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Reggie Brown (linebacker)

For other people named Reggie Brown, see Reggie Brown (disambiguation).
Reggie Brown
Date of birth: (1974-09-28) September 28, 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth: Austin, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
As player:

Reginald Wayne "Reggie" Brown is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played with the Detroit Lions for his short career, which ran throughout the 1996 and 1997 seasons.


Brown played college football for Texas A&M.

NFL career

Brown was selected 17th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 1996 NFL Draft. He had a rather short career, playing only 32 games.

In his final game, Brown suffered a spinal cord contusion while assisting on a tackle of New York Jets halfback Adrian Murrell in the closing game of 1997 season. He lay motionless for 17 minutes on the turf at the Pontiac Silverdome, briefly losing consciousness. CPR saved his life, and emergency surgery saved him from using a wheelchair for the rest of his life.[1]

Post-NFL career

Brown is mobile and active. He is a manager for a motor vehicle dealership group in Austin, Texas with his body feeling better than it has in years.


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