Ray Brown - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#94 Ray Brown Season 2006-07


Class Senior
Height 6'3"
Weight 295
Hometown Jackson, NJ
High School Jackson Memorial

Played in six games after struggling with early-season injuries… Earned consecutive starts at defensive tackle against LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida… Finished season with seven total tackles, one tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry… Missed the first four games and season finale with injuries… Registered three tackles, including a tackle for loss, against Georgia… Contributed pair of tackles at South Carolina.

Played in every game despite enduring painful pinched nerve in neck that slowed progress during second half of season… Prior to injury, earned first collegiate start at tackle versus home-state Rutgers… Contributed career-high of four tackles at Navy… Also added three-tackle efforts against both South Carolina and Georgia.

Redshirted… Named defensive scout team Player of the Week after Florida and Tennessee games.

Did not play.

High School
Team captain… Two-year starter at defensive tackle and offensive guard for New Jersey school that captured back-to-back Group 4 state championships and achieved a 24-0 record during his junior and senior campaigns… Named to Associated Press All-State teams… Totalled 103 tackles, six sacks as senior… Named MVP in state finals with 10.5 tackle-2.5 sack effort… Earned 58 tackles as junior… Threw shot put 59[apos] and discus 187[apos].

Brown is working toward a degree in secondary education from the Peabody College.

Oldest of four siblings… Father is a state trooper, mother is a writer/poet and licensed nurse… Earned student-athlete recognition from Township of Jackson and New Jersey Legislature… Worked as lifeguard during the summer.