Like father, like son! Aris Brown will continue in his legendary father’s footsteps, being an athlete at the collegiate level.
The son of Jim Brown, perhaps the best running back in NFL history, recently announced he will play lacrosse for Hampton University.
Midfielder Aris Brown, 18, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound four-year starter for Sierra Canyon High in the Los Angeles area, said on Instagram, “I’d like to thank God, my family, friends, and coaches for helping me through the way.” Sierra Canyon is the school where the sons of NBA greats LeBron James and Dwyane Wade play basketball.
On the Instagram Post, Brown was wearing a mask while signing his papers for HU. He’s the 15th player in Hampton’s 2020 class, according to lacrossebucket.com.
“I really liked the school as a whole, and wanted to play competitive lacrosse with kids that look like me and make some history,” Brown told Lacrosse Bucket.
Jim Brown, who starred in lacrosse and football for Syracuse before a record-setting career from 1957-65 with the Cleveland Browns, is in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jim Brown has been quoted through the years as saying he thought lacrosse was his best sport, though in 2002, The Sporting News named him the greatest pro football player in history. Read the full story.