Coastal Carolina v. Western Illinois 11-27-10 - First Round NCAA Division I Football Championship
E.J. Brown 5-11 / 215 / LB Senior Goose Creek, S.C. Stratford HS South Carolina State
2009 (Jr.): Played in 11 games, starting three ... Ranked second on the team in tackles with 58 -- two behind team leader Desmond Stewart ... Helped Coastal lead the Big South in sacks, getting three on the year ... Named the Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 28), helping the Chants defeat North Carolina A&T ... Recorded a career-best five tackles, including a pair of solo stops, a half-sack and his first career interception ... His 29-yard interception return in the second quarter set up a Chanticleers' score ... Added a 26-yard interception return versus Stony Brook ... Tallied a career-high nine tackles versus VMI, adding eight against Liberty and Gardner-Webb ... Finished the season with seven stops each versus Presbyterian and Charleston Southern.
2008 (So.): Played in all 12 games for the Chants coming off the bench ... Recorded four solo and eight total tackles on the season ... Had his best game at Presbyterian, recording three total tackles, including two solo stops ... Also had one tackle each against Penn State, Towson, Stony Brook, Gardner-Webb and Charleston Southern.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Spent his freshman year at South Carolina State but did not play for the Bulldogs ... High School: Graduated from Stratford in 2006 ... A three-year letterwinner for the Knights ... Earned High School Sports Report Statewide (All Classes) All-State honors, as well as All-Region and All-Lowcountry accolades his senior year ... Named All-Lowcountry Defensive Back of the Year his final season and Post and Courier's Defensive Player of the Year after posting 177 tackles, two shy of the school record ... Also a participant in the North-South All-Star game where he was named South Squad Defensive Most Valuable Player after recording 11 tackles (nine solo) and a fumble recovery ... Was named to the All-Region Team, as well as the All-State and All-Lowcountry second team his junior year after recording 178 tackles ... Also competed in basketball.
Personal: Son of Joseph Brown and Lisa Watson.
Brown's Career Defensive Statistics
GP-GS Solo Asst. Total TFL-YDS Sack-YDS Int-YDS PBU FR FF BLK
2008 12-0 4 4 8 0- 0 0.0- 0 0- 0 0 0-0 0 0
2009 11-3 25 33 58 3.5-30 3.0-30 2-55 1 0-0 1 0
Total 23-3 29 37 66 3.5-30 3.0-30 2-55 1 0-0 1 0
CAREER GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES (solo-asst-tot)
2008: Penn State 1-0-1; Colgate 0-0-0; Monmouth 0-0-0; Towson 0-1-1; North Carolina A&T 0-0-0; Liberty 0-0-0; VMI 0-0-0; North Carolina Central 0-0-0; Stony Brook 1-0-1; Gardner-Webb 0-1-1; Presbyterian 2-1-3; Charleston Southern 0-1-1.
2009: Kent State 1-3-4; Monmouth 1-0-1; Towson 2-2-4; North Carolina A&T 2-3-5; VMI 2-7-9; Liberty 3-5-8; Stony Brook 2-0-2; Clemson 1-2-3; Gardner-Webb 6-2-8; Presbyterian 2-5-7; Charleston Southern 3-4-7.