28 Rico Brown
Rico  Brown

RS Senior

Berea, Ky.

High School:
Madison Southern

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185


Career Game Highs:

  • Total Tackles- 10 vs. UAB (10/4/14)

2013 (r-Jr.):
Brown appeared in all 12 games at defensive back earning starts against South Alabama, Navy, Troy,Georgia State and Arkansas State. He had a season high eight total tackles against Arkansas State. Brown finished the season with 29 tackles after converting from wide receiver in the spring.

2012 (r-So.):
Brown played in all 13 games for the Hilltoppers, ranking fifth on the team in receptions (13) and sixth in receiving yards (194). He recorded a career-long 70-yard reception on WKU's first offensive play of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Central Michigan on Dec. 26, setting up an eventual touchdown. Brown reeled in his first catch of the season against Austin Peay on Sept. 1, a reception that went for 10 yards. Brown totaled a career-high four catches against ULM on Oct. 20, ending up with 33 yards receiving in the contest.

2011 (r-Fr.):
Brown played in all 12 games, including seven starts at wide receiver. Brown made the first start of his career in week three against Indiana State on Sept. 17, catching two passes for 27 yards, including a 16-yard grab. Brown led the Hilltoppers against FIU with a season and career-high 51 yards receiving, including a 43-yard catch. He recorded a catch in each of the next two games, with one reception for nine yards against No. 1-ranked LSU on Nov. 12 and one catch for seven yards against North Texas on Nov. 19.

2010 (Fr.):
Brown redshirted in his first season on the Hill.

Brown was an all-around athlete for Madison Southern High School, gaining over 500 yards rushing and receiving. He caught 32 passes for 782 yards and rushed for 580 yards in 2009, scoring 21 touchdowns along the way. He also made an impact on the defensive side of the ball, posting 90 tackles and three interceptions. Brown was named Third-Team All-State and a 2010 Kentucky vs. Tennessee Border Bowl All-Star by ESPN.com. He started all four years on the gridiron for the Eagles while also lettering in track and basketball at Madison Southern High School.