The Buffalo Bills selected LB Preston Brown in the third Round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 74th overall pick, and the rookie out of Louisville immediately made his presence felt.
In his first-ever NFL start, Brown collected seven tackles and recovered a fumble en route to a victory on the road against the Chicago Bears. Throughout the rest of the season, Brown continued to impress, starting 14 games overall and racking up a team-leading 109 tackles. Brown is just the fourth Bills player in Buffalo history to record 100 tackles in his rookie season.
As opponents began to notice more of Brown’s work on the field each week, his work off the field proved to be just as impactful.
Throughout the 2014 season, Brown contributed to a number of events throughout the Western New York community. He helped coach youth football players on the importance of proper tackling techniques at a Heads Up Football practice in Niagara Falls, shopped with children at a local grocery store to help them develop healthy shopping and eating habits, attended a holiday party for children at Ralph Wilson Stadium, and visited in-patient children at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo for an evening of holiday-themed crafts and a pizza party.
In just a short amount of time, the Cincinnati, OH native has left a significant mark on the Western New York community.