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Bobcats' Brown invited to NFL Combine

Texas State Football
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Keenen Brown will have an opportunity to showcase his talents to NFL teams on March 2. 

Brown, the former Texas State tight end, announced he was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. He will be the first Bobcat to participate in the combine since cornerback Craig Mager and kicker/punter Will Johnson were invited in 2015.

“It’s a great honor and allows me to show all 32 teams what I can do,” Brown told the Daily Record on Twitter. 

The Houston native had a breakout year during his lone season at Texas State in 2018. Brown hauled in 51 passes for 577 yards — No. 10 among NCAA FBS tight ends — and five touchdowns. Out of the 51 receptions he made last season, 27 of them resulted in a first down or touchdown. 

His strong 2018 campaign garnered him national attention. Brown was named to All-Sun Belt first team. He was named an All-American by Pro Football Focus. The national outlet rated Brown as the top tight end in the country. 

He recently participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 19, which Brown called a “wonderful opportunity to showcase my talents against other great athletes.”

“I feel like I did pretty good and achieved my goal which was to get better throughout the week,” Brown said.

Brown is currently training at APEC Fort Worth to prepare for the upcoming combine and the NFL Draft on April 25-27 in Nashville. 

Brown says he’s received plenty of advice but this stood out the most: “Take one day at a time and get better and learn something new to help you everyday,” Brown said. 

As Brown readies himself for the combine, he has a few simple goals in mind.  

“Just take every drill one at a time and do the best I can,” Brown said.