Monticello alum getting NFL shot

It’s the day every college football player dreams about. A chance, any chance really, to make an NFL roster.

Monticello High school product Michael Brown is, reportedly, going to get that chance.

Brown will, according to the Liberty football program’s Facebook page, head to mini-camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Charlie Skalaski, a former Liberty wideouts coach, joined the Jaguars back in January, and that may have had an impact on Brown’s opportunity. Former Liberty running back Rashad Jennings, formerly a seventh round selection by the Jaguars, is also a member of the organization.

Brown, the Mustangs’ former do-it-all quarterback/defensive back/special teams standout under then head coach Brud Bicknell went on to an incredible career at Liberty as a signal-caller. That run included a strong 2011 campaign where he threw for more than 2,600 yards and 18 touchdowns. As a redshirt junior in 2010 and a redshirt sophomore in 2009 he earned Big South player of the year honors.  In 2010 he piled up more than 3,800 yards of total offense.