Colin Brown, the former Missouri Tiger offensive lineman from Braymer, Mo. is trying to stick with the Kansas City Chiefs in his second year. He says he’ll be living his dream if he can just make it happen this year. After a injury ended any hopes of getting on a NFL field last year, Brown is hoping it comes true this year.
The 6’7, 335 pound lineman suffered a calf injury in training camp that put him on injured reserve for the entire season. Brown played in two preseason games last year, seeing action in the 16-10 loss to Houston and the 17-13 loss to Minnesota. What was most difficult for Brown last year was no the injury itself, but for the first time in many years, he was unable to play football.
Brown was a fifth round pick of the Chiefs in 2009 and signed a three year deal worth $1.34 million. Brown was able to find a silver lining in last season. Despite the fact that he was not on the field, just attending meetings and watching film, helped him learn so much more about the game.
Dave Riggert of ESPN 1550 in St. Joseph caught up with Brown after a recent practice and that interview is featured on our latest Press Box Podcast.