ATLANTA, GA (KXAN) — What an NFL run it’s been for New England defensive tackle Malcom Brown.
Just four years into his pro football career after being drafted out of Texas, Brown’s making his third Super Bowl appearance. That’s a perk of being drafted by the Patriots dynasty.
Brown is looking to become a two-time Super Bowl champion when New England takes on Los Angeles in Super Bowl LIII, but is still representing the state of Texas.
“It means a lot. I think this is what we all work towards growing up. My Texas pride is real strong,” Brown said.
Brown’s been a staple on the Patriots defensive line since his rookie season. Statistically, 2018 was his leanest year with 39 tackles in 15 starts. Brown didn’t start in the AFC Championship against the Chiefs, but did start in the AFC Divisional round against the Chargers along with 14 games during the regular season.
Not exactly labeled as a NFL veteran in only his fourth season, Brown is seasoned when it comes to handling the hype around the Super Bowl. Although, he’s sticking to the Patriots message that experience won’t matter in Super Bowl LIII against the Rams.
“They like to compete just like we like to compete. I don’t think experience matters anywhere. They’re going to be ready to work just like we are,” Brown said.