May 17, 2004

Brown Football: Class of 2008

May 17, 2004

Providence, RI - Brown football head coach Phil Estes has announced the Brown Football Class of 2008, who will join the Bears football team for the upcoming season. This year's class is recognized as one of the best in the Ivy League and features 30 incoming freshmen, including the Gatorade Player of the Year from Massachusetts.

Rory Michael  Birmingham
Defensive Back / Wide Receiver
6-1 195
Kansas City, Missouri
( Park Hill South ) 
Athletic: 2 year letter winner...2nd Team All State Defensive Back 2003...1st Team All Conference Defensive Back 2003...2nd Team All Conference Wide Receiver 2003...Selected to Missouri-Kansas All Star Game. Basketball- 3 year letter winner... 1st Team All Conference... Team Captain ... Track- 3 year letter winner... High School Football coach was Ron Litchfield Academic: National Honor Society...National Who's Who Among American High School Students...Wendy's High School Heisman Nominee...Kansas City Coaches Scholar Athlete Personal: Rory was born November, 18 1985... is the son of Cason and Anna Birmingham

Joshua M. Blazek
Defensive End / Tight End
6-3  225
Woodridge, Illinois
( Downers Grove South) 
Athletic: Team Captain... 3 year letter winner... 2x -All Conference ...2x - All-State ... Conference Lineman of the year ...Track- 3 year letter winner... Team Captain ...All Academic State Team... High School Football Coach was John Belskis Academic: 2003 All State Academic Team..2003 Who's Who of US Athletes...Ken Holland Award...Academic Improvement Award...Honor Roll Personal: Joshua was born May 1,1986 ... is the son of Matt and Deanna Blazek

Eric Matthew Brewer
Linebacker / Full Back
6-2 215
Vero Beach, Florida
( Vero Beach HS ) 
Athletic: 1st Team All-Area... 2nd Team All State ... 2x leading tackler... High School Football coach was Billy Livings Academic: Top Ten percent in class for 4 years... 3 year member of National Honor Society. Personal: Eric was born April 17, 1986... is the son of Jim and Donna Brewer

Marcus L. Brooks
Tight End /Defensive End
6-5  245
Mechanicsville, Virginia
( Collegiate HS ) 
Athletic: Team Captain...2x All Prep ...2x All Metro ...2x All State ...2x MVP Defense ...Basketball 2x team Captain ...2x MVP Basketball... High School Football coach was Charlie McFall Academic: N/A Personal: Marcus was born October 18, 1985... is the son of Barbara L. Washington

Kai Nathaniel Brown
Defensive End / Tight End
6-3 215
Seattle, Washington
( O'Dea HS ) 
Athletic1st Team All League...2 year letter winner ...Track - 2 year letter winner...Team Captain... High School football coach was Monte Kohler Academic: member of National Honor Society ... Who's Who Among American High School Students...O'Dea High School 1st Honors Personal: Kai was born February 12, 1986... is the son of Buster and Carol Brown

Matt Cumbee
Defensive Back / Wide Reciever
5-11 180
Frankfort, Illinois
( Lincoln-Way East HS ) 
Athletic: 1st Team All Conference...1st Team All Area... 2 year letter winner...Academic All State...Captain of 2003 Sky Diving Conference Champion Team...Most Valuable Back Winner. Baseball- 3 year letter winner ... High School Football coach was Rob Zvonar Academic: High Honors 4 years...Illinois State Scholar...Member of National Honor Society Personal: Matt was born August 5, 1986... is the son of John and Cynthia Cumbee

Nicholas George D'India
Tight End / Defensive Line
6-4 250
Norwood, Massachusetts
( Norwood HS ) 
Athletic: Team Captain...3 year letter winner... 1st Team All conference... Basketball- 1st Team All conference...2 year captain... won Norwood Gridiron Club's Bob Jesseau Scholarship Award...4 year letter winner ... High School Football coach was Ralph Calvanese Academic: National Honor Society...Norwood High's Academic Excellence Award Personal: Nicholas was born June 19, 1985... is the son of Michael and Margaret D'India

