2012 (Freshman) Thomas Brown redshirts his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Junipero Serra HS)
Brown was one of four impressive linebacker prospects in the the 2012 freshman class. A native of Gardena, Calif., Brown is also one of two Californians in the Husker class, marking the 14th straight year NU has signed at least one player from the Golden State. Brown was a standout at Junipero Serra High School as a senior with 77 tackles, including 32 solo stops, and he also had 2.5 sacks and a pair of pass deflections. His play helped Coach Scott Altenberg’s Serra High team to an 11-2 record and a Central Coast Section Division I title. The section championship was the first for the school since 1990. The 6-2, 210-pound Brown played his junior season at St. Anthony High School and racked up 96 tackles and five sacks for St. Anthony during the 2010 campaign. Brown was regarded among the top 75 prospects in California by both 247 Sports and Rivals.com. He was also ranked as the 17th-best inside linebacker prospect in the country by 247, while Rivals.com and Scout.com also listed him among the top 50 inside linebacker prospects. Brown visited Arizona State, and also had scholarship offers from Colorado, Utah and SMU among others.
Brown is the son of Thomas Brown and Lashanda Parks, and he was born on June 23, 1994.