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Dorian Brown
32  Dorian Brown

Loveland, Colo.

High School:
Thompson Valley

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225



2011: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High School: Became the first official member of CSU's Class of 2011, signing his paperwork on his 18th birthday, after graduating one semester early and enrolling in college courses for the spring semester...One of the state's top prospects entering his senior campaign as a captain at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, just 15 minutes south of Fort Collins, tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a home scrimmage against Centaurus only six days before the Eagles' season-opener...Still rated the No. 5 overall prospect in the state by the Denver Post, and No. 62 player in the Midlands region by SuperPrep...Prior to the injury, was a Denver Post All-Colorado selection after his junior year in 2009, when he averaged nearly 10 yards per carry, racking up 1,975 yards and 17 touchdowns... Rated the nation's No. 28 running back by, earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors, as well as first-team all-Northern Conference and all-area recognition...Also was nominated to play in the All-American Bowl prior to his senior-season injury...Playing for the first time as a varsity athlete in 2008, burst onto the scene with 1,563 yards on 156 carries (10.0 avg.), with 10 TDs, garnering honorable-mention all-state and first-team all-conference honors...A full-time kickoff returner as a sophomore and junior, saw very few opportunities because opponents usually kicked away from him...Had a touchdown called back by penalty on one 2008 return...Head football coaches were Mike DeWall and Brian Inman...Graduated with a 3.0 GPA...Played basketball and ran track as a freshman before focusing on football...The focus of TVHS' run-first offense, used 4.34-second speed in the 40-yard dash to draw recruiting interest from Oregon, Cal, Arizona State, UCLA, Colorado, Utah and Air Force.

Personal: Given name Dorian Brandon Brown...Born Dec. 15, 1992, in San Juan, Puerto Rico...Son of Will and Kim Brown...Has a younger brother and younger sister...Uncle, Mike Mangelsen, was a CSU kicker and punter in the late 1970s, a teammate of Steve Fairchild's...Enjoys weightlifting in his spare time... Could become one of a handful of well-known athletes from Loveland, which has produced U.S. Olympian and NFL Draft choice Jeremy Bloom, and other NFL players Dave McCloughan, Eddie Dove and Jeff Byers, now on the Broncos' practice squad...In February before 2011 spring practice, spent a day at the Open Door Mission in Fort Collins, serving meals to the homeless...Prior to the 2011 season, helped with Fort Collins kids' summer programs at Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) Camp...Majoring in health and exercise science, with a long-term interest in sports medicine...Hometown: Loveland, Colo.


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