Meet Sportrait Supporter Curtis Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers!

The Sportrait Team would like to introduce Curtis Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Curtis is a proud member of who leads by example both on and off the field. We at Sportrait want to thank Curtis for coming along to help talented youth “Get to the next level!”

Curtis getting ready for the Future!

Selected by Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Four-year cornerback who appeared in 52 games, including 28 starts in the last 52 games … with the exception of PAT and FG, has played on every special team during his career … a member of the 2010 Nagurski Trophy and Thorpe Award preseason watch lists … second-team All-Big 12 in 2010 … compiled 120 tackles (86 solo), two INT, including one he returned 77 yards for a TD, 32 PBU, three TFL, one forced fumble and one blocked punt during his career … had 35 career special-teams tackles … returned 14 punts for 199 yards (14.2 ypr) … played in all 12 games, starting 10, as a senior in 2010 … recorded 26 tackles, one INT, seven PBU and one TFL … started all 14 games at defensive back in 2009 … named honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly … an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection … posted 53 tackles (34 solo), 15 PBU, an INT, two TFL, a forced fumble and a blocked punt … also led the team in special-teams tackles with 15 … played in all 13 games in 2008, starting four … notched 27 tackles, nine PBU and two pressures … tied for the team lead in special-teams tackles with nine … played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2007 … led the team with nine special-teams tackles … graduated early and enrolled at UT in January ’07 to take part in spring drills … former two-way prep star (WR/CB) … drafted with the 31st pick in the third round (95th overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Coached by Jeff Traylor at Gilmer H.S. … prep All-American and two-time all-state selection who played wide receiver and cornerback … played in the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … was a member of ESPN’s top 150 national prospects … a first-team member of Dave Campbell’s Super Team … finished his career with 119 receptions for 2,183 yards (18.3 ypc) and 25 TDs … added 1,022 yards rushing on 78 carries (13.1 ypc) and 10 TDs … averaged 16.3 yards per touch as a prepster … also recorded 76 tackles, 23 PBU and five INTs while on defense … started at receiver as a senior and a junior and at cornerback as a sophomore … earned first-team 3A all-state honors by The Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior … made 40 receptions for 970 yards and 14 TDs while recording 16 carries for 168 yards and a TD … also recorded 15 tackles … named district 15-3A MVP as a junior … had 63 receptions for 974 yards and 10 TDs while recording 47 carries for 750 yards and eight TDs … also recorded 15 tackles and five PBU on defense … started at cornerback for the 2004 3A State Championship team as a sophomore … recorded three tackles and three PBU in the championship game … was named District Newcomer of the Year … notched 46 tackles, 18 PBU and five INTs to go along with 16 receptions for 239 yards and a TD and 15 carries for 104 yards and a TD … ran a 10.6 in the 100m dash as a junior while also competing in the long jump.

Born in Longview, Texas … majoring in youth and communication studies … helped victims of Hurricane Katrina with his church … enjoys drawing and rapping … father, Aundray Taylor, played football as a freshman at Oklahoma State (1978) … uncle, Hosea Taylor, was a defensive end for the Baltimore Colts (1981, ’83) and played at the University of Houston (1977-80).

Curtis at the NFL Combine

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