Antonio Brown played college football at Central Michigan University, where he earned All-American honors in 2008 and 2009 as a punt returner.
109 Facts About Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown amassed more receptions than any other player in the league from his rookie season in 2010 through 2018.
Antonio Brown is the current chair president of Kanye West's sports fashion line Donda Sports.
Antonio Brown finished his rookie season with 16 receptions for 167 yards in ten games.
In 2019, Antonio Brown was traded to the Oakland Raiders, who then made him the highest-paid receiver in the league.
Antonio Brown signed with the New England Patriots shortly thereafter but was cut after appearing in just one game.
Antonio Brown was released near the end of the 2021 season after stripping off his uniform and running off of the field during a game against the New York Jets.
Antonio Brown is the son of retired Arena Football League star "Touchdown" Eddie Antonio Brown, who was named the best player in the league's history in 2006, and Adrianne Moss.
Eddie Antonio Brown played wide receiver for the Albany Firebirds and collegiate football for Louisiana Tech.
Antonio Brown attended Miami Norland High School in Miami, Florida, where he played football.
In football, Antonio Brown played running back, quarterback, wide receiver, and punt returner for the Vikings.
Antonio Brown was a two-time Class 6A all-state selection and was named North Athlete of the Year at 2005 Miami-Dade Gridiron Classic.
Antonio Brown then began reaching out to wide receivers coach Butch Jones at West Virginia, since he had been highly recruited by him.
Antonio Brown attended and played college football for Central Michigan from 2007 to 2009.
Antonio Brown began attending Central Michigan in 2007 after wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni told him he could fly to Michigan and try out for the team as a walk-on wide receiver.
Antonio Brown had difficulty adjusting to the college lifestyle, and being on time for meetings and practice.
Antonio Brown played well enough to win the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year and was All-Conference as a returner.
Antonio Brown started every game during his sophomore season in 2008.
Antonio Brown finished 2009 with single-season bests of 110 receptions, 1,198 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns.
Antonio Brown was ranked as the 37th best wide receiver by NFLDraftScout.
Antonio Brown participated at Central Michigan's Pro Day and decided to try to improve on his 10,20, and 40-yard dash times after being unsatisfied with the numbers he clocked at the combine.
Antonio Brown was able to improve his time in all three categories.
Antonio Brown was the 22nd of 27 wide receivers selected in the draft, and the second by the Pittsburgh Steelers behind Emmanuel Sanders.
Antonio Brown entered training camp competing with Emmanuel Sanders, Tyler Grisham, Stefan Logan, Isaiah Williams, and Brandon Logan to be the Steelers' backup wide receivers.
Antonio Brown was named the Steelers' fifth wide receiver on their depth chart, behind veterans Hines Ward, Mike Wallace, Antwaan Randle El, and Arnaz Battle.
Antonio Brown became the first player since Steve Smith Sr.
Antonio Brown finished his rookie season with 16 receptions for 167 yards in ten games.
On January 15,2011, Antonio Brown appeared in his first postseason game and caught a 58-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to set up the game-winning touchdown.
Antonio Brown entered training camp competing with Emmanuel Sanders, Arnaz Battle, Limas Sweed, and Jerricho Cotchery to be the Steelers' third wide receiver after the departure of Antwaan Randle El.
Antonio Brown won the competition and was named the third wide receiver on the depth chart behind Hines Ward and Mike Wallace.
Antonio Brown was named the starting kick returner and punt returner.
The punt return for a touchdown was the first in his career and Antonio Brown was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance.
Antonio Brown finished the season with 69 receptions for 1,108 yards and two touchdown receptions in 16 games and three starts.
Antonio Brown became the first player in NFL history to have more than 1,000 yards receiving and returning in the same year.
Antonio Brown finished the 2012 season with 66 receptions for 787 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games and ten starts.
Antonio Brown entered the 2013 regular season as one of the Steelers' starting wide receivers with Emmanuel Sanders.
