American football player Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr., famously known as just Antonio Brown, plays as a wide receiver and is currently playing for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He started participating in both American football and track during his high school days. After completing his schooling, he started playing college football for Central Michigan University. Pittsburgh Steelers then picked him in the NFL draft as their wide receiver.
He made a sensation in the national media after completing 16 receptions in just ten games during his rookie season. Brown then completed both 1k receiving and returning yards in his second season in NFL. And by doing that, he became the first player to achieve such a feat. He then earned his place in the 2012 Pro Bowl as a punt. He then became the first player ever to average 5 receptions with at least 50 yards in the 2013 NFL season.
|Date of Birth||July 10, 1988|
|Age||34 years old|
|Father Name||Eddie Brown|
|Net worth||$20 Million|
Antonio Brown Biography And Stats
Steelers traded Brown to the Oakland Raiders in 2019. With that transfer, he became the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. However, he then started to get involved in several clashes with team management, especially general manager Mike Mayock.
Shortly after, he took his transfer to the New England Patriots. But after just a single NFL game, Patriots fired him from their team due to several assault charges.
Antonio Brown High School Career
Brown attended the Miami Norland High School in his native place, Florida. During his high school days, he participated in both American football and tracks. Besides playing in his usual position as a wide receiver, he also played as an American football quarterback and running back at that time.
He achieved his place in the Class 6A all-state selection twice. Besides, he also received the North Athlete of the Year award in the Miami-Dade Gridiron Classic in 2005.
Following high school, he applied to Florida State University but was denied for academic reasons. He then also applied to Alcorn State University before joining the North Carolina Tech Prep.
After a single season, he received a scholarship from Florida International University but was later expelled. He then finally joined Central Michigan State as a freshman in 2007. He played and studied there till 2009.
Zach Azzanni asked Brown to appear on a walk-on wide receiver trial at Central Michigan in 2007. He successfully cracked that trial and received a scholarship after a few weeks. He then made his college football debut against Kansas on 1st September 2007.
Shortly after, he recorded his first touchdown against Toledo in the following week. He played a total of 14 games in his first season and recorded an incredible performance.
Brown played 14 games for Central Michigan in his freshman year and recorded 102 receptions and 1,003 yards. Besides, he also completed 6 touchdowns in his first college season. Brown achieved the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year in 2007.
He also achieved his place in both the All-Conference and Mid-American Conference in 2007 following his 102 receptions in his freshman year.
He led the Chippewas to the 2008 Motor City Bowl after completing an 8-4 winning record. Brown completed 410 punt returns and 791 kick returns in that season while leading his team.
He then played his last collegiate game against the 2008 Motor City Bowl on 6th January 2010. He had 13 receptions in his final year and led his team to a 44–41 victory record. Brown had a total of 305 receptions in his career at Central Michigan.
Antonio Brown NFL Career
Before his draft, NFLDraftScout named Brown as the 37th best wide receiver in 2010. Shortly after, Pittsburgh Steelers selected him as the sixth round 195th overall pick during the 2010 NFL Draft.
He then signed a three-year contract with Pittsburgh Steelers worth $1.28 million on 15th June 2010. Besides, he also received a $73,075 signing bonus for that contract. He then made his NFL debut against the Tennessee Titans on 19th September 2010.
Brown recorded his first-ever kickoff return touchdown in his debut game. And by doing that, he became the second player after Steve Smith to achieve such a feat. He then recorded his first NFL catch in a game against Baltimore Ravens on 3rd October 2010.
In his rookie season in NFL, Brown completed 16 receptions in 167 yards in just 10 appearances. And for that, he achieved his place in the Super Bowl.
He completed 4 punt returns and 4 kickoff returns in his first-ever Super Bowl against Green Bay Packers in 2011. For his performance in the first week of December 2011, he received the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award.
In that same year, he became the first NFL player ever to complete both 1k receiving yards and 1k returning yards in a single season. And for that, he achieved his place in the 2012 Pro Bowl as a punt returner.
Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers Career
Brown signed a new five-year contract extension worth $42.5 million with the Steelers on 28th July 2012. With that contract, he also received an $8.5 million signing bonus.
He then ran the final 20 yards in a game in November 2012 and received a $10,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct. However, he achieved his place in the AP All-Pro team on 3rd January 2014. Besides, he also achieved his place in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.
He earned his place in his second NFL Top 100 Players nomination in 2015 after achieving his place in his third Pro Bowl selection. He continued his legacy in 2016 and achieved his fourth career Pro Bowl selection.
Moreover, he also achieved his place in the first-team All-Pro that year. He then earned his fifth career Pro Bowl selection on20th December 2016. Brown also achieved his place in the First Team All-Pro for the third time consecutively.
He signed a new five-year contract extension worth $68 million with the Pittsburgh Steelers on 27th February 2017. That contract also offered him a $19 million guaranteed signing bonus.
Moreover, the new contract hiked his annual salary to $17 million thus making him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. He also achieved his place as the best wide receiver in the NFL during the 2018 American football season.
Antonio Brown Oakland Raiders Career
Steelers traded Brown to Oakland Raiders on 9th March 2019 for the third and fifth-round pick exchanges in the 2019 NFL Draft. Following his arrival at Oakland, the dispute started to happen between Brown and the NFL franchise.
He first filed a grievance against the club for wearing his old helmet on 9th August 2019. However, the NFL itself banned that helmet and forced him to wear a new one.
General manager Mike Mayock then fined him $54k for missing two practices on 4th September 2019. However, Brown submitted an emotional apology in the team meeting on 6th September.
But on the very next day, he demanded his release and alleged that the club voided the guaranteed money clause of his contract. Raiders, on the other hand, immediately released him while imposing a $215k fine due to his altercation with Mayock.
