24  Dante Brown
Dante Brown

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Swainsboro, GA

Last College:
Middle Georgia College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 216

Position:
Tailback

Experience:
1L


Was the Tigers starter at tailback in 2001 despite not arriving on campus until 17 days before the first game ... Missed the first week and a half of fall camp but became the Tigers top running back in 2001 ... 2001: Arrived late in camp but earned playing time for the Mississippi State game ... Led the team in rushing against the Bulldogs with 43 yards on 13 attempts ... Exploded for 158 yards and one rushing touchdown in the Tigers' win over Chattanooga ... His 158 yards is the 14th highest single game total in school history ... Also caught two passes for 21 yards and a second score ... Opened the UTC game with a 62 yard run on his first carry of the night ... Was the longest run by a Tiger since Larry Porter's 64 yard run against Arkansas State in 1993 ... Had 79 yards rushing and one touchdown against South Florida before being knocked out of the game with an ankle injury ... Caught two passes for 37 yards against the Bulls ... Tallied 119 yards rushing in the Conference USA opener against Louisville at Papa Johns Stadium ... Had three runs of 20 or more yards against the Cardinals including a long run of 42 yards ... Scored the Tigers' first touchdown of the game against Louisville ... Led all rushers in the Memphis win over Southern Mississippi ... Gained 62 yards on 19 carries and scored one touchdown against the Golden Eagles ... Rushed for 148 yards and scored a school record four rushing touchdowns in a road win over Houston ... His four touchdowns were the most ever scored by a Memphis player in a single game and his 24 points were the most ever scored by a Tiger in a game ... Was named the Conference USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts ... Became the first Memphis offensive player to ever be named the league's offensive player of the week in the six year history of the league ... Led the team in rushing in the East Carolina game with 70 yards ... Scored his ninth rushing touchdown of the season against UAB ... Played just three snaps in the Tennessee game before receiving a gash in his right arm that required 25 stitches to close ... Came back from injury to rush for 80 yards and a touchdown against Army and added 90 yards and a touchdown against Cincinnati ... His 902 yards rushing rank as the fourth highest single season total in Memphis football history ... His 11 rushing touchdowns are the most by a Tiger back since the 1963 season and are the second most ever by a Memphis back ... Lettered as a tailback for two years at Middle Georgia College ... Helped his team to a 10-1 record and a fifth place national ranking in 2000 ... Led MGC to a bowl appearance in Brunswick (Ga) in 2000 ... Rushed for nearly 900 yards and 14 touchdowns during 2000 season at MGC ... Had 208 yards and scored three touchdowns on just 11 rushing attempts during his freshman season at Middle Georgia ... Had touchdown runs of five, 42 and 46 yards in that game ... Scored four rushing touchdowns against Wingate College in 1999 ... Had runs of one, three, seven and 79 yards in that game ... Was named to the All-Region XVII team in 1999 ... Signed with Tommy West at Clemson out of high school but attended junior college ... Was a first team USA Today All-American at Swainsboro High School ... Rushed for 1,842 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior in high school ... Had 317 yards and scored four touchdowns against Johnson County in 1997 ...Had four kickoff returns for touchdowns as a senior in high school ... Rushed for over 1,300 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a junior in high school ... Ran track in high school and has posted a time of 10.9 in the 100 meters ... Recruited by Clemson, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and South Carolina in high school ... Played for coach Randy Pippen at Middle Georgia College ... Is the son of Mary Brown ... Born: 7/28/80.

Statistics

RushingG/SNoYdsAvgTdsLG
200111/71849024.91162
ReceivingG/SNoYdsAvgTdsLG
200111/713655.0139
Total OffenseG/SRushPassPlaysY/GYds/P
200111/7902018482.04.9

Career Highs
Most Rushes/Game: 26 vs Houston (`01)
Most Rush Y/G: 159 vs UT-Chattanooga (`01)
Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 4 vs Houston (`01) *
Longest Run: 62 vs UT-Chattanooga (`01)
Most Pass Receptions/Game: 2 vs five opponents (`01)
Most Yards Receiving/Game: 37 vs South Florida (`01)
Longest Pass Reception: 39 vs South Florida (`01)
Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (`01)
* indicates school record

Game-By-Game Review

RushingOpponentAttYdsAvgTdsLG
9/3/01Miss State13433.309
9/8/01UT-Chattanooga181588.8162
9/22/01Sou. Florida17794.6115
9/29/01Louisville161197.4142
10/6/01Southern Miss19623.3116
10/13/01Houston261485.7431
10/20/01East Carolina19703.7015
10/27/01UAB20552.819
11/10/01Tennessee3-2-0.601
11/17/01Army18804.4123
11/24/01Cincinnati15906.0145

Receiving

YearOpponentRecptYdsAvgTdsLG
9/8/01UT-Chattanooga22110.5126
9/23/01South Florida23718.5039
9/29/01Louisville221.006
10/6/01Southern Miss111.001
10/13/01Houston133.003
10/20/01East Carolina2-5-2.500
11/17/01Army252.503
11/24/01Cincinnati111.001

Brown Sets School Record
Dante Brown's four rushing touchdowns against Houston in 2001 set a new Tiger record for scoring and for rushing touchdowns in a game. Previously, 17 players had scored three touchdowns in a game 20 times in Tiger football annals. His 24-points scored broke the record of 18-points set by 18 players 21 times in Memphis history.

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