Each week, the amount of Knights still remaining in the NFL playoffs is dwindling —in Wild Card week, a quintet of former UCF players were present to take on their opponents (Atari Bigby , Patrick Brown, Rashad Jeanty , Asante Samuel, and Josh Sitton ), and now only Patrick Brown stands hopeful for the Lombardi Trophy with his team.
Brown is not on the field as an active player, but still holds a role in the playoff chase with the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad. Brown joined Minnesota early in the season after being let go by the New England Patriots.
The Vikings had a first round bye last week and will begin the pursuit of the Super Bowl on Sunday, January 17 at 1 p.m. against the hot Dallas Cowboys, who pounded the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card round 34-14.
While with UCF, Patrick Brown was selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team, led the nation in starts for a true freshman at left tackle with 12 in 2005, was named honorable mention All-Conference USA during his sophomore season, and was named All-Conference USA in his junior and senior years.
In 2008, Brown's last year with the team, he was named UCF's most outstanding player on offense.
Brown will look to Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings' tough squad to bring him a ring in February.