Chad Brown (linebacker)

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Chad Brown
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Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-07-12) July 12, 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth: Altadena, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: John Muir
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Debuted in 1993 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 2007 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Chadwick Everett Brown (born July 12, 1970) is a former American football linebacker of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 1993 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.

Early life and college[edit]

Born in Altadena, California,[1] Brown graduated from John Muir High School in 1989. At the University of Colorado, Brown was a four-year starter on the Colorado Buffaloes football team.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Brown was initially drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round, and became an important part of the "Blitzburgh" defense.[3] Initially, he played at the inside linebacker position in the 3-4 with Levon Kirkland. He started at right inside linebacker in Super Bowl XXX for the Steelers, a loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He then moved to the outside when Greg Lloyd was lost for the 1996 season due to injury, where he went to his first Pro Bowl after that season. His success would continue with the Seattle Seahawks, going to two more Pro Bowls in the 1990s.

He signed with the Patriots as a replacement for injured inside linebacker Tedy Bruschi in 2005. After several games of what was thought to be subpar performance at his new position, Brown spent most of the rest of the season only on special teams. In September of 2006, after re-signing with the Patriots, Brown was released by the Patriots as one of their final cuts. He then signed with the Steelers and finished the season on their injured reserve.

On July 19, 2007, he re-joined the Patriots but was released on September 1, 2007. On September 11, 2007 the Pats re-signed him, and released him again on October 10, 2007. Brown was resigned by the Patriots yet again on November 27, 2007 after linebacker Rosevelt Colvin was placed on season-ending injured reserve. He was released on December 27, 2007, before the Patriots became AFC champions for the season in Super Bowl XLII.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Since his NFL career began, Brown has also operated a business named Pro Exotics that sells non-venomous snakes.[4][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chad Brown". NFL. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Chad Brown". New England Patriots. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Farnsworth, Clrae (September 15, 2011). "Puttin' on the blitz". Seattle Seahawks. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ Carpenter, Les (July 13, 1997). "Seahawks -- In Search Of ... Chad Brown". The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 

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