Another guy that got arrested in college! :) Glad we addressed OLB.
#1 Aaron Brown
Hometown: Puyallup, WA
Previous School: Saddleback Community College
2011 (Senior): Named to first team all-WAC…participated in the Casino Del Sol Bowl all-star game…played and started 12 games at linebacker…second on the team in tackles with 103 including 13.0 for loss…led the team with 70 solo tackles…ranked seventh in the WAC and 57th nationally averaging 8.6 tackles per game…tied for second on team with 4.5 sacks, which ranked 10th in the WAC…ranked fifth in the WAC and 59th nationally in tackles for loss…tied for team-lead with three interceptions, which tied for eighth in the WAC…also had three fumble recoveries, which tied for the WAC lead, and one forced fumble…career-high 12 tackles against UNLV (Sept. 17), New Mexico State (Oct. 22), and Nevada (Nov. 12)…had nine tackles including 1.5 for loss and an interception at Idaho (Oct. 29), earning the WAC Defensive Player of the Week award.
2010 (Junior): Started 10 games and played in all 14 at MAC linebacker...ranked third on the team with 83 tackles, including 9.5 for loss...tied for team lead with 5.0 sacks...also had three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns against San Jose State (Nov. 20) and at New Mexico State (Nov. 27)...had two picks against SJSU while earning WAC Defensive Player of the Week honors...had two sacks vs. Charleston Southern (Sept. 25)...recorded eight tackles and forced two fumbles against Tulsa in the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl (Dec. 24)...career-high nine tackles in win over Nevada (Oct. 16)...finished with six pass break-ups and three quarterback hurries on the year.
2009: Played in the first three games of the season as a backup linebacker and defensive back...made seven solo tackles...had one sack for a loss of 11 yards against Central Arkansas (Sept. 4)...earned a medical hardship.
Prior To UH: Attended Saddleback Community College in California for two years...ranked one of the best junior college players in the country...a two-time first-team all-Mission Conference selection...an honorable mention All-American...as a sophomore, had a team-high four interceptions and 59 tackles, including 15 for loss and six sacks...broke up six passes and forced two fumbles...had 65 tackles as a freshman, including seven for loss...also forced three fumbles, had three fumble recoveries, and an interception with a 60-yard return...member of the honor roll and Dean's List.
Prep: A 2007 graduate of Puyallup High School in Washington...lettered two years in both football and wrestling...named first-team all-league and all-area as a running back and safety...as a senior in wrestling, placed third at the state meet in the 189-pound weight division...played for the Tsunami's Rugby team which advanced to the national tournament, where they placed sixth...also selected to the Northwest all-star team and the U-20 National Team in rugby.
Personal: Born in Spokane, Wash...majoring in sociology...has one brother, Brynsen, who plays for Eastern Washington...parents are Donna Mutch and Ernest King of Puyallup, Wash.
2009 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
Tackles: 9 vs. Nevada, 10/16/10
Tackles For Loss: 2.0, 2x, last at New Mexico State, 11/27/10
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/25/10
Interceptions: 2 vs. San Jose State, 11/20/10
Touchdowns: 1, 2x, last at New Mexico State, 11/27/10
Well, we certainly need help at linebacker, maybe he can make the team and start out on special teams.
I was hoping for drew butler, punter, georgia with this pick, but i guess fisher is going the free agent punter route (unless we get one with our last pick)
Ramming speed to all
2 Hawaii starters suspended for opener
Updated Aug 29, 2011 11:51 PM ET
HONOLULU (AP): Two Hawaii starting players have been suspended for Saturday's season-opener at home against Colorado after they were arrested on charges of misdemeanor assault stemming from a weekend brawl at a Waikiki nightclub, University of Hawaii officials announced Monday.
Outside linebacker Aaron Brown and receiver Darius Bright were arrested in the early hours Sunday following a fight at Zanzabar Nightclub. They were both released after posting bail.
''Aaron and Darius used extremely poor judgment and in turn embarrassed the football program and the university,'' Warriors coach Greg McMackin said Monday. ''These are two young men who have never been in trouble with the law before, but became involved in a situation where they did not make the right choices.''
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Brown, a senior from Puyallup, Wash., led the Warriors with five sacks and ranked third with 83 tackles last season. He also had three interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns.
Bright, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound junior from Fayetteville, NC, redshirted last year after playing two seasons for City College of San Francisco.
Witnesses reported that two men struck a 22-year-old man, causing injuries to his face, Honolulu police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said.
The players apologized to teammates and met with McMackin and athletics director Jim Donovan on Monday. They will be allowed to rejoin team practices Tuesday.
A decision will be made early next week on whether they will play in Hawaii's Sept. 10 game at Washington, Donovan said.
''We want to make sure our student-athletes live up to the standards of representing their team, their university and the entire state in the right way,'' Donovan said. ''We'll continue to be collecting more facts throughout the next few days before making a decision on their game status next week.''
Brown and Bright will also face team discipline and participate in community service throughout the season, the school said.
Evan Silva @evansilva
#Rams @ 209: Aaron Brown. 6'0/237. 4.77 40. In 2 yrs at Hawaii after JUCO, had 22.5 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 6 INTs. Rugby & wrestling background.
Jim Thomas @jthom1
A linebacker! Rams select Aaron Brown of Hawaii w/1st pick of the 7th round. Brown arrested earlier this season for his role in bar fight.
I think given the results of this draft the rams need to get an in house criminal attorney on staff. Look, its magic-no pillars, talent, upside and physical attributes only!
Ramming speed to all
Well, just another convict added to the team! I like the guy, he brings a mean streak to an already mean defense. I'm telling you, other teams better start getting worried about this defense.
Hawaii LB Aaron Brown Rams pick in seventh round. Very productice, but undersized (6-0, 237) and was 225 in college. Suspended for first game of 2011 season for role in bar fight. In 2010, had 83 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 interceptions. Last season, 103 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 3 interceptions.
Any shot that fisher sees this guy as a safety and a special teams guy?
Ramming speed to all
Just as long as Brown won that barfight, then he is alright by me.:D
Who hasnt been in a bar fight?
I don't have a problem with bar fight guy as much as I do for the other two guys who were tazed resisting arrest. Geezus H.! Who are these guys? Is it that everybody in the draft has an arest record or just the Rams selections?
Sounds like a replacement for Chamberlain. We're still tragically thin at LB though.