DeAndre Brown's recovery from a gruesome fracture of his left tibia in New Orleans Bowl last December is nothing short of miraculous. The 6-foot-6 Southern Mississippi receiver is no longer using crutches and now walks with a large protective boot. He is on course to play this fall.
Brown lost 30 pounds after surgery was performed to insert a rod into the leg and has been steadily putting on weight. He is now 221 pounds and has improved his bench press from 315 to 340 pounds.
"Hopefully, I can come back out there and make a few crushing blocks and run a couple of people over," he said.