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Levi Brown
Levi Brown at the September 7, 2008 game versus the San Francisco 49ers
No. 75     Arizona Cardinals
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-03-16) March 16, 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, North Carolina
High School: Norfolk (VA) Granby
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 324 lb (147 kg)
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Debuted in 2007 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     77
Games started     75
Fumble recoveries     6
Stats at

Levi James Brown, III (born March 16, 1984) is an American football offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cardinals fifth overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State.

High school career

Brown attended Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia and was a student and a letterman in football and basketball. In football, he was a two-year starter as both, an offensive lineman and a defensive end. As a senior, he helped lead his team to an 8-2 record and was a first-team All-Tidewater selection and a Second team All-State selection on both offense and defense by the Virginia high school coaches. After his senior season, he participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game alongside future Arizona Cardinals teammate Travarous Bain.

College career

Originally listed as a defensive lineman, Brown redshirted his freshman season in 2002. In 2003, as a redshirt freshman, he started all 12 games at left tackle and played 841 snaps. In 2004, as a sophomore, Brown started 10 games, including 1 game at right tackle against Iowa, and played 630 snaps. In 2005, as a junior, he started every game at left tackle and played 869 snaps. He was named an Associated Press and Sports Illustrated second-team All-American as well as a first-team All-Big Ten selection. In 2006, he anchored a young offensive line, still earning All-American accolades.

Brown earned a Bachelor of Science in Labor and Industrial Relations from Penn State in 2005, and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.[1]

Professional career

2007 NFL Draft

Considered one of the best offensive tackles available in the 2007 NFL Draft,[2] Brown drew comparisons to Marcus McNeill.[3] He was selected by the Arizona Cardinals as fifth pick in the first round. He was the sixth offensive lineman in Penn State history to be selected in a first round of an NFL Draft, and the first since Jeff Hartings in 1996.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 5¼ in 321 lb 5.42 s 1.88 s 3.12 s 4.89 s 7.87 s 25½ in 8 ft 1 in 31 repsX

Arizona Cardinals

Brown agreed to terms with the Cardinals on August 2, 2007, six days after the team reported to training camp. The six-year contract could be worth up to $62 million, just over $18 million of it guaranteed. He is represented by fellow Penn-Stater Chafie Fields.[4] On October 10, 2010, Brown scored a touchdown in a game against the New Orleans Saints after quarterback Max Hall fumbled the ball near the goal-line.

He was released on March 12, 2012, but re-signed on March 15, 2012. He was placed on injured reserve with a torn triceps on August 24, 2012.


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