Andre Brown is a running back for the New York Giants, who selected him with the 129th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Brown played four seasons at NC State. Brown is 6-feet tall and weighs 228 pounds.
Prep Career
Brown was ranked as the No. 10 running back in the nation coming out of Rose High School in Greenville, NC. However, he didn't qualify academically, and put off his commitment to NC State by a year to attend Hargrave Military Academy.
After spending one year at prep school, Brown played as a true freshman for NC State in 2005. He set a school freshman record by rushing for 248 yards against Southern Miss in just his fourth game. It ranks as the second-best single game total in NC State history. The next week, Brown made his starting debut, rushing for 179 yards against Florida State. He finished his freshman season as NC State's leading rusher, with 667 yards and six touchdowns.
Brown split time with fellow sophomore Toney Baker in 2006, rushing for 658 yards and four touchdowns. The following season, Brown missed four games with a fractured foot, finishing the year with 447 yards rushing, which still ranked second on the team.
As a senior, Brown split the backfield duties with Jamelle Eugene, but led the Wolfpack in rushes (175), yards (767) and touchdowns (7). He helped lead NC State to a bowl game for the first time since 2005. Brown scored a touchdown in NC State's loss to Rutgers in the PapaJohns.com Bowl. After his senior season, Brown earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the Senior Bowl.
NFL Career
Brown was selected in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Before the 2009 season, Brown signed a four-year/$2.183M contract with New York. He suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon during training camp and was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 1, 2009.