Ralph Brown II is a former Collegiate and NFL football player. He is currently a college football analyst for Channel 8 ABC in Lincoln Nebraska, a color commentator and a passionate writer for HuddlePass. Ralph attended the University of Nebraska and played in the NFL for the New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns and the Arizona Cardinals. He is a motivational speaker and creative businessman. Ralph was born in the city of Los Angeles September 16, 1978. His love for the game of football shows in his writing and his broadcasts in which he shares some strong opinions and out of the box thoughts. Ralph continuously gives motivational talks to various sports teams, groups and businesses as he shares his rise to success and more importantly adversity management blueprint.
Ralph Brown has created this site to forge a better relationship with his fans and avid sports junkies. He now has a platform to express and shine a light on various topics and headlines in the sports world. Ralph also grants his fans the opportunity to read articles from the lens of a former player. He hopes you will all enjoy his candid roller-coaster ride of sports literature.
Ralph attended the prestigious power house Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, California, where he was listed as the second-best defensive back in the country by Blue Chip and named to the Dream Team. He was also named to USA Today 's second-team All-America squad. He was seventh in the state in rushing with 2,246 yards on 311 carries and scored the game-winning touchdown in the Lancers' Division I championship win over Los Angeles' Loyola High in 1995. He earned CIF Southern Section Player of the Year and MVP, and the Los Angeles Times Back-of-the-Year honors, scoring 29 times, including a school-record 6 in one game. Defensively, he had 57 tackles and six interceptions. He also lettered three times in track.
Mr. Brown attended the University of Nebraska, where he played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team from 1996 to 1999. He finished career with 143 tackles, including 88 solo and is third on the Cornhuskers career list with 11 interceptions and first with 253 interception return yards. Brown also set a school record with 50 pass deflections. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-America, having been named to the first teams of Walter Camp, College Football News and the Sporting News as a senior in 1999. He was also a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in the country. In 1997 and 1998, he was an All-Big Twelve Conference first team selection. Brown was then an All-American third-team pick by the Associated Press and College Football News in 1998. He became a member of the Big Twelve Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll in 1997. One of six true freshmen who saw action for the Huskers in 1996, but the only one who earned a starting role. Ralph Brown became the first position player at Nebraska to start his first game as a true freshman since World War II.
Ralph was drafted in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He spent four seasons with the New York Giants. His rookie season was truncated due to a lacerated kidney, but had the great honor to travel with the team and be a part of the Super Bowl XXXV. He contritubed consistently as a nickel back throughut his NFL career and covered some of the NFL’s all-time great wide receivers in this time span. He spent two more years on the Minnesota Vikings. One year with the Cleveland Browns. Ralph’s last three years were with Arizona Cardinals, where he had the privilege to play versus the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII, which was voted #1 of All-Time by the NFL Network.