In today’s News & Observer, Caulton Tudor profiles his pick for the ACC’s all-time best running back, Ted Brown (link):
By the time Brown ended his career with the Pack – a total of 43 games – he had rushed for 4,602 yards and 51 touchdowns, plus 82 pass receptions for another 760 yards. Those totals don’t include 399 additional rushing yards in three bowl games.
Brown’s rushing record still stands, although Boston College’s Montel Harris will begin 2011 with 3,600 yards through 37 games.
That the record has stood this long continues to surprise Brown.
“Oh, gosh, yes, I’m surprised by that,” Brown, 54, said. “I sort of keep an eye on who’s doing what, but I’m not jealous of that record at all. Somebody will go past me, and that’s fine. That’s the way it should be in sports.
Ted Brown was before many of our time. But there are certainly many SFN regulars out there with their own Ted Brown stories. Additionally, we have featured and discussed Ted some in the past and you can click here for a link to his tag.