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Pharaoh Brown | Tight End

Team: Oregon Ducks
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 234

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Raiders signed Oregon TE Pharaoh Brown.
Brown (6’5/246) suffered a traumatic knee injury in 2014 that nearly resulted in the amputation of his right leg. After undergoing three surgeries and missing all of 2015, Brown returned to post a 33-426-5 (12.9 YPR) receiving line as a fifth-year senior, appearing in nine games. Brown was accused of multiple acts of violence at Oregon, two against teammates and one against a woman involving alleged strangulation. On the field, Brown was plagued by drops and lost athleticism after the leg injury. He ran 4.83 at Oregon’s Pro Day. Brown is a long shot to become a meaningful NFL contributor. Mon, May 8, 2017 12:43:00 PM

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Pro Football Focus compared Oregon TE Pharaoh Brown to Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook.

"Cook has never been the primary receiving option for an offense but he’s been a reliable one with the ability to stretch the middle of the field;" writes the outlet. "Brown was capable of stretching the middle of the field prior to suffering his injury, if he’s able to get back toward that form he should be able to fulfill a similar role." In reference to Brown's injury history, the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder missed the entirety of the 2015 season after suffering a severe leg injury in November of 2014, one which required three surgeries and almost led to an amputation. Brown returned after a lengthy rehab to record a 33-426-5 receiving line for the past season. PFF believes that he "makes for an intriguing late-round or undrafted option for a team willing to show him some patience."
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 08:11:00 PM

Oregon redshirt senior TE Pharaoh Brown (hamstring) is not playing in Saturday's game against Oregon State.

Brown missed last weekend's tight win over Utah due to his hamstring ailment, too. It looks like the practice week has not given him enough time to recovery from that hammy tweak. As Oregon will not be making a postseason bowl, the 6-foot-6, 234-pound Brown finishes his 2016 season having caught 33 passes for 426 yards and five touchdowns.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 04:27:00 PM

Oregon redshirt senior TE Pharaoh Brown has been accused of violence three times since 2014 relating to off the field incidents, according to an investigation by the Daily Emerald.

Two altercations include former teammates, one in 2014 where he knocked a player unconscious, the other in the summer of 2016 where he fought a teammate in a locker room. The most disturbing, however, is this note from the Daily Emerald, "Eugene Police Department investigated Brown for strangulation in October 2015 following a physical fight with his girlfriend at his apartment." Apparently, police concluded that the female involved was the aggressor, and no charges were delivered in any of the three incidents. Brown missed the entire 2015 season after a horrible late 2014 knee injury. He has performed well in his return to the field this year.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Oregon redshirt senior TE Pharaoh Brown was phenomenal in Saturday's 54-35 win over Arizona State, catching seven passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Simply marvelous work for Brown, who came through with his best game of the season in helping the Ducks put an end to an ugly five-game losing streak. Much of that yardage came on a 72-yard touchdown catch with 12:11 remaining in the first quarter. While freshman quarterback Justin Herbert has found him for three scores in the last two games, Brown's big showing on Saturday was his first with more than 55 yards receiving this season.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 09:11:00 PM

Oregon redshirt senior TE Pharaoh Brown (ankle) is probable for Saturday's game against Washington State.

Brown sat out last weekend's defeat at the hands of Colorado with the ankle tweak, but it would appear there is nothing major here. After missing the 2015 season due to a serious non-contact injury to his right leg suffered against Utah in November, 2014, the 6-foot-6, 234-pounder has seen targets by degrees through the first month of the season. Overall, he has caught seven passes for 79 yards and a touchdown.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 08:33:00 PM

Oregon redshirt senior TE Pharaoh Brown caught three passes for 43 yards in the program spring game.

Brown's return should warm the hearts of even the most cynical Internet beings. He suffered a catastrophic non-contact injury to his right leg against Utah in 2014. The 6-foot-6, 234-pounder was in danger of a partial amputation. Three surgeries and a lengthy recovery later, Brown is now poised to be a contributor in what figures to be a stacked receiving corp in 2016. OC Matt Lubick referred to Brown's recovery as "a miracle."
Mon, May 23, 2016 01:44:00 PM

Oregon HC Mark Helfrich indicated that he believes redshirt senior TE Pharaoh Brown will suit up in 2016.

