Jonathan Brown


272 lbs


6' 4"


Defensive End


Tennessee State


Nov 28th, 1975

Career Years:






Named East Division All-Star for fourth straight season…Led team in sacks (7) for fourth straight season…Started 18 regular season games at DE…Week 1, Started at DE in win at Winnipeg and finished with 3 DTs and 1 QB sack…Week 2, Started at DE in loss against Hamilton and recorded 2 DTs…Played part of third quarter and all of fourth quarter at nose tackle when Adriano Belli was ejected for objectionable conduct…Week 4, Started at DE in win against Edmonton, recording 6 DTs, 1 QB sack, and 1 fumble recovery…Week 6, Started at DE vs Winnipeg and recorded a season-high 2 sacks, added 3 DT and 1 FF in win…Moved into second place in club history, ahead of Harold Hallman, for most sacks all-time…Named CFL Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career…Week 7, Started at DE and made 2 DT and 1 QB sack in loss at Hamilton…Week 9, Started at DE and made 4 DT, 1 QB sack and 1 PKD in Labour Day win at Hamilton…Week 16, Started at DE and recorded team-leading 7th QB sack of the season as well as 2 DT in loss vs Montreal…Week 17, Started at DE and made 3 DT in loss at B.C…Week 18, Started at DE and made 6 DT in loss vs Saskatchewan.


Extended contract with Toronto on January 10…Named East Division Outstanding Defensive Player for the first time in his career…Named CFL All-Star at DE…Named East Division All-Star at DE…Named Argos’ Outstanding Player and Outstanding Defensive Player by the Toronto chapter of the FRC for the first time in his career… Nominated as an All-Time Argo at DE…Named CFL Pro Players All-Star at DE...Started all 18 games for the Boatmen at DE…Led Toronto, tied a career-high and finished 2nd in the league with 13 QB sacks on the season…Week 3, was all over the ball, recording 2 DT, 2 QB sacks, 1 FF and 1 FR that led to a touchdown… Week 6, recorded 6 DT, 1 ST and 1 QB sack at Montreal…Week 9, recorded 4 DT and 1 QB sack in win over Hamilton and earned Runner-Up CFL Defensive Player of the Month for August…Week 15, had a great game, generating 3 DT and 1 QB sack in win over Montreal… Earned Runner-Up CFL Defensive Player of the Week…Week 18, recorded 3 DT and 2 QB sacks in win over Saskatchewan… Named Runner-Up for CFL Defensive Player of the Week…Named Runner-Up for CFL Defensive Player of the Month for October…2007 Playoffs Started at DE and made 4 DT in East Final versus Winnipeg.


Earned East Division All-Star for second straight season…Finished as the team leader in sacks…Week 1, started at DE in win over Hamilton but was ejected in the second half…Week 2, started at DE in Winnipeg and recorded three tackles and one QB sack…Week 3, started at DE in B.C…Week 4, started at DE against Winnipeg…Week 5, started at DE in win over Saskatchewan…recorded 3 DT and 2 sacks, earning him runner-up for Defensive Player of the Week…Week 6, started at DE vs B.C., recording two tackles and a QB sack…Week 7, started at DE in Montreal…Week 8, started at DE in win over Hamilton…Week 9, started at DE and recorded one QB sack in win over Montreal…Week 10, had a great game starting at DE in win over Winnipeg…Week 11, started at DE in win over Hamilton…Week 12, started at DE and recorded his first career interception (09/09/06), which he returned 29 yards, in win over Hamilton…Week 13, started at DE in Calgary…Week 14, started at DE in win over Calgary…Week 15, started at DE and recovered a key late-game fumble in win over Edmonton…Week 16, started at DE in win over Edmonton…Week 17, started at DE vs Saskatchewan…Week 18, started at DE vs Montreal.


Named East Division All-Star at DE for first time in career…Named CFL All-Star for first time in his career…Finished second in the CFL in sacks with 13…Started both pre-season games versus Hamilton and started at DE for all 18 regular season games for Toronto…Week 1, recorded 1 QB sack vs BC…Week 3, recovered a game-altering fumble late in the fourth quarter…Week 4, recovered a fumble for his first CFL touchdown (15/07/05)…Week 6, recorded the Argos’ only QB sack of the game… Week 11, recorded 3 QB sacks (second highest sack total of his career) versus Hamilton and earned CFL Lineman of the Week honours for second time in his career…Week 13, recorded one sack and one FR. Named CFL Lineman of the Month for September for the first time in his career…Week 14, recorded three tackles and two sacks versus Edmonton…Week 16, sacked Montreal QB Anthony Calvillo for a safety on the second play from scrimmage in win at Olympic Stadium, named 2nd Runner-Up CFL Lineman of the Week…Week 17, recorded one sack in win over Hamilton…2005 Playoffs Started at DE and had two tackles and one knockdown in East Championship versus Montreal.


Played with the Arena Football Leagues Indiana Firebirds...dressed in two pre-season games...Started in 16 games at rush end, missed only Week 6 vs Ottawa and Week 20 vs Montreal due to injury...Made Argo/CFL debut in Week 1 vs Saskatchewan, started at rush end making 5 DT...Week 17, recorded his best game as an Argo vs BC making a career-high 4 QB sacks and a career-high 7 DT in the home win, was named CFL Lineman of the Week for his achievement...2004 Playoffs started at rush end and recorded 1 DT vs Hamilton in East Semi-Final...Started at rush end and recorded 2 DT and recovered an Anthony Calvillo fumble in East Championship vs Montreal...Grey Cup Championship started at rush end in win vs BC and had 5 DT.


Signed with the Washington Redskins (NFL) in June, after finishing the NFL Europe season with the Amsterdam Admirals...made All NFL Europe team...selected in the first round of the NFLEL Free Agent Draft...posted a team-high 6.5 sacks (also fourth in the league) and 26 tackles


Re-signed with the Rams in February and released in September.


Signed to St. Louis Rams (NFL) practice squad...signed to active roster on October 23 and released on November 16.


Signed with NFL Europe Berlin Thunder...named NFL Europe Co-Defensive MVP of the year...led the NFLE with 10 sacks, recorded 30 tackles and forced 2 fumbles.


On Green Bay Packers' active roster but released on September 1...signed as free agent to Denver Broncos (NFL) practice squad in December and finished season on Broncos active roster...primarily a member of special teams.


Third round draft choice (90th overall) for the Green Bay Packers... registered 10 tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass defended in pre-season.


Two-year starter and four-time letterman at Tennessee...named most improved player...All-SEC selection as a senior...gained All-Freshman second-team honours...posted 25 career sacks (3rd in school history)...received Big Play Leader honours in Orange Bowl, Gator Bowl and twice in the Citrus Bowl.


Jonathan is married to Diniki and has two children named Jonathon and Jaden. He enjoys music, working out and reading.