Updated: July 14, 2014
High School: Played at L.C. Bird High … Helped lead his team to a state title as a senior … Caught 22 passes for 331 yards and four touchdowns his final season … Ranked as the No. 35 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 110 safety in the country and the No. 40 player in his state by 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 147 “athlete” in the country, the No. 205 player in his region and the No. 40 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
Personal: Shawn Ryan Payne … Born June 17, 1996, in Killeen, TX (Fort Hood) … Son of Christy Brown, who used to serve in the military … Has a younger brother and sister … Contemplated majors are sports medicine or business.