On December 22, in Week 16, Antonio Brown broke Yancey Thigpen's single-season team record of 1,398 receiving yards set in 1997.
Antonio Brown became the second player in franchise history to amass at least 100 receptions in a season, joining former teammate Hines Ward.
Antonio Brown finished the 2013 season with 110 receptions for 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns.
On December 27,2013, Antonio Brown was selected for the Pro Bowl as a receiver and a punt returner.
On January 3,2014, Antonio Brown was named to the AP All-Pro team for the first time in his career.
Antonio Brown was ranked 23rd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.
Antonio Brown later apologized for the kick, calling it an accident.
In 2014, Antonio Brown led the NFL in receptions, receiving yards, and was tied for second in touchdowns ; all three were new team records.
Antonio Brown became the first Steeler to lead the league in receiving yards since Roy Jefferson in 1968.
Antonio Brown was ranked eighth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.
Antonio Brown moved past Steelers' legend Lynn Swann on the all-time list as well.
Antonio Brown's 284 receiving yards broke Keenan McCardell's mark of 232 for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1996 for most receiving yards in a game without a receiving touchdown.
Antonio Brown was flagged on the play for excessive celebration.
Antonio Brown set the record for most receptions in a two-year span with 265 from 2014 to 2015; and most receptions in a three-year span with 375 from 2013 to 2015.
The Steelers opened postseason play with a Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and late in the fourth quarter, Antonio Brown left the contest with a concussion after taking a hit from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
Antonio Brown was named to his third consecutive and fourth career Pro Bowl, his second first-team All-Pro, and was ranked as the top wide receiver and the fourth best player on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
Antonio Brown finished the regular season with 106 receptions for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns in 15 games.
Antonio Brown was named First-team All-Pro for the third consecutive time.
Antonio Brown had been paid $244,000 by Facebook before the season to "create content" for live channels.
On February 27,2017, Antonio Brown signed a new five-year contract with the Steelers through the 2021 season.
Antonio Brown's 182 receiving yards led all NFL receivers for the season opening week.
Antonio Brown joined John Stallworth as the only Steelers player with two career games with at least three receiving touchdowns.
Antonio Brown became the fifth player since the 1970 merger with four games with at least 150 receiving yards in the first 12 weeks of a season.
Antonio Brown finished the 2017 season with a league-leading 1,533 receiving yards.
Antonio Brown became the first player in Steelers franchise history to lead the league in receiving yards twice.
Antonio Brown finished fifth in the league with 101 receptions and tied for fourth in the league with nine touchdown receptions.
Antonio Brown was named to his sixth Pro Bowl, and was named first-team All-Pro as a unanimous selection.
Antonio Brown was ranked the second best player, as well as the best wide receiver, by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
On July 18,2018, Antonio Brown was announced as the cover athlete for Madden NFL 19.
Antonio Brown achieved the milestone in 116 career games; only two NFL players have reached the mark in fewer games.
Antonio Brown was a victim of a dirty hit from Vontaze Burfict in the game.
Antonio Brown was ranked 7th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.
Antonio Brown's injury forced him to miss 10 out of 11 training camp practices with the Raiders.
Antonio Brown eventually found a replacement for his old helmet, but it did not meet the NFL's standards.
On September 4, Antonio Brown chose to wear the Xenith Shadow helmet for the 2019 season.
Antonio Brown posted the letter of his fines on Instagram, a move that was scrutinized around the league.
Antonio Brown was released by the Raiders later that day, just hours before his 2019 salary would have become guaranteed.
On September 7,2019, the same day he was released by the Raiders, Antonio Brown agreed to a one-year contract with the New England Patriots worth up to $15 million, with a $9 million signing bonus.
Antonio Brown posted on Twitter that he was retiring from the NFL on September 22,2019, but changed his mind four days later.
