September 5, 2006

Pig Brown makes a name for himself

There's just something about a guy who goes around calling himself "Pig." Chances are he's not going to be shy.

A couple of Cornelius Brown's teammates have suggested they might not have volunteered the information that they were nicknamed after a swine. But this Pig will have none of it.

"The nickname has been with me ever since I was a toddler," said Brown, a junior cornerback for Missouri. "I never heard not one of my family members call me by my government name. Everybody's called me Pig. That's the name that stuck with me forever. I wouldn't change it for the world."

Pig has stood out not only for his name, but for his play thus far. Missouri listed him with seven tackles in the season opener against Murray State, third-best on the team.

"The day he got here, it was fun to see him play because he likes playing football," said head coach Gary Pinkel.

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