MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State added to its backfield depth for the 2019 season on Thursday as former North Carolina running back Jordon Brown signed a financial aid agreement to play for the Wildcats.
Brown, a product of Durham, North Carolina, played the previous three seasons for the Tar Heels, totaling 1,005 yards and eight touchdowns on 239 carries. He was also a threat out of the backfield at UNC, hauling in 46 catches for 342 yards.
Rated the No. 7 all-purpose running back in the Class of 2016 by Rivals, Brown’s best season at North Carolina came as a sophomore in 2017 when he started all 12 games and led the Tar Heels with 613 yards and four touchdowns. He set single-game career highs that season against Old Dominion with 123 yards and two scores, while he had a career-long rush of 56 yards against Miami later that year.
The 2017 season was also his best receiving campaign as he totaled 237 yards on 29 catches, which included three games with at least 50 yards. He had a career-best 57 receiving yards at Georgia Tech on nine catches, while he also had nine grabs for 53 yards in the season opener against California.
Brown totaled 3,408 rushing yards and 57 touchdowns during his final three years in high school, which included 1,705 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior to help Southern Durham earn a 12-4 record and a runner-up finish in the state playoffs. He also scored the state championship game-winning touchdown as a sophomore on an 80-yard catch-and-run in the final moments of the game.