On July 31,2020, Antonio Brown was suspended for the first eight weeks of the 2020 NFL season for multiple violations of the league's personal-conduct policy.
Antonio Brown was reunited with Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach Bruce Arians who was previously his offensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Antonio Brown was reinstated from suspension and the team activated him on November 3,2020.
The next day on November 16,2020, it was reported that Antonio Brown destroyed a security camera and threw a bicycle at a security guard at his home on October 15,2020.
Antonio Brown sustained a knee injury during the team's Divisional Round win at the New Orleans Saints, and did not play in the team's NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
In Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs, Antonio Brown scored the third touchdown of the game, a one-yard reception from Tom Brady, with six seconds left in the first half.
Antonio Brown missed the Week 3 game against the Los Angeles Rams because he was still on the list.
On December 2,2021, Antonio Brown was suspended for three games by the NFL for violating the league's COVID-19 protocols by misrepresenting his vaccination status.
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said in a postgame press conference that Antonio Brown "is no longer a Buc".
Antonio Brown was officially released on January 6,2022, and passed through veterans waivers two days later without a team claiming him.
Antonio Brown finished the season with 42 catches, 545 yards, and four touchdowns in seven games played.
On March 2,2023, Antonio Brown announced his retirement from professional football.
Antonio Brown unretired from professional football on April 28,2023.
On March 2,2023, Antonio Brown joined the ownership group for the Albany Empire.
On May 3,2023, Brown's representatives told the Times Union, a newspaper in Albany, that Brown has no personal ownership or control over the Empire, and that the team is actually owned by Antonio El-Allah Express Trust Enterprise, which is owned by a foreign citizen named Antonio El-Allah.
Media outlets disputed Antonio Brown's self-reference as a "foreign national", since both of his parents are US citizens, and he was born and raised in Miami.
On March 8,2016, Antonio Brown was announced as one of the celebrities who competed on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars.
On January 2,2019, Antonio Brown took part on the first season of The Masked Singer as "Hippo" where he sang "My Prerogative" by Bobby Antonio Brown.
In January 2020, Antonio Brown began releasing music under his initials AB; his debut single was "Whole Lotta Money".
Since February 2022, Antonio Brown has been the president of Kanye West's sports fashion line which is part of West's creative content company Donda Sports.
Antonio Brown is the father of four sons and two daughters.
Antonio Brown has three sons and a daughter with Chelsie Kyriss, and two other children by two other women.
In September 2019, Antonio Brown re-enrolled for online classes at his alma mater, Central Michigan University.
Antonio Brown is the cousin of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Antonio Brown, who was drafted in 2019, as well as former wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins.
Antonio Brown was later sued for the April incident, and reached a settlement with the family of the child in April 2019.
In February 2019, a judge ruled him guilty of reckless driving in the speeding incident, and Antonio Brown received a fine.
Separately, Victor Prisk, a Pittsburgh-based doctor, with whom Antonio Brown worked while with the Steelers, sued Antonio Brown for "farting in his face" and $11,500 in unpaid fees in 2018.
Glenn Holt, working as Antonio Brown's trainer was arrested, while a warrant for Antonio Brown's arrest was issued a day later with a felony charge of battery and burglary.
Antonio Brown was officially charged with felony burglary of a vehicle, misdemeanor battery, and misdemeanor criminal mischief on March 20,2020.
On June 12,2020, Antonio Brown pleaded no contest to the felony battery and burglary charges and received two years of probation.
Antonio Brown was ordered to undergo 100 hours of community service, a 13-week anger management counseling program, and a psychological evaluation.
On October 1,2022, Antonio Brown encountered further controversy after it was reported that he exposed himself to a woman at the Armani Hotel in Dubai.
The alleged incident occurred on May 14,2022, with Antonio Brown exposing himself and becoming physical with a female guest in a pool.
Antonio Brown's attorney claimed that he paid over $30,000 in child support after the arrest warrant was issued and that the matter was cleared up.