Patrick Fisher
Defensive End / Tight End
6-6 230
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
( The Haverford School ) 
Athletic: 1st Team All county...1st Team All-Main Line ...3rd Team All state. Wrestling- 1st Team All county... 1st Team All main line ... High School Football coach was Rob Allman Academic: High Honor Roll Personal: Patrick was born March 14, 1986... is the son of Michael and Laura Fisher

Matt Frankel
Defensive Line / Offensive Line
6-3 250
Newton, Massachusetts
( Newton North ) 
Athletic: Team Captain...2 x league All-Star, E-mass All Star...2 years Daily News Tribune All Star...Track- 3x All League... Team Captain...All American 2004... Boston Globe All Scholastic 2004...Boston Herald All Scholastic 2004...High School Football coach was Peter Capodilupo Academic: Honor Roll all 4 years in High School Personal: Matt was born July 08,1986... is the son of Neville Frankel and Randy Averback

Beau Gaitors
Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
5-8 165
Chicago, Illinois
(  Morgan Park) 
Athletic: 1st Team All- Conference...1st Team All city... 1st Team All Area... Leadership Award...Defensive MVP...Player of the Week Chicago Tribune... High School Football coach was Lexie Spurlock Academic: Venture Scholar...Illinois State Scholar...All American Scholar...National Honor Roll...Student of The Year (IB2003) Personal: Beau was born February 16, 1986... is the son of Edna Gaitors

Steven Goosen
Quarter Back / Defensive Back
6-2 205
Abbotsford, Bristish Columbia
( W.J. Mouat HS ) 
Athletic: 2x Team Captain... 1st Team All State...1st Team All Province... 1st Team All conference... 2003 British Columbia male Athlete of the Year...2003 AAA Academic Player of the year...Top ranked Canadian Quarter Back by All Level Football Canada... 2003 AAA Football provincial Player of the Year...W.J. Mouat Athlete of the year...High School Football coach was Denis Kelly Academic: Ranked 1st in academic standing...1st Team Academic All Canadian...Student of the Year finalist Personal: Steven was born August 3, 1986... is the son of Rodolfo and Sylvia Goosen

Scott Jordan Hamilton
Offensive Line / Defensive Line
6-3 285
Davie, Florida
( St Thomas Aquinas HS ) 
Athletic: 3-year letter winner... BCAA Scholar Athlete...High School Football coach was George Smith Academic: National Honor Society... Principal Honors...Geometry Honors Academic Award...Spanish 2 Academic Award Personal: Scott was born June 25, 1986... is the son of Robert L. and Ursula R. Hamilton

Thomas David Hearrington Jr
Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
5-11 165
Hopewell, Virginia
( Hopewell HS ) 
Athletic: 3 year letter winner...1st Team coaches All State Wide Receiver...1st Team AP All State Wide Receiver...1st Team All Metro Wide Receiver...1st Team All Region Wide Receiver... 1st Team All District Wide Receiver... High School Football coach was Marshall Parker Academic: Valedictorian...4 Academic Letters...Honor Marshall National Honor Society Member...Beta Club Member Personal: Thomas was born April 23, 1985... is the son of David Sr and Rhonda Hearington

Nicholas W. Houston
Full Back / Linebacker
6-2 228
McLean, Virginia
( Langley HS )  
Athletic: Team Captain... 3 year letter winner... Team MVP... 1st Team All District... Led team in Tackles and Touchdowns 2003. Baseball- 3 year letter winner... Team Captain...All District... High school Football coach was John Howerton Academic: National Honor Society 2 year... Teagle Scholarship Personal: Nicholas was born August 19, 1985... is the son of Dennis and Cathia Houston

Derek Knight
Running Back / Defensive Back
6-2  200
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
( Shea HS ) 
Athletic: 1st Team All State... 1st Team All Division...1st Team All Area... National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete ...3 year letter winner...Baseball- 4 year letter winner ... High School Football coach was Dino Campopiano Academic: National Honor Society...Rhode Island Honor Society Personal: Derek was born July 11, 1986... is the son of Tom and Denise Knight

