Player Profile: Ruben Brown

Ruben Brown is an eight-time Pro Bowl guard and will likely be considered for enshrinement in the Hall of Fame down the road. However, do you know what his favorite TV show is? Well here's your chance to find out.

Following nine years in Buffalo, Brown signed with the Bears during the 2004 off-season. He started nine games last year before needing season ending neck surgery. The 11-year veteran is healthy again and has been a reliable performer at left guard through the first three weeks of the season.

Learn about Brown away from the field.

College: Pittsburgh

Major: Physical education

Any thoughts on what you'd like to be doing after football: "I might be interested in coaching. I haven't really thought about it too much though."

Favorite TV show: Sanford and Son

Married or single: Married with three children.

When did you start playing football: "It was back in the third grade. I loved the game right from the start."

Any mentors along the way: My coaches.

Did you have a football hero: Tony Dorsett.

What was your Welcome to the NFL Moment: "Buffalo took me in the first round of the 1995 draft. I was so excited. It was great until I actually got there. I'll never forget getting off that plane. It was so cold. Right away I thought, "What have you gotten yourself into?" Luckily that kind of weather is something you get used to pretty quickly. During college, Pittsburgh wasn't exactly tropical either. I acclimated well and got my job done on the field."

What's your strength as a player: "My size and my desire to play the game. Also, I'm very competitive. I think that's true of every professional player."

What was your first job: "I was a landscaper. That's hard work."

Your first car: A sweet ‘77 T Bird.

Do you have any advice for young players: "Pay attention to your coaches. They know more about the game than you do. Always give every play your full effort and attention."

Do you have a favorite food: "I need to keep my strength up so I eat quite a bit of just about anything."

Why did you choose to sign with Chicago as a free agent? "This is a great team. All of the ingredients for success are here."

What's your goal this year with the Bears: "To stay healthy and make an impact. Making the playoffs is always a goal."


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