Robert Brown - 2012
JUNIOR (2012): Ran for 122 yards on 14 carries in five games before missing the remainder of the season due to an injury... Averaged 8.7 yards per rush and 24.4 rushing yards per game... Rushed for 63 yards on three carries in the season opener against Jacksonville (9/1)... Topped 2,000 rushing yards for his career against the Dolphins... Tallied 40 yards on five carries against Samford (9/29)... Rushed for 19 yards on five carries at Furman (10/20).
SOPHOMORE (2011): SoCon Media Association Second Team All-Conference selection... SoCon Offensive Player of the Week for October 10th after rushing for 169 yards against Chattanooga (10-8)... Played in 13 games with eight starts and tallied 937 yards and five touchdowns... Posted three games of 100 yards or more and had a pair of 90 yard rushing performances... Also caught six passes for 49 yards including a long of 23 yards against the Mocs... Averaged 6.9 yards per rush and 8.2 yards per catch... Ranked 59th in the FCS with 72.8 yards per game... Scored a touchdown in five of the first seven games and in the first two games of the season... Totaled 11 plays of 20 or more yards... Carried the ball 20 times for 140 yards in the season opener at Samford (9-3)... Three games later rushed for 116 yards in only 11 carries at Elon (10-1)... Rushed for 83 yards on just four carries in the FCS Playoffs against Old Dominion (10-3).
FRESHMAN (2010): Became the first freshman since Adrian Peterson (1998) and first true freshman since Joe Ross (1987) to rush for more than 100 yards in his collegiate debut with 122 yards on 20 carries and a TD against Savannah State... Finished the season with 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns to become the first true freshman to total more than 1,000 yards since Joe Ross in 1987... Ran for his career-best total of 178 yards on 24 attempts in playoffs against William & Mary... One of six different Eagles with a rushing touchdown against Tigers... Scored dramatic four-yard overtime touchdown against Appalachian State that would prove to be the gamewinner against the previously undefeated team... Recorded a career-best 178 yards against William & Mary with the Eagles’ first touchdown of the game... Ran for a then-career-best and then-game-high 153 yards against Western Carolina, which included the longest rush of the season with 80-yard touchdown gallop in the third quarter... Ran for team-best 66 yards against Coastal Carolina... One-yard run gave Eagles their first touchdown of the game against Chanticleers... Scored on three-yard rush for first TD of game against The Citadel... Scored on a six-yard up-and-over for a touchdown vs. the Blue Hens in the playoffs, finishing the season with his 1,004 yard total... Led the Eagles in rushing in six games with 91 yards on 19 carries in Furman game and 77 yards vs. South Carolina State... Named to the SoCon All-Freshman team... Also won Freshman of the Week honors on back-to-back weeks for efforts against Appalachian State with game-winning touchdown and against Western Carolina (17 carries, 153 yards, 1 TD).
HIGH SCHOOL: Region I AAAA Offensive Player of the Year... first-team All-Region selection as a senior... Helped lead Seminoles to 11-2 record and Elite 8 appearance... Rushed for 1,917 yards 274 carries and 22 touchdowns as a senior... Averaged 6.99 yards per rush and 147.5 yards per game... Had six receptions for 80 yards and one TD... 2009 Macon Touchdown Club Back of the Year and earned “Back of the Week” honors three times... Named one of “Middle Georgia’s 12 to Treasure” by the Macon Telegraph... All-Middle Georgia first team selection at running back... Westside-Macon team MVP following 2009 season... Selected to play in the 2009 Georgia Coaches North-South game... Gained 770 yards in junior season... Coached by Cedric Risper.
PERSONAL: Full name is Rinaldo Robert Brown... Born October 13, 1990 in Macon, Ga... Most treasured possession is a photo of his mother, who passed away when he was 13 years old... Cites his mother and his uncle as having the biggest influence on his life because “they both passed when I was young, making me appreciate and be thankful for the people and things that I have in my life... Favorite Georgia Southern tradition is the pre-game chant.
MAJOR: General Studies.