Player Bio

Sheldon Brown
CB #24
Height:
5-10
Weight:
200
College:
South Carolina
Hometown:
Fort Lawn, SC
Experience:
11
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 175 602 491 111 8 0 133 26 4 419 -- 83
2012 CLE 15 60 53 7 1 0 12 3 1 20 6.7 19
2011 CLE 16 48 38 10 0 -- 12 2 0 0 -- 0
2010 CLE 16 63 51 12 0 -- 10 2 0 0 -- 0
2009 PHI 16 51 43 8 0 0 17 5 1 152 30.4 83
2008 PHI 16 51 42 9 1 -- 12 1 0 23 23 23
2007 PHI 16 68 61 7 0 -- 14 3 0 3 1 3
2006 PHI 16 52 37 15 0 0 9 1 1 70 70 70
2005 PHI 16 56 47 9 1 0 21 4 1 67 16.8 40
2004 PHI 16 89 66 23 3 -- 14 2 0 33 16.5 33
2003 PHI 16 48 41 7 1 -- 10 1 0 10 10 10
2002 PHI 16 16 12 4 1 -- 2 2 0 41 20.5 29

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Philadelphia in the second round (59th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft… Traded to Cleveland along with Chris Gocong for Alex Hall, a 2010 fourth-round selection and a 2010 fifth-round selection on April 6, 2010.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Philadelphia in the second round (59th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft… Traded to Cleveland along with Chris Gocong for Alex Hall, a 2010 fourth-round selection and a 2010 fifth-round selection on April 6, 2010.

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Started in all 16 games at right cornerback... Has appeared in all 160 regular season games in his career giving him the second-longest streak among all active NFL defensive backs, trailing only Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber (224)… Helped the Browns finish second in the NFL in pass defense, Cleveland’s highest finish in that category since 1962… Recorded 48 tackles, two interceptions, 13 passes defensed, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.

2010: Started all 16 games, extending consecutive regular season games played streak to 144… Tallied 63 tackles, two interceptions and 10 passes defensed… Interception and pass breakup totals tied for second on the squad… Recorded his 20th career interception after picking up his 100th career start, vs. Kansas City (9/19)… Also recorded an interception off Drew Brees at New Orleans (10/24)… Posted a season-high 10 tackles vs. Carolina (11/28).

2009: Started all 16 games with the Eagles and tied for eighth in the NFC with a career-high five interceptions… Scored defensive touchdowns in consecutive weeks with a career-long 83-yard interception return for a touchdown at Atlanta (12/6) and a 60-yard fumble recovery for a score at the New York Giants (12/13)… Recorded second multi-interception game of his career with two picks at Carolina (9/13)… Also registered interceptions against Tampa Bay (10/11) and Dallas (11/8).

2008: Started 15 of 16 games… Selected to USA Today’s All-Joe team… Appeared in his 100th career regular season game, at Chicago (9/28)… Registered his seventh career sack, at Cincinnati (11/16)… Recorded an interception against Dallas (12/28), which led to an Eagles touchdown.

2007: Opened all 16 contests for the fourth consecutive season… Intercepted a Brett Favre pass at Green Bay (9/9) leading to a Philadelphia field goal… Picked off a Chad Pennington pass at the New York Jets (10/14), which led to an Eagles field goal… Also batted down a pass in the end zone on fourth-and-one with 3:32 to thwart a Jets drive that would have tied the game… Recorded an interception and forced a fumble against Seattle (12/12).

2006: Started all 16 games… Picked off a Mark Brunell pass against Washington (11/12) and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown… Recorded first career playoff interception in Wild Card Game against the New York Giants (1/7/07).

2005: Tied for the NFL lead with two defensive scores… Finished the season as one of three players (Adalius Thomas and Andre Dyson) to return an interception and a fumble for a touchdown… Turned in first multi-interception game with two off Trent Green at Kansas City (10/3), returning the first interception 40 yards for his first career touchdown… Recovered a Keyshawn Johnson fumble and returned it 80 yards for a score at Dallas (10/9), his second touchdown in as many games… Added interceptions against the New York Giants (12/11) and at Arizona (12/24).

2004: Opened all 16 games for the first time… Tied for fifth in the NFL among defensive backs with a career-high three sacks… Notched a career-high 16 tackles at Pittsburgh (11/7)… Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after turning in an interception and a sack against Dallas (12/19).

2003: Appeared in all 16 games with three starts… Turned in a career-high 19 special teams tackles… Earned his first career start, against Washington (10/5)… Recorded an interception off Quincy Carter against Dallas (12/7), setting up an Eagles touchdown.

2002: Appeared in all 16 games in rookie season… Added 12 special teams tackles… Made NFL debut at Tennessee (9/8)… Dropped Jeff Garcia for his first career sack, at San Francisco (11/25)… Recorded first career interception, against Dallas (9/22) off a Quincy Carter pass.

College: A three-year starter and four-year letterman at the University of South Carolina (1998-2001)… Recorded 204 tackles and 10 interceptions during his collegiate career… Earned All-Southeastern Conference honors as a junior and senior… As a senior, was a semi-finalist for the 2001 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's premier defensive back… Became the first player in school history to lead the team in interceptions in three seasons… Also played right field and designated hitter for the baseball team… Graduated with a degree in sports administration.

Personal: Born Sheldon Dion Brown in Fort Lawn, S.C… Prepped at Lewisville (Richburg, S.C.) High School and helped the football team to a Class A state title as a senior after he rushed for 2,020 yards and 31 touchdowns… Named the 1996 Associated Press South Carolina Player of the Year… Also earned all-state honors in both basketball and baseball… Active in the Cleveland community and founded the “Brown’s Corner” season ticket program which provided tickets, apparel and food for the Lupus Foundation of America organization… Is a spokesman for the Lupus Foundation of America as his grandfather passed away from the disease and his father currently has it… Aspires to become the head football coach at Lewisville High School and has led several strength and conditioning workouts there during the offseason… Established a charity entitled “Browns Corner,” which is a co-pilot program from Brown’s former high school which is designed to help student athletes excel both academically and athletically... Owns a landscaping business based in Rock Hill, S.C… Is an avid golfer… The best man at his wedding was college teammate and current Broncos defensive back André Goodman… The two plan on building a Boys Home in South Carolina after retirement… Married (Jenny) with a son (Sheldon Jr.) and a daughter (Simone Lacaya).