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28 Richard Brown
  • Linebacker
  • 5-11, 174
  • Freshman (RS), SQ
  • Ft. Lauderdale Nova HS

A redshirt freshman walk-on linebacker…

2004: Missed the entire season due to an anterior cruciate ligament tear sustained in his right knee in preseason drills…

2003: Played in two games (Tennessee and Ole Miss) for five plays…Missed the remainder of the season after tearing his left ACL against Ole Miss…Made collegiate debut versus Tennessee for three plays on special teams…Practiced at outside linebacker…Dressed for three games (SJSU, FAMU and Kentucky) but did not see action in those contests…

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: A second-round selection by the New York Yankees in the 1995 Major League Baseball draft…Spent seven years in the Yankees' minor league system, making it to Triple-A Columbus…Originally signed with FSU in the 1995 signing class, with his brother Billy, to play football…

PREP: Played corner and outside linebacker for Nova as a senior, recording 57 tackles (30 solo) with two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt…Also saw time at running back, rushing for 72 yards and a touchdown on nine attempts…Caught five passes for 162 yards…Ran a 4.4 40-yard dash…Sat out his junior year after transferring from St. Thomas Aquinas…Competed in the state wrestling championships as a junior…Also played baseball, totaling a .350 batting average with five home runs in just half a season…


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