Derek Brown (tight end)

Derek Brown (tight end)
Derek Brown
No. 83, 86     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: March 31, 1970 (1970-03-31) (age 41)
Place of birth: Fairfax, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 259 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Debuted in 1992 for the New York Giants
Last played in 1999 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 1999
Receptions     43
Receiving yards     401
Touchdowns     1
Stats at

Derek Vernon Brown[1] (born March 31, 1970 in Fairfax, Virginia) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League. He was drafted 14th overall in the 1992 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Oakland Raiders, and the Arizona Cardinals. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame and attended high school at Merritt Island High School.

Brown missed the entire 1995 season as the result of a hit from Denver Broncos safety Tim Hauck during a preseason game. He suffered bruised ribs, a collapsed lung and damage to his spleen and kidney. He was in the hospital for 10 days and in a wheelchair a few weeks after that.[2]