Thomas Brown, who was a star at Tucker, played running back at Georgia for what seems liked forever, and then played for the Falcons, is the new running backs coach at Wisconsin.
Wisconsin hired Brown earlier today. He’s already decorated his Twitter page @iamthomasbrown with a Wisconsin logo and has been thanking folks who sent him congrats.
Brown was the running backs coach at Marshall last year.
Badgers coach Gary Andersen signed two players from Georgia this year — Wayne County teammates Jeremy Patterson (DL) and Krenwick Sanders (WR) — and wants to boost Wisconsin’s presence in the state.
Brown should know it well after helping Marshall sign eight players from Georgia earlier this month.
Here’s what he said on Signing Day, according to Madison.com:
“There’s so much talent packed into that small area. Not just the city of Atlanta, but also metro Atlanta and the surrounding counties. There’s such a wealth of talent there. And then we could benefit from getting guys from there in here to have success early on … and start a new wave of guys from Atlanta.”
Brown was a strength coach at Georgia from 2011-12 and coached RBs at Chattanooga for one year before joining Marshall.
That was after a playing career that included rushing for 2,646 yards and 23 TDs for the Bulldogs from 2004-07.
Brown was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL draft. He also played for the Cleveland Browns.
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