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Brittain

Brown

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#8

Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Canton, Ga.
High School: Cherokee

Bio

Career Statistics

2019: Experienced running back ... pairs with Deon Jackson to provide Duke with two RBs with 940+ rushing yards entering the season ... will don jersey No. 8 after wearing No. 22 the past three seasons ... candidate for the Doak Walker Award, an honor presented annually to the top running back in the nation by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum ... in 22 career games (5 starts), has rushed 210 times for 1,070 yards (5.10) and 10 TDs, caught 15 passes for 205 yards (13.67) and one TD and returned six kickoffs for 153 yards (25.50) ... has amassed 1,428 all-purpose yards ... owns 66 career points scored on 11 TDs ... has lost two fumbles in 231 career touches (115.5 touches/fumble) ... has played 708 career snaps ... surpassed 100-yard barrier on the ground three times, against N.C. Central (10-120 in 2017 & 13-118 in 2018) and Georgia Tech (14-116 in 2017) ... has rushed for 50+ yards in eight games ... owns eight rushing attempts of 20+ yards including a career-long 43-yard jaunt against N.C. Central in 2018 ... recorded three games with 2+ pass receptions including a career-high four catches against Baylor in 2017 ... tallied four games with 30+ pass receiving yards including a career-high 71 yards against Baylor in 2017 ... has three receptions of 20+ yards including a career-long 44-yard catch versus N.C. Central in 2018 ... among active players in the ACC, enters the 2019 season ranking tied for eighth in rushing TDs, ninth in rushing attempts, ninth in rushing yards, 13th in total TDs (11), 14th in all-purpose yards, 14th in all-purpose yards per game (64.91) and 14th in rushing yards per game (48.64) ... in Duke bowl history, ranks tied for fourth in career scoring (12) and 15th in career rushing yards (60) ... one of 14 Blue Devils to have scored 2+ touchdowns in bowl games. 

2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018:
Academic All-ACC selection ... saw action in nine games with five starts ... earned starting assignments in the first five games of the year, versus Army West Point, Northwestern, Baylor, N.C. Central and Virginia Tech ... missed the Georgia Tech, Virginia, Miami and North Carolina tilts due to injury ... rushed 80 times for 369 yards (4.61) and three TDs ... caught one pass for 44 yards (44.00) and one TD ... returned five kickoffs for 115 yards (23.00) ... compiled 528 all-purpose yards ... scored 24 points ... rushed for a season-best 118 yards against N.C. Central ... in victory over the Eagles, scored TDs on a 43-yard rush and 44-yard yard reception to become the fourth player in program history to have a 40+ yard rushing score and 40+ yard receiving score in the same game, joining Buddy Mulligan (vs. Richmond, 1946), George McAfee (vs. Wake Forest, 1937) and Elmore Hackney (vs. Washington & Lee, 1937) ... rushed for 50+ yards in three weeks ... averaged 63.40 rushing yards per game through the first five games of the season ... logged single-game rushing TDs against Army West Point, N.C. Central and Temple ... had two rushing attempts of 20+ yards including a season-long 43-yard jaunt against N.C. Central ... averaged 5.8 rushing yards on 30 second down attempts ... carried the ball four times on fourth down, converting each attempt into a first down ... registered three kickoff returns of 20+ yards with a season-long 32-yard return against Army West Point ... recorded 35+ kickoff return yards versus Army West Point (58) and N.C. Central (36) ... posted a season-high 198 all-purpose yards in the win over N.C. Central ... on the field for 257 snaps.

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 ... pursuing an interdepartmental degree in computer science and sociology ... son of Davida and Keith Brown ... father was member of the Army West Point football program (1987-88-89-1990), serving as a co-captain as a senior and earning all-league honors at defensive end in 1989 (first team) and 1990 (honorable mention) ... brother, Blace, was a member of the Troy University football program (2014-15-16-17-18), earning All-Sun Belt honors in 2017 and 2018, helping the Trojans to a combined record of 31-8 and trio of bowl game appearances over the final three years of his career.

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