Earnest Brown IV

American football player (born 1999)

American football player
Earnest Brown IV
San Francisco 49ers
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1999-01-08) January 8, 1999 (age 25)
Aubrey, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Billy Ryan (Denton, Texas)
College:Northwestern (2017–2020)
NFL draft:2021 / Round: 5 / Pick: 174
Career history
  • Los Angeles Rams (2021–2023)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (LVI)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:14
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Earnest Brown IV (born January 8, 1999) is an American football defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted Los Angeles Rams in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Northwestern.

College career

Brown was ranked as a four–star recruit by 247Sports.com coming out of high school.[2] He committed to Northwestern on March 22, 2016.[3]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4+12 in
(1.94 m)
270 lb
(122 kg)
34+12 in
(0.88 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
5.01 s 1.75 s 2.98 s 4.50 s 7.19 s 31.0 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
25 reps
All values from Pro Day[4][5]

Los Angeles Rams

Brown was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams with the 174th pick in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft on May 1, 2021.[6] On May 16, 2021, he signed his four-year rookie contract with Los Angeles. He was waived on August 31, 2021, and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[7] Brown won Super Bowl LVI when the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals.[8]

On February 15, 2022, Brown signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams.[9] He was waived on August 30, 2022, and signed to the practice squad the next day.[10][11] He was promoted to the active roster on December 24.

Brown was released on January 8, 2024 and re-signed to the practice squad.[12][13] He was not signed to a reserve/future contract after the season and thus became a free agent when his practice squad contract expired.[14]

San Francisco 49ers

On February 15, 2024, Brown signed with the San Francisco 49ers.[15]

References

  1. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (May 1, 2021). "Rams select DL Earnest Brown with 174th pick in 2021 NFL draft". The Rams Wire. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  2. ^ "Earnest Brown Recruiting Profile". 247Sports.com. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  3. ^ "Earnest Brown 247". 247Sports.com. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  4. ^ "Earnest Brown Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved January 23, 2022.
  5. ^ "Earnest Brown IV, Northwestern, DE, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved January 23, 2022.
  6. ^ Olinger, Daniel (May 1, 2021). "BREAKING: Earnest Brown IV selected 174th overall by the Los Angeles Rams in 2021 NFL Draft". Inside NU. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  7. ^ Jackson, Stu (September 1, 2021). "Rams sign 14 players to practice squad". TheRams.com. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  8. ^ Schwartz, Paul (February 13, 2021). "LA Rams defeat Cincinnati Bengals to win Super Bowl 2022". New York Post. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  9. ^ Cothrel, Nicholas (February 15, 2022). "Rams Sign 12 Players to a Reserve/Future Contract". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  10. ^ Jackson, Stu (August 30, 2022). "Analysis: Rams' initial 53-man roster for 2022". TheRams.com. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  11. ^ Jackson, Stu (August 31, 2022). "Rams sign 16 players, plus International Pathway Program player Max Pircher to practice squad". TheRams.com. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  12. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (January 8, 2024). "Rams waive DE Earnest Brown IV ahead of playoffs – and on his birthday". Rams Wire. Retrieved January 9, 2024.
  13. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (January 10, 2024). "Rams sign DE Earnest Brown IV back to the practice squad". Rams wire. Retrieved January 10, 2024.
  14. ^ Jackson, Stu (January 15, 2024). "Rams sign 15 players to Reserve/Future contracts". Los Angeles Rams.
  15. ^ "49ers Sign DL Earnest Brown IV and DL Raymond Johnson III". 49ers.com. February 15, 2024.

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  • Northwestern Wildcats bio
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