Aztecs’ Brown ready to roll

Published: July 27, 2010, 6:05 pm, by admin

San Diego State senior receiver Vincent Brown said Tuesday he has no lingering effects from the thumb injury that sidelined him for the second half of last season.

“I’m back, 100 percent, ready to go,” Brown said.

Brown, who was named to the preseason All-Mountain West Conference team, grabbed 45 passes for 778 yards and six touchdowns in the first half of last season.

A healthy Brown should be part of one of the league’s top passing units. He’ll be joined by receiver DeMarco Sampson (who caught 62 passes for 851 yards and eight touchdowns last season), tight end Alston Umuolo (also a preseason All-MWC selection) and quarterback Ryan Lindley (3,054 passing yards, 23 touchdown passes last season).

Brown had to sit and watch the Aztecs collapse late last season. They split their first eight games and, at 4-4, were in position to reach a bowl game. Instead, they lost their last four games of the season.

“The way we finished last year was unacceptable,” San Diego State coach Brady Hoke said.