After a pair of 1,000-yard seasons, two Big 12 Championships and two College Football Playoff appearances, Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marquise Brown has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Forever a Sooner ! #CALLGOD pic.twitter.com/r704vHoARS— Marquise Hollywood Brown (@Primetime_jet) January 2, 2019
The Hollywood, Fla. native, College of the Canyons product and cousin of Antonio Brown has captivated Oklahoma fans — and college football fans in general — since breaking out midway through the 2017 season. It was during this breakout performance (at Kansas State in 2017) that FOX’s Gus Johnson first gave him the name “Hollywood”, a moniker that has been as iconic as any in recent OU history.
Despite starting in only eight games as a sophomore, Brown ended up leading the team in receiving yards with 1,095 in 2017. His blazing speed made him the most dangerous big-play threat in a offense that certainly had no shortage of those.
Brown followed it up with a full season of highlight-reel moments in 2018, amassing 75 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns in spite of having to deal with various ailments throughout the campaign. He is now considered a first-round pick by NFL Draft analysts, and there seems to be little doubt that he should become yet another recent Sooner skill-position player to make a mark at the next level.
Plenty of entertaining and likable players have come through Norman in recent years,but few have endeared themselves to the OU fan base quite as much as Hollywood has over the past two seasons. His gold grill, infectious personality and, of course, those wheels make him a legend in these parts.
Go kill it in the NFL, Hollywood!