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Brown Chose The Road Less Traveled

Brown's Focus On Baseball Helped His Draft Status

Dee Brown was a two-sport standout with the University of Central Florida before being selected in the 10th round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. Brown, who chose to give up football and focus on baseball in his senior year, shocked many with his decision - especially considering his pedigree.

Dee Brown played fullback and running back for the Golden Knights of the University of Central Florida, as well as outfield for their baseball team. With having to choose to focus on one sport to play professionally, Brown went against family history. "I thought there was a better opportunity for me in baseball," Brown told CapitolDugout.com in a recent interview. "Playing football seemed to...

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