Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012: Enters the fall as a starting linebacker ... missed contact drills during spring practice while recovering from knee surgery ... will be counted on for stability and leadership within the linebacking unit ... possesses good instincts along with the ability to quickly diagnose the play ... has a nose for the football ... in 19 career games, has 128 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 quarterback sacks, seven QB pressures, four fumble recoveries, three PBUs and one caused fumble ... has played 1,003 career snaps ... enters 2012 season with a streak of 19 consecutive games with 3+ tackles ... has 14 career games with 5+ tackles ... among active Blue Devils, ranks first in career tackles for loss, QB pressures and fumble recoveries and second in total tackles ... has hit double figures in the tackle column five career times including a career-high 13 stops against Virginia Tech in 2011.
2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... Mike Curtis Award recipient as Duke’s most outstanding linebacker ... also received the Mike Suglia Award, an honor presented annually to the sophomore member of the Duke football program who best exemplifies the academic and athletic qualities of the late Mike Suglia ... played in and started 10 games ... missed the Virginia and Georgia Tech weeks due to injury ... finished third on the team in total tackles (65) ... ranked 21st in the ACC in tackles per game (6.5) ... led Duke in tackles for loss (7.0) ... reached double figures in the tackle column three times ... had 10 tackles against both Richmond and Florida State before carding a career-high 13 stops versus Virginia Tech ... added 1.5 tackles for loss and a caused fumble against the Hokies ... matched career single-game best with 2.5 tackles for loss versus Wake Forest ... enjoyed Duke’s three-game stretch versus three eventual bowl teams — Florida State, Wake Forest & No. 15 Virginia Tech — in weeks 6-7-8 with combined totals of 29 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks and one caused fumble ... on the field for 580 snaps.
2010: Freshman All-America selection by Phil Steele (4th team) and College Football News (HM) ... finished third in the balloting for ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year ... played in nine games with seven starts ... sat out the first two games of the season while recovering from injury ... missed the season finale against North Carolina after suffering torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments the previous week at Georgia Tech ... posted 63 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries and five QB pressures ... led the nation in fumble recoveries per game (0.44) ... ranked second among ACC rookies in tackles per game (7.0) ... established Duke freshman record for fumble recoveries in a season (4) ... became just the third Duke player in the past 20 years to recover four fumbles in a season, joining John Zuanich (1994) and Terrell Smith (2002) ... fumble recoveries came against Alabama, Miami, Boston College and Georgia Tech ... the 63 tackles rank as the eighth-highest single-season total by a rookie in Duke history ... logged 4+ tackles in all nine games appeared in ... top outing came in Duke’s 34-31 win at Navy with a season-high 12 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sack and three QB pressures ... had 10 stops against Army ... made career debut in week three versus Alabama and posted four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and one fumble recovery while playing 19 total snaps ... played 423 snaps on the year.
Prior to Duke: Lettered three seasons at Charlotte Christian High School under coach Jason Estep ... charted as the 36th-top outside linebacker in the nation and the 17th-best overall prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... All-Mid Atlantic Region choice by SuperPrep ... earned the Donnie Shell Defensive Player of the Year award for the Charlotte metropolitan area by the Charlotte Touchdown Club ... helped squad to three-year record of 29-9 including one state championship (2008) and two state runner-up finishes (2007 & 2009) ... logged 105 tackles, seven tackles for loss, five sacks, three fumble recoveries and two INTs as a senior ... 2009 NCISAA first team all-state pick ... had 86 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three caused fumbles, two sacks and two INTs as a junior ... registered 239 career tackles ... two-time all-conference selection ... two-year team captain ... selected to the North Carolina squad for the fifth annual Oasis Shrine Bowl on November 27, 2009 in Charlotte, N.C.
Personal: Son of Connie and Kelby Brown ... mother lettered three seasons (1981-82-84) in basketball at Northwestern ... father lettered three seasons (1979-80-81) in football at Northwestern ... brother, Kyler, is a member of the Duke football program ... born July 10, 1991 ... majoring in evolutionary anthropology.