Brown was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection after starting all 12 games at left tackle for the Trojans this past season. He finished the year with an 87 percent grade on 878 snaps. The three-year starter was only penalized twice in 2011 and racked up a team-high 110 knockdown blocks. Brown, a native of Liberty, Miss., made 37 career starts over the last three seasons.
Started all 13 games at left tackle ... named second-team All-Sun Belt by league coaches.
Started all 13 games at left tackle ... Led the team with 66 knockdown blocks, but also led the team with nine penalties and 3.5 sacks allowed ... Best performance came against Florida Atlantic when he recorded a season-high 13 knockdowns and graded at 95.3 percent, the highest grade for any Troy lineman in a game in 2009.
Was named Amite County's Rookie of the Year as a ninth grader and Defensive Player of the Year as a 10th grader... Recorded 103 tackles and 14 sacks as a sophomore at Amite County HS... Was a two-time All-State selection in Class 2A ... Was considered to be one of the top offensive line prospects in Mississippi as a senior... Won 2005 Mississippi state weightlifting championship.
Born November 30, 1988 ... Parents are Paulina Harnaess and Ellis Jackson ... Has three siblings, Ellis Ray Magee (19), Joseph Harness (19), Elaine Brown (32).
- Brown, a native of Magnolia, Miss., would love to be the latest small-school lineman turned NFL standout. Scouts consider him a raw but natural athlete with good range. Some question his overall strength. Despite not playing regularly against top-echelon talent, Brown believes he can become a mauler in the NFL. "I'm a better run-blocker," he said. "I've been told that I have a great punch, and that helps me out in the run game and the passing game, too." Brown, who started at left tackle in all 38 games he played for Troy, has had plenty to prove during the past few months. In Senior Bowl practices, he struggled at times in his move to playing guard, a position scouts say better suits his skills and gives him an advantage against less athletic interior linemen. Eventually he began to pick up the nuances of playing inside. "It was definitely different because I've never really played the position," Brown said. "It was a very different experience playing guard, but as the week progressed, I started getting a little better." - Nakia Hogan, The Times-Picayune
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