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6 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Jordon Brown

In which BracketCat counts down the sixth day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State running back Jordon Brown.

#2 Jordon Brown
After a fairly productive career at North Carolina, Jordon Brown (2) now arrives at Kansas State as a graduate transfer and part of the free-agent corps recruited by Chris Kleiman to restock the running back ranks decimated by Alex Barnes’ decision.
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#6 Jordon Brown

True Senior | 5-11 | 200 lbs. | Durham, North Carolina
Jordon Brown
Jordon Brown
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  • Position: Running Back
  • Previous College: University of North Carolina
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Jordon Marquel Brown (b. April 28, 1998) is a graduate transfer from North Carolina who will help to restock a running back corps depleted by graduation and NFL draft defection.

He played in 28 career games for the Tar Heels, with 13 starts, and left UNC with 1,005 career rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 239 carries.

Brown also was productive out of the backfield by hauling in 46 receptions for 342 yards.

He saw action in five games in 2016 as a true freshman, rushing for 45 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, and tallied his first career touchdown against Stanford in the Sun Bowl. Brown also recorded a season-best 31 yards on six attempts against Georgia Tech.

That game against Tech included a season-long rush of 17 yards and a 15-yard reception.

Brown then started all 12 games in 2017, leading the Tar Heels with 613 rushing yards on 138 attempts, four touchdowns and finishing second on the team with 29 catches for 237 yards.

He tallied a career-high 128 yards at Old Dominion, a game that featured a career-best two touchdowns, and also rushed for 88 yards on a career-best 19 carries against Miami to go with 51 receiving yards en route to a career-best 139 all-purpose yards.

Brown tallied a career-long rush of 56 yards against Miami and tallied a team-best 70 yards at Pittsburgh, helping to ice the game with three straight first downs on the final drive.

He registered a career-high nine catches on two occasions — against California and Georgia Tech — to tie a school record for the most receptions in a game by a sophomore.

Brown had a career-best 57 receiving yards against the Yellow Jackets, while he tied a career best with a 28-yard reception against Miami.

He then appeared in 11 games in 2018, with a start against North Carolina State, tallying 347 yards and three touchdowns on 81 carries, while he caught 16 passes for 90 yards.

Brown rushed for a season-high 79 yards with a touchdown against Western Carolina, and also had scores against Pittsburgh and at East Carolina, the latter when he totaled 59 yards.

He also caught 16 passes for 90 yards, including a season-high 30 yards against Western Carolina, and had a season-long (and career-high-tying) 28-yard reception against ECU.

Brown played at Southern Durham High School under head coach Darius Robinson.

He was rated the No. 7 all-purpose back in the nation for the Class of 2016 by Rivals, while the organization rated him one of the top 250 recruits nationally and the 13th-best prospect in the state. He also was rated the 12th-best all-purpose back in the nation by 247Sports.

Brown helped to lead the Spartans to a 12-4 record in 2015 and a state runner-up finish.

He rushed for 3,408 yards and 57 touchdowns during his final three prep seasons, while he also tallied 1,470 receiving yards and 19 receiving touchdown during that time.

Brown finished his prep career on a high note by rushing for 1,705 yards and 26 touchdowns on 268 carries. He also was a member of North Carolina’s Shrine Bowl team.

His one shining moment as a prep? Brown scored the state championship game-winning touchdown as a sophomore on an 80-yard catch-and-run in the final moments of the game.