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Mike BrownClass: R-Junior
Previous School: Monticello HS
Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.
Two-Time Offensive Team Captain (2009 & 2010)
Big South Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
Big South Preseason All-Conference
An Inside Look from the Coaching Staff: Excelled at both wide receiver and quarterback last year … has transitioned into full-time quarterback … strong leader … possesses a competitive nature … coachable … very athletic and can throw the football … is going to be a key to the team's success this year … coaching staff is pleased with accuracy and poise in the pocket this spring … and continues to remain excited about his progress.
2009 (R-So.): 2009 Big South Offensive Player of the Year … only sophomore in Big South history to receive the accolade … Big South first-team all-conference … VaSID first-team all-state honoree … named to the CSN Fabulous 50 All-America team … three-time Big South Offensive Player of the Week … was the only player in the Big South to earn the honor three times in 2009 … started all 11 games, 10 at wide receiver and one at quarterback … finished the year with nine rushing touchdowns, which tied for second in the Big South in the category … ranked third in the Big South in all-purpose yards per game and second in all-purpose yards per game in conference-only contests (119.7) … was responsible for 15 total touchdowns … led Liberty to a road victory in his only start at quarterback, passing for 242 yards (29-of-36) and a touchdown against Lafayette … also became the 13th player in program history to post 300 or more offensive yards in a game with 330 total offensive yards against Lafayette … was named Sports Network Offensive Player of the Week and a College Sporting News and ECAC Weekly All-Star after his performance against Lafayette … ranked No. 37 nationally in receptions per game (5.45) … his 698 receiving yards were the second most in program history by a sophomore … finished the year with 60 receptions, the fifth most in a season by a sophomore … posted 1,417 all-purpose yards, which ranks sixth-best in school history … completed 48-of-60 passing attempts for 427 yards … his 142.75 passing efficiency rating was the fourth-best season performance in program history … opened the year by catching 11 passes for 157 yards against West Virginia, scoring twice (one rushing and one receiving) … finished the last seven games of the year with five or more reception in each category … set a single-game program record with 198 receiving yards on 10 receptions against Gardner-Webb.
2008 (R-Fr.): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll …saw playing time in all 12 games during his first year on the field for the Flames, starting three contests … served as a back-up quarterback to two-time Big South all-conference quarterback Brock Smith and at running back behind two-time Big South Offensive Player of the Year Rashad Jennings … ranked fourth on the team in receiving yards … caught 19 passes for 331 yards … his 331 receiving yards were the fourth most receiving yards by a freshman in program history … was one of five players to record a receiving touchdown on the year … caught a 53-yard touchdown pass against VMI … finished the year with a season-best 82 yards receiving on three catches against No. 12 Elon … ranked fourth on the team in rushing yards and touchdowns … three carries for 54 yards and a touchdown against Glenville State … four rushes for 53 yards and a score against Stony Brook … also completed 2-of-4 pass attempts for 25 yards … was a versatile athlete, also returning a punt for eight yards, recording three tackles on special teams and served as the team's holder on extra points and field goals late in the year.
2007 (Fr.): Redshirted … named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
Prep: Graduated from Monticello High School … four-year letterwinner … two-time Monticello Most Valuable Player … All-Central Virginia first-team (quarterback) and All-Jefferson District second-team (defensive back) selections as a sophomore ... All-Jefferson District second-team honoree at quarterback, defensive back and punter as a junior … All-Central Virginia first-team utility player as a senior at quarterback, defensive back and punter … named Falcon Club Player of the Year as a senior … All-Jefferson District first-team (defensive back) and second-team (quarterback and punt returner) as a senior … also a four-year letterwinner in baseball and basketball … captained both the football and basketball team in his final three prep seasons … joined the 1,000-career point club in basketball as a senior … three-time member of the academic honor roll … three-time recipient of the VHSL Academic Excellence award … National Honor Society member.
Personal: Son of Mike and Kim Brown … birthday is Feb. 9 … business management major at Liberty.