47 - Nekos Brown Position: Defensive End
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 253 lbs.
High School: Thomas Stone
Hometown: Brandywine, Md.
photo Another young player who could make an impact at defensive end ... Has made a positive impression with his hard work and desire ... Opened 2006 preseason workouts at linebacker and then moved to defensive end after the UNC game ... Earned his way into the rotation at end as a true freshman ... Saw action on defense in 10 games and on special teams in all 13 ... Made steady progress during the course of the season, while becoming a regular contributor ... Still has some things to learn, but picked up a lot of reps during the spring ... Athletic and explosive ... Will battle for the end position vacated by Noland Burchette.

2006: Earned a spot on special teams ... Started on the kickoff and punt return/block teams, seeing action on 13 plays against Northeastern and three at UNC ... Played at end on 14 plays against Duke ... Recovered a fumble and returned it 12 yards ... Played 11 special teams snaps and was in on a tackle ... Was in on eight defensive plays at BC and contributed a tackle for loss ... Got a season-high 18 plays at end against Southern Miss, while adding a tackle ... Registered a tackle during 12 defensive plays against Clemson ... Added 10 plays on special teams ... Was in on 21 plays at Miami, including 11 on defense ... Contributed two tackles at end ... Posted three tackles during 16 defensive plays against Kent State ... Played 15 defensive snaps and 12 special teams plays in win over Wake Forest ... Had 11 plays on defense and 11 on special teams during the Virginia game ... Totaled three tackles in the bowl game against Georgia ... Finished the regular season with 106 plays on defense and 124 on special teams ... Had 12 total tackles ... Also had a fumble recovery and a 12-yard return.

High School: An all-conference and all-state selection for Coach Steve Lindsey ... Missed two games with a knee injury his senior year, but still made 110 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss and three sacks ... Intercepted two passes ... Played defensive tackle as a junior ... Led the team with seven sacks and earned second-team all-conference honors ... In three varsity seasons, he made 390 tackles and had 12 sacks and three interceptions ... Rated the No. 19 weakside defensive end in the country by rivals.com ... Rated the No. 17 player on the Mid-Atlantic 47 team by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 14 player in his state by rivals.com in its final state rankings ... An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Also competed in track and field and basketball.

Personal: Nekos Laprae-Brooks Brown ... Born 2/18/88 in Prince George's, MD ... Son of Chuck and Jocelyn Brown ... A management major.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 13 5 7 12 0.5-1 0-0
2007 14 11 11 22 4.5-23 3-19
2008 12 19 34 53 5-28 4.5-28
Career 39 35 52 87 10-52 7.5-47