The Huskies opened the new year at Sun Life Stadium in the Orange Bowl versus Florida State, falling 31-10 to FSU.
2012: Started 10 games at right tackle and three games at left tackle for the Huskies. Redshirt sophomore helped NIU average 469.6 yards of total offense per game to rank 20th in the country and first in the MAC. Part of an offense that gained 400 or more yards in 12 of 14 games in 2012. Blocked for a Huskie offense that led the MAC and ranked 12th in the nation in rushing offense with 238.2 yards per game. Part of a potent NIU attack that led the conference and ranked 13th nationally in scoring offense with 38.8 points per game. Played a role on a pass protection unit that allowed only 1.2 sacks per game, which ranked fourth in the MAC and 21st in the nation. Blocked for the conference's leading quarterback in rushing yards, passing efficiency, and total offense. Paved the way for Northern's season-high 622 yards of total offense against Central Michigan (9-29).
2011: Saw action in 11 games during the season, primarily on the PAT/FG unit. Also took snaps as a second team offensive tackle.
2010: Redshirted in his first season at NIU.
High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner and all-area first team selection at offensive tackle as a senior. Named second team all-conference as a senior and third team as a junior. Served as team captain as a senior. Helped lead St. Charles North to an 8-4 record his senior season after the North Stars went 6-4 his junior year. As a member of the varsity squad as a sophomore, helped his team post a 5-1 record in Upstate Eight Conference play en route to a 7-2 season record. Earned a Prairie State Achievement Award in spring 2010.
Personal: Born July 22, 1992 in Chicago, Ill. Son of Stacey and Kevin Brown. Business management major. Huskie Scholar carries a 3.13 GPA. His older brother, Patrick, was a four-year starter at the University of Central Florida and spent time on the practice squad with the Minnesota Vikings.