Antonio Brown Surprises Fans With Sudden Revelation on Social Media; One of League’s Best Defensive Players Played Offense Alongside AB

Published 06/28/2022, 3:43 AM EDT

Star WR Antonio Brown always has some surprise for fans. The maverick athlete last played during the 2021 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Apart from a successful career in the NFL, Brown also launched himself as a successful musician. As speculations currently surround the athlete regarding his playing career, Brown had a surprise waiting for fans.

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One of Brown’s old Instagram post caught the attention of the NFL world. He shared a throwback photo of his from his University playing days. But what was surprising was the inclusion of another NFL star who was a teammate of Brown’s during his days playing at Central Michigan.

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Did this star DE play with Antonio Brown in Central Michigan?

Brown’s post showed a photo of himself as a young college player with an equally young J. J. Watt. The two played on the same team in Central Michigan. Watt was a TE on the team while Brown himself was a WR. both of them were part of the Central Michigan Chippewas program.

 

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Brown also had an interesting caption for the photo. He wrote, “APG APPRECIATION PERSPECTIVE Grateful #CallGod”. The WR played for the Chippewas from 2007 to 2009. He and Watt played together on the Central Michigan team for one season before Watt moved on to the University of Wisconsin. The Steelers drafted Brown to the NFL directly from the Chippewas.

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“They were definitely friendly,” said Dan LeFevour, the Central Michigan quarterback from 2006 to 2009. Both Watt and Brown have gone on to enjoy stellar careers after their university playing days, with both having several records to their names with the franchises they have played for.

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Brown and Watt in the NFL

The university teammates have faced off multiple times in the NFL. They have both played for multiple franchises over the course of their careers. In fact, the teammates bonded when Watt’s brother TJ Watt joined the Steelers in the 2017 draft. Apparently, the elder Watt gave his old teammate the responsibility of leading his brother’s hazing in the Steelers’ locker room.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 23: Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts as he heads off the field following a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Raymond James Stadium on November 23, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Currently, Brown is a free agent and there is no clarity on him playing in 2022. However, if he does play, it would be quite a sight to see him lining up again, against his old university teammate.

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Prithwiraj Gupta

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Prithwiraj Gupta is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in History from Pune University. The contact aspect of the NFL made him interested in the sport.

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