He grabbed Willy Korn's screen pass near the Clemson sideline and finished on the Coastal Carolina sideline with a key block from Marquan Jones to spring him into the end zone. The touchdown was one of four third quarter touchdowns that propelled the Tigers to a 49-3 win over the Chanticleers.
"We've seen that. The kid is electric. He's a raw player and is still learning," Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney said of Brown.
Before the play, Brown thought it was supposed to go the outside. Then he saw the linemen going to the left (towards the inside).
"It was kind of a misinterpretation of the signals. It was designed to go to the left," he said. "I just knew I had to cut back and I saw all my players with opportunities to make big time blocks."
The catch and run adds to Brown's confidence that grows each time he sees the field on game day.
"It's just them throwing me in there. If I make a mistake, I make a mistake. I need to learn from it," he said.
Before the touchdown catch, Coastal Carolina cornerback Josh Norman won a jump ball over Brown. Brown said it was a good throw by Kyle Parker--one that Brown said he should have caught.
"It was already bad enough that I miss timed the jump. I actually slipped on the ground," he said. "That's a tough break. We're taught that either we catch it, or nobody catches it."
In a game that he referred to as his "Super Bowl," Brown was ready to make another play when given the chance.
"I wanted to have my very best game. I was fortunate enough to make a play," he said.
Swinney believes there's plenty more to come from Brown, who red-shirted as a freshman last year.
"It was good to see him get in there and make a play for us today. He is going to be a great player here. There's no doubt about it," Swinney said.
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