"We had a lot of momentum going and we knew that the lights going off slowed that down," Brown said. "They kept warm, and stayed loose and were just ready for when the lights came on."
After his Ravens teammates' fourth-and-goal defensive stand in the waning minutes, Brown beamed as the confetti flew. His Facebook page now features a profile picture of him on the flight home, embracing the Lombardi Trophy.
One ancillary benefit of the win is that he now has the ultimate comeback when his younger brother, current Marshall linebacker Evan McKelvey, ever beats him in Madden football. McKelvey may get the bragging rights on the video game console, but all Brown will have to do is flash his giant jeweled ring.
"For the record, Evan's not better than me, OK?" he said after his belly laugh subsided. "We go at it all the time, but I'm definitely going to use the ring."
Brown said he's excited for what next season holds, but he's still basking in the glow of Baltimore's big win. It's the dream of every Pop Warner player to win a Super Bowl. Brown burst out of the gate to make that dream a reality.
"It's a feeling you really can't explain," he said. "You feel like you're on top of the world. It's something you dream about, but you're not 100 percent sure you'll actually see that dream. But to actually live out a dream is amazing."
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall. Follow him on Twitter @derekredd.