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Players

Zach Brown
LB #53
Height:
6-1
Weight:
251
Age:
28
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Columbia, Md.
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
127
SCK
2.5
FF
0
INT
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HONOR ROLL
Pro Bowl selection (2016 season)
Second-team Associated Press All-Pro (2016)

TRANSACTIONS 
Originally selected by the Tennessee Titans in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft... Signed with the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent on April 4, 2016... Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on April 3, 2017.

PRO 
Joined the Redskins as an unrestricted free agent in the 2017 offseason following a breakout Pro Bowl season in Buffalo in 2016... Previously appeared in 65 career regular season games with 49 starts for Tennessee (2012-15) and Buffalo (2016), compiling 408 career tackles (291 solo), 17 passes defensed, 14.0 sacks, seven interceptions (including two returned for touchdowns), four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

HONOR ROLL
Pro Bowl selection (2016 season)
Second-team Associated Press All-Pro (2016

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the Tennessee Titans in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft... Signed with the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent on April 4, 2016... Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on April 3, 2017.

PRO
Joined the Redskins as an unrestricted free agent in the 2017 offseason following a breakout Pro Bowl season in Buffalo in 2016... Previously appeared in 65 career regular season games with 49 starts for Tennessee (2012-15) and Buffalo (2016), compiling 408 career tackles (291 solo), 17 passes defensed, 14.0 sacks, seven interceptions (including two returned for touchdowns), four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2016 (BILLS)
Started all 16 games and led the AFC with 149 tackles (97 solo), second-most in the NFL. Also contributed 4.0 sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and an interception en route to earning his first career Pro Bowl selection... Made Bills debut at BAL (9/11), tying for the team lead with eight tackles (four solo)... Made a then-career-high 14 tackles, (eight solo) vs. NYJ (9/15)... Led Bills with 12 tackles (10 solo) vs. ARI (9/25)... Recorded a career-high 17 tackles (13 solo), two forced fumbles and one sack at NE (10/2), earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week... Added another sack vs. SF (10/16)... Made a team-high 11 tackles (seven solo) including a sack vs NE (10/30)... Made 12 tackles (eight solo) at CIN (11/20), passing the 100-tackle mark for the first time in his career... Recorded his first interception as a Bill vs. PIT (12/11), picking off Ben Roethlisberger... Registered seven tackles (six solo), a sack and a pass defensed vs. CLE (12/18)... Posted his sixth 10-stop performance of the year in the finale at NYJ (1/1), posting 11 tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed.

2015 (TITANS)
Played in all 16 games with five starts at inside linebacker. Ranked fourth on the team with 77 tackles, according to STATS... Tied for team lead with two interceptions... Notched his first interception of the season in Week 3 vs. IND (9/27), returning a pick of Andrew Luck 45 yards... Posted a season-high 12 tackles (eight solo) vs. MIA (10/18)... Made his second interception of the season at JAX (11/19), picking off Blake Bortles.

2014 (TITANS)
Started the season opener at linebacker before suffering a season-ending injury after just four plays... Was inactive for one additional contest before being placed on the Reserve/ Injured list on Sept. 16.

2013 (TITANS)
Played in all 16 games with 13 starts and ranked second on the team with a career-high 90 tackles, according to STATS... Tied for third on the team with four sacks. Also collected an interception, five passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery... Recorded two sacks in the season opener at PIT (9/8), also adding a pass defensed... Notched a season-high 12 tackles (11 solo) in an overtime contest at HOU (9/15) a week later... Added third sack of the season and forced his first fumble of the year vs. NYJ (9/29)... Picked off Matt McGloin at OAK (11/24)... Pushed his season sack total to 4.0 with a sack of Andrew Luck at IND (12/1).

2012 (TITANS)
Appeared in all 16 games with 13 starts as a rookie. Finished the season credited by STATS with 92 tackles... Ranked fourth on the team with 5.5 sacks and finished third on the squad with three interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns... Also added six passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble... Made NFL debut vs. NE (9/9)... Recorded first NFL start at SD (9/16), posting his first career 10-tackle game (10 tackles, six solo), forcing his first fumble and notching his first sack... Added another 10-tackle performance vs. CHI (11/4) in addition to recovering a fumble... Made his first career interception at MIA (11/11), returning an interception of Ryan Tannehill 47 yards... Posted 1.5 sacks among his 10 tackles (eight solo) at JAX (11/25)... Recorded his first career multi-sack game vs. NYJ (12/17), bringing down Tim Tebow once and Mark Sanchez once in addition to sealing the victory by recovering a Sanchez fumble... Tied an NFL record in the season finale vs. JAX (12/30) by returning two interceptions for touchdowns, becoming the 31st player in league history to accomplish the feat. Returned a Chad Henne pass 79 yards for a score in the second quarter and returned a Henne pass 30 yards in the third quarter for another. Also added an eight-yard sack of Henne in the contest.

COLLEGE
Played collegiately at North Carolina, starting 23 of the 47 games in which he appeared for the Tar Heels... Opened 11 career games at weakside linebacker and 12 starts at the strongside spot... Recorded 230 career tackles (19 for loss), seven interceptions, 5.5 sacks, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery... Registered a 70yard interception return against Virginia in 2010, ranked as the 11th-longest interception runback in school history.

PERSONAL
Attended Wilde Lake H.S. in Columbia, Md., where he was an All-Howard County selection as a senior. Rushed for 1,537 yards and 20 touchdowns that season in addition to collecting more than 90 solo tackles... Full name: Zachary Vinzale Brown. Son of Lewis Brown and Sandra Orr.. Born Oct. 23, 1989 in Beaufort, S.C.

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 537 376 161 16.5 0 19 7 204 -- 79 2 4 3
2017 WAS 13 13 127 84 43 2.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 BUF 16 16 149 97 52 4.0 -- 4 1 0 -- 0 0 2 --
2015 TEN 16 5 77 55 22 0.5 -- 3 2 45 22.5 45 0 0 --
2014 TEN 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 16 13 91 72 19 4.0 -- 5 1 3 3 3 0 1 1
2012 TEN 16 14 93 68 25 5.5 0 5 3 156 52 79 2 1 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 PHI L 17-30 12 7 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @LA W 27-20 10 8 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 OAK W 27-10 11 5 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @KC L 20-29 9 5 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 SF W 26-24 8 6 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @PHI L 24-34 13 10 3 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 DAL L 19-33 12 8 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @SEA W 17-14 11 8 3 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 MIN L 30-38 10 5 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @NO L 31-34 5 5 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 NYG W 20-10 9 6 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @DAL L 14-38 7 6 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @LAC L 13-30 10 5 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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