- Outside Linebacker
- 5' 10
- 207 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Thomas Stone
- Brandywine, Md.
Updated: July 19, 2012
An extremely valuable special teams player who also helps provide outstanding depth at the whip linebacker position … An Iron Hokie in the weight room and a fearless hitter on the field … Can be counted on for top effort … Has the experience to play a number of roles if needed.
2011: Played in all 14 games, seeing a total of over 90 snaps, all on special teams ... Had two solo tackles and an assist against Appalachian State ... Saw action for four special teams plays at ECU ... Worked five special teams plays in the win over Arkansas State ... Assisted on special teams tackle at Marshall and worked two special teams plays against Clemson ... Picked up a tackle on special teams in the win over Miami ... Credited with two tackles on special teams at Wake Forest ... Made another tackle on coverage against BC ... Assisted on a special teams tackle at Duke ... Contributed two tackles on seven special teams snaps at Georgia Tech ... Worked five special teams plays against UNC and seven at Virginia .... Tallied three plays on coverage in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson … Picked up two snaps in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.
2010: Played in every game on special teams … Finished third in special team tackles with 13 … Worked at rover when practice opened … Picked up a tackle on special teams against Boise State … Made two tackles on kickoff returns in the JMU game … Had two special team tackles against NC State … Was in on two more tackles on coverage against Wake Forest … Had a tackle in the Duke game … Downed a punt inside the 20 and added a tackle on special teams against Georgia Tech … Had a tackle and a punt downed inside the 10 at UNC … Collected a tackle on coverage during the win over FSU in the ACC title game … Had two tackles and forced a fumble during the Orange Bowl game … Led the secondary with a 430-pound front squat during the off-season, earning Super Iron Hokie recognition along the way … Moved to free safety midway through spring practice due to injuries at the position … Had five tackles and a breakup in the third scrimmage … Intercepted a pass during the Maroon-White game.
2009: Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules … Worked at whip linebacker on the scout team … His 395-pound front squat was tops among the whips during off-season testing … Earned Iron Hokie honors … Moved to rover in the spring … Posted three tackles and a fumble recovery in the Maroon-White spring game.
Duquesne: Played in 10 games for Duquesne in 2008, recording 50 tackles … Included in those 50 tackles were 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks … Also had two pass break ups and two forced fumbles … Had a 31-yard kickoff return.
Prep School: Had two sacks, five tackles, and forced a fumble that was recovered for a touchdown in Fork Union’s season-ending 34-0 win over Hargrave Military Academy ... Played for a FUMA team that finished 9-2 and sent over a dozen players to NCAA Bowl Championship Subdivision teams.
High School: Had 91 tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception as a senior linebacker for Coach Kevin Heider at Thomas Stone High School ... Was named first team All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference by the Washington Post and the Maryland Independent ... Also competed on the track team.
Personal: Wiley Deacon Brown … Born 9/30/89 in Washington, DC … Son of Jocelyn Brown and the late Chuck Brown … Brother Nekos was a starting defensive end for the Hokies … Enrolled in sociology.