Saturday, February 19, 2011

Brown returns to Soul

The Philadelphia Soul acquired wide receiver-defensive back Mike Brown from the San Jose SaberCats in exchange for future considerations.

Brown, a 2008 ArenaBowl XXII Champion, is the first former Soul player to return to the city of Philadelphia, where he played for three seasons (2006-08).

“It's great to add a fan favorite and champion to the roster,” said Soul head coach Mike Hohensee.  “Mike [Brown] has always been a play-maker in this league. His experience and leadership will have an immediate impact on our football team.”

Brown recorded 38 tackles, seven assists, eight pass break ups, five interceptions, and two fumble recoveries, along with 60 returns for 1,105 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games during the 2008 championship season.  In his three years with the Soul, Brown amassed 132 tackles, 46 assists, 13 pass break ups, 15 interceptions, two forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries, along with 140 returns for 2,770 yards and six touchdowns in 38 games.

Aside from his defensive and special teams play, Brown also contributed offensively, adding 89 receptions for 1,054 yards and 13 touchdowns, 38 carries for 103 yards and five touchdowns during his tenure with the Soul.  In 2008 he was the recipient of the Al Lucas Award, for his contributions on the field and in the community, and in 2006 was named to the All-Ironman Team.

Brown has also played for two other AFL teams, the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (2010) and the Orlando Predators (2004-05).  Over his six year Arena Football career, Brown has recorded 212 tackles, 84 assists, 22 pass break ups, 19 interceptions, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.  He has also caught 111 receptions for 1,338 yards and 15 touchdowns, rushed 58 times for 171 yards and 11 touchdowns, and returned 145 kicks for 2,895 yards and six touchdowns.

Brown was a member of the Charleston Swamp Foxes of the af2 for two seasons (2002-03) after playing his junior and senior collegiate years as a Buccaneer.  He played his freshman and sophomore years at Montgomery County Community College (PA) and is a native of Las Vegas, NV.

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