Arthur Brown Taken in Second Round of NFL Draft

Arthur Brown

April 26, 2013

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.