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Jason Brown

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 313 | College: North Carolina
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Positives … Has a big frame with a barrel chest, thick arms, big bubble, quadriceps and calves. … His lower frame is much thicker than his upper body, but he does a nice job of playing on his feet and maintaining balance. … Shows good body control with some quickness to get off the snap. … Even for a player of his girth, he can bend his knees and play at a good pad level to prevent defenders from attacking his feet. … Gets a good leg base and generates tremendous power behind his hand punch. … His legs are very thick, but he can still get enough explosion out of his stance and into the defender. … Regarded as a very hard worker in the weight room and practices. … Owns the school records in the squat (775 pounds) and power clean (419). … Also holds the position record in the broad jump (8'11"). … Explosive and powerful enough to sustain blocks. … When he stays low in his pads, he can gain advantage. … Shows consistency playing over his feet and under control when sliding in pass protection. … Even without top-end speed, he does a good job of getting out on the edge, where he can impact, run and seal off. … Has good natural balance, which allows him to play with his feet underneath him in pass protection. … When he gets position on his man, he will sustain and finish. … His strong leg base and arm strength keeps the defenses constantly aware of his abilities. … Even though he does not have great speed, he will flash aggression with his hands into the defensive tackle and has more than enough pop and strength to consistently put his opponents on their backs. … Exhibits sudden force with his hand punch. … Has the tenacity to take on stunts and gets good movement off the snap in short yardage situations and goal line stands. … Shows a good set and a powerful punch to stop the pass rush charge.

Negatives … Has had weight control issues and considering that his frame is past maximum growth potential, any additional weight will affect his mobility. … Best working in the trenches, as he does not have the top-end speed to cause damage working into the second level. … Can pull and adjust in the second level, but labors to get into gear as he is heavy-footed. … His problem arises when he starts to lose his stamina late in games, as he will revert to leaning and pushing rather than gaining position. … While he added over twenty pounds to his frame prior to 2003, he worked hard in the 2004 offseason to keep his weight in check, but needs to play in the 310-315 range to be effective. … Has marginal foot speed to slide and adjust, relying more on his hand placement to mirror the pass defender's moves. … Generates a good burst coming off the ball and shows good hip snap and aggression blocking on the move, but his poor foot speed prevents him from getting good position upfield and he struggles quite a bit to get in front on traps and pulls. … Shows good hand usage to position and cut off the blitzing linebackers, but he does not have the change of direction agility to redirect when beaten by counter moves.

2004 Season

Started all year at center and played more snaps than any other player on offense … Saw action on 818 snaps, an average of 68 per game … Did not allow a sack all season … A powerful and explosive center who was a key component of Carolina's rushing game, the team gained more than 80% of their rushing yardage (1805) running behind Brown's massive frame … Carolina averaged over 150 yards rushing per game, its highest average since 1995 … Finished with 128 knockdown blocks, an 84.8% grade for blocking consistency and twelve touchdown-resulting blocks.

2003 GAME Analysis

Florida … Graded out at 83 percent with five knockdown blocks.

Syracuse … Had nine knockdown blocks and a 90 percent grade … Opened a huge hole used by QB Darian Durant for a 4-yard touchdown run as the offense generated 505 yards.

Wisconsin … Graded out at 88 percent and had five knockdown blocks … Sprained his knee against the Badgers, but returned two series later … Leveled defensive tackle Anttaj Hawthorne to open a hole used by Durant for a 1-yard touchdown run.

East Carolina … Received an 84 percent grade and made five knockdown blocks.

North Carolina State … Started against NC State, just six days after learning of the death of his brother, Lunsford, in Iraq … Made thirteen knockdowns and leveled defensive tackle Alan Holloway as Durant capped the scoring drive with a two-point conversion pass to Willie Parker … The Tar Heels would gain 469 aerial yards.

Wake Forest … Had six knockdown blocks and graded 91 percent as he opened a rush lane used for tailback Ronnie McGill's 5-yard touchdown run as the team gained 328 yards on the ground to snap a ten-game home losing streak.

2003 Season

Switched from tackle to center in the spring to play what offensive line coach Hal Hunter calls "the most important position" on the offensive line … Started all twelve games at center … Played 896 snaps, an average of 75 snaps per game … Saw action on a season-high 87 snaps in Carolina's win at Arizona State … Graded out over 80 percent in all but one game … Allowed just two sacks.

2002 Season

Saw his first action of the season against Florida State in the fourth game of the season … Helped bolster UNC's offensive line with solid run blocking throughout the year … Earned three starts during the season vs. East Carolina, Virginia and Clemson … Carolina had back-to-back 200-yard rushing games against Virginia and Clemson … Did not play against Georgia Tech because of an injured ankle … Played on 216 snaps in eight games, an average of 27 per game, including a season-high 43 against the Cavaliers.

Injury Report

2001: Did not play vs. Georgia Tech due to an ankle sprain.

2003: Missed two plays of action after suffering a knee sprain vs. Wisconsin.

2004: Suffered an ankle sprain in the Duke game.


Communications major … He and his wife, Tay, were married July 25, 2003 … Hobbies included collecting coins and singing … Born J.W. Jason Brown on 5/05/83 in Henderson, North Carolina.

High School

COMBINE: 5.40 seconds in 40-yard dash. … 23 reps at 225 pounds. … 30 1/2 vertical jump. … 8'9" broad jump. … 4.52 shuttle. … 7.72 three-cone drill. … 32 Wonderlic score.


Attended Northern Vance (Henderson, N.C.) High School, playing football for coach Randy Long … Two-year starter at offensive and defensive tackle … Two-time North Conference 2-A Lineman of the Year and a member of Tom Lemming's All-Mid Atlantic Coast Team … He averaged four pancake blocks a game as the team rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his junior and senior seasons … Also recorded 73 tackles on defense … Voted offensive captain of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team … Also excelled in track, twice winning the state discus title … Attended Governor's School, was a National Honor Society member and ranked among the top ten in his academic class.


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