I REALLY love it when our ‘younger fans’ exhibit a strong grasp on NC State sports history and tradition. So, when this article from Technician ran through my Twitter feed yesterday I was very pleased.
Playing in Raleigh under head coach Lou Holtz and the late Bo Rein, the North Carolinian rushed for an ACC record 4,602 yards (not including the 399 yards he racked up in bowl games) in four prolific years. It has been 34 years since he stepped off the field at the then recently named Carter-Finley Stadium, and his record has stood its ground. However, for the consensus All-American and first round NFL draft pick, it is becoming increasingly more likely that the High Point native will never join Gabriel and Ritcher in College Football’s official list of immortals.
And you won’t hear Brown, already humbled to be honored by a school he deeply loves, campaigning for a northwest Indiana ceremony anytime soon.
Following his four years in Raleigh, Brown went on to have a respectable eight-year career with the Minnesota Vikings. The undersized back’s football passion, however, never left the program he blossomed in, and he said he will be emotional when coming back for the N.C. State Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony in early October.
“I’m very proud and very humbled to be a part of that first group that goes in,” Brown said. “If you take into account all of the athletes and all of the coaches who have been through N.C. State and then to be one of the 10 of the Hall of Famers… I think that is a great honor.
Clearly, we have discussed Ted and his career in the past at SFN. So, we would very much encourage you to take peak at our Ted Brown tag and do a little more surfing and reading.