January 29, 2012

Taking the next step

When Bridgeton (N.J.) defensive lineman Christian Brown signs his letter of intent on Wednesday it will mark the beginning of a journey that's been engrained in him since an early age. More important than his accomplishments on the field, Brown will get the opportunity to realize a childhood dream of getting a college education.

"I'll be the first to go to college and get a scholarship," he said. "It was always about the education with my parents because they said football wasn't going to last all the time."

Brown's parents, both his father Ronnie Brown and mother Ansanett Holland, have served as significant guiding figures in the 6-foot-3, 292-pounders life for as long as he can remember.

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