Tarell Brown was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on July 27, 2015 ... Originally drafted by San Francisco in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft ... Signed by Oakland as an unrestricted free agent from San Francisco (3/14/14).
- Suffered setbacks with a foot injury and was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve prior to the Week 6 game at Indianapolis.
- Recorded six tackles, four solo, in the win at Dallas (10/11).
- Was active but did not play in the win vs. Jacksonville (9/27).
- Starter at right cornerback through the first two weeks of the season.
- Posted four tackles, three solo, in the win at Buffalo (9/20).
- Made his Patriots debut in the win vs. Pittsburgh (9/10), starting at right cornerback.
2014 (14/14 – Oakland)
- Started all 14 games he played in and posted 54 tackles and four passes defensed.
- Suffered a foot injury late in the season and was placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 20, missing the final two games of the regular season.
2013 (13/10, 3/3 – San Francisco)
- Played in 13 regular-season games with 10 starts and finished with 32 tackles and 10 passes defensed. Also posted the first two fumble recoveries of his career.
- Started all three playoff contests and posted nine tackles and one pass defensed.
- Was inactive for three games due to a rib injury.
- Made one tackle and recovered his first career fumble in the season opener vs. Green Bay (9/8).
2012 (16/16, 3/3 – San Francisco)
- Started all 16 regular-season games and accumulated a career-high 56 tackles, two interceptions and 14 passes defensed.
- Started all three postseason games and totaled 12 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
- Blocked a field-goal attempt vs. N.Y. Giants (10/14), marking his first career blocked FG and the first by the 49ers since 2009.
- Registered a career-high six passes defensed at Arizona (10/29), the most passes defensed in the NFL that season.
- Intercepted Aaron Rodgers, marking his second career postseason interception, which he returned 39 yards to set up a 49ers TD vs. Green Bay in the Divisional Playoff.
- Stripped Ray Rice and recovered the loose ball in Super Bowl XLVII vs. Baltimore (2/3), marking his first career postseason forced fumble and recovery.
2011 (16/16, 2/2 – San Francisco)
- Started all 16 regular-season games and set career highs in interceptions (4) and passes defensed (15), while adding 40 tackles.
- Started both playoff games and compiled nine tackles, one interception and three passes defensed.
- Recorded interceptions in back-to-back games at Arizona (12/11) and vs. Pittsburgh (12/19).
- Recorded the first multi-interception game of his career at St. Louis (1/1).
- Recorded one interception and two passes defensed in the NFC Divisional round victory vs. New Orleans (1/14).
2010 (15/0 – San Francisco)
- Appeared in 15 games, contributing 24 tackles on defense, one interception he returned for a touchdown and five passes defensed. Also added 18 special teams tackles.
- Recorded the first touchdown of his career vs. Arizona (1/2), returning an interception 62 yards for a score.
2009 (16/4 – San Francisco)
- Played in all 16 games with four starts and recorded 30 tackles, two interceptions and eight passes defensed. Added 16 special teams tackles.
- Posted his first interception of the season vs. Chicago (11/12), picking off Jay Cutler and returning it 51 yards to set up at 49ers touchdown.
- Registered a career-high nine tackles at Green Bay (11/22).
2008 (15/1 – San Francisco)
- Played in 15 games with one start and posted 16 tackles, two interceptions and three passes defensed. Also notched 16 special teams tackles.
- Saw action at nickelback due to injures vs. Detroit (9/21) and tallied his first career interception.
- Made his first career start at Arizona (11/10) and posted six tackles.
2007 (9/0 – San Francisco)
- Appeared in nine games, primarily on special teams and contributed four special teams tackles.
- Was the recipient of the 49ers’ Thomas Herrion Award, honoring the rookie or first-year player who has taken advantage of every opportunity, turned it into a positive and made their dreams come true.
- Played in 47 career games (35 starts) at Texas, finishing with 169 tackles, three interceptions, one sack, one fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and 20 passes defensed. Also amassed 315 yards on 17 kickoff returns.
- As part of Texas’ 2005-06 National Championship Team his senior year, did not allow any TD catches and his main pass coverage assignments had just three catches for over 20 yards during his 11 starts.
- Earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 honors and was a member of UT’s Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
- Attended North Mesquite (Texas) HS, where he was a three-year starter at CB and two-year starter at RB. Rushed for 3,011 yards and 42 TDs in his final two seasons,
- As a senior, rushed for 1,885 yards with 28 TDs on 182 carries (10.4 avg.) and caught 10 passes for 281 yds. with two scores. Also lettered in track and basketball.
- Won the Punt, Pass & Kick Championship at Texas Stadium as a nine-year-old after advancing through the city and regional finals and eventually placed third in the National Championships.
- Majored in communications at Texas.