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MU's Brown stunned with Chiefs' selectionBy Dave MatterPosted April 26, 2009 at 1:24 p.m.

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Best MU draft story so far: Offensive tackle Colin Brown is watching the draft Sunday afternoon with his brother Quin keeping track of all the offensive tackles drafted and trying to figure out which team will offer him a free agent contract.

Then, the phone rings.

It's Kansas City Chiefs assistant head coach Maurice Carthon.

Brown was coming off the board in the fifth round, going to the Chiefs with the No.

139 pick.

Brown was speechless.

"It's unreal," the 6-foot-7, 335-pound lineman told me.

"I still don't have words to explain it.

...

I didn't really fully understand what was going on until after it happened.

It was completely unexpected.

That's for sure." Brown, a former walk-on who blossomed into MU's best offensive lineman last season and started the last 28 games at right tackle, had talked to Chiefs officials at the Texas vs.

Nation all-star game back in January, but he wasn't holding his breath they'd make him a draft choice.

"I really had no idea what to expect going into today," he said.

"I got up this morning not having any idea what was going to happen.

I'm not shocked I got drafted, but it's definitely more than I expected." From the tiny Northwest Missouri town of Braymer, Brown said he's been a Chiefs fan his whole life.

"So that makes it that much better," he said.

Brown is the sixth Missouri player drafted by the Chiefs, joining receiver Will Franklin (2008), fullback Ernest Blackwell (1998), running back Earl Gant (1979), quarterback Pete Woods (1978) and receiver Henry Marshall (1976).

"We couldn't have dreamed a better dream," Brown's mom, Mona Brown said.

Blog about thisCommentE-mailRSS feed3 commentsReader commentsThe opinions expressed below are those of the readers who submitted them.

Readers are solely responsible for the content of their comments.Gary_P says...Dave,Any idea what the largest number of players drafted from Mizzou in one season? Six seems like it might be a record for MU.

Thrilled for Stryker and Colin.

The others drafted already were almost a given.What kind of contracts for the players do the various rounds imply?Gary P.

April 26, 2009 at 4:20 p.m.

( link | suggest removal ) dmatter (Dave Matter) says...Gary, seven Tigers were drafted in 1943 and 1981, but there were obvioulsy fewer schools producing players back in the 40s and there were 12 rounds in the draft in 1981.

So, in a way this is a milestone for the football program.

April 26, 2009 at 4:42 p.m.

( link | suggest removal ) CurtMerzFan says...Great story and a GREAT pick by the Chiefs.

Pioli said it all starts with big, fast, smart, tough guys who WANT to be Chiefs.

I'd say they hit all the marks with this pick.Welcome to the Red&Gold Colin! Here's praying you become a perennial pro bowl player for the next 12 years as the Chiefs right tackle.

Boy do we ever need a guy with your skill! April 26, 2009 at 4:47 p.m.

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