Travis Brown

Travis Brown

Player Profile


West Covina, Calif.

High School:
Los Altos HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 202

Wide Receiver



Postseason Honors:
1st team all-MWC ('06, '07)


Lobos Cruise to Victory Over Wyoming

New Mexico 20, Wyoming 3


New Mexico at Colorado State

Complete Bio/Career Stats (PDF)


Three-year starter who established himself as one of the finest receivers in UNM and Mountain West Conference history...earned first team all-MWC honors as a junior and senior to become one of just three Lobo WRs to earn first team all-conference honors twice in a career, joining Terance Mathis (1986-87, `89 WAC) and Preston Dennard (1974, `76 WAC)...a complete wide receiver who was smart, polished, ran great routes and became a very sure-handed pass catcher...excellent "football" speed, running as well in pads as he did without...a tough, aggressive player who was not afraid to go across the middle and catch the ball in traffic...also an outstanding downfield blocker...became a key member of the UNM offense after breaking into the WR rotation as a true freshman in 2004...finished his career with a reception in 37 consecutive games, which ranked 2nd all-time at UNM...had a catch in 42 of his 45 career games (35 starts)...3rd all-time at UNM with 182 career receptions (7th MWC)...5th in Lobo history with 2,196 yards (12.0/catch) and tied for 9th with 12 career TD catches...8 career 100-yard receiving games...had 37 plays of 20+ yards in his career (35 receiving, 2 rushing)...also a strong team leader who was voted 2007 offensive team captain, along with fellow WR Marcus Smith.

2007 (SENIOR): First team all-MWC selection who enjoyed a career year as he and fellow first team pick Marcus Smith solidified their place as the Mountain West's premier wide receivers and the greatest tandem in UNM history...ranked 2nd in the MWC, behind Smith, with career-highs of 76 catches and 1,031 receiving yards...averaged 13.6 yards per catch and 79.3 per game (13 starts)...tied for 2nd in the MWC with a career-high 6 TD catches and had a long grab of 63 yards...3 of his TDs came with less than 1 minute to play in the 1st half...tied for the conference lead with 6 100-yard receiving games which tied for 3rd on the MWC single-season list...was a phenomenal blocker, springing a number of long gains with his effort downfield...also had 34 yards rushing on 6 carries, including a 26-yard TD run...20 plays of 20+ yards this year (19 receiving)...41 of his 76 receptions went for 1st downs or TDs.

vs. Nevada (New Mexico Bowl)...Finished his career in style with game-highs of 7 catches for 120 yards, including a 39-yard TD on a 2nd-and-15 play late in the 1st quarter...set the tone early with 4 grabs for 86 yards in the opening period and was over the century mark by halftime...also drew a pass interference penalty.

vs. UNLV...Broke the game open with his 26-yard TD run on a reverse...it was his first rushing TD since his first career score in 2005...also added 6 catches for 39 yards for 65 scrimmage yards.

vs. Colorado State...Just missed the century mark, recording 94 yards on 5 catches...7-yard grab on 3rd-and-6 to set-up the Lobos' first score and had a long gain of 37 yards across the middle.

vs. Air Force...5 grabs for 57 yards, keeping the Lobos' opening TD drive alive with a 17-yard grab on 3rd-and-8 from midfield.

at San Diego State...Sensational performance, recording a game-high 119 yards on 7 receptions...displayed incredible hands throughout the night...outjumped the Aztec CB to snatch a game-tying 25-yard TD in the final seconds of the 1st half...later drew a pass interference penalty to set-up the Lobos' game-winning TD with 15 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter...also had one of the best catches in the MWC this year when he reached back for a pass thrown well behind him and tipped the ball to his opposite hand for a 26-yard gain.

at Wyoming...Tremendous bounce-back game, finishing with 118 yards on 6 catches to lead UNM to a big road win...pulled in a game-breaking 68-yard TD in a steady rain on the 4th play following a 2-hour weather delay...catch was a career-long...first grab was a 17-yarder on 3rd-and-14 to keep a FG drive alive...no drops in the tough conditions.

vs. Sacramento State...Game-high 115 yards on 7 catches, including a 24-yard TD, in just 3 quarters of play...40-yard grab in the 1st quarter...went over 100 yards for the 3rd straight week.

