Ted Brown on 2011 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

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

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7 Responses to Ted Brown on 2011 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

  1. for2n8son 03/08/2011 at 11:27 AM #

    Probably the best running back to ever wear the red and white. I still remember playing Pitt in the old Tangerine bowl when Ted had a career night against a defense that was supposed to shut us down. It was said that one of their defensive leaders came in the locker room at half time and said “Hey, these guys actually think they can win this thing.”

  2. Sweet jumper 03/08/2011 at 12:04 PM #

    An absolute beast.

  3. novawolf 03/08/2011 at 12:36 PM #

    Ted was a great all around athlete. It was nothing to see him drop 15 on a team in pickup games at Carmichael, and of course the games went to 15, and often included players from our basketball team. Afterwards, and during the games, he wasn’t bashful in telling you about himself. He was one fun guy!!!!

  4. Texpack 03/08/2011 at 1:36 PM #

    Ted Brown is right there with Rivers and Ritcher as one of the three greatest NC State Football players of all time. I remember listening to the Penn State game where he rushed for 251 yards on the radio with my Dad. They ran out of tear away jerseys with the number 23 and had to switch to another number. Wally Ausley thought we had put a freshman into the game who was shredding the PSU defense until they got word from the field up to the press box. Chuck Fusina killed any national buzz for Ted Brown by leading a late comeback victory for Penn State.

  5. rtpack24 03/08/2011 at 2:43 PM #

    Ted’s numbers are not what they should be. He played on the JV team the first 3 games and was moved up after we were killed by Mich State on national TV. It is also interesting he is the leading rusher of all time in the ACC and State was the only school other than Wake to offer him. We offered him because Johnny Evans kept bugging Lou Holtz to recruit him.

  6. NOT A FAN OF BLUE 03/08/2011 at 7:37 PM #

    The best back, bar none. My all-time favorite.

    Statefans, please start a new bio category for former State players. Basically, these would be accessible bios of our best.

    All of us, but especially the younger generation would benefit greatly.

  7. DC_wolf 03/08/2011 at 10:27 PM #

    It kills me that Ted isn’t spoken of more in college football telecasts; think about it: he still owns FIVE ACC rushing records & he did it way back when they were wearing polyester suits w/the wide floral collars. Maybe if he had picked up an award of some kind, not necessarily the Heisman.

    I still think @ least 2 of his records will stand a long, long time: the total # of 100 yard games, & the all-time rushing TDs. Maybe forever because CFB is dominated by the pass now. Sure, Wake Forest & Ga. Tech in the ACC rely on the triple option & the slant wing but no team really runs the veer offense that heavily depends on 1 back.

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