John Brown might not be a household name in the Valley yet, but the Arizona Cardinals are hoping their third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft becomes just that in the near future.
Brown, a standout at Division II Pittsburg State, was taken by Arizona with the No. 91 overall pick Friday.
Here’s a look at the speedy wideout by the numbers:
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Brown isn’t just a dynamic receiver, he’s also a leader. The third-round pick was a three-time captain at the collegiate level.
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In each of his three years at Pittsburg State, Brown was named a Division II All-American.
Brown was the second-fastest guy at the NFL Combine in February. The 5-foot-11 wide receiver ran a 4.34-second time in the 40-yard dash.
The Florida native became the ninth Pittsburg State to have his name called during the NFL Draft.
The last Pittsburg State player taken in the NFL Draft was running back Ronald Moore back in 1993. The team that took him was the Phoenix Cardinals.
In 2011, Brown was a key part of the Gorillas’ national championship team — making him the only player of the Cardinals’ first four taken in the 2014 Draft to win a title.
Although he played at the DII level, Brown’s production was remarkable regardless of the competition. He left Pittsburg State with 185 career catches for 3,300 yards and 32 touchdowns.