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#6 Ike Brown
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 203
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saginaw, Mich.
High School: Bridgeport HS
Ike Brown
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Release: 07/11/2006

Fully recovered from injury that limited him to two games in 2006 ... granted medical hardship season ... inspirational leader on the field and in the locker room ... began career as a running back, moved to safety in 2004, and linebacker in 2005.

2006: Elected a tri-captain during preseason drills ... made a career-high 11 tackles and forced a fumble in season opener against Boston College (8/31) ... suffered season-ending knee injury at Michigan (9/9).

2005: All-MAC second team honoree ... tied for third among his teammates with 73 total tackles ... tallied 11.5 tackles for loss, including three sacks ... recorded 10 tackles at Miami (9/10), versus Eastern Michigan (9/24), and versus Toledo (10/29) ... made eight solo stops against Eastern Michigan (9/24) ... had six tackles and a forced fumble that he returned 17 yards to set up a fourth-quarter field goal at Western Michigan (11/12) ... had one sack against Indiana (9/2), at Army (10/8), and versus Northern Illinois (11/5).

2004: Started all 11 games at free safety ... was in on 73 tackles, making 37 solo stops and assisting on 36 others ... had a career-high 10 tackles against Eastern Michigan (11/6) ... recorded nine tackles in first start at Indiana (9/4) ... made seven solo stops against Indiana (9/4) and at Buffalo (11/13) ... had two tackles for loss among his five stops against Kent State (10/2) ... forced a fumble against Southeast Missouri State (9/18) and at Buffalo (11/13) ... recovered a fumble versus Western Michigan (10/30).

2003: Carried the ball six times for 22 yards against Eastern Kentucky (9/13) ... made seven tackles playing on special teams.

High School: Set school record with 1,759 yards rushing and scored 17 touchdowns as a prep senior ... finished career with 3,000 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns ... earned four letters in football and track at Bridgeport High ... all-conference and all-area selection ... ranked No. 39 on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50 list and No. 44 on the Detroit News Blue Chip list ... all-state honoree as a sprinter on the track and field team.

Personal: Born April 29, 1985 ... parents are Michael and Portia Brown ... brother of former Chippewa tight end, Jacob Brown ... uncle, Monty Brown, played in the NFL for five seasons ... lists hobbies as working out, cooking, fishing, and thinking ... majoring in sport studies with a minor in athletic coaching.