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100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 24 LD Brown



The latest feature in our 100 Days of Summer stars a speedy freshman who’s poised to turn some heads this fall.

How he got to OSU

After battling through an injury-riddled junior season, Brown rushed for 801 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior for Desoto High School (Texas). He chose Oklahoma State over offers from Arizona State, Oregon and SMU at the nudging of former running backs coach Marcus Arroyo.

What he’s done in Stillwater

Brown came in with Justice Hill last season but the coaching staff thought a redshirt year would benefit the 5-foot-8 speedster. It looks like it worked. In his year-plus under Rob Glass and Co., Brown has added over 20 pounds and is listed at 193 in Oklahoma State’s media guide.

Role in 2017

One of Mike Gundy’s more important remaining tasks for fall camp is filling out his running back depth chart. Behind 2016 Freshman All-American Justice Hill, there appears to be a fairly wide-open competition.

Mike Gundy addressed the backup running back search and Brown specifically during his Media Day press conference.

“I like the improvement that LD’s made,” Gundy said. “LD has been a pretty good runner and at times has been successful. He needs to take care of the ball and prove to us that he can take care of the ball.”

If he can shore up that ball security issue, Brown has the speed and elusiveness to be a playmaking scatback. He’s also seen time as a return man throughout spring and fall practices.

Noteworthy stats and highlights

Clocked at a sub-4.40 40-yard dash in high school. Rushed for 801 yards on 7.6 yards per carry during his senior year at Desoto.

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