Former Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown sets Eagles’ single-season receiving yards record
Former Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown has made his presence immediately felt in his first season with the Philadelphia Eagles.
On Sunday, Brown, who was traded from the Tennessee Titans in last year’s draft, stamped his name into the Eagles’ record books as he set the single-season mark for receiving yards (1,496) in Philadelphia’s 22-16 win over the Giants.
Brown needed just nine yards entering Sunday’s game to break the record. He quickly got that — and more — on the first offensive play of the game as he caught a 35-yard pass from Jalen Hurts.
Hurts to AJ Brown on the first play of the game. All is well in Philly.
AJ Brown now holds the Eagles single season receiving record! pic.twitter.com/GvlIHPYi9l
— Shane Haff (@HAFFnHAFF_TPL) January 8, 2023
He passes Hall of Famer Mike Quick who set the previous franchise record with 1,409 yards in 1983. Quick was actually in attendance for the game as he is a color analyst for a local station in Philly.
Brown explained what the accomplishment means to him.
“For me to do it the first year, it means the world,” Brown told Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “I told Mike thank you for everything he has done for the game.”
AJ Brown wearing a Mike Quick jersey after passing him as the Eagles franchise leader for receiving yards in a season.
Real recognize real. pic.twitter.com/1NtJSyeEQj
— Barstool Philly (@BarstoolPhilly) January 9, 2023
The former Ole Miss star finished the game against the Giants with four catches for 95 yards and also set a career high in receptions (88) and tied his high in touchdowns with 11.
Brown and the Eagles finish the regular season with a record of 14-3 and lock up the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.