Duane Brown is an American football player who plays as a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks. Following the 2008 NFL draft, he started playing in the league for the Houston Texans. Many years later and a good number of accomplishments to his name, he has come to be one of the best in the league.
Duane Brown Biography
It was on August 30, 1985, that the Seattle player was born in Richmond, Virginia as Duane Anthony Brown. It was also here that he was brought up by Myra and Dennis Brown together with his brother in a family that was not well off.
He attended the Hermitage High School where he played saxophone in the band as well as football. Having excelled in the sport, he continued playing after moving to Virginia Tech. At first, he played as a tight end before changing his position to offensive tackle while playing for the college team. There, Duane Brown was able to start every game for the team and the Richmond Touchdown Club voted him the state Offensive Lineman/End of the Year.
In 2008, he got selected by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft as the 26th overall pick. With the selection, he joined Eugene Chung to become the offensive lineman to be selected in the first round of the draft from Virginia Tech.
The veteran offensive tackle played for the Houston Texans from 2008 until 2017 when he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks, In the 9 seasons that he spent with the team, Brown established himself as one of the best offensive linemen of the team even though he missed the first half of the 2017 NFL season as a result of some contract issues. This has been linked as the main reason behind his trading to the Seahawks.
With a very good career in the NFL, Duane Brown got to make 4 Pro Bowls and also, the first-team pro-bowl in 2012. In addition to this, he made the second team all pro in 2011. Before then, he was named ACC champion of 2007.
His Net Worth
With hardly any doubt, Duane Brown is a very successful football player who has been in the NFL for over 10 years now. Thanks to this, he has not only been able to build remarkable fame for himself but is also able to get good fortune. He has a net worth that is estimated at over 50 million dollars.
The former Houston Texans got to make his fortune through his contract, salaries, and other earnings in the NFL and away from football. After leaving Houston Texans for Seattle Seahawks, he was given a 3 year deal with his new team in July 2018 worth $36.5 million. His last contract with Texans was worth $53.4 million for six years. This has placed his annual salary at close to $10 million as well as other bonuses.
Duane Brown’s Wife
Devon Anjelica, also known as Devi Dev is a radio presenter who is very popular in Houston. While on air in 2010, she announced to her listeners that she was having her birthday at a nightclub. Among those listening at the time was Duane Brown who was following her on Twitter. Appreciative of her personality, the NFL star reserved a table for himself at the venue and it was there that he got to meet her and they got to meet some more times thanks to a mutual friend.
Soon afterward, they exchanged numbers on Twitter and soon started dating. 4 months down the line, Brown engaged Devi in a surprise party that had her mother, other family members, and close friends.
In July 2012, the two decided to become man and wife in Los Angeles. The union is blessed with a son and a daughter.
Height and Weight
The stereotypical player in the NFL has a massive height and is well built. Even though this is not necessarily always true, it holds so for Brown who stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) while his body weight is 315 lb (143 kg). While his talent has played a significant role in his success thus far in the league, the body build and height of the offensive tackle also played a likewise important role.