Colin Brown grew up — and up, and up — about an hour northeast of Kansas City.

Colin Brown grew up — and up, and up — about an hour northeast of Kansas City.
As a youngster, he would sit in the stands in Arrowhead Stadium and wonder how cool it would be to come running through that tunnel onto that field.
Now he actually might find out. The native of Braymer, Mo., who spent the past four years blocking for Missouri, was drafted in the fifth round by a Chiefs team that needs plenty of help on the offensive line.
“I have been a lifelong Chiefs fan,” said the 6-foot-7, 325-pounder. “I was definitely shocked, excited and a whole bunch of emotions all at once.”
Brown said he had seen several Chiefs games in Arrowhead when he was in junior high school and younger.
“I definitely did wonder what (running through the tunnel) would be like,” he said. “I remember watching the great entrances they have and thinking how cool it would be to get to do that.”
Now that the opportunity is at hand, exactly how cool does he think it would be?
“I think it will be an awesome feeling,” he said. “I don’t even know how to describe it.”
At various times in his Missouri career, Brown played just about every position on the offensive line. He spent the past two seasons at right tackle.
“This is a dream come true,” he said. “Everybody (in the Braymer area) is a Chiefs fan. To be able to be right here staying at home and playing for the Chiefs is unbelievable, a dream come true. I really had no idea what to expect this morning when I woke up. I was just hoping to get a chance.”
Brown was the fifth player drafted from the Big 12 North division champion Missouri Tigers, following wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (Philadelphia), defensive tackle Evander “Ziggy” Hood (Pittsburgh), safety William Moore (Atlanta) and tight end Chase Coffman (Cincinnati).
“We thought it would be a good day for us,” he said. “We all came into college and our goal was to win a conference championship. This is part of the process, one of the last steps when our careers at Mizzou were over that we wanted to accomplish.”