Antonio Brown Sr. was born on July 10 1988. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and is considered to be one of the best receivers in the NFL today.
Antonio Brown Wide receiver #84
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 181 lb (82 kg)
College: Central Michigan
Drafted: 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 195
2010 NFL Draft, after being selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he chose 84 as his jersey number. According to him, 32 (8x4) teams overlooked him, he wanted to remember as an added motivation.
He appeared on 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars. His partner was professional dancer Sharna Burgess, and reached the semifinals, finishing at 4th place.
Brown, who played at Central Michigan University collegiately, makes a significant impact on his team’s offense that the Steelers odds drop when he isn’t playing.
Brown was a two-time All-American while he was at Central Michigan, and was selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 195th pick.
High School Career
Brown attended two high schools, Miami Norland High School and North Carolina Tech Prep.
Miami Norland High School
Brown, who was born in Miami, attended Miami Norland and played both football and track and field. At the time, Brown played quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions for the school. He also served as a punt returner for the Vikings.
As a football player, Brown was selected twice for the Class 6A all-state team. Brown was also Miami-Dade Gridiron Classic’s North Athlete of the Year in 2005.
While participating in track and field, Brown qualified twice for the state finals in the 100-meter dash. He was also the anchor on the Norland 4 100 m relay team that won the state title after posting a 41.5 second run.
North Carolina Tech Prep
To increase his exposure, Brown transferred to North Carolina Tech Prep and played five games at quarterback, throwing for 1,247 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also ran for 451 yards and 13 touchdowns.
After the season was over, Brown received a scholarship from Florida International University.
Brown decided to attend Central Michigan University because Zach Azzanni, who was his wide receivers coach, told him he could go to Michigan and tryout for the team as a walk-on wide receiver.
Brown never got a chance to play for Michigan but did well during his first season with Central Michigan. Brown earned the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year award, and was also named to the All-Conference team as a returner.
In his sophomore season, Brown started in every game and finished the season with 93 catches for 998 yards and seven touchdowns.
By the time he was done at Central Michigan, Brown finished his career with the school record in receptions with 305. He finished fourth all-time with 3,199 receiving yards, and third all-time with 22 touchdowns.
In January 2010, Brown announced his intention to declare for the NFL Draft.
Before the 2010 NFL Draft, NFL scouts had Brown going in the fifth or sixth round, and was ranked the 37th best receiver going into the draft. Despite being projected to go late in the draft, Brown was invited to the NFL Combine, where he completed all his positional drills.
The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to use the draft pick they got from a trade with the Arizona Cardinals to draft Brown with the 195th selection, making him the 22nd of 27 receivers taken in the draft that year.
In 2010, Brown signed a three-year deal with the Steelers worth $1.28 million. Brown started his career as the fifth receiver on the team’s depth chart.
In September 2010, Brown saw his first NFL action. He scored a touchdown on an 85 yard reversal, which was the first play of the game, and returned two kickoffs and a punt for 128 yards. Brown played in 10 games during his rookie season and finished with 16 catches for 167 yards.
The Steelers finished 2010 with a 12-4 record and Brown was instrumental in helping the team get to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the Green Bay Packers.
In 2011, Brown had a breakout year, becoming the first player to have over 1,000 receiving and returning yards in the same season. After the season, Brown was selected to his first Pro Bowl.
In 2012, the Steelers gave Brown a five-year extension worth $42.5 million, with an $8.5 million signing bonus.
In 2013, Brown broke Yancy Thigpen’s franchise record 1,398 receiving yards, which was set in 1997. Brown also became the second player in team history to have at least 100 receptions in a season. He also became the only player in NFL history to average five receptions and 50 yards per game.
In 2016, Brown posted his fifth career 1,000 yard season, earning him his fifth Pro Bowl selection. He was also ranked the fourth best player in the NFL by his peers.
In 2017, Brown signed another five-year extension with the Steelers, with this one paying him $68 million with $19 million guaranteed, making him the highest paid receiver in the League.
Brown finished the 2017 season leading the league in receiving yards, despite missing the final two games of the season with a calf injury. He also finished the year with 102 receptions.
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