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Sheldon Brown
Sheldon Brown

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ft. Lawn, SC

High School:
Lewisville

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
Defensive Back

Major:
Sport & Entertainment Mgmt.

2001 All-SEC
2000 AFCA All-American
2000 All-SEC

2001 - Senior cornerback who was a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award...Named first-team All-SEC by the coaches ... Second team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press ... Regarded to be one of the top corners in the country...Has started all 11 games...Has totaled 51 tackles (39/12)...Leads team with 12 pass breakups...Had two key interceptions in the win over Clemson...Has nine career interceptions...Had four tackles, including one for loss, and broke up a pass in the win over Georgia...Was in on 12 tackles and broke up two passes in victory over Mississippi State...Recorded eight tackles and broke up one pass in the victory over Alabama...Made four tackles and broke up a pass vs. Kentucky...Credited with five tackles and one pass breakup against the Gators...Played very well in win over Clemson, with two tackles and the two interceptions, both of which stopped potential touchdown drives...Will play in the East-West Shrine All-Star game on Jan. 12 in Palo Alto, Calif....Also excelled as a member of the Gamecock nationally ranked baseball team last spring, batting over .280 while playing both rightfield and serving as the designated hitter...Had his appendix removed in mid-May.

2000 - Named first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) ... Enjoyed a solid season ... Tied for the team lead and was near the top of the SEC in interceptions with four ... Emerged as one of the top cover corners in the SEC ... Fourth on the team with 66 tackles and first with 15 pass deflections ... Had an interception in the win over Georgia ... Made six tackles, including two tackles for loss, in the victory over Mississippi State ... Had an interception against Alabama, along with two pass break ups and one caused fumble ... Was all over the field in road win at Kentucky, with two interceptions, five tackles and a pass deflection ...Had a career-high 14 tackles vs. Tennessee ... Had five solo tackles and broke up three passes vs. Florida ... Against Clemson had six tackles ... Received a winner's certificate for his outstanding play during the season.

1999 - Enjoyed a solid campaign, as he started all 11 games in the defensive secondary ... Played both cornerback and the free safety positions ... Finished as the team's third leading tackler with 71 total stops (50 solo) ... Had interceptions vs. Tennessee and Florida ... Had a 31-yard interception return against Tennessee and a 28-yard interception return vs. Florida ... Team leader with eight pass breakups ... Forced one fumble ... Led Gamecock defense with 14 tackles (11 solo) against Kentucky ... Made seven tackles against Vanderbilt and 13 tackles against Arkansas ... Recorded eight tackles and broke up a pass vs. East Carolina.

1998 - As a true freshman, he saw action in 10 of the 11 games as a reserve cornerback and special teams member ... Brought back an interception 30 yards in the closing moments of the game at Florida ... Recorded nine tackles on the year with one pass break up.

High School - 1996 Associated Press Player of the Year in the state of South Carolina ... Rushed for 2,020 yards and 31 touchdowns ... Ranked as the No. 19 prospect in the state by SuperPrep ... Region 3A Player of the Year ... South Carolina Class A Player of the Year ... All-state in basketball and football (twice) and baseball (three times) ... Lettered in baseball five times and basketball and football twice ... Played for Coach Bennie McMurray at Lewisville HS in Richburg, SC ... Team won Class A state title in 1996.

Personal - Born March 19, 1979 ... Major is Sport and Entertainment Management.

BROWN'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year Tackles Loss Sacks PBU INT FR
1998 9 0 0 8 2 0
1999 71 0 0 8 2 0
2000 66 1 0 15 4 0
2001 51 0.5 0 12 2 0
Totals 197 1.5 0 36 9 0

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