It’s only 67 days until Penn State football, and today’s featured no. 67 in our countdown to the gridiron is Levi Brown, former left tackle for the Nittany Lions from 2003 to 2006, leading PSU to an Orange Bowl win in 2005.
A second-team All-State selection in high school in Virginia, Brown joined Penn State, redshirting as a freshman in 2002, but starting all 13 games at left tackle in 2003. In 2005, Brown was part of the team that led Penn State to an Orange Bowl victory, and in 2006, Brown was named a second-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten selection.
With such a strong college career, Brown was considered one of the best offensive tackles during the 2007 NFL Draft, picked fifth overall by the Arizona Cardinals. After a six-year NFL career, Brown was later traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013, and eventually released and retired in 2014.
Football retirement meant that Brown had time to finish college through Penn State’s online campus, completing his Masters in Human Resources and Employment Relations in 2016. Grand experiment = success.
Only 67 days!