Reggie Brown (linebacker)

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Reggie Brown
Date of birth (1974-09-28) September 28, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Austin, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College Texas A&M
NFL Draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
Career history
As player
1996-1997 Detroit Lions
Career stats

Reginald Wayne "Reggie" Brown (born September 28, 1974) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played with the Detroit Lions for his short career, which ran throughout the 1996 and 1997 seasons.

College[edit]

Brown played college football for Texas A&M.

NFL career[edit]

Brown was selected 17th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 1996 NFL Draft. He had a rather short career, playing only 32 games. In his sophomore season he recorded 2.5 sacks to go along with 2 interceptions, both of which went for touchdown returns.

In his final game, Brown suffered a spinal cord contusion while assisting on a tackle of New York Jets halfback Adrian Murrell in the closing game of 1997 season, the same game that saw Barry Sanders cross the 2000 yard mark for the season.[1] He lay motionless for 17 minutes on the turf at the Pontiac Silverdome, briefly losing consciousness. CPR saved his life, and emergency surgery saved him from using a wheelchair for the rest of his life.[2]

Post-NFL career[edit]

Brown is mobile and active. He is a manager for a motor vehicle dealership group in Austin, Texas with his body feeling better than it has in years[citation needed].

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