Was named the top defensive performer of the spring despite missing two practices a week due to classes … Will move into the starting lineup after serving as an important contributor in the Hokies’ rotation at end the past two seasons … Garnered his first collegiate start last year in the Georgia Tech game … Plays extremely hard and is physical at the point of attack … Will be looked to for leadership … An important part of the Hokies’ defense for 2009.
2008: Did well in preseason testing … Finished the year with 22 total tackles, including two sacks and seven QB hurries … Also worked on special teams … Had a hurry in the opener against East Carolina … Played 34 snaps against Furman with two tackles and another hurry … Picked up his first start in the Georgia Tech game, posting six tackles … Registered a sack at UNC and picked up a hurry in the Nebraska game … Got in 23 plays against WKU with a tackle and a QB hurry … Contributed two tackles at FSU while playing 18 defensive snaps … Had a hurry against Maryland … Registered three tackles while playing 20 snaps at end against Miami … Collected three tackles against Duke … Was in on 17 plays against Virginia, posting a tackle … Turned in a sack for an 8-yard loss during the ACC Championship game against BC … Started the Orange Bowl in place of injured starter Jason Worilds and posted a pair of tackles … Had a 450-pound back squat during off-season workouts … Had four sacks during Tech’s first three spring scrimmages … Forced a fumble and posted three tackles in the Maroon-White game … Won the George Preas Award as the Most Valuable Performer on defense during the spring.
2007: Played 25 defensive snaps and six special team plays against ECU … Picked up four tackles while playing 36 plays, including 24 at end … Had a tackle for loss and two total tackles against Ohio … Contributed three tackles and two QB hurries while playing 26 defensive downs and seven special team plays against W&M … Posted three tackles against UNC … Picked up two quarterback sacks for minus 12 yards at Clemson … Had a quarterback hurry at Georgia Tech … Shared a tackle for loss in the FSU game … Collected a hurry against Virginia … Played 20 downs at end in the ACC title game against BC, registering a tackle and a QB hurry … Finished the season with 22 total tackles and eight hurries … Had two tackles, including one behind the line, during the Maroon-White spring game.
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 team 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 team 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 human development major.
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