Ted Brown, a High Point native, graduated from NCSU in 1978. He had set the ACC career rushing record with 4,602 yards (helping NC State to three bowl berths) and the single game rushing record with 251 yards against Penn State in 1977. He was an All-ACC all four years in college and a consensus All-American in 1978. A first round draft pick, he played 8 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings. In 1995, Brown was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
He is still the only four-year 1st team All-ACC pick in league history and still holds five school records at NC State.
Other notables on this year’s ballot:
Deion Sanders, Florida State – DB
Tommie Frazier, Nebraska – QB
Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma – LB
Tedy Bruschi, Arizona – DE
Eric Dickerson, Southern Methodist – RB