WORTH NOTING: One of the top offensive linemen in school history ...consensus first-team All-American as a senior in 2004 ... joins T Jim Dombrowski (1985) and G Mark Dixon (1993) as the only consensus All-American linemen in school history ...a dominating presence ...tremendous pulling guard who excels in getting out on the edge and clearing a path for the backs ... started 39 games in his career, one of the top figures by a guard in Virginia history ...named the winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the ACC's top blocker in voting by the league's head coaches following his junior and senior seasons ... just the 10th player in league history to be a two-time recipient and the first guard to win it twice... is the first player in school history to start three bowl games at right guard and one of only nine offensive linemen to start as many as three bowl games.
CAREER HONORS: 2004--Consensus first-team All-American ... named first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press, The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SportsIllustrated.com, Rivals.com and CSTV ... third-team All-American by CollegeSportsReport.com ... recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the top blocker in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the second year in a row ... first-team All-ACC ... semifinalist for the Lombardi Award ... named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week twice--following games against North Carolina (Sept. 13) and Duke (Oct. 25) ... Offensive Lineman of the Year in Virginia by the Richmond Touchdown Club ...first-team All-State by the Roanoke Times ... received the Ben Wilson Award as UVa's most outstanding offensive player ... received the Virginia McDowell Bowen Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation.
2003--Recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the top blocker in the Atlantic Coast Conference ... second-team All-ACC ... first-team All-State by Virginia Sports Information Directors Association and by the Roanoke Times ... ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play against Duke on Aug. 30 ... received the Colonel Frank C. McCue Award as UVa's outstanding interior lineman ... received the Virginia McDowell Bowen Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation.Received the Virginia McDowell Bowen Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation.
2002--Honorable mention All-ACC ... first-team All-State by Virginia Sports Information Directors Association ... second-team All-State by the Roanoke Times ... ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play against South Carolina.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2004--One of the top offensive linemen in the country ... team captain who played at a remarkably high level all season ...consensus first-team All-American ... first-team All-ACC ... winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the ACC's best blocker for the second year in a row ... position coach and OC Ron Prince said he had the best season by a lineman he's ever coached ... led the team in knockdown blocks and had at least five in every game but one ... didn't allow a sack all season ... named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week twice, tops among league guards ... was the line's top grader and was at 82 percent or better four times ... played every snap but about 20 ... turned in his highest grade in two years against North Carolina and was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week ... finished with eight knockdown blocks as UVa didn't allow a sack or pressure ... the 549 yards of offense were UVa's most in six years ...caught a deflected pass against Florida State ... earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week accolades for a second time after leading a strong offensive performance against Duke in late October ... UVa rushed for 348 yards vs. the Blue Devils, the most in the ACC and UVa's most in six years ... helped pave the way for the most improved offense in the ACC ... UVa led the ACC in rushing offense (242.8), total offense (423.4), first downs (264) and fewest sacks allowed (16) ... Virginia's 112.6-yard improvement in the rushing game was the second-best improvement in ACC history, as well as the second-best improvement in the nation behind Michigan State (141.1).
2003--Started all 11 games he played at right guard ... missed early season games against Wake Forest and North Carolina due to an injury ... team's top offensive lineman and was voted the ACC's top blocker by the league's defensive coordinators ... Virginia led the ACC with the fewest sacks allowed (12), the fewest sacks since 1987 (9) ...ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Cavaliers' 27-0 win over Duke in the first game when he graded out at 95 percent overall ... was at the point of attack for 75 percent of UVa's rushing yards in that game ... helped the offense increase its rushing and passing per game averages from the year before.
2002--Turned in a tremendous season ... started all 12 games he played ... honorable mention All-ACC, missing the second team by just one vote ... was slowed by a foot injury that caused him to miss two games (Penn State, N.C. State) ...recorded 10 knockdown blocks, allowed no sacks and graded at 90 percent in the upset of South Carolina in the best effort of his career ... graded better than 90 percent vs. Akron and allowed no sacks and no pressures ... threw the key block that got Billy McMullen into the end zone for the winning touchdown vs. Clemson ... graded out over 90 percent in the come-from-behind win over North Carolina ...graded at 95 percent in the upset of #18 Maryland to clinch second place in the ACC ... had a career-high 17 knockdown blocks and did not allow a sack or pressure ... in the third quarter, on a third-and-21 play, he threw two key blocks on one play to help spring Wali Lundy into the end zone on a 24-yard touchdown pass play.
2001--Saw his playing time increase as the season progressed ... played in 10 games with four starts ... moved into the starting lineup at right guard for the Wake Forest game and remained there the rest of the way ... saw his first action against Clemson as a member of the kick block team ... made his first appearance at guard the following week against Duke ... also played on the kick block team, as well as playing in goal line defense situations vs. the Blue Devils ... played sparingly on goal line defense and at guard against Maryland and North Carolina ... recorded his only tackle while playing goal line defense against Maryland ... saw his playing time at guard increase beginning with the Florida State game, when he also played some goal line defense ... played guard and goal line defense against N.C. State before moving into the right guard spot for good against Wake Forest as head coach Al Groh revamped the entire offensive line ... remained in the starting lineup for the final four games ... following the change, the Cavaliers averaged more yards rushing and passing per game and averaged more points per game than before ... two of the team's top-four rushing performances and two of their top-three passing efforts during the season came after the switch ... blocked a field goal against Virginia Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played offensive tackle and defensive tackle for head coach Mike Smith at Hampton High School as a senior ... earned All-District, All-Region, and All-Daily Press honors in 2000 ... led Hampton to a 10-2 record and a second-place finish in the Class 3A, Eastern Region, Peninsula District in 2000 ... rated as the No. 18 player in Virginia as a senior by SuperPrep and Prep Atlantic.com ... also rated as the No. 17 defensive lineman in the nation by ESPN.com ... played at Heritage High School in Newport News, Va., as a junior ... registered nine tackles, including two sacks, and recorded two interceptions that season ... earned All-league, All-Area and All-Tidewater honors in 1999 for his play at defensive tackle ... twice named All-Peninsula at Newport News ... also competed on the basketball and baseball teams at Hampton.
PERSONAL: Elton Gillett Brown ... nicknamed "Big-E" ... born 5-22-82 in Hampton, Va. ... son of Robin Brown-Miller and Quienton Miller ... has a younger brother, Scorpio, who played tight end at Hampton University ... his cousin, also named Elton Brown, played basketball at Virginia and finished 20th on the school's all-time scoring list ...anthropology major.