27 – The number of games that Brown started at the University of Southern California. Despite being a starter for only two years after initially coming to campus as a tight end, his career culminated with first-team All-American and All-Pac 10 Conference first-team selections as a senior in 2009
17 – The number of players selected from USC by the Saints in the NFL Draft, following the selection of Brown. More Trojan alumni have been selected by the Saints than players from any other schools. Brown joins fellow USC alums in RB Reggie Bush, the second pick overall in 2006 and DT Sedrick Ellis the seventh overall pick in 2008 on the New Orleans roster. The rookie tackle was teammates with both players in college, redshirting during Bush's final Heisman-Trophy winning season. Both Brown and Ellis are natives of Chino, California.
37 – Following the selection of Brown, the number of times a tackle has been selected by the Saints in the draft.
292 – Brown's weight at the NFL scouting combine on his 6-5 frame. Since enrolling at USC as a tight end, where he arrived as a tight end, he's put on over 40 pounds in converting to tackle
100 – The conference-high number of knockdowns that Brown recorded as a senior in 2009, as he was named as the recipient of the Morris Trophy, given to the Pac-10's best blocker.