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Better Know an Eagle 2017: #13 Quarterback Anthony Brown

Can the Redshirt Freshman QB live up to the hype?

NCAA Football: Louisville at Boston College Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Anthony Brown

Position: Quarterback

Number: 13

Year: Redshirt Freshman

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 210

Hometown: Holmdel, New Jersey

High School: St. John Vianney Regional

2016 Stats: Brown redshirted his freshman year after arriving early in the spring. There were questions about if he could potentially win the starting job, but Patrick Towles’ arrival quickly put an end to that speculation.

Projections: Both Brown and Darius Wade are competing for the starting job, but most indications say that Wade has the lead for now. Brown needs a bit more polishing before he is ready to start. His Spring Game performance was up and down, going 10-27 for 84 yards. That said, he really impressed at spring practices and coaches are very optimistic about his future (he has four years of eligibility left, after all).

Over/Under: If he starts, 55% completion and 12 TD’s

How’d He Get Here: The New Jersey native collected 14 offers, including Army, Air Force, Syracuse, Northwestern, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. Interestingly, he was recruited at VTech by current BC Offensive Coordinator Scot Loeffler. Brown was an Eagle from the beginning and never wavered once he made his commitment, enrolling at the Heights for the spring of 2016. You can read more about it here.

Here’s his senior year highlights.

Quotables from ‘Daz:

"We're going to put the ball down the field, and both of those guys can that ball down the field. They've thrown it well all spring. I think a couple of those deep fade balls, we kind of threw them out of bounds a little bit, which really all spring we've been pretty good with that. Those guys (Wade and Brown) are both accurate, accurate throwers. We've got to keep working and keep dishing the ball around and keep balancing it out. But I thought there was a lot going on the field in terms of styles of throws and runs. Pretty good." - Addazio after the Spring Game

"I love (the competition), when your team's right, you should have competition, so to have the quarterbacks (competing) is a really good, healthy thing. In today's world, if you can keep that going, it's a really good thing. It's different than the old days; it means you have two good players, and that's good." - Addazio

Quotes from the man himself: "I try to look to [Darius] for advice sometimes, I also ask other people from back at home that have been in the same situation how they would handle this. As Darius said, (you have to) try to stay to yourself, try to make yourself better." - Brown after the Spring Game