Levi Brown at the September 7, 2008 game versus the San Francisco 49ers
|No. 75 Arizona Cardinals|
|Date of birth:March 16, 1984|
|Place of birth: Jacksonville, North Carolina|
|High School: Norfolk (VA) Granby|
|Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)||Weight: 324 lb (147 kg)|
|College: Penn State|
|NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5|
|Debuted in 2007 for the Arizona Cardinals|
|Roster status: Injured reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
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.
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.
2007 NFL Draft
Considered one of the best offensive tackles available in the 2007 NFL Draft, Brown drew comparisons to Marcus McNeill. 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.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|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 reps||X|
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. 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.
- Norfolk's Levi Brown is big with NFL scouts ahead of draft
- Cooney, Frank (April 1, 2007), "Draft's O-line talent is rich only at the top", USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/draft/2007-03-28-sw-offensive-linemen_N.htm
- "Pro Football War Room: Levi Brown", SportingNews.com, April 29, 2007, http://warroom.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/2007/players/6854.html
- Silary, Ted (2007-08-09). "Chafie Fields scores TD with first assignment". philly.com. http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/high_school/pennsylvania/20070809_Chafie_Fields_scores_TD_with_first_assignment.html. Retrieved 2007-10-26.[dead link]