On Brown: Elite hitter who focused entirely on baseball for the first time this past summer and fall ... practiced year-round on the diamond after opting out of playing his final year of football for UCF after playing three years on the gridiron ... strong, powerful player with good speed on the bases ... line-drive hitter who is beginning to show his power potential ... one of the top offensive players in school history ... an All-America and conference player of the year candidate ... ranks fifth in UCF history with 158 career RBI ... seventh in the career annals in hits (224) and first in sacrifice flies (23).
As a Junior (2004): First team all-conference selection in the A-Sun ... A-Sun All-Tournament selection ... also garnered all-regional team honors at the Tallahassee regional ... led team in batting with a .373 batting average ... started all 65 games he played in ... ranked sixth in school history with 68 RBI ... also collected 11 doubles, three triples and five home runs in 2004 ... started both games of the Florida International series (Feb. 7-8) ... drove in a run in the series opener (Feb. 7) ... scored two runs in the FIU series finale ... two hits and two RBI in the LSU series (Feb. 13-15) ... drove in the game-winning run in the 10th inning to secure the 6-5 victory over #2 LSU in the series finale (Feb. 15) ... 2-for-4 with two stolen bases, RBI and run scored at Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 17) ... led team with .455 batting average in Utah series (Feb. 20-22) ... recorded two multi-hit games in the series ... garnered A-Sun Player of the Week honors for the week of March 1 after hitting .500 in the Monmouth series ... led UCF with six RBI in the three-game series vs. the Hawks ... 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and RBI in the series finale vs. Monmouth (Feb. 29) ... 1-for-2 with a RBI and run scored at Lipscomb (Mar. 5) ... 2-for-4 with two RBI in series opener vs. Gardner-Webb (Mar. 12) ... drove in four runs in the GWU series ... 1-for-3 with two RBI, two runs and two stolen bases vs. Wagner (Mar. 15) ... 2-for-3 with two RBI at Campbell (Mar. 20) ... 2-for-5 with a run scored at Bethune-Cookman (Mar. 23) ... 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBI in game one of the Stetson series (Mar. 26) ... 1-for-2 with a run and two RBI in the second game vs. Stetson (Mar. 27) ... hit first home run since May 17, 2002 vs. Mercer with two-run shot vs. Bethune-Cookman (Mar. 30) ... also scored two runs vs. the Wildcats ... named A-Sun Player-of-the-Week for April 5 after big weekend at Jacksonville ... scored three runs in the series opener at JU (Apr. 3) ... 3-for-4 with three-run home run and career-high six RBI in game two of the JU series (Apr. 3) ... 2-for-5 with two RBI, two runs and a two-run homer in series finale vs. the Dolphins (Apr. 4) ... tied career-high with four hits vs. Bethune-Cookman (Apr. 6) ... 4-for-4 with two-run home run at No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Apr. 10) ... also drove in three runs and scored three times vs. the Owls ... 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. Belmont (Apr. 17) ... 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. USF (Apr. 20) ... 3-for-4 with two runs and a RBI in series finale vs. Troy State (May 2) ... recorded 200th career with a two-run triple vs. USF (May 4) ... 3-for-4 in the game vs. the Bulls ... hit .400 in three games vs. Mercer (May 14-15) ... 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in the series finale vs. the Bears (May 15) ... 2-for-5 with one RBI at Georgia State (May 21) ... named to A-Sun All-Tournament Team (May 26-28) ... 1-for-3 with two RBI in A-Sun Tournament vs. Campbell (May 26) ... 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs vs. Gardner-Webb (May 27) ... 2-for-5 with run scored and RBI vs. Troy State (May 28) ... collected seven hits and five RBI in five games in NCAA Regional play at Florida State (June 4-6).
