Where Are They Now: Devonn Brown
Former Massachusetts Pirates receiver Devonn Brown looks back at his time in Worcester fondly.
“I definitely miss all the locker room chemistry and being around all the guys,” Brown told masspiratesfootball.com. “Joking around and just being in the locker room building relationships with people who are from all across the U.S.”
When Brown was here, he was happy to bond with everyone who was chasing a common goal.
“When we were all here, we were all chasing one dream,” Brown said. “So I definitely missed that and football in general.”
Pirates president and general manager Jawad Yatim commended Brown for his efforts in Worcester.
“Devonn was a productive player for us these past couple seasons. He had some big moments for us and I appreciate his effort
s,” Yatim said. “He worked hard while he was here and I wish him the absolute best moving forward.”
The record holder for the longest touchdown reception in Pirates history, has found his post-football passion in athletic training. A career he never saw himself going into.
“I absolutely did not see myself ever being a trainer,” Brown said. “All I thought I was going to be doing was playing. God opened up windows for me and this is a great opportunity to move forward and I am going to take advantage of that.
Brown trains his athletes at a place called Winner Circle Athletics. A prep academy/charter school where kids train half of the day and go to school the other half
But it is not just football for Brown and the rest of the trainers at Winner Circle.
“Mainly I deal with football players because that is the sport I am most familiar with,” Brown said. “But we have the top soccer player in the country, we have softball players, and lacrosse players. It’s a variety of different kids coming in.”
The former receiver trains over 300 kids daily and though there are so many faces, Brown is proud of every single one of them.
“Watching these kids grow up and chasing the dream I used to chase all the time and giving them the knowledge I have is just an honor,” Brown said. “It was sprung on me to do it and I’m happy to be rolling with it right now.
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