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Keyon Brown
Keyon Brown

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Harvey, Ill.

High School:
Thornton Township

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 241

Position:
Defensive End



Quoting Coach Williams: "Should compete for a starting job this fall ... one of our strongest players in the weight room."

2008: Appeared in all 12 games as reserve and on special teams ... recorded 15 tackles (9 solo, 6 assists), including 1.5 sacks ... tied career high with five tackles (4 solo, 1 assist) vs. Central Michigan, including one sack, on Sept. 20.

2007: Appeared in all 13 games, starting final 12 ... ranked fourth on team with 3.5 sacks ... recorded 21 tackles (11 solo, 10 assists), including 4.0 for loss, with one forced fumble ... returned four short kickoffs for 33 yards with a long of 17 yards ... had career-high five tackles (3 solo, 2 assists), including 2.5 sacks, vs. Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26.

2006: Appeared in five games as reserve and on special teams ... returned short kickoff for five yards vs. Ball State on Sept. 16.

2005: Did not play.

High School: Ranked as No. 31 weakside defensive end in nation and No. 23 player in Illinois by Rivals.com ... No. 36 overall prospect in Midwest by Prep Football Report ... special mention all-state, all-area and all-conference selection as senior ... totaled 67 tackles, including 15 sacks, with seven pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and one blocked punt ... transferred from Thornridge High School prior to senior season ... coach was Bill Mosel ... also participated in basketball in track and field ... member of Honor Roll and named Distinguished Scholar his senior year.

Personal: Given name is Keyon Cornell Brown ... born Oct. 31, 1987 ... retail management major ... enjoys sports ... father, Brandon, played football at Fisk University ... brother, Brandon Jr., played football at Western Illinois and in Canadian Football League ... cousin of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Napoleon Harris.