Duane Brown is an American football player who plays in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks in the defensive tackle. After the 2008 NFL draft, he started playing in the league for the Houston Texans. Many years later, and with a string of successes that live up to his name, he has become one of the best players in the league.
Duane Brown Biography
On August 30, 1985, the player from Seattle was born in Richmond, Virginia, as Duane Anthony Brown. Here he was also raised by Myra and Dennis Brown together with his brother in a not very wealthy family.
He attended Hermitage High School, where he played saxophone in the band as well as soccer. Having excelled in this sport, he continued playing after joining Virginia Tech. He first played as a tight end before he changed his position to the offensive while playing for the college team. There Duane Brown was able to start every game for the team and the Richmond Touchdown Club voted him the offensive lineman/end of the year for the state.
In 2008, he was ranked 26th by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft, and he joined Eugene Chung to become the offensive lineman selected in the first round of the Virginia Tech draft.
The veteran offensive tackle played for the Houston Texans from 2008 to 2017 when he joined the Seattle Seahawks. In the nine seasons he spent with the team, Brown established himself as one of the team’s best offensive linemen, even though he missed the first half of the 2017 NFL season due to some contractual problems. This was cited as the main reason for his deal with the Seahawks.
With a very good career in the NFL, Duane Brown made the leap into the 4 Pro Bowls and also the first team’s Pro Bowl in 2012 and also made the leap into the second Pro Team in 2011. Previously, he was named the 2007 ACC Champion.
Duane Brown Net Worth
Duane Brown is without a doubt a very successful soccer player who has been playing in the NFL for over 10 years. Thanks to this time he has not only achieved remarkable fame but also a lot of luck. Duane Brown has a net worth estimated at over $50 million.
The former Houston Texan has earned his fortune through his contract, salaries, and other income in the NFL and outside of football. After leaving Houston Texans for the Seattle Seahawks, he was awarded a 3-year contract with his new team in July 2018 worth $36.5 million. His last contract with Texans was worth $53.4 million for six years. This brings his annual salary to almost $10 million plus additional bonuses.
Duane Brown’s Wife
Devon Anjelica, also known as Devi Dev, is a radio presenter who is very popular in Houston. When she was on the air in 2010, she announced to her listeners that she would be celebrating her birthday in a nightclub. Among the listeners at the time was Duane Brown, who followed her on Twitter. The NFL star appreciated her personality and reserved a table at the venue where he met her and where they could meet a few more times thanks to a mutual friend.
Soon after, they exchanged numbers on Twitter and soon began dating. Four months later, Brown hired Devi for a surprise party attended by her mother, other family members, and close friends.
In July 2012 they decided to become man and wife in Los Angeles. The union is blessed with a son and daughter.
Height and Weight
The stereotypical player in the NFL has an enormous height and is well built. While this may not always be true, it is true for Brown, who stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) while his body weight is 315 lb (143 kg). While his talent has played a significant role in his success in the league so far, the build and height of the offensive tackling played an equally important role.