Texas S Brown opts out; declares for NFL draft
Safety Chris Brown’s days as a Texas Longhorn are over.
The redshirt senior said on Thursday he is forgoing the team’s bowl game and his additional eligibility and entering the NFL draft.
“After thorough conversation with both my family and coaches, it was a conclusion we came to that we know is in the best interest of my future,” he said in a statement. “My experience at Texas has definitely been a rollercoaster, but it’s a ride that has meant everything to me because throughout this process I’ve grown.”
A team captain this season, Brown made 47 tackles — 43 unassisted — to go along with an interception and seven pass breakups for the Longhorns. He made a career-high 12 tackles — all unassisted — in the team’s win against Kansas State last Saturday, as the Longhorns finished the regular season 6-3 after this week’s game against Kansas was canceled due to COVID-19 issues.
Brown finishes his career with 107 tackles, six tackles for loss, a sack, nine pass breakups and three interceptions in 27 games.
–Field Level Media