A year after opening five games at right tackle, the former first-team All-Pac 10 selection at USC started three games for the Saints in 2012, two on the right side in place of an injured Zach Strief. Brown has appeared in 21 games with eight starts for New Orleans after being selected in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He provides solid depth along the offensive line and will compete with several other players for the starting left tackle position in training camp.
NFL CAREER – A year after opening five games at right tackle, the former first-team All-Pac 10 selection at USC started three games for the Saints in 2012, two on the right side in place of an injured Zach Strief. Brown has appeared in 21 games with eight starts for New Orleans after being selected in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He provides solid depth along the offensive line and will compete with several other players for the starting left tackle position in training camp.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Placed on Injured Reserve (knee), 12/15/12; Placed on Injured Reserve (hip pointer), 11/2/11; Signed to a four-year contract, 7/26/10; Selected by the Saints in the second round (64th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
HONORS - 2011: Madden Most Valuable Protectors of the Year (Offensive Line Award).
2012 – Appeared in 10 games with three starts, two in place of an injured Zach Strief at right tackle, before being placed on injured reserve (knee), Dec. 15. Saw action throughout season at tackle, on special teams and as a blocking tight end…Made first start of the season as a blocking tight end vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 5…Started at right tackle and helped the offense gain 440 yards including 148 rushing vs. Atlanta, Nov. 11…Contributed to an offense that gained 382 net yards while not allowing a sack at Oakland, Nov. 18, before exiting with a knee injury…Inactive for next three contests before being placed on injured reserve, Dec. 15. 2011 – Played in eight games, including five starts in place of an injured Strief at tight tackle, before being placed on injured reserve with a hip pointer injury, Nov. 2…Contributed to an offensive line that won the 2011 Madden Most Valuable Protectors of the Year Award…Replaced Strief, who suffered a knee injury, in a come-from-behind victory vs. Houston, Sept. 25 and started the next five games in place of him before suffering a season-ending hip pointer injury at St. Louis, Oct. 30.…Opened first career game in win at Jacksonville, Oct. 2…Helped offense put together 557 total yards, including 236 rushing vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 23. 2010 – Played in three games and inactive for other 13 and playoff game…Made NFL debut on special teams in opener vs. Minnesota, Sept. 9….Played on special teams at San Francisco, Sept. 20…Inactive for next 13 games before seeing first action as a reserve lineman vs. Tampa Bay, 1/2/11.
COLLEGE – Appeared in 48 games at the University of Southern California from 2006-09, starting 27 at left and right tackle after originally coming to campus as a tight end…Started all 13 contests at left tackle in 2009 and surrendered only two sacks and was penalized only twice, earning Sporting News first-team All-American and All-Pac 10 first-team honors…In 2008, started all 13 games at left tackle, allowed only three sacks and was penalized just once for the nation’s 11th ranked offense, earning him All-Pac 10 honorable mention…In 2007, appeared in nine contests as a reserve lineman and started one contest at right tackle…Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve lineman and on special teams as a redshirt freshman in 2006…Redshirted as a freshman tight end before moving to tackle in middle of season in 2005…Majored in social science psychology.
PERSONAL – Attended Diamond Ranch (Chino Hills, Calif.) HS where he competed as a two-way lineman and tight end…Named Los Angeles Times All-San Gabriel Valley Lineman of the Year as a senior…Born April 10, 1987 in Chino Hills, Calif.