4   Da'Ron Brown
Da'Ron Brown

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
Morgan Park

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 196

Position:
WR

Experience:
3L


12/03/2014

Four NIU Players Named First Team All-MAC

Ness, Loos, Meehan and Logan Lead List of Ten Huskies Honored Overall

11/26/2014

Huskies Give Thanks for Family, Football and More

NIU Takes on Western Michigan with Chance to Advance to MAC Title Game

11/12/2014

NIU Football 2014 Postgame Notes

NIU 27, Toledo 24

10/30/2014

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Oct. 30, 2014

Carey and select players discuss NIU's upcoming game vs. Ball State

10/25/2014

Huskies Fly Past Eastern Michigan, 28-17

With Sixth Win, NIU Bowl-Eligible for Seventh-Straight Season

09/08/2014

NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.

08/18/2014

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

It seemed like just another team meeting in the McCareins Room at the Yordon Center Saturday, August 16. Take a look at behind the scenes footage of the Huskies unveiling of their new uniforms on August 16, pranking the team before revealing them.

10/22/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

10/18/2014

Football vs. Miami (Ohio)

Huskies football versus the Miami of Ohio Redhawks on October, 18, 2014

08/16/2014

NIU Football 2014 New Home Uniforms

On August 16, the NIU Football team got its first look at their new home uniforms.

2014
Started all 13 games for NIU as a senior wide receiver...named Second Team All-MAC...leads the team in every major receiving category: catches (64), receiving yards (1,003) and receiving touchdowns (6)...seventh Huskie in history to amass 1,000 receiving yards in a season and first since Martel Moore in 2012...also proved to be an occasional threat in the rushing game, tallying 108 yards on just 10 carries and a score...finished with a team-high 1,100 all-purpose yards...had a career-high nine receptions in the MAC Championship Game against Bowling Green (12-5)...made two huge plays in the Toledo (11-11) game, scoring the game's first touchdown on a career-long 64-yard reception and later scampering for a career-long 61-yard rush on a sweep...caught two touchdowns in the second half at Northwestern (9-5) to lift NIU to a 23-15 victory...scored the game-winning touchdown at UNLV (9-12) on 54-yard score...caught at least one pass in every game and had at least three receptions in 12 games...was named to Belitnikoff Award Watch List prior to the season.


2013

• Led the team with 752 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 46 catches.
• Recorded career-highs in receptions (8) and receiving yards (209), including two scores, against Ball State (11-13).
• Second touchdown catch gave NIU a 34-27 lead with 5:49 to play.
• Also caught a career-long pass of 58 yards against the Cardinals with 1:13 to play before halftime.
• Injured late in the season and played sparingly or not at all versus Toledo (11-20), Western Michigan (11-26) and Bowling Green (12-6).
• Rushed the ball seven times for 45 yards, including three times in the Poinsettia bowl game versus Utah State.
• Tallied 99 yards on seven catches versus Eastern Illinois (9-21).
• Among his team-leading seven grabs for 92 yards at Iowa (8-31) was a game-tying 33-yard touchdown.
• Recorded 53 yards on four catches with two scores at Purdue (9-29), including a 15-yarder for NIU's first score.

2012
• Totaled 17 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
• Finished the season with at least one catch in five of the last seven games.
• Accounted for 51 yards on three touches against Kent State (11-30) in the MAC Championship game.
• Caught two passes for 37 yards, including a 25-yarder, and gained 14 yards on one carry versus the Golden Flashes.
• Caught a season-high two passes at Western Michigan (10-27) and finished the day with a season-best four catches.
• Added a 12-yard rushing touchdown versus Buffalo (10-13).
• Caught three passes for 32 yards against UT Martin (9-8).

2011
• Finished fourth on the team in receptions with 24 catches for 322 yards and two touchdowns.
• Made 11 tackles as a member of the Huskies' kickoff and punt units.
• Pulled down three catches for 56 yards and a touchdown at Toledo (11-1).
• Named the Special Teams Player of the Week against Western Michigan (10-15) after making two tackles.
• Caught five passes for 63 yards, both season-highs, versus Central Michigan (10-1).
• Hauled in two receptions for 28 yards against Kansas (9-10), including a 10-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter for his first career TD.

2010
• Redshirted.
• Honored as the NIU Work Team Player of the Year.
• Named the NIU Work Team Player of the Week a team-high three times - for the Illinois (9-18), Central Michigan (10-23) and Ball State (11-20) contests.

High School
• First team All-City selection his junior and senior years.
• Special mention Chicago Tribune All-State quarterback as a senior.
• First team all-area and all-conference selection in 2008 and 2009 and also picked up all-Illini Prairie first team honors as a sophomore.
• Team MVP and captain his final two years.
• Named an Old Spice RedZone Player of the Year as a junior.
• Averaged 12.2 yards per carry with 1,800 yards on 147 carries as a senior.
• Scored 23 rushing touchdowns in 2009 while setting the Morgan Park career record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 41.
• Also set the school record for rushing yards by a QB with 1,900 yards on 213 carries and 18 scores as a junior.
• Totaled 3,700 rushing yards on 360 carries in 22 games his final two seasons.
• In the air, completed 115-of-172 passes for 1,200 yards with four interceptions and 13 touchdown passes his senior season.
• In 2008, completed 214-of-300 passes for 1,400 yards and a 71.3 completion percentage with 16 scores.
• Caught 15 passes for 415 yards and four TDs as a senior to average 27 yards per catch.
• As a sophomore, caught 45 passes for 789 yards and 12 scores.
• Also returned four kickoffs for 78 yards.

Personal
• Born Sept. 21, 1991 in Chicago, Ill.
• Son of Denise Colman and Ron Brown.
• Majoring in sociology.

BROWN'S CAREER GAME HIGHS

Catches: 8, vs. Ball State, 11-13-13
Receiving Yards: 209, vs. Ball State, 11-13-13
Touchdowns: 2, four times, last at Northwestern, 9-6-14
Long Gain: 59, at Northwestern, 9-6-14
Carries: 3, at UNLV, 9-13-14
Rushing Yards: 7, vs. Kent State, 10-4-14

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