2002 (through regular season): Hard-hitting senior who put together a career year with five interceptions and 102 tackles in 2002, 30 more tackles than his previous career high. Five INTs tied for the seventh-highest single season total in school history. Led the team in solo stops with 66 and ranked second in total tackles. Made 47 tackles in the last three games with 12 each versus TCU (8 solo), Navy (7 solo) and Southern Miss and 11 against Army . Earned the team's co-Defensive Player of the Week honors for the TCU game (11/9) with 12 stops, and added 11 tackles, six solo, versus Army (11/16). Made 11 tackles in the East Carolina game (9/14) and added 10, eight solo, with an interception and a pass break-up, versus Texas (9/28). Interceptions came against Houston, Texas, UL-Monroe, Cincinnati and TCU. Had seven stops in the Cincy and UAB games and eight at Monroe.
2001: Played in 12 games with a pair of starts at defensive back. Finished third on the team in tackles with 72 (55 solo). Posted five or more tackles in 11 games, including a season-best 10 stops (eight solo) against Southern (9/29). Recorded five tackles against UAB (10/20), as well as two pass deflections and his only interception of the season. Had seven tackles against both BYU (8/25) and TCU (10/13).
2000: Played in all 11 games, including nine starts at free safety for the Wave. Ranked fourth on the team with 62 tackles, including 44 unassisted. Posted two tackles for loss, one sack and a fumble recovery. Also knocked down four passes. Recorded 17 tackles in the final two games of the season, including a season-best 10 (eight solo) against Navy (11/11). Collected his first career interception against Memphis (11/18), returning it 48 yards for a touchdown. Also logged nine takedowns in the Cincinnati win (9/30). Against Louisville (10/28), notched six tackles and his lone sack of the year.
1999: Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. Participated in eight games, starting four. Totaled 50 tackles, 33 of them unassisted and two for a loss. Also tallied one quarterback hurry and broke up six passes.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1999 graduate of Ennis High School in Ennis, Texas. Selected the Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year after making 113 total tackles and five interceptions as a senior. Also named district Defensive Player of the Year and all-state defensive back by Texas sportswriters. Rated among the top 100 prospects in Texas by the Dallas Morning News. Also excelled in punt and kickoff returns. A tremendous track athlete who won state championships in the triple jump (47'10") and as a member of the sprint relay team. Coached by Sam Harrell.
PERSONAL: Quentin Damon Brown. Born January 14, 1981 in Ennis, Texas. The son of Johnny and Vera Hawkins. Has three sisters. Majoring in Humanities.
Brown's Career Defensive Stats