Antonio Brown New England Patriots Career
Brown signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots worth $15 million on 7th September 2019. That contract also included a $9 million signing bonus.
Shortly after, the Patriots added another year of extension option to the contract worth $20 million on 9th September 2019. However, that was was solely the club’s option to pick him up in the following season or not. Several charges of his misconduct and allegations started to emerge following his arrival.
However, he started practicing with the team for his scheduled debut against the Miami Dolphins in the second week of NFL in the 2019 American football season. He recorded a touchdown along with 4 catches in that match.
Several other assault charges and harassment charges again started to emerge shortly after that match. And for those issues, New England Patriots released him on 20th September 2019.
Antonio Brown Off-field career
Brown appeared in a music video of Drake called ‘God’s Plan’ in 2018. In that same year, he became the cover player of the Madden NFL 19 game on 18th July 2018. Since its release, it has achieved its place among the most popular PS4 games right now.
‘Dancing with the Stars’ reality show announced on 8th March 2016 that Brown will appear in the show partnering with professional dancer Sharna Burgess.
Brown and Burgess performed quite well in the Dancing with the Stars and secured their places in the semifinals. However, they finished the show in fourth place. He appeared in the American version of the famous reality show, The Masked Singer, on 2nd January 2019.
He appeared in ‘The Hippo’ costume and sang ‘My Prerogative’ by Bobby Brown. However, he faced elimination in the very first episode.
Antonio Brown Childhood and Family
Born on 10th July 1988, Antonio Brown is the first child of his father, Eddie Brown, and his mother Adrianne Moss. He grew up in Miami along with his brother Desmond Brown.
His father, Eddie Brown, played arena football during his heydays. Eddie was named the best player of the Arena Football League history in 2006. Besides, he also played for Albany Firebirds and Louisiana Tech during his college football career.
Antonio Brown is also the cousin of the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver, Marquise Brown. He completed his schooling at Miami Norland High School. He then took his admission to Central Michigan University and started playing football at the collegiate level.
However, he recently again took his admission to his alma mater, Central Michigan University, in September 2019 for taking online academic classes.
Antonio Brown Wife and Kids
Antonio Brown allegedly has affairs with multiple women throughout his career. However, he now lives with his long-time girlfriend Chelsie Kyriss. The couple had three kids together, although Brown has a total of five kids from three women.
The first child of Antonio and Chelsie named Autonomy Brown was born in 2014. A year later, their second child named Ali Brown was born.
And in 2017, their third child named Apollo Brown was born. However, Antonio has two more kids, a daughter named Antanyiah Brown and a son named Antonio Brown Jr.
According to the inside report, all of his kids currently live with him and his girlfriend Chelsie in Miami. However, there are several reports of his illicit affair throughout his NFL career.
Antonio Brown Controversies
Since the 2018 NFL season, he allegedly started to create several dramas inside the Steelers organization. According to the inside reports, he tossed several pieces of furniture from his apartment window on the 14th floor.
That furniture narrowly missed a 22-month old child at the patio of that apartment. He was then caught by the authorities for speeding more than 100 mph on the suburban highway.
His former trainer, Britney Taylor, filed a lawsuit against Brown for his misconduct on 10th September 2019. Another woman then also filed another lawsuit against brown for his misconduct on 16th September 2019.
Shortly after, Pittsburgh-based Dr. Victor Prisk sued him for more than $11k worth of unpaid fees. People in his neighborhood started to report several incidents in December 2019.
The Hollywood Police Department came to his house for several domestic incidents on 13th January 2020. However, they later declared that they don’t want any relation between Brown and PAL youth league for his misconduct.
He then allegedly attacked a truck driver on 21st January 2020. And on 20th March 2020, police authorities officially charged him for vehicle burglary and criminal mischiefs.
Antonio Brown Net Worth
According to the recent financial reports, the current net worth of Antonio Brown is estimated to be around $30 million as of 2020. He signed a four-year contract worth $68 million with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016. And then, he signed a one-year contract worth $15 million with the New England Patriots in 2019.
However, he only received around $158k from that contract. Besides his income from football, he also earned around $2.5 million for his endorsements.
Antonio Brown Awards
He achieved his place in both the First-team All-American and First-team All-MAC twice during his college football career. Besides, he also achieved the MAC Special Teams Player of the Year award twice. Some of the most notable accolades of Brown are as follow:
- Pro Bowl – 7 Times
- First-team All-Pro – 4 Times
- Second-team All-Pro 2013
- NFL Receiving Yards Leader – 2 Times
- NFL Receptions Leader – 2 Times
- 2018 NFL Receiving Touchdowns Leader
- 2010s NFL All-Decade Team
- FAQ Regarding Antonio Brown
FAQs Regarding Antonio Brown
Q. Who is Antonio Brown?
Antonio Brown is an American football wide receiver currently a free agent. He previously played for several NFL franchises such as Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, and New England Patriots. He also played for Central Michigan University during his college football career.
Q. What happened to Antonio Brown?
Right after joining New England Patriots, several charges of exploitation and misconduct started to come for Antonio Brown. Britney Taylor, his former trainer, first filed a lawsuit for his misconduct on 10th September 2019 followed by a lawsuit from another woman on 16th September that year. Following those charges, the Patriots released him.
Q. How old is Antonio Brown?
Antonio Brown is 34 years old as of 2022. Born on 10th July 1988, he grew up with his brother Desmond Brown in Florida. He started playing for Central Michigan University in 2007 at the age of just 19. And shortly after, he appeared in the 2010 NFL draft at the age of just 22.
Q. How tall is Antonio Brown?
Antonio Brown is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) tall. With his 185lbs (84 kg) weight and quite good height, he almost dominates his opponents in the wide receiving post.
Last Updated On: January 2023