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3 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Aamaris Brown

In which BracketCat counts down the third day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Aamaris Brown.

#21 Aamaris Brown
With diving hits like this one, sophomore safety Aamaris Brown (21) will be making life sucky for KU for years to come, only now he’ll be lining up at the nickel back/Cat safety position wearing No. 3.
Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

NOTE: Kansas State has elected to advance players’ classification even though the 2020 season did not affect eligibility. Those who wish to take advantage of this extra year will be listed as a (“super”) senior again after their original eligibility would have been exhausted.

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#3 Aamaris Brown

True Sophomore | 5-10 | 187 lbs. | Seffner, Florida
Aamaris Brown
Aamaris Brown
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Starter (in 4-2-5)
  • Status: On Scholarship

Aamaris Brown (b. Aug. 26, 2002) is a speedy young defensive back in the Class of 2020 from Armwood High School in Seffner, Florida.

Brown was one of nine true freshmen to see action during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season as he played in six games on both special teams and as a reserve defensive back.

He carded nine tackles on the year, had a season-high three tackles against both Kansas and Texas, and also recovered a fumble at West Virginia.

Brown prepped under head coach Evan Davis at Armwood, where he totaled 80 tackles, 11 interceptions and eight pass breakups for the Hawks during his career.

He registered seven interceptions as a junior in 2018 en route to all-state honors and being named to The Tampa Bay Times’ All-Tampa Bay team.

Brown also was named to the 2019 preseason Tampa Bay Times Top 100 list. He helped to lead Armwood to a 12-2 record and a trip to the Florida Class 7A State Semifinals in 2019, while the Hawks went 13-2 and advanced to the state championship in 2018.

Brown chose K-State over offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Colorado State, Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia State, Illinois, Iowa State, Kent State, Liberty, Maryland, Middle Tennessee State, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Samford, South Florida, Southern Miss, Tennessee State, Toledo, Troy and West Virginia. He previously committed to and de-committed from Indiana.

Entering 2021, Brown is battling with Reggie Stubblefield for the right to be the “starting” nickelback (also known as the “Cat safety”) in the classic 4-2-5 alignment, also known as our “speed” package. But don’t expect to see either one line up as a starter against Stanford.

(We’ll be going big against the Cardinal with a 4-3 look and converted safeties at weakside.)