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Meet AJ Brown


As one of the most athletically gifted kids growing up, it’s no surprise that A.J. Brown has dominated in the NFL thus far. A.J. grew up in Starkville, Mississippi and attended Starkville High School, while playing both football and baseball in his time there. As a senior, A.J. compiled an astounding 83 catches for 1,371 yards and 13 touchdowns enroute to the 6A state championship title. Consequently, he was the receipt to a plethora of accolades including being named First Team All-State by USA Today, The Clarion-Ledger, and the Mississippi Association of Coaches, as well as being selected to both the Under Armor football and baseball All-American games. He is only the second player to be selected to both games along with Kyler Murray. His four year performance at Starkville led to 247Sports ranking him as the 47th overall prospect in the country and 2nd in the state. In the February following his senior season, A.J. committed to staying in-state to play for Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss Rebels. 


From the moment he stepped into Vaught Hemingway Stadium, A.J. provided an immediate impact to the team’s success with his dynamic play-style. As a true freshman, A.J. appeared in every game of the 2016 season as well as starting in one, finishing the year with 29 catches for 412 yards and five touchdowns. Even in his limited play time, A.J. hinted at the player he would mature into in the years to come, with notable performances coming against then ranked No. 1 Alabama, in which he hauled in a 37-yard touchdown, and against Texas A&M, in which he led all Ole Miss receivers on the day with 77 yards on four receptions. 


Five months following his final game as a Rebel, A.J. took the next leap in his football career, getting the call in the second round of the NFL draft from the Tennessee Titans. In just his first game as a professional, A.J. turned heads across the league, recording 100 yards on three receptions in a 43-13 blowout over the Cleveland Browns. Three weeks later, A.J. recorded his first two career touchdowns which included a 55-yard touchdown, leading to a 24-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons. By the end of the regular season, A.J. amounted 52 catches for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns, leading all rookies in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. As the Titans’ season continued beyond the regular season, A.J. would help take the Titans to their first AFC championship appearance in over 17 years. 

A.J. would not skip a beat in 2020, as he followed up his extraordinary rookie year with an impressive second season, finishing the year off with another 1,000 yard performance. His season would be highlighted by key performances in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts, in which A.J. had himself four catches for 98 yards that included a 69-yard touchdown reception, and Week 17 in which A.J. had yet another 100-yard game, with 10 catches for 151 yards, including a crucial 52-yard reception on the final drive to set up a game winning kick to help the Titans win the AFC South for the first time in 12 years. The following week, A.J. recorded his first career postseason touchdown, in a six-catch 83-yard effort against the Baltimore Ravens.

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