Aris Brown, son of Hall of Famer Jim Brown, commits to Hampton for lacrosse

Prince J. Grimes
NBC Sports Washington

Lacrosse midfielder Aris Brown, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, recently announced his commitment to Hampton University.

Brown, 18, will arrive at Hampton this fall from Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, Ca.

"I'm very proud and blessed to announce my commitment to play Division 1 lacrosse at Hampton University," he wrote on Instagram. "I'd like to thank God, my family, friends, and coaches for helping me through the way."

Brown's father, of course, is known as one of the best running backs in NFL history after a nine-year career with the Cleveland Browns, which included three MVP seasons. But Jim Brown was also a lacrosse star himself, earning a First-Team All-America selection in his senior season at Syracuse. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1983.

According to, the 6-foot-4, 180 pound Aris Brown was a four-year starter at Sierra Canyon and led the school to three straight Gold Coast League titles. He'll join a Pirates team preparing for its sixth season as a Div. I program. Hampton was 0-6 before this past season was cut short.

"We are very excited to welcome Aris Brown to the Hampton University community," Hampton lacrosse coach Rashad Devoe said in a release from the HBCU. "He is a tough, two-way midfielder that is very versatile, and his leadership is something we are looking for to keep us going in the right direction. Aris is so unbelievably humble, and just a great young man of integrity. He shows all the characteristics of a Hampton Man at such a young age."

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