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January 31, 2009

Meet C.J. Brown

This is part of a series of 2009 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 4. All answers are provided by the featured player. Click here for previous entries in the series.

Name: Clark David Brown Jr.
Birthdate: June 27, 1991
Birthplace: Troy, Mich.
Hometown: Cranberry Township, Pa.
Nicknames: C.J.
Height: 6’3
Weight: 190
Position: Quarterback
High School: Seneca Valley (Pa.) High School
Senior statistics: 149-of-269 for 2,154 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. 640 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns on 131 carries
Rankings: -- Three stars, No. 17 dual-threat quarterback, No. 14 player in Pennsylvania. -- Three stars, No. 67 quarterback.
Bench press: 260
40-yard dash: 4.58
Runner-up: Penn State or Michigan State
Other schools considered: Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Stanford, Boston College
Favorite NFL player: Tom Brady
Favorite NFL team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis
Favorite music: Akon
Favorite book: Friday Night Lights
Favorite movie: Step Brothers
Favorite TV show: Lost
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite high school class: Newspaper
Favorite thing about College Park: “The weather and probably the atmosphere."
Other high school sports: Basketball
Hobbies: "I like to play golf, play cards with some friends, hang out."
Intended major: Undecided
Something that not many people know about you: “I can hit a golf ball 300 yards.”
Best football moment: “Probably throwing my first touchdown pass my sophomore year in a varsity game.”
Role model: “My parents just because they're always there for me and always setting the right example."
Why Maryland? “Just because of the coaches. I mean, we just got along so well. They have great academics and that’s what I was really looking for. And they have a great football program and it wasn’t too far away from home.”

Click here for a recap of Brown's senior season.

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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