The star of the “wildcat offense” was in a hurry to hand this place off to a buyer. His haste was apparent from the listing details, which mention that the home was “aggressively priced for immediate sale.”
The now-retired running back purchased the home for $1,495,000 in July 2005—shortly after he was drafted by Dolphins with the second overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.
The home had been up for sale since June 2018, when it landed on the market for $1,329,000. The price was cut a couple of times over the years, and the home was most recently listed for $1.2 million.
Built in 2000, the two-story waterfront estate features five bedrooms and 4.5 baths spread over 3,800 square feet of living space.
On a large lot, the home offers an abundance of natural light, marble flooring in the main living area, and a glorious first-level master suite with a polished marble master bathroom, as well as a large closet. An additional bedroom on the first floor could be used as an office.
On the second level are three more bedrooms and a loft. The backyard has a heated pool, a hot tub, an oversize patio, and a built-in BBQ. Surrounded by palm trees, the home backs right up to a lake, within a short drive of Jacaranda Country Club.
Brown, 38, is an Atlanta native and starred in college at the University of Auburn. He played for the Dolphins for six seasons and is best remembered as the trigger man in the team’s wild “wildcat” offense.
He now works as a financial adviser in the Atlanta area. In the fall of 2013, he purchased a brand-new six-bedroom mansion in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta for just under $2.5 million.
Brown was represented by Betsy Rauch with Hawks Landing Realty. The buyer was represented by Eugene Goldberg with Coral Shores Realty.