Mason Brown

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Mason Brown
No. 16 – Orange County Otters
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (2002-09-25)September 25, 2002 (aged 45)
Windom, MN
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Comfrey Public Schools
College:Colorado State
ISFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1st / Pick: 8th
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NSFL statistics as of Week 14, 2024
Total tackles:337
Pass deflections:38
Interceptions:4
Tackles for loss:10
Sacks:30
Forced Fumbles:8
Fumble Recoveries:2
Player stats at ISFL.net

Mason Sydney Brown (born September 25, 2002) is an American football Linebacker for the Orange County Otters of the National Simulation Football League (NSFL). He played college football for Boise State and Colorado State before entering the professional ranks in 2021. He was drafted into the NSFL in 2022 by the Orange County Otters.

Early years

Mason Sydney Brown was born in Windom, Minnesota on September 25, 2002. He grew up in Comfrey, in southwestern Minnesota. His parents are Courtney Brown and Frank Peterson. He went to Comfrey Public Schools (independent school district 81). Mason was a track and field runner who participated in the 4×4, one mile, and the 400-meter track events. He found his love for football because Comfrey is a big football town. In high school Mason got 236 tackles, 37 Tackles for a loss, 42 sacks, 5 FF, 8 FR, 3 Picks, and 65 batted passes. Mason was a five star recruit and was ranked third for college prospects. He sold his soul to Boise State.

Boise State College Career

Mason Brown played linebacker at Boise State before he got in a strong of fights before the university was forced to revoke his scholarship and kick him out. As a true freshman, he was redshirted which gave him time to work out and he ended up losing 30% of his body fat and gained 48% muscle mass.

Legal issues

He also ran into some problems in his freshman year when he was at when he was at a party and his quarterback, Mark Freeman, got punched because he bumped into a guy and Mark dropped to the floor, ended up have a broken jaw, and Mason stepped up and nearly kill the guy and his two friends when they try to take him. Mason was going to be charged with three charges of attempted manslaughter and two charges of assault. The three charges of attempted manslaughter were dropped and one of the assault charges, but he got 185 hours of community service and a fine of $1,000 and was banned from the club. Mason also broke his fist in two different places and broke his hand in five different places. Then Mason got in a bar fight which forced the campus to revoke his scholarship and kick him out

Boise State statistics

Mason Brown left Boise State with a career total of 185 tackles, 25 sacks, 37 Tackles for a loss, 10 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, and 5 interceptions. This was all in one season so he left Boise State with a few records. He was first in tackles in a single season (185), third in sacks in a career and first in sacks in a single season (25).

Colorado State College Career

After being kicked out of Boise State, Mason Brown recieved about 10 scholarships, but Colorado State offered him a full scholarship. Through out his Colorado State Career he played mainly at Linebacker and Fullback.

Colorado State Statistics

Mason was suspended from the first 9 games of his junior year so his stats were not very good he got just 74 tackles, 4 Sacks, 5 Tackles for loss, and 4 interceptions, and 1 rushing touchdown. His senior year Mason put up crazy numbers. On the season opener against Tulsa Mason got 29 tackles, 5 sacks, and 2 Interceptions. This put him in second in tackles in a single game and first in sacks in a single game. By the end of the season Mason was able to rack up 197 Tackles (second in tackles in a single season, one shy of tieing first), 15 Sacks (second in sacks in a single season), 27 Tackles for loss, 9 interceptions (first in interceptions in a single season).


Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
249 lb
(113 kg)
31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.47 s 4.47 s 7.30 s 29.1 in
(0.74 m)
9 ft 11.7 in
(3.04 m)
26 reps 18
NSFL S8 Scouting Combine


Professional career statistics

Career statistics Tackles Sacks Interceptions Other
Season Team Games Reg TFL Total Sack Int IntTD DefTD FFum FRec PD Safety
2023 OCO 14 86 6 94 9 2 0 0 0 0 7 0
2024 OCO 14 129 1 130 5 2 0 0 4 1 10 0
2025 OCO 14 110 3 113 16 0 0 0 4 1 11 0

Mason Brown joined the DSFL midway through 2021, he was a waiver wire pick up for the Portland Pythons. They were able to make the playoffs in 2021 but were eliminated by the Kansas City Coyotes in the first round. He was voted into the DSFL Pro Bowl in (2021)

In 2022 Mason decided to spend one more season with the Portland Pythons. That season they set a DSFL Record for most wins in a single season with 12 wins and they win the Ultimini against the Tijuana Luchadores 24-17 and Mason Brown was named defensive player of the game.

In 2023 Mason made his NSFL debut and helped lead the Otters to a 10-4 season and clinched the top of the American Simulation Football Conference (ASFC) and were eliminated by the New Orleans Second Line in the 2023 ASFC Championship that went down to the last seconds. Mason tied the record for most tackles in a playoff game with 13. He was voted Defensive Rookie of the Year and was voted into the 2023 ISFL Pro Bowl.

In 2024 Mason coming off of his Defensive Rookie of the Year performance helped lead the Otters to a 9-5 season and clinched the second seed of the American Simulation Football Conference (ASFC) and were eliminated by the New Orleans Second Line in the 2024 ASFC Championship. He lead the league in tackles with 130. He was voted Linebacker of the Year, Breakout Player of the Year, and was voted into the 2024 ISFL Pro Bowl.

Achievements and Records

Awards

Team
Individual

NSFL records

  • 2023; Tied the Playoff record for most tackles in a playoff game (13)

DSFL records

References