Les Brown was a star in baseball, basketball and football while attending high school in Utah. Brown was even recruited to play football at BYU, but he decided basketball would be his sport.
While playing shooting guard at Westminster College, Brown took an internship at Huntsman Gay Global Capital. While interning, he was presented a full-time job. He accepted the job, dropped out of school and gave up basketball to work at the firm.
After the company closed the doors on its Salt Lake City offices, Brown was shifted to the West Palm Beach branch. After just seven months, he had enough, deciding to return home to Utah in July of 2011 to finish his degree.
While helping his brother, Braden, an offensive lineman at BYU get ready for the draft a trainer offered him a chance to get good enough to join a professional team. So, he took the challenge.
Brown had done enough to receive interest from the Giants, Raiders, Colts, Packers and Dolphins. In the end, he picked the Dolphins’ three-year contract offer with a small signing bonus.
Dolphins mini-camp opens on Monday, Brown will be competing with Anthony Fasano, Charles Clay, Jeron Mastrud and Will Yeatman for a spot on Miami’s 53-man roster at tight end.