Duke's Brown to miss 2014 with torn ACL
Posted August 11, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
Durham, N.C. — Duke confirmed Tuesday that redshirt senior linebacker Kelby Brown will miss the entire 2014 season after tearing his left ACL during practice Monday.
“Obviously our hearts go out to Kelby and his family,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. “As I said last night, here is a young man who is an All-ACC and All-America-type player on the field, and even a better person off the field. He has been and will continue to be an integral part of our program."
Brown will undergo surgery Wednesday.
Last season, the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Brown was named to the All-ACC first-team after recording 114 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and pulling in two interceptions. Brown ranked second in the ACC in tackles per game and third in total tackles. He was named to the 2014 Butkus, Nagurski, Bednarik and Lombardi award preseason watch lists.
Brown has amassed 242 career tackles in 32 games at Duke, adding four sacks, three forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.
Brown injured his right knee on Nov. 20, 2010, against Georgia Tech and underwent surgery weeks later. He missed the entire 2012 season while recovering from a second knee surgery in February.
Brown is also a two-time Academic All-ACC selection and graduated in June. He could possibly apply for a sixth year of eligibility.