Ezell Ruffin named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
FB: Nat Berhe named first-team all-MW
SDSU Football-Boise State postgame notes
FB: Ruffin added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
SDSU Football-Fresno State postgame notes
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Vincent Brown Career Photo Gallery
Photos from San Diego State's game against Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl.
Returns for his senior campaign as one of the top receivers in the nation ... An explosive player with excellent speed and hands, who is able to make things happen ... Is a threat at both wideout and in the return game ... Breakout campaign a year ago, before suffering a season-ending injury ... Enters his fourth season on The Mesa with 140 career catches for 1,758 yards and 13 scores in 31 outings ... Ranks 10th in school career history in receptions ... 2010 preseason all-Mountain West Conference first team by Phil Steele Magazine, Sporting News, Lindy's and Blue Ribbon College Yearbook ... Rated the sixth-best wide receiver in the country and most dangerous deep threat in the MWC by Lindy's ... College Football Insiders preseason honorable mention All-American ... Seven career 100-yard receiving games.
2009: One of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation's top receiver ... Second-team all-MWC ... Ended the year with 45 catches for 778 yards and six touchdowns ... Five 100-yard receiving games, including four straight to start the year ... Had a touchdown in each of the team's opening five contests ... Started the first seven games, before suffering a season-ending thumb injury at Colorado State on Oct. 24 ... Became the 24th Aztec to reach the 100 career receptions mark with his five catches for 139 yards against UCLA ... Also met the 1,000 career receiving yards mark in the opener ... His 139 yards vs. the Bruins included a career-long TD catch of 78 yards in the first half ... Also returned three kickoffs for 66 yards vs. UCLA ... Third-straight 100-yard receiving game in the win over Southern Utah, hauling in six passes for 142 yards and a 22-yard TD ... Had one punt return for 28 yards and two kickoff returns for 36 yards with a long of 28 vs. the Thunderbirds ... Career-best 13 receptions for 143 yards and his third TD of the year at Idaho ... Continued his 100-yard streak on his final catch against Air Force, posting 10 grabs for 123 yards and both of the team's touchdowns ... Also returned a punt for 33 yards and a kickoff for 18 yards ... Became the fourth SDSU player to record four consecutive 100-yard receiving games ... Saw his 100-yard receiving streak come to an end against New Mexico State, tallying three catches for 84 yards and touchdown ... Picked right back up vs. BYU, logging eight receptions for 147 yards for his fifth game of 2009 with more than 100 yards receiving ... Did not record a TD for the first time in 2009 in the game vs. the Cougars (five consecutive games with a TD) ... Missed most of the Colorado State game due to injury and did not log a catch.
2008: Played and started all 12 contests ... Easily led the team in catches (64) and receiving yards (631) ... Started at the X receiver spot vs. Cal Poly, ending the game with seven catches for 98 yards and a 23-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter ... The 98 receiving yards were a then career-best ... Three catches as a starter vs. Notre Dame ... Pair of receptions at San Jose State ... Career-best 183 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the victory over Idaho ... His three scores came on catches of 41, 48 and 51 yards ... His 183 yards was the 34th-best receiving total in SDSU game history and ranked 23rd in the Bowl Subdivision in 2008 ... Team game-high six catches for 52 yards at TCU with a long of 27 yards ... Four receptions vs. Air Force and five at New Mexico ... Career-best 11 receptions vs. Colorado State, including a 10-yard touchdown ... 11 catches are the most by an Aztec since Jeff Webb had 13 at Hawai'i in Dec. 2005 ... Started at Wyoming, making one catch and returning a punt before leaving the game with a concussion ... Team game-high seven catches for 52 yards at BYU ... Two receptions vs. Utah ... Logged his second-career 100-yard receiving game in the finale with UNLV, catching eight balls for 119 yards ... Became the 47th Aztec in school history to have at least two 100-yard receiving games in his career ... Fifth in the MWC and 46th nationally in receptions per game (5.3).
2007: Played in all 12 contests, starting eight of the final nine games ... Fourth on the team in receptions with 31 and in receiving yards with 349 ... Third in school season history in most receptions by a freshman and fourth in most receiving yards ... Returned 25 kickoffs for 547 yards (21.9 ypr.) ... One of four true freshmen to see action in the opener with Washington State ... Returned six kickoffs for 146 yards with a long of 33 yards ... His 146 yards rank sixth in SDSU single-game history ... Logged his first two career receptions at ASU ... Also returned four kickoffs for 109 yards ... Scored his first career touchdown on a 62-yard reception against Portland St. ... Season-long 49-yard kickoff return to start the game with the Vikings ... Returned eight kickoffs to tie a school single-game record against No. 24 Cincinnati for 142 yards ... Three catches for 61 yards, including a long of 46 yards, in the win over CSU ... Career and team season-high nine catches against New Mexico for 58 yards ... Game-winning 27-yard TD reception with 1:06 left in the game against Wyoming ... Caught four passes for 52 yards versus the Cowboys ... Four receptions in the win at UNLV and two against TCU ... Logged a pair of catches in the season finale with BYU.
High School: Was a two-time all-Baseline League honoree at Rancho Cucamonga High under head coach Nick Baiz ... Had 42 catches for 530 yards and six touchdowns as a senior, earning his team's most valuable offensive player award ... Tallied 32 receptions for 430 yards and six scores in 2005 ... Also returned kicks for the Cougars and competed in track ... SDSU's first oral commitment in the class of 2007 ... Rated as the No. 18 receiver prospect in the state by Scout.com.
Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1989, in Upland, Calif. ... Son of Sheila and Vincent Brown, Sr. ... A scholar-athlete ... Nickname is V.J. ... Majoring in philosophy.
BROWN'S CAREER STATISTICS
Career Highs: Receptions: 13 at Idaho (9/19/09); Receiving Yards: 183 vs. Idaho (9/27/08); Receiving TDs: 3 vs. Idaho (9/27/08); Longest Reception: 78 at UCLA (9/5/09); Kickoff Returns: 8 vs. Cincinnati (9/29/07); Kickoff Return Yards: 146 vs. WSU (9/8/07); Longest Kickoff Return: 49 vs. PSU (9/22/07).