Bryce Brown watched football on television last Thanksgiving, wondering if he would ever get a chance to play in the NFL after a brief, checkered collegiate career.
Now the rookie running back is preparing for his first start since 2008. In front of a national TV audience, no less.
With LeSean McCoy sidelined by a concussion, Brown is expected to get a bulk of the carries when the Philadelphia Eagles host Carolina on Monday night. He's come a long way since leaving two schools in a three-year span.
''It's exciting,'' Brown said Wednesday. ''I'm looking forward to the opportunity. I'm grateful for it. I've had a tough road. Mentally, I have to get prepared. Obviously, I'll get more carries but I prepare the same way every week.''
Brown was the nation's highest-ranked running back coming out of Wichita East High School in 2008. He chose Tennessee and had an impressive freshman year backing up Montario Hardesty. Brown rush...