- A star athlete at Northern Vance High School in football and track and field, Brown had a stellar career at the University of North Carolina,
- Starting offensive line for the Tar Heels
- Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens
- He signed a five-year deal in 2009 with the St. Louis Rams that made him the highest-paid center in the league
- Retired from football in 2012 and became a farmer in Louisburg, maintaining First Fruits Farms, growing produce and donating crops to food pantries.