As kid growing up, Ted Brown was one of my absolute favorite players so this makes me very happy indeed.
It was announced today that former Wolfpack great, and still all-time ACC rushing leader Ted Brown will be included in the 14 man 2013 class of inductees into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame at the 56th NFF Annual Awards Dinner to be held on December 10, 2013.
North Carolina State
One of the truly great runners of his era, Ted Brown dominated the Atlantic Coast Conference in the late 1970â€™s. He becomes the fifth member of the Wolfpack to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.
Brown left Raleigh as the most accomplished rusher in ACC history, holding the leagueâ€™s career records for rushing yards (4,602) and touchdowns (51) â€“ marks which he still holds today. The 1978 consensus First-Team All-America led N.C. State to three bowl games, including victories in the 1977 Peach Bowl and 1978 Tangerine Bowl, in which he garnered MVP honors. He capped off his senior year by rushing for his third consecutive 1,000-yard season and amassing 27 career 100-yard games. He was the first player in league history to earn First-Team All-ACC distinction all four years and was named the conferenceâ€™s Rookie of the Year in 1975. Brown played under legendary Hall of Fame Coach Lou Holtz and coach Bo Rein.
The High Point, N.C., native was chosen in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He spent eight years in the professional ranks, all with the Vikings. He finished his career as the fifth-leading rusher in franchise history (4,546 yards and 53 TDs).
He currently works as a juvenile probation officer in the Ramsey County (Minn.) court system and enjoys helping at-risk youth throughout the state. Brown was a 1995 inductee into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, and his No. 23 jersey was the first football jersey retired at NC State.
Congratulations to a truly great Wolfpacker, a true great of the game.