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|Height: 5.08||Born: Stockton, CA|
|Weight: 190||College: Temple|
|Birthdate: 1984-10-25||Years: 5 BC / 5 CFL|
Brown signed as a free agent with the Lions on May 17, 2011 after attending the club's free agent camp in Vegas that spring.
2014: Seeing action in just seven regular season games as injuries and roster ratio issues limited his availability, Tim remarkably managed to finish in fourth spot among CFL punt returners with 502 yards on 44 returns. His 17 kickoff returns for 469 yards also placed him in the top-10 in the category. Always a threat to bust a huge return, Tim rang up a pair of 70-yard punt returns at Toronto on Aug 17/14 and a dazzling 75-yard punt return for a TD versus Saskatchewan on Aug 24/14. He also notched a 74-yard kickoff return in the postseason and a 75-yard punt return. Seeing limited duty on offence, Tim had five carries for 17 yards with another 44 yards through the air on six receptions.
2013: Another solid year for Tim in 2013 and despite dressing for just 13 of the club’s 18-game regular season slate, he still finished atop the club’s combined yards category with 1,989 which was fourth in the CFL. He led the league with two return TDs including a 125-yard missed field goal return and a 97-yard kickoff return TD which was also the first by a Lion since 2010. Tim led the CFL in kickoff return yards with 1,221 and was third in punt returns with 467 yards.
2012: Another standout campaign for Brown as the speedy return man once again led the West Division with a career-best 2,687 all-purpose yards. A West Division All-Star, he ranked in the top four in punt, kickoff and missed field goal return yards and added another 305 yards from scrimmage backing up Andrew Harris. Tim’s season highlight was a pair of punt return touchdowns including an 81-yard effort vs Hamilton on Jul 6/12. His total of 1,380 all-purpose yards in the second half of the season was a league high on his way to being named the West Division’s nominee for Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.
Games Played: Career: 52 Playoff: 3 Grey Cup: 1 (2011 w/ BC)
2011-2014: Despite coming off a season that saw Tim’s appearances limited to just seven regular season games, he remains one of the club’s most consistent special teams performers. His lofty career totals are boosted by two campaigns as the West Division’s leader in combined yards in 2011 and 2012 including 2,687 yards in 2012 which remains the second-highest total in club history.
Tim has now moved into the top-10 among all-time Lions with 7,293 combined yards ahead of Mervyn Fernandez (7,082) and just behind Jim Evenson (7,382). His four punt return TD’s tie him for top spot on the club with Leon Bright and when combined with his lone kickoff return TD in 2013 and a major of a missed field goal the same year, Tim now has six touchdowns via returns which makes him the all-time leader for the Leos in that scoring category and just the 14th player in league history with at least six return TD's. His 6,823 career return yards rank 14th in CFL history.
2004-2006: After transferring to Temple University from City College in San Francisco, the speedy back out of Stockton, California spent two seasons rushing for the Owls, running for 1,163 yards on 290 carries with four touchdowns.
He also caught 66 passes for 417 yards and a major. Tim accounted for one-third of Temple’s offence in 2006 with 731 rushing yards and 218 receiving yards.
Tim resides in California during the offseason where he works with autistic schoolchildren. He has been playing football since the age of 10 and notes his sophomore season at City College when he won a state championship as his biggest football memory to date prior to 2011’s championship season with the Leos. While at Temple University, Tim was a Kinesiology major.
When not spending time with his extended family, you’ll find Tim at the movies or catching up on his favourite TV shows Smallville, The Game and Martin. Tim is a big Jamie Foxx fan when it comes to music preferences and lists The Purpose of a Driven Life as his favourite book.