November 25, 2013
By Kelly McHugh
Arthur Brown, former K-State All-American and All-Big 12 performer, has been enjoying life in the NFL.
The K-State line backer (2010-13) has seen his share of playing time as a rookie with the Baltimore Ravens, but, like anything in life, change - in Brown's case a new city, new league and a new football team - takes some time to get used to.
"It's been an adjustment for me," Brown said during a visit back to Manhattan, "but I think it is for anyone. Like coming out of high school and going to college, college to the NFL, there's an adjustment that needs to be made, but I'm doing well and trying to make the most of it."
So far this year Brown, a second-round 2013 NFL Draft selection, has played in nine of the Ravens' 11 games this season and recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) and 0.5 sacks. (You can check out the video of his sack here).
Brown's best game, statistically, this season was in the Ravens' 20-17 overtime win against the Cincinnati Bengals where he recorded a career-high four tackles.
The Wichita, Kan., native said there are quite a few things he carried with him from playing football at K-State to the NFL, but the most significant is remembering the importance of family.
"I would say just altogether the family, Coach Snyder has done a great job of really implicating that into the program and that's something great," Brown said. "Those close bonds with all the players. That's something I want to carry with me, that's something I miss about being here, just that close bond. But, I know that was a developing process and it's just something I want to carry with me in the National Football League."
During Brown's weekend at K-State, he had the opportunity to visit with former teammates. He toured around the West Stadium Center - his first time seeing the finished product - and celebrated K-State football's 35-12 win over West Virginia.
"This is whole new environment, a nice addition," Brown said about the West Stadium Center. "This program is in a building phase and whether we're present or not, it's going to continue to do that. It's just something that I'm very thankful to be a part of.
"I'm making the most of my time here and enjoying it. I'm excited to talk to some of the guys and share my experiences with them."
Coming off of a 19-3 win over the New York Jets, the Ravens (5-6) will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The game will be aired on NBC.
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