The Notre Dame football program held its annual Pro Day for NFL hopefuls at the Loftus Sports Center.
CAREER: Three-time monogram winner should be stalwart in 2008 Irish defensive line ... approved by Notre Dame's Faculty Board on Athletics for a fifth year of eligibility since he never played as a rookie in 2004 ... played in 26 games during his career, starting six contests at Notre Dame, totaling 48 tackles, six tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass breakup ... started four of final five games in 2007 and established career bests for playing time, games started, tackles and tackles for loss ... most experienced returning member of the Irish defensive line and one of three fifth-year veterans on the roster in '08 ... expected to compete for starting spot at a defensive end position and has made great strides in the game despite having only played football for five years.
2007 (SENIOR): Recorded a career-high 30 tackles with 11 solo tackles and 19 assisted stops and also registered a career-best 3.5 tackles for loss ... started five games at defensive end, including four of the final five games, and appeared in 10 contests ... split time with Dwight Stephenson Jr. at defensive end opposite Trevor Laws ... notched career-highs in tackles and tackles for loss in a single game during the season ... started second career game and first season opener at Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech ... first start since Stanford game in `05 ... recorded 1.5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards, a career game high against Penn State ... recorded half a sack vs. the Nittany Lions ...finished the game with three tackles (two solos, one assist) ... recorded career-high eight tackles vs. Michigan ... made one assisted and two solo tackles against USC ... recorded four tackles (one solo, three assists) against Navy ... made six tackles (two solo, four assists) vs. Air Force ... started at defensive end and recorded two assisted tackles against Duke ... started sixth career game at defensive end and recorded three tackles and 0.5 sack against Stanford ... logged 146:11 of playing time and made 35 special teams appearances.
2006 (JUNIOR): Saw action at defensive end vs. Navy, North Carolina, Air Force and LSU in 2006 ... made two tackles, including one sack, against Navy ... also forced a fumble vs. the Midshipmen ... recorded one tackle and broke up a pass against North Carolina ... posted three tackles, along with half a sack, at Air Force ... made eight special teams appearances and logged 24:55 of playing time.
2005 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games and earned a monogram ... started the Stanford game at defensive end and played extensively as a reserve through the season ... made 12 total tackles (nine solos), one tackle for a loss (two yards) and logged a quarterback hurry ... made four tackles (all solos) against Stanford in his first career start ... made one solo tackle in the win over Syracuse ... made two tackles in the win over Navy ... made one tackle for a loss of two yards against Tennessee ... assisted on a stop vs. BYU while playing 11:55 at defensive end and making one special teams appearance ... assisted on a tackle against USC ... recorded two solo tackles vs. Pittsburgh ... logged 75:38 of playing time with five special teams appearances.
2004 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as a reserve defensive lineman.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md. ... played only one season of organized high school football but was an immediate standout ... made 65 tackles, nine sacks and three fumble recoveries in 2003 during his first season of organized football as a defensive lineman ... earned second-team all-conference honors as a senior in 2003 ... also played basketball for two seasons as a forward ... full name is Justin Marcus Brown ... born March 27, 1986, in Washington, D.C. ... one of three children ... son of Michael and Beatrice Brown ... earned 3.167 grade-point average during `05 fall semester ... graduated in May 2008 with a degree in sociology from the College of Arts and Letters ... currently enrolled in graduate studies program.