Corey Brown Breaks Panthers Record for Longest Postseason Reception

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJanuary 25, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 24:  Corey Brown #10 of the Carolina Panthers runs with the ball for an 86-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Corey Brown had a particularly memorable outing in Sunday's 49-15 drubbing of the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game, with his 86-yard touchdown setting a franchise record for the longest reception in a playoff game, per the Panthers PR Dept. Twitter account.

After failing to top 59 receiving yards in any of his 14 regular-season appearances, the 24-year-old Brown burnt Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson for the aforementioned touchdown late in the first quarter of Sunday's game to give the Panthers an early 17-0 lead.

Brown would ultimately finish with four catches for 113 yards and the one score on seven targets, topping or matching his season-high marks in every major receiving category.

He also had the first 100-yard receiving game of his two-year career, with 66 yards representing his previous career-best mark.

An undrafted free agent out of Ohio State last year, Brown actually played both wide receiver and defensive back during his time in college, exclusively playing the latter during his senior season in 2013.

Though often an afterthought in the Carolina offense, he did start three games as a rookie and 11 more this season, albeit with target totals that are more typical of a No. 3 wide receiver.

Brown will face a tough challenge in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, lining up against a star-studded Denver Broncos secondary that's led by cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib.