Keith Browner Jr. (born April 7, 1988) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He signed with Houston Texans in 2012. He played college football at University of California, Berkeley.
High school years
Browner Jr. attended Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California. Browner Jr. was selected to the SuperPrep All-Far West team. Browner Jr. was ranked as the No. 22 prospect among defensive ends and also was ranked as the 78th prospect among defensive ends in the state of California according to Rivals.com. He was ranked as the 44th defensive end by scout.com.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Keith Browner Jr. |
|Los Angeles, California||Dorsey High School||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||275 lb (125 kg)||4.6||Dec 2, 2005|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 44 (DE) Rivals: 28 (DE), 78 (CAL)|
He played college football at California. He finished college with 37 tackles, 4 Sacks, 4 pass deflection and 2 forced fumbles.
In 2012, Browner Jr. signed with the Houston Texans. On August 31, He was released. On October 29, 2012, He was signed to the practice squad. He was signed to the 53-man active squad of the Houston Texans on December 12, 2014.
Browner signed a futures contract with the Chicago Bears on January 11, 2016. On August 28, 2016, Browner was waived by the Bears.
He is the son of former NFL linebacker Keith Browner and the nephew of former NFL defensive end Ross Browner and former six time Pro Bowl safety Joey Browner who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1983-1991 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1992. He is the cousin of Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive tackle Max Starks. Keith founded a nonprofit organization, Kreating the Dream Living Beyond Foundation that is geared towards mentoring minority youth males being raised in a female head-of-household environment.