As a Sophomore (2003): Started 53 of the 54 games he played in ... hit .289 with 34 RBI ... nine doubles and was hit by a pitch 11 times ... drove in two runs in the Western Kentucky series (Feb. 14-16) ... 2-for-4 including a double and run scored at Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 18) ... started to come out of an early-season slump vs. Monmouth (Feb. 28-Mar. 2) ... hit .357 for the four-game series with a double and three RBI ... raised his average 57 points after the Monmouth series ... 2-for-5 with a run scored vs. Bethune-Cookman (Mar. 5) ... 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI in the 7-0 win over Pace (Mar. 10) ... extended his hitting streak to eight games with a single vs. Toledo (Mar. 11) ... 3-for-3 with three runs scored vs. Pace (Gm. 1/Mar. 13) to extend hitting streak to nine games ... had 11-game hitting streak snapped in the series finale vs. Georgia State (Mar. 15) ... hit .375 for the series vs. the Panthers with two RBI ... hit .417 in three games at Samford (Mar. 21-22) ... drove in six runs in three games with the Bulldogs while also scoring a pair ... made first career start at first base vs. Jacksonville State (Mar. 28) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in the series finale vs. the Gamecocks (Mar. 29) ... 1-for-4 with a RBI at South Florida (Apr. 1) ... scored four runs and hit .364 for the series vs. Campbell (Apr. 4-5) ... tied a career-high with three runs scored including the game-winner vs. Campbell (Apr. 4) ... UCF had trailed 9-0 in the eighth inning vs. the Camels before coming all the way back to win 10-9 in 12 innings ... drove in two runs in the series opener at Belmont (Apr. 11) ... 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in game three of the Belmont series (Apr. 12) ... in six career games vs. Belmont, Brown has driven in 11 runs ... extended hitting streak to 11 games with three hits vs. South Florida (Apr. 15) ... also scored two runs vs. the Bulls ... 1-for-4 with two RBI vs. #15 Florida Atlantic (Apr. 18) ... 0-for-3 in second game of FAU series (Apr. 19), snapping season-best 12-game hitting streak ... 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman (Apr. 22) ... scored two runs and drove in a pair in the Stetson series (May 10-11) ... hit .364 in the Jacksonville series (May 16-17) with two RBI.
As a Freshman (2002): Named to the Collegiate Baseball News Freshman All-American team ... a second-team Baseball America Freshman All-American ... 2002 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year ... also the only freshman to be named to the 2002 Atlantic Sun First-Team ... finished the season second in the A-Sun with a .397 batting average ... led UCF with 56 RBI and 111 total bases ... went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in collegiate debut at Florida International (2/2) ... finished 2-for-4 at Bethune-Cookman (2/5) ... went 1-for-3 with a two- RBI single at La.-Lafayette (2/16) ... followed with a 2-for-4 game vs. the Cajuns with an RBI, the go-ahead RBI in the 10th inning against ULL (2/17) ... singled in the winning run in the eleventh inning against Vanderbilt with a shot to right field (3/8) ... went 3-for-6 with one RBI, two runs scored and two walks in the doubleheader against Siena ... was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored against Bethune (3/19) ... was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in game one vs. JSU (3/22) ... finished 3-for-5 with a double and a RBI against Bethune-Cookman (3/27) ... became the first UCF athlete to hit a home run and score a touchdown in the same academic year when he crushed a homer vs. Samford (3/29) ... went 7-for-11 at the plate with three runs scored and six RBIs, had back-to-back three RBI games against Samford (3/29-30) ... named the A-Sun's Player of the Week for his efforts against Bethune-Cookman and Samford ... was 8-for-11 at the plate in the Campbell series with three RBI and two runs scored ... won A-Sun Player of the Week with his 10-RBI performance vs. Belmont and South Florida in which he batted over .500 and had three three-RBI games, seven of his RBIs came against the Belmont pitchers (4/12-13) ... scored three runs in the series opener vs. Stetson (4/27) ... 3-for-5 with three RBIs in the opener at Florida Atlantic (5/3) ... finished 8-for-14 with three doubles and six runs in the Georgia State series ... 2-for-3 with a home run in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Mercer (5/17) ... collected two more hits in the series finale vs. Mercer (5/18) ... drove in five runs in four games at the A-Sun Championships ... totaled four hits in three games in the NCAA Championships vs. South Florida and Florida State.
Prior to UCF: Prepped for Tim Sims at Brooksville Hernando ... a four-year letterwinner in baseball and football, while earning two letters in basketball ... hammered out 15 home runs during senior year ... four-year all-conference and three-year all-state member ... named first team all-state as a junior and senior ... named all-district player-of-the-year senior year in football ... rushed for 1,031 yards and made 130 tackles on defense ... helped summer team win Dixie World Series in 2000 ... member of the National Honor Society and a two-year academic all-conference selection.
Personal: Willie Dee Brown was born Oct. 21, 1982 in Brooksville, Fla. ... son of the late Jerome Brown, Lasonya and Scotty Scrivens ... father Jerome was an All-Pro defensive lineman with the Philadelphia Eagles ... has two brothers, D.J., and Scotty, and two sisters Laporche and Scottisha ... also recruited by Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee ... a criminal justice major.