Mr. Reggie Brown - 2015 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Mr. Reggie Brown

Former Linebacker, Texas A&M and NFL

“The Day My Earth Stood Still: From Injury to the Rest of My Life"

Mr. Reggie Brown is a former football linebacker in the National Football League. He graduated from Reagan High School (Austin, Texas) in 1992, where he was chosen first team All Central Texas Linebacker, All District Team as linebacker and running back for both junior and senior years. Reggie was the recipient of the Jackie Lyman award while at Reagan HS, equivalent to the team’s MVP. 

Brown was awarded a full football scholarship to Texas A&M to play linebacker. During his time in College Station, Brown was selected to All Southwest Conference teams his junior and senior year. 

He also won defensive MVP and the Aggie Heart Award, the MVP award for the team. 

Brown was drafted as the seventeenth pick in the first round to the Detroit Lions, playing in the 1996 and 1997 seasons. In the final game of the ‘97 season, Brown suffered a career ending spinal cord injury. With the assistance of an emergency surgery, Brown injuries did not relegate him to a wheelchair. 

Reggie came back to Texas A&M to complete his academic career. He graduated from the university with a degree in agricultural economics in 1999. 

He currently resides in Houston, Texas with his wife Kerrie Patterson-Brown and two sons, Reggie and Michael.