Many people have seen Ed Brown playing on Friday night in the green and white, others have spotted him at church, and many know Ed from his involvement in the classroom. Yet where ever you see Ed Brown, everyone that has encountered him sees he has special abilities.
On the field, Ed is playing his final season for West Point and starting at defensive end. He is impressive to watch; he finds himself in the opponents’ backfield constantly and stirs up trouble for offenses. Brown collected 4 sacks this past Friday night against Ridgeland in the second round playoff game.
“Ed is a definite leader for us,” commented Coach Chris Chambless, “he is a model player and has a bright future ahead of him.”
Not only is Ed a major cog in the West Point defense, he shows his teammates that what happens off the field is important too. Brown is a high performing student who demonstrates hard work can payoff in the classroom. Ed in the last nine weeks, during the middle of football season, made the All A’s list and holds a strong grade point average. Along with strong grades, Ed is part of the National Beta Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and HOSA. Through HOSA, Brown is currently a two-year Med-Tech student. Ed has been very dedicated in the classroom and has proven it with his performance. Ed hopes to seek a degree in Kinesiology at a four-year university of his choice.
Brown is also a fixture in the community and church. Ed is a part of the West Point Mayor’s Youth Council which teaches young people leadership skills and the inner workings of government. At church, Ed is incredibly involved. He is a substitute Sunday school teacher for the Junior Sunday School and plays the guitar and drums during worships services for his church family. Ed is a great example for kids throughout the community and church.
“I want the young guys to do the right thing,” said Brown about his involvement in the community and at church, “I tell them to stay in the books and keep God first.”
Ed is known as a very well-spoken and humble young man who definitely fills his billing. He is a great representative of West Point football, playing hard on Friday night, and doing great things in the classroom and the community when not on the field. Though Ed is involved in a lot, he feels that he has one more thing to accomplish with the Green Wave.
“It’s been great playing for the Wave,” commented Brown about the unfinished business, “I hope to leave with a ring this year.”