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One impressive season with Justin Brown

Justin Brown

Justin Brown, we hardly knew ye. Thanks for some great memories in your short stint as a Sooner.

Who could forget his 90-yard punt return against Kansas? Brown stretched out and dove four yards into the end zone. He also caught a 52-yard pass from Landry Jones to set up a fourth quarter touchdown for a 52-0 lead.

Brown had an electric game in his home debut against Florida A&M. He returned a punt 43 yards to set up OU’s second touchdown, caught a 51-yard pass to set up the Sooners’ third score and had a 62-yard punt return to the FAMU 8-yard line setting up Oklahoma’s fourth TD.

He got his first touchdown pass on a 13-yard strike from Jones against Texas Tech and had a 44-yard punt return to the Texas’ 39-yard line to set up a 46-8 lead over the Longhorns. Three weeks later, Brown was the Sooners’ leading receiver against Iowa State with 7 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. He also hauled in a 40-yarder to set up OU’s 14-3 lead just before halftime against the Cyclones.

A week later against Baylor, he had his best reception on a 35-yard scoring strike from Jones. Brown turned his torso to get into position to catch the ball in the end zone. He also led that game with 6 grabs for 83 yards.

Brown was a catalyst in helping OU to win both of its next two games. Brown had 6 receptions for 112 yards against West Virginia, and four of his catches enabled OU to continue touchdown drives. He was the leading receiver with 15 grabs for 146 yards against Oklahoma State. He had several catches to set up touchdowns against the Cowboys, and he hauled in a two-point conversion to tie the game early in the fourth quarter.
Against TCU Brown had two receptions in one drive to help the Sooners take a 14-7 lead.

Brown came to Oklahoma after spending three years at Penn State. He will graduate in May with a Penn State degree.

“No disrespect to Oklahoma,” he told The Oklahoman in September, “I’m sure this is a great university, but I felt like it meant a lot to get that Penn State degree.”

“He’s made a great contribution in many ways. His leadership, his attitude, how businesslike he is and how he works.” –Bob Stoops

None taken, Justin. Thanks for letting us call you a Sooner, even if it was for only a brief time.