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Cornelius Brown
47  Cornelius Brown

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Forest Brook

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L

10/21/2009

Fourth Quarter Rally Powers Miners Past Tulsa :: Oct. 21, 2009

Fourth Quarter Rally Powers Miners Past Tulsa :: Oct. 21, 2009

Cornelius Brown Photo Gallery From the 2008 Season

2008 (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Conference USA ... played in all 12 games and was a regular starter at right corner ... credited with 29 tackles ... led UTEP in interceptions (three for 21 yards), pass break-ups (seven) and blocked kicks (two) ... tied for eighth in C-USA in pass breakups and 14th in interceptions ... tied for 96th in the NCAA in picks with 0.25 per game ... picked off two passes for 21 yards and blocked a kick against UCF ... also blocked a kick at Houston ... recorded his season-high five tackles versus Rice, and also had a pair of pass deflections against the Owls ... also had two pass break-ups versus UCF and Tulane ... posted four stops at Louisiana-Lafayette and had three in four games (Buffalo, New Mexico State, UCF, Tulsa) ... had a 21-yard punt return against UCF.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Conference USA by the coaches ... inserted into the starting lineup at left corner for the second game of the season at Texas Tech, where he stayed for the remainder of the year ... tabulated 50 tackles (38 solo), three tackles for losses, four interceptions (102 yards) and a fumble recovery ... tied Quintin Demps for the team lead with nine pass break-ups ... picked up his season-high eight stops at New Mexico State ... had seven tackles (six solo) against Houston and six at Texas Tech ... recovered a fumble versus Texas Southern ... had single interceptions against Texas Tech (43 yards), SMU (19 yards), East Carolina (20 yards) and Rice (20 yards) ... credited with two pass deflections versus New Mexico and SMU.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Made an immediate impact as a true freshman, playing in all 12 games ... recorded 10 tackles (six solo), three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble ... tied for third in Conference USA in fumble recoveries with 0.25 per game ... had a season-high three stops in the season finale against Memphis ... forced a fumble versus Tulane which he also recovered ... had fumble recoveries against SMU and Rice as well ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO UTEP: All-District 19-4A wide receiver and cornerback as a senior at Forest Brook High School ... also tabbed an All-Area cornerback in 2005 ... third team All-Greater Houston cornerback as a sophomore ... had 400 yards receiving, 130 rushing, 100 passing and 250 on kickoff returns as a senior ... also blocked 12 kicks his senior year ... four-year starter at corner and two-year starter at wideout ... also started four games at quarterback his senior year ... high school coach was Marshall White ... two-year basketball letterwinner and four-year track and field letterwinner in high school ... regional qualifier in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

PERSONAL: Mother is Johnnie Brown ... has two brothers and one sister ... full name is Cornelius Brown ... nickname is "Cornbread" ... born 2/26/88 (Houston, Texas) ... Electronic Media major.