10 Corey “Philly” Brown

Corey "Philly" Brown Ohio State
usaUnited States
Upper Darby, PA
High School
Cardinal O'Hara
Past Teams
Ohio State
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Post-OSU Update: Corey “Philly” Brown was not selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, but he did catch on with the Carolina Panthers after the draft. Brown played three seasons in the NFL, all with the Panthers (2014-16), recording 79 catches for over 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns in 43 games (22 starts). (updated: Oct. 2023)

Major: Criminology (2012-13), Communication (2011), Undeclared (2010)

Weight: 187 (2013), 186 (2012), 182 (2011), 170 (2010)

2013 Media Guide: Corey has made a name for himself in his three years at Ohio State, earning the Paul Warfield Award as the team’s outstanding receiver in 2011 and again in 2012 while catching 82 career passes for 979 yards and five touchdowns … he is among the Top 25 receivers at Ohio State in career receptions (22nd) and another season like he had last year, when he caught 60 passes for 669 yards and was named second-team all-Big Ten Conference, will position him among the Top 5 receivers in school history … Corey rushed 11 times for 96 yards last season (8.7 average), and he also established himself as a vaunted special teamer, ranking first in the Big Ten and 16th nationally with an average of 12.3 yards per return, including game-breaking touchdown returns of 76 yards vs. Nebraska and 68 yards in the overtime win over Wisconsin … he was named Big Ten special teams player of the week after both of those games, and he was honored by the team with its Ike Kelley Outstanding special teams award at season’s end … Corey’s three receiving touchdowns in 2012 included a fine, 37-yarder vs. Illinois when he broke one tackle and forced two other potential tacklers to miss, and a 14-yard catch-and-dash to the pylon against Michigan, part of an eight-catch game for a career-best 95 receiving yards … Corey tied the fourth-best game in Ohio State history with 12 receptions vs. Michigan State, a total that was the most in 15 years for a Buckeye.

2012 Media Guide: Corey Brown the receiver, from Upper Darby, Pa., just outside of Philadelphia, likes to be called by his name “Corey,” but most everyone refers to him as “Philly” to distinguish him from the other Corey Brown on the team: Corey “Pittsburgh” Brown the defensive back from Monroeville, Pa. … anyway, this Corey Brown won the Paul Warfield Award as the team’s outstanding receiver in 2011 after tying for the team lead with 14 receptions for 205 yards and one touchdown … he had games of three receptions for 61 yards vs. Nebraska, a career-high four (for 34 yards) vs. Wisconsin and he capped the season with two catches for a career-high 76 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown reception, vs. Michigan … he started nine times in 2011, missing four other games with an ankle issue … a veteran of 22 games and 10 starts, Corey tops all wide receivers on the team with 22 career receptions for 310 yards and two scores … he scored a TD on a 15-yard reception in 2010 vs. Purdue … he was the recipient of the team’s Outstanding First-Year Offensive Player award in 2010.

2011 Media Guide: Wide receiver who gained quality experience as a true freshman last season … goes by the nickname “Philly” to distinguish himself from teammate Corey Brown.

2010: earned an opportunity as a kick and punt returner … first college catch was a 12-yard gain from Pryor … 2 receptions for 29 yards in Indiana win … 15-yard TD catch from Pryor in the Purdue victory … also had a 23-yard reception against the Boilermakers … 11-yard reception at Minnesota … outstanding first-year offensive player award from OSU coaches … first-year letterman.

High School: Two-time all-state speedster from Philadelphia … MVP of the Philadelphia Catholic League … three years all-conference, two years all-Delco … career numbers of 3,000 yards rushing, 1,500 yards receiving and 50 touchdowns scored for Coach Dan Algeo … Under Armour All-America Game … Maxwell Award … Philadelphia Daily News PCL all-decade team … All-America sprinter who holds the Delaware Co. 200m record (21.4) … all-state, all-Delco and all-Catholic League in track.

Personal: Son of Delene Williams.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostKRKR YdsKR TDPRPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
2010Ohio State13122713.50NA810513.11230NANA0004328.00
2011Ohio State990000NA1420514.61540NANA14400000
2012Ohio State121111968.71NA6066911.13380210001822112.30
2013Ohio State14NA44210.50NA6377112.210580NANA000231797.80


2010Ohio State1313300004328.00
2011Ohio State9900014400000
2012Ohio State12112200001822112.30
2013Ohio State14NA000000231797.80