Arkansas defensive back Montaric Brown is living the dream of most boys who grow up in Arkansas by playing for the Razorbacks and having a shot to play in the NFL.
Brown, who played in 42 games over a five-year span at Arkansas, signed with the program during one of its’ lowest points. In an interview with KATV in Little Rock, Brown says that he would not trade his time at Arkansas for anything.
“Just being from Arkansas, Arkansas doesn’t have an NFL team so I cheer for Arkansas like my NFL team,” Brown says. “It was a dream as a little kid to come to Arkansas so there was no way I was leaving.”
Now that his college days are behind him, Brown is preparing for the NFL Draft, which is set to take place April 28-30. According to NFL analyst Lance Zierlein, Brown is a projected round 5-6 pick.
But, no matter where Brown begins his NFL journey, he wants to continue setting an example to kids from his hometown of Ashdown, Ark. That example? Your dreams are never out of reach.
“Being from Ashdown, I just want [the kids] to think that you can make it from anywhere, no matter where you come from,” Brown says. “I just want to be that example. You can make it out of any situation.”
After redshirting his freshman season in 2017, Brown started in 34 games from 2018-2021 for Arkansas. During his time as a Razorback, Brown recorded 132 total tackles with seven interceptions and 23 pass deflections. During his senior season, Brown was named first team All-SEC after leading the conference with five interceptions, in addition to recording 54 tackles.