2007 Scouting Report: Slated to be the top reserve at left guard...missed all of spring drills due to recovery from offseason left knee surgery...when healthy, has displayed significant promise...his continued development will be key in fortifying depth along the offensive front.
2006: Did not play in any games.
2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Three-year starter on both sides of the ball at Burrell High...selected to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team (first team)...started at offensive tackle as a senior after playing tight end and split end his initial two varsity seasons...started at defensive end all three years...led team to an 11-1 record, the Allegheny Football Conference title and the WPIAL Class AA playoffs as a senior...keyed an offense that scored 30 or more points in seven of Burrell's nine regular-season games...on defense compiled 39.5 tackles and two fumble recoveries...Allegheny Football Conference Lineman of the Year...three-time All-Allegheny Football Conference...Valley News Dispatch All-Star...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-WPIAL Class AA...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Allegheny Football Conference...PrepStar All-East Region...rated Pennsylvania's No. 14 prospect by Rivals.com...rated the state's No. 35 prospect by Scout.com...played under Coach Tom Henderson...earned three football letters...also lettered in basketball, baseball and track and field.
Personal: John Reed Brown, born 9/21/86, is the son of John and Debbie Brown...has two sisters and one brother...father was a standout tight end at Pittsburgh from 1979-82 and caught the winning touchdown pass from Dan Marino in the 1982 Sugar Bowl as Pitt defeated Georgia, 24-20...uncle, Tom Brown, also starred at Pitt as a fullback from 1983-86...communication and rhetoric major.
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