2009: After a year's layoff, Brown likely will serve as a backup strongside linebacker spot as a senior in 2009, although he is able to play any linebacker position. He missed some of 2009 spring practice after dislocating his right shoulder.
2008: Brown did not see action in 2008 as a junior linebacker. He was bothered all season with a nagging back injury.
2007: Brown was a backup linebacker and key special teams player as a sophomore in 2007. Overall in 2007 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 25 tackles, including 0.5 for a loss. He had 6 tackles against Arizona and Notre Dame, 4 versus Idaho (with 0.5 for a loss of 1 yard), 3 against Washington State and California, 2 at Nebraska and 1 at Arizona State. He missed some of 2007 spring practice with a left shoulder sprain.
2006: Brown was a backup middle linebacker and played on special teams as a redshirt freshman in 2006. Overall in 2006 while appearing in 11 games (he strained his left hamstring at Washington State and sat out the Washington and Arizona State games), he made 5 tackles. He missed most of 2006 spring drills while recuperating from 2005 back surgery.
2005: Brown redshirted as a freshman linebacker in 2005, his first year at USC. He was sidelined all season with a strained back that required mid-season surgery.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made the 2004 Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Student Sports Top 100, Rivals 100, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Scout.com All-American second team, Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year, Super Prep All-Farwest, Super Prep All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division I Defensive Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times All-Star Back of the Year, Los Angeles Times All-Southeast/South Coast Back of the Year and All-Moore League Defensive MVP squads as a senior linebacker and running back at Lakewood (Calif.) High. He had 83 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions in 2004.
As a junior in 2003, he was a Student Sports Junior All-American, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, Los Angeles Times All-Southeast/South Coast and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team pick. He had 88 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions in 2003.
He also played baseball at Lakewood.
PERSONAL: He's a public policy, management and planning major at USC. He spent his elementary school years living in a small town in Mississippi.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH LUTHUR BROWN