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Sam Brownlee

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Emmetsburg, IA

High School:
Emmetsburg HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
11/17/1983

Sam Brownlee's Video Player Profile

Hawk-Item - - Started at Penn State in 2004 to become first walk-on to start a game at running back for Iowa since 1987.

2006 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action in 41-7 win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . gained 11 yards on two rushing attempts vs. Montana . . . did not see action in win at Syracuse . . . saw action in win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in win at Illinois . . . saw action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . gained 19 yards on three rushing attempts vs. Purdue and recorded one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in loss at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern . . . saw action in loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in Alamo Bowl vs. Texas, but had no statistics.

2005 - - Saw action in opening win over Ball State . . . rushed six times for 24 yards, scoring first two touchdowns of career on carries of 11 yards and one yard . . . did not see action at Iowa State . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa as offense gained season-best 496 total yards, but had no statistics . . . did not see action at Ohio State . . . saw action in win over Illinois, rushing three times for 18 yards . . . did not see action in win at Purdue . . . did not see action in win over Indiana . . . did not see action vs. Michigan . . . did not see action at Northwestern . . . did not see action in win at Wisconsin . . . did not see action in win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida.

2004 Honors - - Next Man In Award, offense . . .2004 - - not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . started final six games at running back . . . season totals included 94 rushing attempts for 227 yards and four receptions for 35 yards . . . saw action in opening win over Kent State . . . rushed 11 times for 29 yards, with a long of 15 yards . . . did not see action in win over Iowa State . . . did not see action vs. Arizona State . . . did not see action vs. Michigan . . . saw action in win over Michigan State, gaining six yards on two rushing attempts . . . led team in rushing in win over Ohio State, with 10 attempts for 35 yards . . . also had one reception for 10 yards . . . started at running back in win at Penn State for first career start . . . rushed 16 times for 30 yards and had one reception for one yard . . . started at running back in win at Illinois . . . rushed 19 times for 50 yards at Illinois, while also having two receptions for 24 yards . . . started at running back in win over Purdue . . . reached career-highs in rushing attempts (25) and rushing yards (52) vs. Purdue . . . started at running back in win at Minnesota . . . carried three times for two yards early in the game . . . suffered injury in first period and did not return . . . started at running back in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title . . . rushed four times for 10 yards vs. Badgers . . . started at running back in Capital One Bowl win over LSU . . . rushed four times for 13 yards in 30-25 victory.

2003 - - Did not see action in first nine games of the season . . . saw first action of the season in win over Illinois, with two rushing attempts for 18 yards . . . had one rushing attempt for eight yards in Outback Bowl win over Florida.

2002 - - Redshirted after joining team as a walk-on.

High school honors - - Second team all-state as a senior and first team all-conference . . . honorable mention all-state and honorable mention all-conference as a junior . . . Career - - rushed 164 times for 985 yards and five touchdowns as a senior and had 10 receptions for 170 yards . . . had 27 punt returns for 570 yards and recorded 88 tackles and two interceptions on defense . . . as a junior had 245 yards rushing and 280 yards on 14 receptions . . . had 390 yards on 21 punt returns and recorded 86 tackles and two interceptions as a junior . . . earned three letters as running back and defensive back . . . also earned three letters in basketball and four as sprinter in track and field . . . member of state championship team as a sophomore and helped team return to semi-finals his junior season . . . helped prep team compile three-year record of 32-3.

Personal - - Born 11/17/83 . . . pre-business major . . . earned academic all-conference honors and was honorable mention academic all-state . . . parents are Jennifer and Craig Brownlee . . . attended same high school as FB Taylor Strube . . . high school coach was Duane Twait.

Brownlee's Collegiate Stats

Rushing At. Yards Avg. TD Lng.
Freshman 3 26 8.7 0 14
Sophomore 94 227 2.4 0 15
Junior 9 42 4.7 2 11
Senior 6 30 5.0 0 9
Career 112 325 2.9 2 15
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