Arthur Brown (American football)
Arthur Brown, Jr. is an American football
American football
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 player. He currently attends Kansas State University
Kansas State University
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, where he transferred after playing for the University of Miami
University of Miami
The University of Miami is a private, non-sectarian university founded in 1925 with its main campus in Coral Gables, Florida, a medical campus in Miami city proper at Civic Center, and an oceanographic research facility on Virginia Key., the university currently enrolls 15,629 students in 12...

 until the 2009 season.

High school career

Brown attended Wichita High School East
Wichita High School East
Wichita High School East, known locally as East, is a public, co-educational secondary school located near the center of Wichita, Kansas With a student population of 2,200, it is the largest high school in the state. Originally known as Wichita High School, East was the first of eight traditional...

 in Wichita, Kansas
Wichita, Kansas
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas.As of the 2010 census, the city population was 382,368. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area...

, where he was coached by Brian Byers. As a sophomore and junior he was a consensus First Team Class 6A All-State selection and as a junior he was named to the Wichita Eagles “Second 11” All-State Team. Brown registered 154 tackles (111 solo) and 7 sacks as a sophomore starter at linebacker in 2005, but also rushed for 462 yards at fullback. As a junior Brown had 158 tackles, eight sacks and an interception.

Brown attended the 2006 Oklahoma
Oklahoma Sooners football
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 summer camp where he ran the 40 yard dash
40 yard dash
The 40-yard dash is a sprint covering . It is primarily run to evaluate the speed of American football players by scouts, particularly for the NFL Draft but also for collegiate recruiting. A player's recorded time in the 40 can have a heavy impact on his prospects in college or professional football...

 in 4.47 seconds. Some felt he was the most impressive prospect to attend the camp. Brown also was very impressive at the 2007 U.S. Army Combine. He announced in June 2007 that he will participate in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl
U.S. Army All-American Bowl
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a high school football all-star game held in early January in San Antonio, Texas. Currently played in the Alamodome, the game brings 90 of the nation's top high school football players in an East versus West matchup. In addition to the Bowl game, there is the U.S...


Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll
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 said that Brown was the best linebacker that he has seen in seven years, while Bob Stoops
Bob Stoops
Robert Anthony "Bob" Stoops is the head coach of the University of Oklahoma football team. During the 2000 season, Stoops led the Sooners to an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship....

 predicted Brown to win the Dick Butkus Award
Dick Butkus Award
The Butkus Award, instituted in 1985, is given annually to the top linebackers at the high school, collegiate and professional levels of football...

 two times, a feat only achieved by Brian Bosworth
Brian Bosworth
Brian Keith "The Boz" Bosworth, is a former American football linebacker. He played college football for the University of Oklahoma...

. Primarily because of the Brown brothers, ESPNU
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 nationally televised a matchup between East and Dodge City High School
Dodge City High School
Dodge City High School is a fully accredited high school located in the northwest area of Dodge City, Kansas, USA, serving students in grades 9-12. The school is operated by Dodge City Public Schools. The current principal is Jacque Feist...

 on September 7, 2007.


Considered the top prospect to come out of Wichita since Kamerion Wimbley
Kamerion Wimbley
-Cleveland Browns:On July 22, 2006, he signed a six-year deal with the Browns and includes $9.3 million in guaranteed money and $23.7 million total. After being converted to outside linebacker from his college position of defensive end, he played the entire season as the starting linebacker playing...

. In September 2007, Brown announced that the schools he planned to visit were Alabama
University of Alabama
The University of Alabama is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States....

, Louisiana State
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, most often referred to as Louisiana State University, or LSU, is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The University was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name...

, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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, Miami (Fla.)
University of Miami
The University of Miami is a private, non-sectarian university founded in 1925 with its main campus in Coral Gables, Florida, a medical campus in Miami city proper at Civic Center, and an oceanographic research facility on Virginia Key., the university currently enrolls 15,629 students in 12...

 and USC
University of Southern California
The University of Southern California is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. USC was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university...

. Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory for 17 years before the two became the state of Oklahoma. the university had 29,931 students enrolled, most located at its...

, Kansas State
Kansas State University
Kansas State University, commonly shortened to K-State, is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States...

, Georgia Tech
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States...

, Florida
University of Florida
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 and Georgia
University of Georgia
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, whom he had already visited, were still on his list of ten. Though some predicted Brown to ultimately choose Oklahoma, he eliminated OU along with Alabama, Georgia Tech, and Georgia in early November. On December 5, he eliminated Kansas State from his list.

Brown was down to LSU, UNC, Miami, USC, and Florida, but with no clear front runner, when he held a press conference on December 17 at the Kansas Hall of Fame to announce his decision. He decided to attend the University of Miami.

College career

Brown struggled during his freshman year despite being Miami's top-rated recruit. Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon
Randy Shannon
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 decided to move Brown from weakside to inside linebacker for his sophomore season, saying he began flourishing in the new role toward the end of the 2008 season. “The last two weeks of the season he was phenomenal at middle linebacker on scout team. Like Ray Lewis, when he first got here he was outside and he wasn't very good,” said Shannon.

Arthur Brown left the Miami program in February 2010. He enrolled at Kansas State in May 2010.

Brown is expected to start at middle linebacker for Kansas State in the 2011 season. He was one of three players, along with head coach Bill Snyder, in the K-State contingent at the 2011 Big 12 Media Days in Dallas.

Brown, along with his brother Bryce, were named in a report from Yahoo! Sports
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alleging that student-athletes, coaches and administrators were aware and received impermissible benefits from an ex-booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro
Nevin Shapiro
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Arthur is the son of Arthur Sr. and Lelonnie Brown. His uncle Lawrence Pete
Lawrence Pete
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 is a former Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
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His younger brother Bryce
Bryce Brown
Bryce Lee Brown is an American football running back. He attended the University of Tennessee his freshman year, but decided to leave the football program in March 2010...

 committed to play running back
Running back
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 for the University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee
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 in 2009, though he had committed initially to the University of Miami, and was named “EA Sports
EA Sports
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national high school sophomore of the year” in 2006. Bryce Brown was ranked as the top football player of the high school class of 2009. According to Jeremy Crabtree of is a network of websites that focus mainly on college football and basketball recruiting. The network was started in 1996 and currently employs more than 300 personnel.-Schools:The individual collegiate sites can be found...

, the Browns were the first brothers ever to be both ranked five-star recruits.

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