2017 NFL Draft

Zach Brown, OLB

School: North Carolina  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Columbia, MD
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 244 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2011 Season
Brown earned first-team All-ACC honors and was a Butkus Award semifinalist in 2011 after leading the Tar Heels with 105 tackles. He also posted 13.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and four pass breakups. Brown closed out his career with a season-high 14 tackles in North Carolina's bowl game against Missouri--his fifth double-digit tackle game of the year. He totaled 230 career tackles, including 19 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, seven interceptions, four pass breakups and three forced fumbles.
2010 Season
Despite starting just five games, Brown finished second on the team with 72 tackles, including 47 primary stops ... Also had three interceptions for 113 yards ... Played in all 13 games and made starts against LSU, Clemson, ECU, Virginia and Tennessee ... Earned enough points to be named a special teams captain ... Carolina awards points throughout the year on special teams and the player(s) with the most points are named captains ... Was pressed into the starting job after Quan Sturdivant injured his hamstring in the Rutgers game and started the Tennessee game after Bruce Carter went down with an injury ... Posted four tackles, including one tackle for loss, and had one interception for 43 yards in Carolina's Music City Bowl win over the Volunteers ... Had three tackles in Carolina's 24-19 win at Duke ... Posted two stops against NC State ... Assisted on two tackles against Virginia Tech ... Posted four tackles in a 37-35 win at Florida State ... Had five tackles, including three primary stops, in the win over William & Mary ... Posted his third-straight double-digit tackle game by matching his career-high with 14 tackles at Miami ... Had a career-best 11 primary stops against the Hurricanes and assisted on a tackle for loss ... Recorded 10 tackles and returned an interception 70 yards to set up a UNC score in Carolina's first win at Virginia since 1981 ... Started and had 14 tackles, including 10 primary stops, in a big win over Clemson ... Recorded three tackles in the win over East Carolina ... Had five tackles in the win at Rutgers, playing significant minutes late in the game ... Had two tackles vs. Georgia Tech ... Started and had four tackles vs. LSU in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.
2009 Season
One of the fastest players on the team ... Ran the 60 meter dash on the UNC indoor track team this winter and won his first meet since high school in 6.73...Started the first six games at weakside linebacker ... Finished the regular season with 47 tackles, including four for losses ... Had eight tackles, including 1.5 tackles for losses, at Georgia Tech.
2008 Season
True freshman who played on special teams and as a reserve linebacker ... Posted six tackles, including four primary stops and two assists ... Recorded one tackle in the Meineke Car Care Bowl vs. West Virginia ... Had one tackle vs. Georgia Tech ... Assisted on one special teams tackle vs. Boston College ... Had a special teams tackle on a kickoff return vs. Virginia Tech ... Had two tackles in the win at Rutgers.
High School
Rated the No. 12 prep player in the country by Rivals.com ... Blocked a punt for a touchdown in a game against Marshall while at Hargrave ... Played running back and linebacker at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Md. ... Rushed for 1,537 yards and 20 touchdowns and collected over 90 solo tackles as a senior ... Also had a successful wrestling career, going 29-0 with 17 pins and five technical falls ... Won the class 3-A title in the 100-meter dash (10.67 seconds) and 200-meter dash (21.52) ... Coached by Doug Duvall at Wilde Lake High School and Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military Academy.
Son of Sandra Orr and Lewis Brown ... Nickname is "Little Thing" because people say he looks like former UNC linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen ... Likes to dance before games ... Favorite TV show is "Family Guy" ... Wants to visit Rome one day ... Favorite NFL team is the St. Louis Rams ... Born Oct. 23, 1989 ... Enrolled in the General College.

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