Ole Miss has received a major blow to its offensive line with 5 games to go in its regular season.

Ben Brown had been regarded as one of the top players in the country at his position. After playing at right guard in 2018 and 2019, he made the switch to center ahead of the 2020 season, remaining a mainstay in the Rebels’ front 5 and not missing a start until an arm injury suffered against Tennessee kept him out against LSU on Oct. 23.

We now know the extent of the injury, and unfortunately, it means Brown has played for the final time as a member of the Ole Miss program. He posted the news on his Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon.

“It is with great sadness that I must announce that I have played my last game as an Ole Miss Rebel. I suffered a complete tear of my distal bicep tendon in the fourth quarter of the Tennessee game,” he posted. “I never imaged that my time as an Ole Miss football player would end so abruptly, and it causes me great pain not to be able to finish this amazing season alongside my brothers. Even so, God is good. I had surgery (on Tuesday) and begin a long recovery process. Please keep me in your prayers for the road ahead.”

Brown figures to be a potential NFL Draft selection in the spring. Still, to see his college career end so abruptly has to be crushing, and the Rebels will be forced to close out the season without him in the fold.


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