Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital
2012: Redshirted. Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the Kansas (9-22) game.
High School: Named to the all-Detroit, all-Metro and all-state first teams in 2011 by The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. Recorded 79 tackles and 4.5 sacks on defense as a senior. Earned first team Division I all-state honors after his junior season. Also named first-team all-Detroit and all-Metro in 2010 by The Detroit NewsandDetroit Free Press. Helped MHS to a postseason appearance in 2010. Served as team captain in 2010 and 2011. Earned all-Detroit honors from TThe Detroit NewsandDetroit Free Press as a sophomore after starting nine games at left tackle. Posted 131 solo tackles and 7.5 sacks in three seasons. Rated as the 37th-best recruit in the state of Michigan by The Detroit News. Accomplished track & field athlete who finished second in the shot put at the Detroit city track meet, helping Mumford win their 10th-straight city championship. Also a nationally-ranked chess player. Named to MHS' Principal's List twice for maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Jan. 8, 1994, in Detroit, Mich. Son of Anthony and Ronnette Brown. Brother, Demarcus, plays football at Siena Heights University. Given name is Daron but will go by Ron at NIU.