UCLA - Brown is one of three experienced tailbacks who will compete for playing time in 1999 ... Possesses good strength and the ability to break tackles and run from would-be tacklers ...Has improved in all areas of the game, most notably his pass receiving. and should play with increased confidence due to his experience.
1998 - Brown was the team's third-leading rusher with a career-high 423 yards and averaged 4.3 yards per attempt ... He started three games (Arizona, Oregon and California) and played 44 snaps against Oregon and 43 versus Stanford ... During the regular season, he ranked 11th in the Pac-10 in rushing (42.0 average) ... On the year, he rushed for at least 90 yards on three occasions ... He ran for a career-best 101 yards (19 carries) versus Oregon in his second start of the year ... He had four double-figure runs and produced six first downs in that contest ... The previous week, he had started for a suspended Jermaine Lewis and rumbled for a then-best 91 yards at Arizona ... Highlighting his performance in Tucson were a pair of scoring runs of 54 (career long) and 20 yards ... Against Stanford, Brown scampered for 94 yards on 15 carries and two TDs (33 and two yards) ... On the season, he scored six touchdowns - two each versus Washington State, Arizona and Stanford ... He also averaged 12.1 yards on 10 receptions ... His 39-yard catch-and-run versus Texas was the longest of his career.
1997 - As a sophomore, he was the team's No. 3 rusher with 272 yards and a 4.1 average ... He rushed for a season-high 88 yards on 14 carries at Oregon, splitting time with Jermaine Lewis in the second half due to Skip Hicks' knee injury ... His 43-yard run in that game was his longest of the year ... He came off the bench to rush for 79 yards and one touchdown at Texas and added 32 yards and a score versus Oregon State ... He also led the squad with his 25.7 average on three kickoff returns and his 35-yard effort was the team's longest of the year ... He played on offense in 10 of 12 games, including 30 snaps at Texas, 29 against Oregon State and 23 at Oregon ... Missed the Cotton Bowl due to a sprained right knee.
1996 - As a true freshman, Brown began to make an impact with his speed during the latter portion of the season ... On the year, he was UCLA's No. 3 rusher with 149 yards on 39 attempts and averaged 20.4 yards on nine kickoff returns and 13.0 yards on his five receptions ... His three rushing touchdowns ranked third on the team behind Skip Hicks (20) and Cade McNown (four) and his four scores tied for second on the squad with McNown and Danny Farmer ... In the fourth quarter versus Oregon, he netted 46 yards on eight tries and scored the first touchdown of his career on a two-yard run following his 21-yard scamper ... On three second-quarter carries at California, he gained 20 yards, including a four-yard TD ... Against Stanford, he made the first touchdown catch of his career, grabbing a 37-yard strike from Cade McNown ... He carried five times for 17 yards at Arizona but had a critical fumble on the Wildcat 19-yard line ... Against USC, he brought the Bruins to within seven points late in the game with his one-yard TD run and carried six times for 17 yards ... Appeared in eight games on offense and played 14 snaps at Washington, 11 versus Northeast Louisiana and 10 each against Oregon and Arizona ... Returned four kickoffs (69 yards) at Michigan and two for 60 yards, including a career-long 36 yarder, at Washington.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three years as a tailback and cornerback at Mountain Pointe High for coach Karl Kiefer in Phoenix ... Named Blue Chips Illustrated All-American and rated No. 7 running back in the West in 1995 ... USA Today honorable mention All-American ... Selected to Super All-State team and was named Tempe City Player of the Year ... Named Player of the Year by the Mesa Tribune ... Named Co-Offensive Player of the Year by Channel 12 News ... Selected to all-city, all-region and all-league teams ... Led his team to the Arizona state semifinals and an 11-3 record as a senior ... Rushed for a Phoenix Metro record 2,701 yards and 38 touchdowns, averaging eight yards per carry ... Selected 5A Player of the Year ... Rushed for over 200 yards in 11 out of 14 games ... Had a best game of 307 yards ... Returned one kickoff for a 96-yard touchdown (58 yard average) and a punt for a 64-yard score (35 yard average) ... Picked off six passes as a cornerback and caused one fumble for a touchdown ... Also lettered three seasons in track ... Attended Marcos de Niza High in 1991-1992 and played football and ran track.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Keith Gregory Brown ... Parents: Curtis and Joyce Brown ... Born: Feb. 14, 1978 in Westminster, CA ... Has one brother, Curtis, Jr. ... Cousin of former Bruin Outland Trophy winner Jonathan Ogden and pro basketball player Kevin Duckworth ... Patterns his style of play after Marshall Faulk of the St. Louis Rams ... Enjoys weights and music making in his spare time ... Sociology major.
Varsity Statistics - K. Brown
Rushing Year TCB Yds YL Net Avg TD Lg 1996 39 156 7 149 3.8 3 21 1997 67 293 21 272 4.1 2 43 1998 99 461 38 423 4.3 6 54 Totals 205 910 66 844 4.1 11 54
Receiving Year No Yds Avg TD Lg 1996 5 65 13.0 1 37 1997 3 24 8.0 0 23 1998 10 121 12.0 0 39 Totals 18 210 11.7 1 39
Kickoff Returns Year No Yds Avg TD Lg 1996 9 184 20.4 0 36 1997 3 77 25.7 0 35 Totals 12 261 21.8 0 36
Career Highs Rushing Yards: 101 vs. Oregon, 1998 94 vs. Stanford, 1998
Touchdown Runs: 2 vs. Washington State, 1998 vs. Arizona, 1998 vs. Stanford, 1998