Another former Gator has found an NFL home.
The Washington Redskins have signed former Florida running back Mack Brown as an undrafted free agent, after he was cut by the Houston Texans last month. Brown becomes the second ex-Gator running back to sign with the Redskins, after Matt Jones. He also becomes the fourth member of the 2012 Gator offense to sign a deal with the Redskins, following Jones (2012-2014), Quinton Dunbar (2011-2014) and Jordan Reed (2010-2012). I know, I laughed at that too.
Brown was best known at Florida for exploding in the Gators’ 2013 season opener against Toledo, going for 112 yards on 25 carries in the Gators’ 24-6 win. He also had a big game against Tennessee two weeks later, tallying 86 yards on 24 carries.
But other than that, plus a few big carries against South Florida in 2010, Brown did virtually nothing at Florida. Those two games were the only two in his career in which he ran for 60 yards or more, as he was more or less a backup throughout his career in Gainesville. And with Matt Jones, Mike Gillislee and Kelvin Taylor ahead of him, I can’t really say he shouldn’t have been.
Nevertheless, I wish Brown the best. He’s a Gator, after all, and I always pull for Gators in whatever they do later in life. Especially when there are a bunch of them together on the same team.