at Arizona...Sensational performance to help spark the Lobos to a landmark road win...career-high 10 catches for 121 yards - the 2nd highest total in his career - and a career-best 2 TDs against one of the most experienced and talented secondary units in the Pac-10, led by All-American CB Antoine Cason...made a number of highlight reel receptions in tight coverage...capped the Lobos' opening drive with a sliding 6-yard TD catch in double coverage on a 3rd down play...gave UNM the lead for good with a pivotal 38-yard TD catch in the back of the end zone with 0:03 left in the 2nd quarter...set the tone with 7 grabs for 86 yards in the 1st half.

vs. New Mexico State...Turned in his 3rd career 100-yard receiving game with 106 yards on his 6 catches, including a long of 46 to set up a 4th quarter FG...5 of his 6 catches went for 1st downs...also had 2 rushes for 10 yards...drew a pass interference penalty to set-up Rodney Ferguson's go-ahead TD plunge in the 4th...made the catch as he was pushed, but officials ruled his foot was out of bounds.

2006 (JUNIOR): Established himself as one of the MWC's premier wide receivers, playing at a consistently high level each week despite catching passes from 3 different starting QBs during the year...earned first team all-MWC honors for the first time in his career after leading the team (2nd MWC) with 64 catches...ranked 3rd in the league with a 867 receiving yards (13.5 avg.), including a long of 52...he and fellow junior Marcus Smith (859) were the second pair of UNM receivers ever to go over 800 yards in the same season and the first duo with 50+ catches since 1990...2 100-yard receiving games on the year...was one of the top WRs in conference play, ranking 2nd in the league with 40 receptions (5/game) and 571 yards (71.4/game) in 8 MWC games...displayed excellent hands throughout the season, making tough catches across the middle, in traffic and picking up key first downs in critical situations...career-high 4 TD catches, all coming in the final 5 regular season games of the year, and dropped just two passes all year.

New Mexico Bowl (vs. San Jose State)...Led the team with 83 yards on 7 catches, including a long of 26...was matched up against the Spartans' All-American cornerback, Dwight Lowery, most of the afternoon...had 5 catches for 68 yards in the fourth quarter.

at No. 23 BYU...Caught 6 passes for a game-high 116 yards against the MWC champions...had his speed on display on a pair of long catch-and-runs...picked up 31 yards to convert a 3rd-and-7 play in the 1st quarter and later took a short hitch pass 35 yards for a TD to open the 3rd quarter...also had a 15-yard catch on 3rd-and-12 late in the game.

at Colorado State...Had 3 receptions for 56 yards, all leading to UNM scores...pulled in a 35-yard TD on the 2nd play of the 4th quarter to cut the Ram lead to 19-17.

vs. Utah...Recorded 9 catches for a career-high 154 yards, including his first TD of the season, to help lead a sensational offensive performance against a tough defense...came up big when his team needed him most with 5 receptions for 59 yards in the 4th quarter, including a 21-yard grab against All-American Eric Weddle...also got behind Weddle and forced him into a pass interference penalty on a critical 4th-and-2 play from the Utah 33...scored on a 5-yard catch 4 plays later to give UNM the lead early in the 4th...long reception of 40 yards on a 3rd-and-15 play in the 1st quarter from the UNM 12...Lobos' scored their first TD 2 plays later...also did an outstanding job of downfield blocking throughout the night, clearing the way for several long gains.

at UNLV...Team-high 5 receptions for 58 yards and did a tremendous job of making big catches for rookie Donovan Porterie who was making his first career start at QB...converted a 3rd-and-3 play to keep a 1st quarter TD drive alive and had a 7-yard grab on 3rd-and-6 to set up a late 4th quarter FG...long catch of 37 yards on a flea-flicker to set up a 1st quarter TD.

vs. Wyoming...Game-high 59 yards on 3 catches against one of the nation's top pass defenses...had a 21-yard reception on a 3rd-and-15 play to keep the Lobos' TD drive alive in the 1st quarter...later made a sliding 35-yard grab in tight coverage down the sideline.

at Air Force...7 receptions for 89 yards, including 3 for 52 in the 4th quarter...pulled in a 25-yard sideline pass, dragging both feet in bounds, on a 4th-and-16 play...had another 25-yard gain on a 4th-and-2 play late in the game...4 catches were good for first downs.

vs. Missouri...Did a nice job against the Tigers' big, experienced DBs, catching 6 passes for 54 yards...absorbed several big hits, but caught everything thrown his way...also delivered a fierce crack block on a Tiger defender to spring a long gain by TE John Mulchrone.

at New Mexico State...Made 3 tough catches for 40 yards, including a sliding 30-yard grab in the second quarter to set up a Lobo TD.

vs. Portland State...6 receptions for 93 yards, including a career-long catch of 52 yards in the fourth quarter.

