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Ronnie Brown named 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient

Ronnie Brown Ronnie Brown is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award for the College of Liberal Arts. The awards, sponsored by the Auburn Alumni Association Black Alumni Weekend, recognize achievements and leadership in their chosen field of interest or career. All of the honorees have a history of commitment and involvement to Auburn University ranging from volunteering and fundraising endeavors, to providing personal financial support and beyond.  

Brown, a 2004 communications graduate, works as a sideline reporter for the Auburn Sports Network, and as a financial planner with Wells Fargo.  

“Ronnie Brown is a winner both on and off the field. CLA is proud of his professional accomplishments, and he is most deserving of this honor,” said Joseph Aistrup, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. 
 
Brown was a first-team All-SEC pick as a senior while helping Auburn to win an SEC Championship and a perfect 13-0 season. After earning All-SEC freshman honors in 2001, Brown rushed for 1,000 yards as a sophomore in 2002. He finished his career ranked in Auburn's top 10 in career rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, receptions by a running back and receiving yards by a running back. He was the No. 2 overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, becoming the highest drafted Auburn back since Bo Jackson went No. 1 in 1986.  Brown played 10 years with five teams, including six years with the Miami Dolphins and was a Pro Bowl selection in 2008.  

Brown has had a successful career off the field as well. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Advisors, Brown was a senior wealth strategy associate at UBS where he specialized in developing and fostering client relationships with athletes. He is an active member in his community, supporting local and national philanthropic organizations as well as serving on the board of the Jason Taylor Foundation. 

Last Updated: October 14, 2019