76 - Duane Brown Position: Offensive Tackle
Class: r-Senior
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 308 lbs.
High School: Hermitage
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
photo A preseason pick for first team All-ACC honors by Athlon Sports ... Was on the field more than any other player on the team in 2006 ... Combined for 806 total plays between tackle and special teams during the regular season ... Earned second-team All-ACC recognition ... Voted state Offensive Lineman/End of the Year by the Richmond Touchdown Club ... A former tight end who is as athletic as they come at the tackle position ... Got downfield and made four tackles on punt coverage ... Also blocked a field goal ... Was switched from right tackle - where he started the past two seasons - to left tackle for spring practice ... Performed well at his new spot ... Earned the President's Award as the most outstanding leader on offense during the off season and spring ... Will be counted on to continue a leadership role this fall.

2006: Started every game at right tackle and on special teams ... Led the team in average grade (87 percent) and was third in knockdown blocks (22) ... Graded out at 92 percent on 40 plays during the opener with Northeastern ... Contributed three knockdown blocks ... Saw action on 47 offensive snaps and 13 special teams plays at UNC ... Graded 89 percent ... Had three knockdowns and graded out 85 percent on 56 offensive plays against Duke ... Graded over 90 percent on two special team units in back-to-back games against Duke and Cincinnati ... Played every offensive snap against UC ... Played all 87 snaps and posted three knockdowns ... Graded out 88 percent at BC and 87 percent versus Southern Miss ... Went the entire way against Clemson, grading 88 percent with a pair of knockdowns ... Graded 89 percent while playing every offensive snap at Miami ... Also blocked a field goal and had a tackle on punt coverage ... Picked up a grade of 88 percent against Kent State ... Graded 90 percent at Wake Forest and contributed five knockdown blocks ... Played all but one series against Virginia ... Played all 53 snaps against Georgia in the bowl game.

2005: Started preseason as No. 2 tight end ... Was moved to offensive tackle two weeks before the opening game ... Ended up playing 673 offensive snaps during the regular season ... Started all 13 games ... Also had 148 plays on special teams where he started on three different units ... Started at right tackle against NC State and played every snap ... Posted two knockdown blocks and graded 80 percent at Duke ... Added three knockdowns against Ohio and two versus Georgia Tech ... Graded 81 percent with three knockdowns on 66 plays at WVU ... Played 54 snaps against Marshall, grading out at 87 percent with two knockdowns ... Worked 83 plays in the BC game with a pair of knockdowns ... Was in for every offensive down against Miami ... Picked up three knockdowns at Virginia ... Graded 88 percent on 67 plays against North Carolina ... Worked a season-high 90 snaps against FSU ... Was in for all 69 offensive snaps against Louisville in the Gator Bowl ... His 346-pound push jerk was the third-best among the offensive linemen during spring testing ... Also turned in a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump ... Won the George Preas Award as the most valuable offensive performer during spring practice.

2004: Played in all 13 games, catching three passes for 64 yards and a touchdown ... Played 157 snaps on offense and 150 on special teams in the regular season ... Caught his first collegiate pass against Western Michigan, a 33-yarder from Sean Glennon that went for a touchdown ... Had a 26-yard reception in the win over FAMU ... Recorded a 530-pound back squat, a 316-pound power clean and a 326-pound push jerk in spring testing.

2003: Took a redshirt year while working at tight end ... Caught a 10-yard pass during Tech's second spring scrimmage ... Hauled in a 9-yard touchdown pass in the final scrimmage of the spring.

High School: A two-year letterman at tight end and defensive end for Coach Patrick Kane at Hermitage ... Played in the Panthers' first three games his senior year before suffering a broken leg ... Returned for the Central Region semifinal game ... Caught seven passes for just under 100 yards in his limited playing time ... Added 15 tackles on defense along with a pair of sacks ... Named second-team all-district on offense and defense ... Registered 10 catches for 115 yards and two scores, while contributing six sacks on defense as a junior ... Rated the No. 13 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times and SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 49 tight end in the nation by Rivals100.com ... No. 37 on Tom Lemming's All-Mid Atlantic team ... Played basketball and averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds a game ... Finished 4th in the Group AAA outdoor shot put competition.

Personal: Duane Anthony Brown ... Born 8/30/85 in Richmond, VA ... Son of Dennis and Myra Brown ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.

Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2004 13 3 64 21.3 1 33

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 13 3 1 4 0-0 0-0
2007 14 1 1 2 0-0 0-0
Career 27 4 2 6 0-0 0-0