Rookie Profile: LB Aaron Brown

Posted May 11, 2012

Name: Aaron Brown

Position: Outside Linebacker

Number: 50

College: Hawaii

From: Puyallup, Washington

Height: 6’1

Weight: 225 pounds

High School Career: Played at Puyallup High in Washington where he earned two years worth of letters in football and wrestling…Was first team all league and all area as a running back and safety, which landed him a chance at Saddleback Community College in California…Finished third in state in wrestling his senior year at the 189-pound weight division…Also played for the Tsunami’s Rugby club, which finished sixth in national tournament his senior year and earned a spot on the Under-20 National team. 

College Career: Spent two years at Saddleback where he was one of the top junior college players in the country according to scouting services…Was a two-time first team all Mission Conference choice and honorable mention All American on his way to an opportunity at Hawaii…Took a medical redshirt in 2009 before becoming a starter in 2010 when he finished third on the team in tackles with 83 and tied for the team lead with five sacks and three interceptions…Was first team All Western Athletic Conference selection as a senior when he racked up 103 tackles with 13 for loss including 4.5 sacks.

Need to Know: Brown has plenty of connections to the Rams. He is from the same town as wide receiver Brandon Gibson and played college ball with current wideout Greg Salas in Hawaii. In addition, he will wear No. 50, the same number worn by the last University of Hawaii linebacker selected by the Rams, Pisa Tinoisamoa.

He Said It:

“I go 100 percent from the time the ball is snapped until the referee blows the whistle. I’m giving 110 percent in between the lines, just trying to go out there and succeed.” – Brown on his playing style.

They Said It:

“He’s an explosive player, two year starter there at Hawaii. He was a J.C. guy, Saddleback Junior College, very explosive. He’s a little over six feet, 235 pounds. He runs well, tackles well, tough guy. I mean, real tough guy. That’s the kind of guy that you think has a chance to fill in at a linebacker spot. Worst case scenario where we’re picking, he sounds like a premier special teams fit.” – Coach Jeff Fisher on Brown. 

“He’s a tough guy, very urgent, very good as a special teamer, looks like a core special teamer. Our numbers at linebacker were down so he’s going to add depth and we’ll go from there.” – GM Les Snead

Outlook: The Rams have an opening for help at outside linebacker and Brown figures to at least compete for a job flanking James Laurinaitis. Short of that, he’ll get an opportunity to win a job on special teams and potentially develop into a starter down the road.