Helfrich is confident in Brown for the coming season, as is TE coach Tom Osborne, who went so far as to say that he has "no doubt" that the 6-foot-6, 234-pound redshirt senior will be taking the field in 2016. If he can come back, it would be a lovely story. Brown suffered a major non-contact leg injury against Utah in early November, 2014. He subsequently underwent three surgical procedures. Shortly after the injury occurred, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline heard that it could possibly be a career-threatening type of setback. Kudos to Brown for his dedication. He'll still need to receive medical clearance to play, though that could come this summer.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Oregon TE coach Tom Osborne says he has "no doubt" that redshirt senior TE Pharaoh Brown will play in 2016.

The 6-foot-6 tight end hasn't played since suffering a catastrophic leg injury against Utah in November 2014. "Oh yeah, I have no doubt he plays this season," Osborne said. "Playing football, that's what motivates him. Because that's his mindset, that creates a work ethic to try and get him healthy enough to play. When you go through what he's gone though, I don't know how many guys will do that. I have no doubt he'll put himself in position to play. No doubt at all." Brown hasn't yet been 100 percent cleared to play, but the hope is that clearance will be granted prior to summer camp. If Brown returns, he'll join a dynamic TE group that includes Johnny Mundt and Evan Baylis.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 02:10:00 PM

Oregon senior TE Pharaoh Brown warmed up ahead of the school's bowl game against TCU.

Brown obviously was not going to play, but anytime Brown is on the field it is a step in the right direction. Brown took a medical redshirt this season and is hoping to return to the field in 2016 after suffering a gruesome leg injury in 2014. He has immense talent.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 11:39:00 AM

Oregon senior TE Pharaoh Brown plans to use the 2015 season as a medical redshirt and return to school next season.

The conclusion was made based on Brown not participating in Senior Day. The talented tight end suffered a major injury at the end of last season, and some question if he will ever play again. He will look to return to the field in 2016, and when healthy Brown is one of the best tight ends in the country.
Source: Oregon Live
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 10:25:00 AM

Oregon senior TE Pharaoh Brown returned to practice on Monday on a very limited basis.

Brown rehabbed a gruesome leg injury all offseason but was seen running and catching passes this week. The pace of his recovery has been extremely fast, but Brown says it is still too early to know if he will play this season or take a redshirt year. The athletic tight end is one of the best at his position in the country and planned on entering the 2015 NFL Draft.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 12:49:00 PM

Oregon senior TE Pharaoh Brown (leg) is a top-50 prospect based on talent, according to NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

There are other considerations, of course, and Brown unfortunately suffered a horrific injury in November against Utah which nearly resulted in a lost right leg. Despite missing five games, Brown was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection with 25 catches for 420 yards and six touchdowns. "If his rehabilitation allows him to resume his career this fall, and he regains the strider's speed and agility that made him one of the top pass-catchers in the country before the injury, expect him to be an early-round pick," Reuter wrote.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 09:32:00 PM

Oregon senior TE Pharaoh Brown vows to play football again despite suffering a major leg injury last November.

Brown "underwent three major surgeries to stabilize the leg after a "stretched" artery cut blood flow off below his knee and nearly led to an amputation," Andrew Greif. Brown has been walking under his own power since February. The tight end even revealed he was planning to leave for the NFL following last season, but the injury derailed that. He is a great talent went on the field.
Source: Oregon Live
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 12:03:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Oregon junior TE Pharaoh Brown's leg injury "may be career threatening."

"I’m told the injury suffered by Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown during the Utah game two Saturday’s ago may be career threatening. Brown was hospitalized through the late part of last week before returning home to Cleveland. Sources tell me Brown’s knee suffered significant damage," Pauline wrote. On the season, Brown caught 25 passes for 420 yards, and six touchdowns, while becoming one of Marcus Mariota's most dependable weapons.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 02:27:00 PM