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UConn HB Donald Brown Heading to the NFL

John GarciaCorrespondent IJanuary 4, 2009

University of Connecticut running back Donald Brown and his trademark stiff arm will be in an NFL uniform come next August. 

Brown, the nation's leading rusher with 2,083 yards, has opted to forgo his senior season at Connecticut to enter the NFL Draft.

Despite saying he would most likely remain at UConn only a few weeks ago, Brown's career-high 261 yard performance against Buffalo in the International Bowl prompted him to change course and declare for the Draft.

Brown is the fifth rated running back prospect according to walterfootball.com and is expected by many to be drafted in the second round. 

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