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September 21st, 2011
Local Boy Leaves Lasting Impression

As a senior at Steele High School, Malcolm Brown was touted by many to be the best running-back prospect in the country. Since joining the University of Texas football program this fall, he hasn’t let those supporters down.

The Cibolo, Texas native and true-freshman took the field for his first start against UCLA on Saturday (Sept. 17). He rushed for 110 yards and scored his first career touchdown, pushing the Longhorns past the Bruins 49-20. After carrying the ball 13 yards, Brown earned his first TD on third and three from the UCLA 16. Except for the fact that he lost his shoe during the play – a rookie mistake – Brown’s speed and power make it hard to believe this is his first year playing football at the college level.

Although Brown led the team in rushing during their first game against Rice and carried the ball 14 times for 68 yards against BYU, Longhorn fans were still undecided on where the young player would fit into the line-up. But after rushing the ball 22 times with an average of five yards per carry against the Bruins, it is clear Brown will become UT’s go-to running-back when they face Iowa State on Saturday (Oct. 1).