Orlando Brown: Family, Super Bowl, Wife & More!

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Orlando Brown is an American football offensive tackle for the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs (NFL). He initially played for the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL. 

Brown attended Oklahoma University before being drafted in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.

On March 7, 2022, Kansas City placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Brown. He is set to protect his team’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes from being sacked by the Eagles’ defense at Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023.

Orlando is not the only athlete in the family, though. Brown is the son of former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown Sr.

Orlando Brown Jr. For Kansas City Chiefs
Orlando Brown Jr. For Kansas City Chiefs (Source: Pro Football Rumors)

Want to know more about Orlando’s family and his professional career? Then continue reading because this article contains all the information about the player’s life.

Before diving deep, check out some quick facts about the offensive tackle.

Quick Facts

Full Name Orlando Claude Brown Jr.
Nick Name Orlando
Date of Birth May 2, 1996
Age 26 Years Old
Birth Place Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Zodiac Sign  Taurus
Religion Christianity
Height 6’8″/2.03 m/203 cm
Weight 156 kg/343 lb.
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Father’s Name Orlando Claude Brown Sr.
Mother’s Name Mira Brown
Siblings Four (Two sisters & Two Brothers)
High School Peachtree Ridge High School
University Oklahoma University
Marital Status Married
Wife’s name  Holly Luyah 
Children One son 
Profession NFL Player
Position Offensive tackle
Jersey Number 57
Leagues   NFL
NFL Draft Round: 3, Pick: 83; 2018
Debut Year  2018
Games Played 74
Games Started 68
Tattoo Yes
Food Habit Nonveg
Chinese Zodiac Rat
Net Worth   $2 Million 
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Trading Card
Last Update  February 2023

Early Life And Family

The offensive tackle Orlando Claude Brown Jr. was born on May 2, 1996, in Baltimore, Maryland, to his parents, Orlando Claude Brown Sr. and Mira Brown.

The NFL player grew up with four siblings; two sisters and two brothers. 

Orlando Brown childhood photo
Orlando Brown’s Childhood Photo (Source: Instagram)

Orlando has had an interest in football ever since he was a young kid. Needless to say, his father had a significant impact on his life.

His father’s influence, combined with his own interest, motivated him to pursue his professional career in NFL.

Who Is Orlando Brown’s Father?

Orlando Brown’s father, Orlando Claude Brown Sr., was also a football player who played offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns in the NFL.

Brown’s father graduated from Howard D. Woodson High School. He attended South Carolina State University and played college football for Willie Jeffries. 

Brown signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 1993. He played three seasons for the Browns. 

Orlando’s father earned the nickname “Zeus” during his first stint as a Raven, owing to his 2 meters, 360 lbs. frame and reputation as an energetic and intimidating player.

Likewise, during his prime, he was one of the NFL’s highest-paid offensive linemen.

Retirement & Death of Orlando’s Father

Orlando’s father entered the restaurant business after retiring from football and opened the first Fatburger franchise in Maryland.

He was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and property destruction in September 2009. However, the charges were eventually dropped. 

Two years later, the player’s father was discovered dead in his Baltimore townhouse on September 23, 2011.

Orlando Brown Sr. died of diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition caused by high blood sugar and a lack of insulin, according to the state medical examiner.

High School & College Years

Brown Jr. went to Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia, and played football there. He was rated as a three-star prospect.

Universities like Tennessee, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, and Auburn offered him scholarships.

The player initially committed to Tennessee before switching to Oklahoma.

In 2014, Orlando redshirted his freshman year at Oklahoma. Likewise, he was named as the starting left tackle in the year 2015.

He announced on January 3, 2018, that he would forego his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Orlando Brown | Professional Career

Orlando attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and participated in all of the combine and positional drills but struggled.

His 40-yard dash time was the slowest of any prospect at the combine, and NFL analyst Mike Mayock described it as a “historically bad time.”

He also finished last among all offensive linemen at the combine in the bench press, vertical jump, and broad jump.

Brown’s performance may have harmed his draft stock after he was widely regarded as a potential first-round pick by draft experts and scouts.

Orlando Brown on the field
Orlando Brown On The Field (Source: Instagram)

The Baltimore Ravens drafted Orlando in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. The player was the ninth offensive tackle drafted in 2018 and was considered one of the draft’s biggest steals by analysts.

Orlando signed a four-year/$3.49 million contract with the Ravens on May 16, 2018, which included an $865,720 signing bonus.

He played in all 16 games, starting in 10 of them, as a rookie at right tackle. Likewise, he also played in the Los Angeles Chargers Wild Card loss. 

In 2020, Orlando was named to his second Pro Bowl.

The player was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs on April 23, 2021. The Chiefs gave the player a non-exclusive franchise tag on March 7, 2022, after failing to reach a long-term contract.

