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NAIA football player Chaz ‘Cheezeburger’ Brown gaining fans

NAIA football player Chaz ‘Cheezeburger’ Brown gaining fans
Southwestern College defensive tackle Chaz “Cheezeburger” Brown gained social media notoriety for making some athletic plays during team practices this week. (Courtesy: @ChazBrown99/Twitter)

WINFIELD, Kansas (BVM) – Without ever playing a snap at the college level, Chaz Brown has already taken the Internet by storm. The 5-foot-10, 310-pound defensive tackle, affectionately known by his teammates as “Cheezeburger,” is a freshman for the NAIA Southwestern College Moundbuilders and has gained notoriety for his play during team practices.

As a team-building activity, the Moundbuilders coaches put offensive players against defensive players with the losing team having extra conditioning. For the first day, Brown went up against an offensive lineman in a one-on-one matchup as the wide receiver. Not only did Brown beat the defender off the line, but also made a tremendous diving catch to secure the defense’s victory.

The very next day, Brown helped his fellow defenders once again by successfully fielding a punt.

This not only won Brown many fans in the Southwestern College locker room, but also across social media. Popular football Twitter page, WeAreBigGuys, shared the video of Brown catching the punt which received over 700 reposts and 6,500 likes. They shared the video of his touchdown reception the next day, which has over 250 reposts and nearly 2,000 likes.

While Brown may be known as the athletic lineman making catches for his NAIA team, he is actually a pretty solid defensive tackle on the gridiron. Brown was a three-year starter for his Sherman High School football program in Sherman, Texas. As a senior last fall, Brown earned all-district honorable mention honors, showing his strong play on the field.

Though stats from his time with the Bearcats can’t be found, Brown’s film shows a surprisingly nimble player for a man of his size. Among highlights include multiple forced fumbles, a sack and many examples of Brown pushing guards easily into the backfield.

With great size and athleticism, Brown may find his way onto the field for the Moundbuilders in a short time. Meanwhile, his faithful social media fans will have to wait to see what the next move is for Cheezeburger.