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Chris Brown, Former Warrior Linebacker Chris Brown, Former Warrior Linebacker

By: Reid Shimizu

During his University of Hawaii playing days, few could match the intensity of ex-Hawaii linebacker, Chris Brown.

Now the former Warrior is ready to tackle his latest challenge.

The fashion industry.

"I always had a thing with designing clothes and drawing," Brown said, "I had this idea of one shirt and i put a nice design of Kamehameha on it and it sold like crazy. I gave it to a few friends, they loved it, i came up with more ideas and now its taking off."

Brown's clothing line, 'Damage INC' has been in production for less than a year.

In that time he's discovered the business aspect of it all is tougher than any opponent he faced on the field.

"I didn't realize how much the legal stuff goes into it," he said, "Trademarking things, getting your license for everything, there's a lot that goes into it."

However Brown says, he's in it for the long haul.

"Trying to hold a full time job, on top of that coaching football, on top of that being a dad, is a lot i'm dealing with, But you know what, this is my passion."

So far Damage INC has released six different t-shirt designs, along with caps and future plans for beach wear.

But Chris is especially proud of his newest release, a UH shirt titled, 'Warrior Nation.'

I'm a warrior for life," he said, "I love UH and I bleed green. This new shirt that we came out with its called Warrior Nation, because that's what we are, we're a Warrior Nation."

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