Tim Brown (Canadian football)

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Tim Brown
No. 2
Born: (1984-10-25) October 25, 1984 (age 35)
Stockton, California
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)RB/KR
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
CollegeTemple
Career history
As player
2008Sioux City Bandits
2008–2010Billings Outlaws
20112014BC Lions
2015*Calgary Stampeders
*Inactive and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star2012
Awards2012 - John Agro Special Teams Award runner up
Career stats
  • Playing stats at CFL.ca (archive)

Timothy Brown (born October 25, 1984) is a Canadian football running back and kick returner who is currently a free agent. He recently played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He signed with the BC Lions in 2011 and won his first Grey Cup championship that same season. In 2012, he was named a West Division All-Star and the West Division's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. Brown played for four years with the Lions before he was released. He played college football for the Temple Owls.

Professional career[edit]

Billings Outlaws[edit]

After going undrafted, Brown signed with the Sioux City Bandits in 2008. He would later be traded to the Billings Outlaws. He played for three seasons with the Outlaws, winning two Indoor Football League championships in 2009 and 2010.[1]

BC Lions[edit]

Brown originally signed as a free agent with the BC Lions on May 17, 2011.[2] Brown was named a West Division all-star at the end of 2012 season, and was second in the CFL with 2,687 all-purpose yards, which included 2,382 kick return yards (ninth-highest total in CFL history), 914 punt return yards (second most in the CFL in 2012), third in kickoff return yards (1,303) and fourth in missed field goal return yards (165). Brown's single-season all-purpose yards was also the second-highest total in franchise history, after Ian Smart's 2,744 yards in 2008.[3]

In December 2012, he signed a one-year contract extension.[3] In total, Brown played in 52 regular season games for the Lions with 3,987 kick return yards and a kick return touchdown and 2,404 punt return yards and four punt return touchdowns. After four seasons with the team, he was released by the Lions on May 25, 2015.[4]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

On June 16, 2015, Brown signed with the Calgary Stampeders.[5] He played with the team for one year before being released on January 12, 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Temple running back Brown to play in CFL". www.philly.com. The Inquirer. May 19, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Lions add QB Matt Johnson, two running backs
  3. ^ a b "LIONS RE-SIGN KICK RETURNER BROWN TO EXTENSION". Canadian Press. Sportsnet. December 13, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2012.
  4. ^ Lions release veterans Brown, Poblah
  5. ^ Stamps sign Brown and Johnson

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