Antonio Brown Biography
Antonio Brown is an American professional football wide receiver. He is currently a free agent and a rapper. Brown was 195th overall by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Antonio Brown Education
Brown attended Miami Norland High School where played college football at Central Michigan University. While there, he earned All-American honors in 2008 and 2009 as a punt returner. In football, Brown played punt returner, wide receiver, quarterback, and running back for the Vikings. He was named North Athlete of the Year at the 2005 Miami-Dade Gridiron Classic and was a two-time Class 6A all-state selection. From high school, he joined and played college football for Central Michigan from 2007 to 2009. Furthermore, he re-enrolled for online classes at his alma mater, Central Michigan University in September 2019.
North Carolina Tech Prep
After his high school education, he had to further his education as well as career. He applied to Florida State University but his admission was denied over academic concerns. Brown attempted to attend Alcorn State but he decided to enroll at North Carolina Tech Prep. He passed for 1,247 yards and 11 touchdowns playing in just five games as a quarterback while rushing for 451 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Brown received a scholarship to play at Florida International University once he finished his lone season at North Carolina Tech Prep but he was expelled before the season for an altercation with security. He then started reaching out to wide receivers coach Butch Jones at West Virginia who recruited him. Unfortunately, Jones had left West Virginia to become the head coach at Central Michigan. He enrolled at the school and started his college football career as a walk-on freshman.
Antonio Brown Career
The majority of analysts and scouts projected him to be a fifth or sixth-round draft selection after he entered the 2010 NFL Draft. NFLDraftScout.com was ranked as the 37th-best wide receiver. He completed the entire workout and all the positional drills. Brown participated at Central Michigan’s Pro Day and decided to try to improve on his 10, 20, and 40-yard dash times after being unsatisfied with the numbers he clocked at the combine. He was able to improve his time in all three categories.
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected him using a pick received in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round with the 195th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers behind Emmanuel Sanders selected him as the second and the 22nd of 27 wide receivers in the draft. He picked jersey number 84, which he explained: “Eight times four is 32. Thirty-two teams looked past me, even the Steelers. So every time I go out there it’s a little added motivation.”
What Happened to Antonio Brown
Brown and the Buccaneers had different accounts of what happened. There was confusion around the league initially, many expected him to be released Monday after the game, and he was not. The same then happened Tuesday as the deadline passed and Brown was not cut. On Wednesday, Brown released his own statement.
He claimed that he had broken bone fragments stuck in his ankle, the ligament was torn from the bone, and he’d suffered cartilage loss the statement. Brown described it as “beyond painful” and said he would undergo surgery later.
Antonio Brown Age
Brown is 35 years old as of 2023. He was born (Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr.) on July 10, 1988, in Liberty City, Miami. Brown celebrates his birthday on the 10th of July every year.
Antonio Brown Height
Brown stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches.
Antonio Brown Family
Brown was born and raised in Liberty City, Miami. He is the son of Eddie Brown, his father, and his mother Adrianne Moss. Eddie, retired Arena Football League star “Touchdown” who was named the best player in the league’s history in 2006. Eddie Brown played wide receiver for the Albany Firebirds and collegiate football for Louisiana Tech. Brown is the cousin of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown, who was drafted in 2019 as well as former wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins.
Antonio Brown Wife
He is the father of six children, four sons, and two daughters. Brown and Chelsie Kyriss are proud parents of three sons and a daughter. In addition, he has other children with two other women.
Antonio Brown Net Worth
Brown has an estimated net worth ranging between $20 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a footballer, free agent, and rapper.
Where did Antonio Brown play Football?
His footballer career began right in high school, at Central Michigan University, where he earned All-American honors in 2008 and 2009 as a punt returner. He played the Freshman season, Sophomore season, and Junior season.
On June 15, 2010, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed him to a three-year contract with a signing bonus. He played 9 seasons from 2010 to 2018. From there, the Steelers agreed to trade Brown to the Oakland Raiders on March 9, 2019, in exchange for third and fifth-round selections in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Raiders released him on September 7, 2019, and the New England Patriots signed him to a one-year contract. Despite allegations of sexual and personal misconduct levied against him, Brown practiced with the Patriots in preparation for his season debut in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. The last football season he played, was for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On October 27, 2020, he signed a one-year contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In addition, was reunited with Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach Bruce Arians who was previously his offensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On September 22, 2019, he posted on Twitter that he was retiring from the NFL but changed his mind four days later. He implied he was retiring again on July 20, 2020, but again expressed interest in playing a few days later. On July 31, 2020, Brown was suspended for the first eight weeks of the 2020 NFL season for multiple violations of the league’s personal-conduct policy.
Antonio Brown Football Team
Brown is a free agent and has not made it to any team’s roster. He has distanced himself from football to pursue a career in music. In April 2022, he released ‘Paradigm’, his first rap. He is promoting his music and doing live events and shows.
Brown has also released songs. He appeared in recording artist Drake’s music video for “God’s Plan” in 2018. In January 2020, he released his debut single “Whole Lotta Money” under his initials AB (nickname). Furthermore, he released another song “Pit Not The Palace” in January 2022, hours after he ran off the field during a Buccaneers–Jets game.
Since February 2022, Brown has been the president of Kanye West’s sports fashion line which is part of West’s creative content company Donda Sports. Brown started his own real estate company, ‘Booming Estates’, which was named after his famous catchphrase ‘Business is Booming’.