Earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management on May 3 ... Brings wealth of experience to the defense ... Starting end position should be his to lose ... Coaches want him to continue to play consistently on the line ... His 32-inch vertical jump led all defensive linemen ... Made Dean’s List Spring 2008 semester.
2007: Started all 11 games at defensive tackle ... Ranked sixth on squad with 43 tackles, including 30 solos ... Tied for third on team with nine tackles behind the line ... Stood fourth in sacks with 3.5 ... Also had three pass breakups and a forced fumble ... Posted five games with at least five hits ... Registered season-best seven tackles in win at Georgia Southern ... Totaled five solo hits with one for negative yards against Carson-Newman ... Credited with six hits at Jacksonville State ... Picked up five tackles with half a sack at Arkansas ... Three of his five stops in win over Western Carolina were behind the line ... Made four solo hits with a sack against Western Kentucky ... Forced a fumble versus Wofford.
2006: Transferred to UTC in preseason ... Led all defensive linemen with 52 total stops ... Had 25 solo tackles and 27 assists ... Ranked fourth overall on squad in tackles ... Credited with three negative yardage stops and two sacks ... Also blocked an extra point kick attempt ... Stood third among SoCon ends and linemen in tackles per game with 4.7 ... Starter in all 11 games at tackle ... Posted five games with four or more tackles ... Made two hits in UTC debut at Tennessee Tech ... Recorded eight tackles with four solos and one behind the line at Memphis ... Registered three stops versus Appalachian State ... Notched four tackles in win at Western Carolina ... Set career high with 12 stops at Furman ... Followed that performance with 11 tackles, including six solos and two sacks, against Elon ... Had five tackles at Wofford and blocked an extra point kick.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY: Saw action in five games as a true freshman in 2004 ... Made three total tackles ... Collected solo tackles against Kentucky, The Citadel and Mississippi State ... Also had a tackle for loss ... Auburn went 13-0 in 2004 including a win over Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game and a victory over No. 9 Virginia Tech in the 2005 Sugar Bowl ... Redshirted in 2005 ... Coached at Auburn by Tommy Tuberville ... Wore jersey No. 64.
BUFORD HIGH SCHOOL: Led Buford to three state titles ... BHS went 58-2 during his career including 45 straight victories ... Two-way player ... Graded out at 89 percent as an offensive lineman and had 25 knockdown blocks senior year ... Credited with 84 tackles with eight behind the line and three sacks as a senior ... All-State honoree ... 2003 Georgia Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year ... Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game ... Listed among Georgia’s Top 50 by Atlanta Journal Constitution and Rivals.com.
Cornelius D. Brown ... Born June 4, 1986 ... Son of Darlene Higgs and Carl Brown.