CMU announced the donation Friday. The benches, which are the same ones used by the NFL, are valued at $105,000.
"With Coach (Jim) McElwain taking over the program, I wanted to do something that would help the players perform at their best," Brown said in a statement. "These benches really help me stay loose and ready to perform no matter the conditions and I am excited to see how they help current and future Chippewas succeed. CMU will always be a special place for me and I am happy to be able to give back."
Brown played for the Chippewas from 2007 to 2009, winning two MAC championships and earning All-MAC honors in each of his three seasons. He finished his CMU career with a school-record 305 receptions for 3,199 yards and 22 touchdowns.