CAREER: Huge defensive tackle has patiently waited for his opportunity and now takes over a starter for the first time in his career…One of the team’s most promising players heading into the 2006 season…Will replace Orien Harris (now with the Pittsburgh Steelers) in the starting lineup…One of the squad’s best sackers…Has 9.5 career sacks, which is the second most of any returning player on the team…Other career totals include 97 tackles (44 solo), 18 tackles for loss, 21 QB pressures, one forced fumble, two fumbles recovered and seven passes defensed…Has played in 35 games (missing just two), making three starts in three seasons…Is a force against the run or as a pass rusher…Liberal arts major.
2005 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games, making one start when Baraka Atkins was slowed by an injury…For the season, made a career-high 46 tackles (28 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks (also a career high), six QB pressures and one forced fumble…Tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown)…Served as the team’s No. 3 defensive tackle most of the season…Named the Most Improved Defensive Player…Did not start the season opener at Florida State, but saw action on 44 plays because of an injury to Baraka Atkins, making four solo tackles, a shared sack, one tackle for loss and three QB pressures…Started Game 2 at Clemson at left defensive tackle in place of injured Atkins and played 52 snaps, making three tackles (one solo)…Moved back to a reserve role vs. Colorado, tallying two assisted tackles and one fumble recovery…Had a big game vs. South Florida, with seven tackles (five solo), including two sacks for minus-six yards…Made three solo tackles (two for loss) vs. Duke, then tallied five tackles (three solo), one sack and two tackles for loss at Temple…Made five tackles vs. North Carolina…Had another big game in the upset over No. 3 Virginia Tech, making three assisted tackles, one QB pressure. Also forced a fumble which he recovered in the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter, giving UM a 27-0 lead…Played sparingly at Wake Forest (no tackles,), then made five tackles vs. Georgia Tech…Made three tackles and one sack vs. Virginia, then added seven tackles in the Peach Bowl vs. Louisiana State…
2004 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games, making one start (against North Carolina)…For the season, totaled 27 tackles (16 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 14 QB pressures, five sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup…Played as a reserve defensive tackle in the season opener vs. FSU and then saw extensive action in a 48-0 rout of Louisiana Tech, making three tackles…In Game 3 at Houston, made five tackles, one tackle for loss and two QB pressures…Played extensively Oct. 23 at NC State, making five tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, one QB pressure, and one forced fumble and fumble recovery that he returned 20 yards…Made his only start of season a week later at North Carolina after an injury to Santonio Thomas and made three tackles and one QB pressure…Returned to a reserve role the remainder of the season, notching three tackles vs. Clemson, one at Virginia, three vs. Wake Forest, none vs. Virginia Tech and one vs. Florida in the Peach Bowl.
2003 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games and recorded 23 tackles (eight solo), including four sacks for minus-26 yards, four tackles for a loss and nine QB hurries…Registered a career-high two sacks at Pittsburgh in Miami’s Big East-clinching win…Made four tackles (two solo) and had his second sack of the season against Rutgers…Had one QB hurry against Syracuse…Recorded a career-high five tackles in his first career start at defensive tackle against Tennessee…Made one solo tackle at Virginia Tech…Made two tackles while registering two QB hurries…Had two assisted tackles at Florida State with one pass breakup…Recorded a season-high four tackles against East Carolina…Had two tackles in his first collegiate game against Louisiana Tech…Made one solo tackle against Boston College…Did not play against Florida and West Virginia.
2002 (REDSHIRT): Spent a redshirt season on the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Norland…Excelled as an offensive tackle and defensive end…Did not play as a senior due to age requirements…Made 121 tackles (74 solos) with 17 sacks, one interception, caused eight fumbles and recovered three fumbles as a junior, when he earned All-Dade County honors and was his team’s Defensive MVP…PrepStar All-American…Rated the No. 77 prospect overall in Florida by SuperPrep…Rated the No. 1 defensive lineman and No. 13 overall player in the state by Florida Prep Football…Ranked the No. 3 defensive lineman and No. 33 overall player in the state by Florida Kids…Ranked No. 7 in the Miami-Dade Top 20 by the Miami Herald…Earned “All-Camper” Awards at the LSU and Michigan State camps…Was a member of the Florida team in all-star action…Red Zone Player of the Year…Also was a standout in basketball, averaging 10 points and five rebounds per game…Chose Miami over Florida, Oklahoma, Michigan State and Louisiana State…Coached in football by Nigel Dunn.
KAREEM BROWN’S CAREER STATISTICS
ADDITIONAL statistics: Scored one touchdown on a fumble recovery in 2005