to the most versatile player in the nation by the Louisville Sports Commission ... Duke’s leading returning rusher from a season ago ... one of just three returning RBs in the ACC to have registered 700+ rushing yards, 7+ rushing TDs, 10+ pass receptions and 150+ receiving yards a season ago, joining Miami’s Travis Homer and Florida State’s Jacques Patrick ... in 13 career games, has rushed 130 times for 701 yards (5.39) and seven TDs, caught 14 passes for 161 yards (11.50) and returned one kickoff for 38 yards (38.00) ... has amassed 900 all-purpose yards ... has scored 42 points on seven TDs ... has lost one fumble in 145 career touches ... has played 451 snaps ... has topped the 100-yard barrier on the ground twice, against N.C. Central (10-120 in 2017) and Georgia Tech (14-116 in 2017) ... has rushed for 50+ yards in five games ... has six rushing attempts of 20+ yards including a career-long 39-yard jaunt against N.C. Central in 2017 ... has three games with 2+ pass receptions including a career-high four catches against Baylor in 2017 ... has three games with 30+ pass receiving yards including a career-high 71 yards against Baylor in 2017 ... has two receptions of 20+ yards including a career-long 40-yard catch versus Baylor in 2017 ... among active players in the ACC, begins the 2018 campaign ranking sixth in rushing yards per game (53.92; minimum 500 yards) and eighth in rushing yards per attempt (minimum 500 yards) ... enters the 2018 season with an active streak of four consecutive games with 1+ rushing TD.
2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: Saw action in all 13 games ... rushed 130 times for 701 yards (5.39) and seven TDs ... caught 14 passes for 161 yards (11.50) ... returned one kickoff for 38 yards (38.00) ... compiled 900 all-purpose yards ... scored 42 points ... in the ACC, ranked 10th in average yards per rushing attempt, 13th in rushing yards, 15th in rushing yards per game (53.92) and tied for 13th in rushing TDs ... among ACC rookies, ranked third in average yards per rushing attempt, fourth in rushing yards, fourth in rushing yards per game and tied for fourth in rushing TDs ... nationally, ranked 59th in average yards per rushing attempt ... among the nation’s freshmen, ranked sixth for average yards per rushing attempt, tied for 11th in rushing TDs and 18th in rushing yards ... only freshman nationally to amass 700+ rushing yards, 7+ rushing TDs, 10+ pass receptions and 150+ receiving yards on the season ... rushed for 100+ yards twice against N.C. Central (120) and Georgia Tech (116), marking the 12th- and 13th-highest single-game rushing totals by a Duke rookie ... the 116-yard performance against the Yellow Jackets marked Duke’s first 100-yard rushing effort by a freshman in ACC play since current Blue Devil assistant coach Re’quan Boyette gained 123 yards versus Florida State in 2005 ... performance versus Georgia Tech included three jaunts of 19+ yards (19, 27 & 27) and six runs resulting in a 1st down ... rushed for 50+ yards in five weeks ... averaged 8.0+ yards per rushing attempt twice in ACC play in victories over North Carolina (9.00; 10-90) and Georgia Tech (8.29; 14-116) ... logged single-game rushing TDs against N.C. Central, Baylor, Florida State, Army West Point, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Northern Illinois ... had six rushing attempts of 20+ yards including a career-long 39-yard jaunt against N.C. Central ... logged three games with 2+ pass receptions including a career-high four catches against Baylor ... compiled three games with 30+ pass receiving yards including a career-high 71 yards against Baylor ... had two receptions of 20+ yards including a season-long 40-yard catch versus Baylor ... lone kickoff return of the year covered 38 yards against N.C. Central ... posted a season-high 157 all-purpose yards in the win over Baylor ... lone lost fumble in 145 total touches came against Northwestern ... on Duke’s single-season charts for rookies, campaign totals rank second in rushing yards, tied for second in rushing TDs, third in yards per rushing attempt average, tied for second in 100-yard rushing games, fourth in rushing attempts, tied for fifth in total points and sixth in all-purpose yardage ... joined Shaun Wilson (818) and Daniel Jones (518) to form the first trio in Duke history to post 500+ rushing yards each ... coupled with Wilson (6) and Jones (7) to form the fifth trio in Blue Devil history to compile 5+ rushing TDs each ... with Wilson and Jones, formed one of two ACC trios with 500+ rushing yards and 6+ rushing TDs each, joining Clemson’s Travis Etinne (744 & 13), Tavien Feaster (659 & 7) & Kelly Bryant (646 & 11) ... became the second freshman in Blue Devil history to score a TD in a bowl game victory, joining George Clark, who did so in Duke’s 29-26 win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 1945 ... on the field for 451 snaps.
2016: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Cherokee High School under head coach Josh Shaw … four-star prospect by ESPN.com and three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... ranked as the No. 18 running back in the country by ESPN.com ... ranked by Scout.com as the No. 5 prospect in Georgia and the No. 53 running back nationally ... charted by 247Sports.com as the No. 30 running back in the country ... after senior year, earned a place on the Georgia Sports Writers Association (GSWA) Class AAAAAA all-state first team ... tabbed the 2015 Region 5-AAAAAA Offensive Player of the Year and was a first team all-region pick as an athlete ... received Ledger-News All-County Football Offensive Player of the Year accolades as a senior ... named to the Metro Atlanta All-Star Team following final season ... as a senior, posted 1,777 rushing yards and 18 TDs on 213 carries with 24 receptions for 284 yards and two scores ... in season-opening game in 2015, rushed for 263 yards and three TDs on 16 carries ... added 225 ground yards and one TD on 27 carries against Roswell ... carded 274 rushing yards and three TDs on 24 carries against Milton ... as a junior, earned GSWA Class AAAAAA Second Team accolades as an athlete to go along with All-Region 5-AAAAAA First Team, All-County, Cherokee Gridiron Club Athlete of the Year and team offensive player of the year recognition ... helped Cherokee finish 7-4 with a Georgia High School Association AAAAAA playoff berth ... selected to take part in the 2014 Rivals250 Underclassmen Challenge in Jacksonville, Fla. ... as a sophomore, rushed 107 times for 607 yards and eight TDs while catching 22 passes for 216 yards and another score ... also lettered in track and field.
PERSONAL: Born October 10, 1997 ... majoring in computer science ... son of Davida and Keith Brown ... brother, Blace, is a member of the Troy University football program and over the past two seasons (2015-16) has recorded 67 tackles and 11 INTs to help the Trojans to a 21-5 record and pair of bowl game appearances.