K-State’s Brown Taken In Second Round Of NFL Draft

By: KSU & AP, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: KSU & AP, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
Kansas State’s streak of consecutive years of at least one player being taken in the NFL draft has run to 20 after linebacker Arthur Brown was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft Thursday by the Baltimore Ravens.

Bryce (top) and Arthur Brown.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s streak of consecutive years of at least one player being taken in the NFL draft has run to 20 after linebacker Arthur Brown was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft Thursday by the Baltimore Ravens.

The 20-year streak is currently the second-longest among Big 12 Conference schools, behind only Texas. Brown, a Wichita native who became the 16th Wildcat ever to be drafted in the first two rounds, was taken by the Ravens with the 56th pick overall.

The 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and FWAA First Team All-American, Brown led the team in tackles for a second-straight season with 100 stops, including seven TFLs and one sack in 2012. He also had two interceptions, one against West Virginia and the other he returned for a touchdown a week later against Texas Tech.

Aside from his All-America honors and Big 12 postseason honors, Brown was also a 2012 finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award while also earning his degree from K-State.

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Ravens Select LB Arthur Brown In 2nd-round Of Draft

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) _ The Baltimore Ravens have selected Kansas State inside linebacker Arthur Brown with the 56th overall pick in the NFL draft.

Baltimore moved up in a trade with Seattle to get Brown, a 6-foot, 242-pounder who served as a team captain with the Wildcats after transferring from Miami.

Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta calls Brown ``a four-down linebacker who's very good in coverage.''

To get Brown, the Ravens gave Seattle their second-round pick at No. 62, a fifth and a sixth-round selection.

Brown has a chance to fill the middle linebacker spot vacated by Ray Lewis, who retired after Baltimore won the Super Bowl in February.

Brown says, ``It's an opportunity to play a great role in the defense scheme, like Ray did.''


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