Missed the final five games of the season with a medical condition... played the overwhelming majority of snaps at right tackle in games 1-8... an important part of Tech leading the ACC in rushing offense (273.2 ypg)... key in Tech producing 454 yards, including 230 passing yards, vs. Duke (Oct. 4)... helped Tech gain 438 rushing yards and 500 total yards vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... served as a game captain for the Boston College game (Sept. 6)... played every snap against the Eagles... an athletic and versatile player who finally found a home at right tackle after bouncing around the previous three years of his career... missed a week of preseason drills because of a lower leg injury... played on the defensive line as a freshman and sophomore... moved over to the offensive line in 2007 and also saw playing time at the tight end position... was one of Tech's better blocking tight ends in 2007... finished undergraduate studies prior to start of season.
Played in nine games at tight end and on the offensive line... began the season as a reserve utility offensive lineman, then switched to a blocking tight end after Brad Sellers was hurt in Week 2... injuries to the offensive line forced him to switch between line and tight end throughout the year... was the only player on the team with two jersey numbers -- 82 (tight end) and 55 (offensive line).
Played in two games (Samford, Duke)... pressed into service as a tight end against Duke... only began practicing at tight end the Tuesday of game week.
Did not see game action... missed spring practice due to illness.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
One of the nation's top defensive line prospects . . . Named to the Super Southern 100 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . Listed No. 35 on the Southeast Elite 88 by Rivals.com . . . An All-America by Prep Star . . . Also tabbed to the South Hot 100 by TheInsiders.com and the SuperPrep All-America 275 . . . All-state honoree and two-time Super All-Metro selection . . . Collected 50 tackles as a senior, when he played offense and defense . . . Added 68 tackles with 11 tackles for loss as a junior . . . Four-year letterman for coach Mike Bates at Bob Jones High.
PersonalNo. 11 defensive lineman in the nation (SuperPrep)
No. 14 defensive lineman in the nation (Insiders.com)
No. 17 Defensive lineman in the nation (ESPN.com)
No. 3 overall player in Alabama (Rivals.com)
No. 3 overall player in Alabama (SuperPrep)
No. 9 overall player in Alabama (TheInsiders.com)
Full name is David Kevin Brown . . . Born May 29, 1986 . . . Parents are David and Yoshie Brown . . . Father is a colonel in the U.S. Army . . . Has lived all over the United States, as well as Canada and Seoul, Korea . . . Majoring in management.