83 Brynsen Brown
83 Brynsen Brown
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Puyallup, Wash.
High School: Emerald Ridge HS '05
Position: DL/WR
Experience: 3L*

Career: Brown ranks 12th in school history in receptions with 137, and needs just three catches, 145 yards and seven touchdowns to earn spots in Eastern's all-time top 10 lists. Coupled with senior teammates Aaron Boyce and Tony Davis, that trio has already combined for 456 catches for 6,329 yards and 43 touchdowns in 98 games worth of experience (80 starts). Of the 43 total touchdowns Boyce, Brown and Davis have caught, all but two of them have come from Nichols (Brown and Davis each caught a TD pass from Chris Peerboom in 2006).

2009: Listed as a starter at wide receiver on EWU's preseason depth chart.

2008: Earned second team All-Big Sky Conference honors. Started EWU's first nine games at wide receiver, but missed the last two games with a shoulder injury. He finished the season ranked 39th in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision in receptions per game (5.6) and 30th in receiving yards (81.4). Was selected as the team's offensive player of the week against Colorado (9/6/08) when he finished with six catches for 90 yards and a touchdown in which he drug an opposing defensive back the final 20 yards for a 43-yard score. That touchdown also earned him Best Play honors at the first-annual Eastern Athletics EeeWoos award show. He also earned team offensive player of the week honors against Sacramento State (11/1/08) when he had career highs of 11 catches (ninth-most in school history) and 147 yards, and scored on a 15-yard touchdown catch.

2007: Started all 13 Eastern games as a wide receiver. Twice he had at least 100 yards in receptions, including five catches for 139 yards against Portland State (9/29/07). His 85-yard reception from Matt Nichols against the Vikings ranks as the eighth-longest pass play in school history and the longest non-scoring pass play in recorded EWU history. He had the team's big hit of the week in back-to-back games against Northern Colorado (11/3/07) and Northern Arizona (11/10/07).

2006: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors. Started seven games at wide receiver. His average of 4.0 receptions per game ranked 97th in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (10th in the Big Sky) and he was 81st (ninth in the BSC) with an average of 58.1 yards per game. He made the first start of his career in Eastern's 19-10 win at Montana State (9/23/06). Three times he had at least 92 receiving yards, including against Northern Arizona (10/28/06) when he had nine catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns. His first career touchdown catch came against Montana (10/7/06) to earn the team's big play of the week honor as he finished with seven catches for 92 yards. He earned team offensive player of the week honors against Sacramento State (9/30/06) when he had five grabs for 104 yards. He had the team's big hit of the week against Montana State (9/23/06) and Northern Colorado (10/14/06).

2005: Redshirted.

HS: Graduated from Emerald Ridge HS in 2005. Named by the Seattle Times as a "Red Chip" selection as one of the top 34 recruits in the state of Washington. Was selected to play in the East-West All-State game. The Tacoma News Tribune selected him to its All-Area second team as a defensive lineman. The Defensive Lineman of the Year in the South Puget Sound League South Division, he was a first team All-SPSL South Division selection as a receiver and defensive lineman. As a junior, he earned second team All-SPSL South Division honors on offense. He finished third at the State 4A Wrestling Championships as a senior, recording four-straight pins after suffering his first defeat of the season in the quarterfinals. He lost that match 11-10 as his opponent recorded a two-point take down as time expired. As a junior, he placed second. As a junior in track and field, Brown was a seventh-place finisher in the state in the 110-meter high hurdles.

Personal: Born 1/25/87 in Spokane, Wash. His uncle Manuel Brown was a member of the 1977 Eastern wrestling team that won the NAIA Championship and was inducted into the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007. His second cousin Ralph Brown played for the Minnesota Vikings. His mother Donna Mutch graduated from EWU in 1995. Interdisciplinary studies major.

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