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By SI Wire
January 08, 2015

Texas defensive tackle Malcolm Brown announced on Thursday that he has decided to enter the NFL draft.

Over 13 games this season, Brown recorded 6.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and 72 total tackles.

The 6-foot-2, 320-pound junior was a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy, which is given to the nation's top defensive player, and the Outland Trophy, which goes to the nation's best interior lineman.

Brown is considered a potential first- or second-round pick.

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"Coach (Chris) Rumph talked to me right after the (Texas Bowl), and I talked to my wife about it," Brown said in a statement. "Then I went and saw Coach (Charlie) Strong yesterday, and we had a good talk about it. I decided to enter the 2015 draft, and that's what everyone thinks is best.

"It wasn't an easy decision because a lot went into it. My wife has school, I have school, and moving the kids around. I got everyone's input on it, but at the end of the day, it's my decision and that's what I came to."

Texas went 6-7 this season.

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