OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- Two Ole Miss Rebels turned NFL stars, but the brotherhood between these two started years ago.
"Me and D.K.'s relationship goes back a while. We lived together for a while," A.J. Brown said.
This season, both former Rebels made a splash in the NFL.
D.K. Metcalf averaged 15.5 yards per reception and became one of Russell Wilson's favorite targets in his rookie season.
"It's just a blessing man, being here in the position that I am. Just making Oxford proud, making Mississippi proud," Metcalf said.
With the Tennessee Titans, Brown averaged 20.2 yards per reception for 1,051 yards and 8 touchdowns. Brown became one of the most dangerous rookies in the 2019 season.
Making him a contender for Rookie of the Year.
"Just coming from a small place, a small area; I would say it kind of humbles you. It makes you appreciate the little things coming from small beginnings," Brown said.
But even with the fame of being two of the top players in the NFL today, they thanked all of their fans here at home for their success.
"The person I am now, the person I am; just being from Oxford, a lot of things have happened to me, but I just thank y'all for being by my side and believing in me," Metcalf said. "Just like they said, it's just the beginning and we're about to go accomplish big things. I thank y'all and I love ya'll."
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