Eli Brown - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 32


  • height 6-2
  • Weight 215
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Bowling Green, Ky.
  • High school Warren East
2016 – Freshman
  • Saw action in 12 games
  • Saw his most extensive action of season at Tennessee with the injury of Jordan Jones, charting four tackles
  • At Alabama, registered a career-high seven tackles
2015 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
High School
  • Four-star recruit by all four major recruiting services
  • Scout ranked him the No. 1 outside linebacker in the state of Kentucky and the second-best overall prospect in the state
  • ESPN ranked Brown the 15th-best outside linebacker in the nation and No. 244 in the ESPN Top 300
  • Picked for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, arguably the most prestigious high school football all-star game
  • Had a great senior season with 50 tackles, adding 10 tackles for loss, an interception, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery
  • Also had 50 tackles his junior season with two tackles for loss, two interceptions and a 
  • fumble forced
  • Solid running back for his high school team, rushing 83 times for 687 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2014 and 132 times for 1,186 yards and 15 touchdowns his junior season
  • Caught 14 passes his junior and season seasons combined for 192 yards
  • Named to The Courier-Journal’s 2014 All-State Football Team
  • A 2014 Herald-Leader Class of the Commonwealth honoree
  • 2014 Associated Press All-State first-team selection
  • Helped his team to the state playoffs all four years of high school, including the state semifinals his sophomore season
  • Coached by Steve Long
  • Also played basketball four years in high school
  • Chose Kentucky over Ohio State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Louisville, WKU and Vanderbilt
  • Born in Florida
  • Son of Eric and Sara Brown
  • Major is family science
Community Cats
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
Eli Says
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be in the FBI
  • His favorite thing about football is when the fans get hyped
  • The coolest thing about UK is it’s close to home
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