Selected to 2014 All-Conference USA Preseason Team, one of seven Herd players named by league coaches ... Coming off strong "comeback" 2013 season after injury, leading Herd with 97 tackles, mostly from the inside linebacker (will) spot ... Can play both weakside and middle linebacker ... One of top athletes on team; his power clean lift of 315 pounds (in 2013) ranks second all-time among MU linebackers, fullbacks and tight ends ... Had vertical leap of more than 34 inches.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013): On most-improved FBS scoring defense in 15 years, led with 97 tackles, including 55 solos. Also had one forced fumble and one interception, with a 13-yard return in win over UTSA ... All-Conference USA Honorable Mention selection by coaches ... Led Marshall with nine tackles (seven solos) in Military Bowl win over Maryland ... Played all 14 games, making seven starts ... Had 12 tackles, including 10 first hits, in loss at Middle Tennessee ... Also recorded 12 tackles, with nine solos, in crucial MU victory at Tulsa ... Had 70 tackles in Herd's final eight games ... Missed spring practice in 2013 while rehabbing from knee surgery.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Switched from safety to linebacker in the preseason, played in the first three games before missing the rest of the season following a left ACL tear in Week 3 loss to Ohio, and subsequent surgery ... Recorded 14 tackles, including a 10-tackle performance against Western Carolina (Sept. 8).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in six games, making three tackles, in addition to his special teams duties.
PRIOR TO MARSHALL: Played for coach Jerry Brown at Berkeley High ... Recorded 142 tackles and five interceptions as safety in senior season for Stags ... Played at safety for Berkeley's 2009 Class 4A Division II state title team (14-1) ... Enrolled at Marshall in January 2011 ... Also offered by Clemson, East Carolina, Appalachian State.
PERSONAL: Born March 25, 1991 ... Majoring in management and marketing ... Younger brother of former Herd all-conference star safety Omar Brown, who won a Super Bowl XLVII ring as a rookie with the Baltimore Ravens (2012 season) ... another brother, Kory Brown, is a former Kentucky linebacker ... Cousin J.J. McKelvey played at Clemson (2000-02), with 84 career receptions for 1,277 yards and four TDs ... Finished third in 110-meter hurdles in 2010 South Carolina 4A state track meet with 14.8-second clocking.