Elton Brown

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Elton Brown
No. 61
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-05-22) May 22, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Hampton, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 338 lb (153 kg)
Career information
High school: Hampton (VA)
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Debuted in 2005 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 34
Games started 14
Fumbles recovered 1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Elton Gillett Brown (born May 22, 1982) is a former American college and professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He played college football for the University of Virginia, and was recognized as an All-American. The Arizona Cardinals chose him in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and he also played for the New York Sentinels of the United Football League (UFL).

Early years[edit]

Brown was born in Hampton, Virginia. He attended Hampton High School, where he was a standout player for the Hampton Crabbers high school football.

College career[edit]

Brown accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, where he played for coach Al Groh's Virginia Cavaliers football team from 2001 to 2004. As a senior in 2004, he was recognized as a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) selection and a consensus first-team All-American. In recognition of his outstanding college football career, the Virginia athletic department retired his jersey, No. 61, on September 24, 2011.

Professional career[edit]

The Arizona Cardinals selected Brown in the fourth round (111th pick overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft, and he played for the Cardinals from 2005 to 2008. After four seasons with the Cardinals, Brown was cut on September 8, 2009. He had started fourteen of the thirty-four games he played for the Cardinals. He finished his professional playing career with the New York Sentinels of the UFL in 2009.

Brown's brother, Scorpio Brown, was a wide receiver for the Harrisburg Stampede of the PIFL.

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