In the 2022-23 season, Orlando played 17 games in the regular season and also appeared in post-season games.

The Bengals fans were fuming after an uncalled holding penalty by Chiefs offensive tackle Orlando Brown in the AFC championship game of the 2023 NFL playoffs.

Nonetheless, the Chiefs advanced to the Super Bowl LVII and Orlando is all set to make his Super Bowl debut on February 12, 2023, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Career Highlights & Awards

Listed below are some of the major highlights of Orlando’s playing career:

  • 4× Pro Bowl (2019–2022)
  • 2017 Unanimous All-American 
  • 2× Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year (2017, 2016)
  • 2× First-team All-Big 12 (2017, 2016)

Orlando Brown’s Effort to Tackle Type 1 Diabetes

Offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs Orlando Brown, Jr. collaborated with TrialNet, the world’s largest type 1 diabetes research network, to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes prevention research.

Type 1 diabetes relatives are 15 times more likely to develop the disease. In fifth grade, Orlando’s younger brother was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

However, their father, Orlando Brown, Sr., who died at the age of 40 from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), was not diagnosed with diabetes prior to his death.

Orlando, now a father, wants to raise awareness about type 1 diabetes screening and prevention research.

Over the years, he has linked with over 225,000 relatives of people with type 1 diabetes who have participated in TrialNet screening and studies.

Age, Body Measurements & More

The NFL player Orlando Brown was born in the year 1996. Hence, he is 26 years old as of 2023.

According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, Orlando was born in the Rat year. Likewise, his zodiac sign is Taurus.

Orlando stands 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 meters) tall and weighs around 156 kg (343 pounds). Moreover, he has an athletic build and a muscular body. 

Brown Jr. was thought to be a lock for a first-round draft pick. In 2017, he was a unanimous first-team All-American and the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year.

However, Brown Jr.’s disastrous measurables at the Combine caused him to fall into the third round of the April Draft, where he was selected 83rd overall by the Baltimore Ravens. Following that, the player worked hard to rebuild his body.

When the player first arrived, he was 23 percent (body fat) and 338 lbs. After the scouting combine, the player was at 350 lbs. and 19 percent! His body fat had changed dramatically.

Wife & Kids

Orlando Brown Jr. is currently dating model Holly Luyah, an Instagram model and social media personality. 

The couple frequently posts adorable photos on their social media. However, they do not talk much about their relationship out in public. As a result, it is unknown how and when they met each other.

Orlando Brown with his wife and child
Orlando Brown With His Girlfriend And Kid (Source: Instagram)

Holly Luyah was born on November 15, 1991, in Portland, Oregon. Luyah is a social media powerhouse. She is an Instagram celebrity, model, and American celebrity stylist. She was also named one of the Top 10 fashion influencers by Forbes.

Holly has approximately 3.4 million followers on Instagram. The stunning lady frequently shares her beauty and design tips on her Instagram.

Popularly known as ‘Luyah,’ Orlando’s girlfriend has worked with various brands, including Fashion Nova, Oh Polly, Good American, Pretty Little Thing, and many more.

Kids

Orlando and Luyah have an adorable son named ‘Orlando Claude Brown lll.’ The kid was born on December 29, 2021, and is 2 years old as of 2023.

On his first birthday, Orlando posted cute pictures of his son on Instagram with the caption:

“Orlando Claude Brown lll Big Butter turned 1 today. I’m so blessed to be able to see him continue to grow day after day. We lost my dad 10 years ago. I remember he’d say, “make sure you take care of your kids because I took care of all y’all raggedy asses” lol, So Me and Mommy got you forever 🧈❤️”

Orlando Brown | Net Worth

The football player Orlando Brown has a net worth of $2 million as of 2023. The primary source of income for the player is football. Apart from that, Brown also makes money through various endorsements and sponsorship deals. 

Brown signed a one-year/$16,662,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on March 7, 2022.

Previously, the player had signed a 4-year, $3,491,720 contract with Baltimore Ravens in 2018, including a signing bonus of $865,720 and an average salary of $872,930. 

Social Media Presence

If you want to know more about Orlando’s career, family, and lifestyle, do check him out on his social media accounts. He is quite active on his socials and frequently posts pictures of himself with his family and teammates on the field.

You can find him on Instagram under the handle @zeus__57 and Twitter @ZEUS__57.

Instagram: 105k followers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Popularity

Orlando’s popularity is continuously growing since being drafted by the Ravens in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Orlando Brown Jr.'s Popularity Graph
Orlando Brown Jr.’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph shows brief information about the popularity of Orlando Brown based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is Orlando Brown Jr. also an American actor?

The NFL player Orlando Brown Jr. is often confused with the other Orlando Brown, an American rapper, singer, and actor. The two are different persons.

What is Orlando Brown's Jersey number?

The NFL player Orlando Brown wears Jersey number 57.

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