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Brown was named First Team All-Mid-American Conference after leading the Bobcats with 128 tackles last season and had 59 solo stops. He also had 15.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks with a forced fumble.
Following the season, Brown was named an All-American by Pro Football Focus and was invited to participate in the 2017 NFL Combine. At the Combine, Brown had the top vertical jump and 20-yard shuttle for the linebacker group and had a top-five time in the 40-yard dash.