Overview
Donald Eugene Brown II is a running back for the Indianapolis Colts, who selected him with the 27th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Brown left the University of Connecticut as the school's all-time leading rusher, and became the first-ever Husky to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. After his junior season with the Huskies, Brown chose to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. Brown is 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs 208 pounds.
Prep Career
Brown ran for 2,032 yards as a senior at Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, NJ. He was the No. 53-ranked running back in the class of 2005 according to Rivals.com, and chose Connecticut over Iowa, Wisconsin and Boston College.
Freshman Year
After redshirting the 2005 season, Brown entered 2006 as a reserve, but ran for 118 yards on nine rushes in his college debut against Rhode Island. He continued to back up Terry Caulley until Caulley got hurt before the game against Rutgers. In that game, Brown ran for 199 yards and two touchdowns. He followed that up the next week by running for 205 yards and three touchdowns in a double-overtime win against Pittsburgh. Brown finished the season with 896 yards and nine touchdowns, earning second-team all-Big East honors.
Sophomore Year
Brown was hampered by injuries during his sophomore season, making only five starts and missing the game against Virginia. He led the Huskies with eight rushing touchdowns and finished with 821 rushing yards.
Junior Year
As a junior, Brown set a Connecticut single-season record by rushing for 2,083 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was only the 15th player in FBS history to run for more than 2,000 yards in a single season. He was the Big East Offensive Player of the Year, and a second team All-America selection by the Associated Press. He capped off his career by rushing for 261 yards in the International Bowl against Buffalo. After that game, Brown announced his intention to enter the 2009 NFL Draft.
NFL Career
Brown was selected in the first round (27th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He was the first UConn player ever selected in the first round. Before the 2009 season, Brown signed a five-year/$12.8M contract with Indianapolis. $6.8M of the contract was guaranteed.

Brown entered the 2009 season as the primary backup to Joseph Addai, and scored his first career touchdown in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. Brown missed Weeks 8 and 9 due to a strained left shoulder, and later missed three games with a chest injury. Brown returned to start the regular-season finale in place of Addai, who was resting for the playoffs. He finished the 2009 regular season with 281 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Brown rushed 12 times for 28 yards in the Colts two playoff wins leading up to Super Bowl XLIV. Brown rushed four times for 18 yards in the Super Bowl loss to the Saints.
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