Brown-Brown Duo Set for 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan.-K-State's colors may be purple and white, but starting with the 2011 football season, Wildcat opponents are going to get a two-pronged attack of the Browns. K-State officially has Arthur, a transfer linebacker from Miami, and Bryce, a transfer running back from Tennessee, in camp as redshirts.

It just could be the most celebrated brother act to hit the Kansas State campus.

First, there was the transfer of Arthur Brown from the Miami Hurricanes, and now, Bryce Brown is making the move to the Wildcat Nation from the University of Tennessee.

With his brother already on campus and participating KSU's fall camp as a scholarship linebacker, Bryce, the nation's premier running back out of high school in 2008, has officially enrolled at K-State with the start of classes on Aug. 23.

The younger Brown will be a walk-on in 2010 as first-year Tennessee coach Derek Dooley did not release the Wichita East High School product from his scholarship. An appeal is pending.

According to Brown's father, Arthur Sr., "Bryce has tried to express why they should reverse the decision (on not granting a release). We laid out a lot about our family's struggles with illnesses and stresses. I feel we made a good case for an overturn."

Without the release, Brown will pay his own schooling for the first year, and then go on scholarship for the 2011 season. He will then have three years to complete his three years of eligibility.

In backup duty for the Vols in 2009, Brown rushed for 476 yards and scored three touchdowns while playing behind Montario Hardesty. On the first day of UT's spring practice, Brown announced that he was leaving the program.

At that time, Brown's personal handler and trainer, Brian Butler, said, "Kansas State is a very respected program and Bill Snyder is one of the best coaches in football history. It's a dream for most of our young men to gain an offer from K-State."

After his senior year, Brown was listed as the No. 1 player in the country and received the Hall Trophy, which goes to the top-rated player in the country.

Upon signing with Tennessee out of high school, Brown said, "I feel that's the school that's gonna prepare me the best to go to the next level."

Clocked at 4.32 speed, Brown rushed for 1,472 yards as a freshman, 2,039 as a sophomore, 1,825 as a junior and added 1,873 more yards in his senior season.

Earlier this month, Bryce Brown met with NCAA officials concerning his recruitment to Tennessee.

Brown's father said of the visit, "When Bryce was being recruited, he was already under investigation by the NCAA. So on our part, we, and the coaches, were hypersensitive and above board and didn't violate rules. We asked questions if we didn't know."

Arthur and Bryce are believed to be the first brother combination to each be decorated by 5-Star status by recruiting services.

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