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Lobos' second-leading receiver, starting 10 of 11 games at the slot WR spot...emerged as a solid possession receiver and productive ball-carrier...many of his catches came from inside shovel passes...35 receptions for 245 yards (7.0 avg.), including a long of 34 and 2 TD grabs...receiving numbers were the most by a UNM sophomore since 2001 when Dwight Counter had 43 catches for 774 yards...also rushed for a career-high 153 yards (7.7 avg.) on 20 carries, including a 16-yard TD and long of 20...was thrown for a rushing loss only once all year...proved to be a surprisingly strong run-blocker for his size, recording 32 knockdowns cutting down defenders on the perimeter.

vs. Air Force...Led the team with a season-high 6 receptions for 62 yards, also a season-high...all his catches came on downfield pass routes...had an 11-yard TD reception...5 grabs for 42 yards in the 4th quarter...took a hit across the middle, but held on for a long gain of 20 yards in the 1st...also added 8 KD blocks.

at San Diego State...Recorded 44 all-purpose yards...caught 6 passes, including several shovel passes, for 29 yards and also had 15 yards rushing on 2 carries...opened the Lobo scoring with his first career TD reception, a 17-yard strike from Kole McKamey.

vs. BYU...Racked up 67 all-purpose yards, including 59 on 6 rushing attempts...scored his first career TD on a 16-yard option run in the first quarter...also grabbed a pair of passes for 8 yards and had 5 knockdowns in 65 plays.

at TCU...Played virtually the entire game, logging a season-high 79 plays...caught 4 balls for a career-high 34 yards (8.5 avg.), including first down gains on a pair of 3rd-and-6 plays, one of which set up the Lobos' first TD of the game...also ripped off a 15-yard run on a 3rd-and-5 play, setting up the game-tying score midway through the 3rd quarter...finished with 2 rushes for 19 yards...did a tremendous job of blocking as well, recording 6 knockdown blocks.

vs. UNLV...Nearly matched his 9-game reception total from 2004 in one game, notching 6 catches for 25 yards in the season-opener...two catches went for 1st downs.

2004 (TRUE FRESHMAN): Played in 9 games, with 2 starts, and saw his role in the offense increase throughout the year...7 catches for 49 yards (7.0 avg.)...recorded his first career catch for a 5-yard gain late in the 1st quarter at New Mexico State...showed no signs of intimidation making his way back onto the field after he drove the tackler into the heart of the Aggie bench area...made his first career start and caught 2 passes for 21 yards vs. San Diego State...had a season-long 18-yard reception down the right sideline on a 3rd-and-17 play in the 3rd quarter.


A 2004 graduate of Los Altos HS...led his team to consecutive CIF Southern Section titles...the Conquerors were 14-0 in 2003 and 13-1 in 2002...first team all-conference as a senior when he caught 38 passes for 680 yards and 7 TDs...two-year starter for head coach Greg Gano (GAY-no)...clocked at 4.5 in the 40 and he was considered the fastest athlete in school...best track times were 10.6 (100 meters), 21.7 (200) and 48.0 (400)...a three-year letterman in basketball... Honor Roll all four years...a 3.2 cumulative GPA.


Born July 26, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn...age is 21...full name is Travis VaShon Brown...son of Angela Brown...credits his mother with having a major influence in his life as a single parent...Angela never missed a game or a meet...majored is University Studies.


Receptions: 10, at Arizona (9/15/07)
Receiving Yards: 154, vs. Utah (10/19/06)
Receiving TDs: 2, at Arizona (9/15/07)
Longest Catch: 63 (TD), at Wyoming (10/13/07)
100 yards Receiving: 8 times