Born and raised in South Dallas, Chad Brown started playing football on his neighborhood streets in the early 60's. He made his way from street hero to high school hotshot to All-American at East Texas State University and finally to a draft pick of the Steelers. After a roller coaster ride of a professional career and a brief stint as a college line coach (his team went 0-10), Chad decided to see how he would look in stripes. He became an official. Beginning with his first call in a Pop Warner game to Chad's NFL debut as an NFL umpire in an intense 1992 Redskins-Cowboys Monday night match-up.
Chad Brown has been an NFL official for seven years. He has worked Wild Card and play-off games, including the 1998 AFC Championship Game between the New York Jets and Denver Broncos. He served as an alternate at Super Bowl XXXIII. Chad also played in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Oilers, and New Orleans Saints. He lives in Carson, California with his wife Deborah and twin sons, Devin and Trent.