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Born: 11th of April, 1987
Hometown: Atlantic Highlands, NJ
College: University of Connecticut
Draft: 1st round, 27th overall – 2009 (Indianapolis Colts)
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Weight: 210 lbs.
Colts Running Back Donald Brown Taking On a New Role?
After Colts starting running back Joseph Addai suffered through a series of injuries in the 2007 and 2008 seasons, it made a lot of sense for the Colts to draft a running back in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. They chose the nation’s leading rusher, Donald Brown out of the University of Connecticut. Then, Addai put together his best and healthiest performance since his rookie season in 2006.
No, Addai did not approach the production of his sophomore season in the NFL, but he did show the he still had the speed, the pop, and the toughness to be a force as a primary back. Brown, on the other hand, dealt with his own nicks and bruises that kept him from participating and being effective in a number of contests. He did show impressive speed and quickness, however, and left many fans thinking that all he would need is a crease to really cause damage.
This year Brown will move beyond his “God damn it Donald” moments and will be more comfortable in the Colts offense. He will also enter 2010 with NFL experience, an understanding of how fast the NFL game is played, and will use his experiences from a season ago to get ready physically for the beating professional backs take throughout the season. After all, no one should be more prepared or capable to do so than Brown, he has a degree in exercise science and is known for being meticulous with his diet and physical health.