J.H. Rose High Graduate On Super Bowl Giants Practice Squad

By: April Davis/ Bill Dinicola
By: April Davis/ Bill Dinicola

The big game between the Giants and the Patriots is this weekend, and there's a local connection in the east.

Andre Brown is on the practice squad for the Giants. He graduated from J.H. Rose High School in 2004. Head coach Todd Lipe was a defensive coordinator at the time, and remembers Brown as an outstanding running back considered one of the best in the state who helped J.H. Rose win the first of four state championships in 2003. Lipe says he still keeps in touch with Brown and says he wants him to enjoy this time and have fun with it.

"I just want to tell Andre to keep his head up. He's gone through a lot of injuries. He's got some really good backs in front of him right now, but just keep his head up and keep working hard" said J.H. Rose Head Football Coach Todd Lipe

Brown attended NC State, and has played on a number of professional teams. He re-signed with the Giants for the second time last year. You can watch the Superbowl right on WITN on Sunday.


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  • by Good Story! on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:38 AM
    This all you have to write about? Go Conley!
  • by mike on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:17 AM
    Great kid from great schools NC State and Rose.
  • by Mr E on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:11 PM
    BIG DEAL!!!! He won't see a blade of grass on Sunday!!
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      by Daniel on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM in reply to Mr E
      That's what he gets and deserves for going to Cow College instead of East Carolina. Linval Joseph from ECU was smart enough to decide on ECU over Cow College. Linval is a starter for the Giants in the superbowl.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:38 AM in reply to Daniel
        "Smart enough" to pick EZU over NC State? That's irony if I've ever heard it. Most of EZU's players can't academically qualify anywhere else, so choosing any school with higher academic standards than EZU makes Andre smarter by default.
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          by Darren on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:03 PM in reply to Anonymous
          Your EZU comment makes no sense at all. You are just a jealous lowlife who couldn't get into ECU and now want to bash ECU. People like you should go on the other side of I-95 or get out of my state. Eastern North Carolina, known as ECU territory has no room for people like you.
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          by Stuck in the past on Feb 4, 2012 at 03:17 AM in reply to Anonymous
          Poor Anon is stuck so far in the past..... it's sad. That 'EZU' comment is so original. Thing is, East Carolina is now nationally recognized in many areas of the academic programs offered. The 'EZU' heart institute ranks with the best. As for academically qualifying, I think of players like NCSU's own Chris Washburn. Reporter asks.... "Chris, How are you so good with both your left and right hands?" After a thought provoking pause.... Washburn responds.... "I'm just amphibious I guess!". Since anon probably doesn't get it....the word he needed was 'ambidextrous'.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 5, 2012 at 06:30 AM in reply to Anonymous
          You must be suffering from memory lost or something. Maybe you can enlighten us as to what school Andre first attended after JHR? Hint: it wasn't NCSU? Seems he wasn't academically qualified?? Let me guess, one year of post high school course work turned this kid into college material.
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        by Really? on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:50 AM in reply to Daniel
        Linval has not sustained the injuries that Andre has had problems with.
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        by True on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:14 AM in reply to Daniel
        Speak the truth! GO PIRATES! Linval must have that "psychological advantage" that Debbie Yow keeps mooing about.
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      by know your surfaces on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:47 AM in reply to Mr E
      No player will see a blade of grass as the game is played on an artificial surface.
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      by Anthony on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:04 AM in reply to Mr E
      Always a HATER.
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      by Mr. H on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:14 AM in reply to Mr E
      Mr e what things have you done in your life that would even come close to such an achievement. When was the last time you even made it to any thing further then a soup bowl. Your comment fails to encompass the fact that he will be at the game maybe not playing but that is ok. And for many that is a grate achievement. You though will be at home playing arm chair QB on Sunday. By the way how much dose that pay? About the same as what your comment is worth 0.
  • by Mac Location: Pitt on Feb 2, 2012 at 07:27 PM
    Good job Dre!! I remember playing with you at Rose and we all knew that you were going to the next level. I'm very proud of you and I wish you the best!!!
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