Patrick Lysaght
Fullback / Linebacker
6-2 230
Cincinnati , Ohio
(Cincinnati Elder HS) 
Athletic: 1st Team All League...Honorable Mention All District...3 year letter winner ...2x State Champion... High School Football coach was Doug Ramsey Academic: 4.0 GPA Freshman to Senior year...National Honor Society... Youth in City Government Representative Personal: Patrick was born April 09, 1986... is the son of Tim and Chris Lysaght

Anthony James Martucci
Strong Safety / Wide Receiver
6-1 200
Mentor, Ohio
( Mentor HS ) 
Athletic: Team Captain...2nd Team All State...News-Herald and Plain Dealer All-Star...1st Team All Conference...2 Time Defensive Back MVP...William Stideger Award for Outstanding Student Football Players..2x Lake County Touchdown Club All Star...3 Time Letterman ...High School Football coach was Steve Trivisonno Academic: 2 time Presidential Award Winner...2 Time Summa Cum laude Award Winner...Power of the Pen Writing competition participant Personal: Anthony was born on August 30, 1986... is the son of Rick and Bernadette Martucci

Steven Thomas Morgan
Kicker / Punter
6-0 170
New Albany, Ohio
( New Albany HS ) 
Athletic: 3 year letter winner...1st Team All-State... 1st Team All Distict...1st Team All League...Soccer- 4 year letter winner... 2x league player of the year... 1st Team All State... 1st Team All Distict... 2x Captain...Basketball- 3 year Letterwinner...1st Team All League.... 1st Team All District... Team Captain ... High School Football coach was Jami Masi Academic: Member of National Honor Society...2001 Ohio test of Scholastic Achievement in 2nd Year Spanish; 12th in District Personal: Steven was born June 26, 1985... is the son of Steve and Liz Morgan

Matthew Robert Mullenax
Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
6-0 183
Cincinnati, Ohio
( Anderson HS ) 
Athletic: 3 year letter winner...1st Team All League...Honorable Mention All City... led City in K.R Avg ...Participated in US Army All American Combine...Track- 4 year letter winner...1st team All League... High School Football coach was Vince Suriano Academic: National Honor Society... Anderson Chamber of Commerce "Student of the year"...Cum Laude Society. Personal: Matthew was born February 11, 1986... is the son of Bob and Terry Mullenax

Lamine Roye N'dour
Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
6-0 170
Silver Spring, Maryland
( John F. Kennedy ) 
Athletic: 3 year letter winner... 1st Team All League...1st Team All County...All Metro. ...Led County in receiving yards ...Basketball- 3 year letter winner... All Metro. High School Football coach was Timothy McNeil Academic: Named to Honor Roll... Sojourner Truth Scholarship Award...Phi Beta Kappa Carl Owens Student Athlete Award for 3 years Personal: Lamine was born August 15, 1985... is the son of Issa N'dour and Koko Barnes

Frank Nuzzo III
Running Back / Linebacker
6-0 215
Everett, Massachusetts
( Everett HS ) 
Athletic: Team Captain... 4 year letter winner... Team MVP...Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year 2003...National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete...Wendy's Hesiman High School Finalist 2003...Boston' Rising Star Award 2003...Boston Globe & Boston Herald Div I Player of the year 2003...2x Boston Globe & Herald All Scholastic...Eastern Mass & Greater Boston League All Star...Best Linebacker/ Offensive MVP Awards 2003... GBL All Star Baseball 2years...High School Football coach was John DiBiaso Jr Academic: National Honor Society 2 years...Honor Roll Student Personal: Frank was born September 23, 1985... is the son of Frank Jr. and Diane Nuzzo

Christopher Lee Parker
Wide Receiver / Punter
6-1 175
Prescott, Arizona
( Prescott HS ) 
Athletic: 3 year letter winner... 1st Team All State...1st Team Area... 1st Team All- region Running Back, Secondary and Punter. Baseball- 4 year letter winner... All Area... All Region...2 year Basketball Varsity letter... High School Football coach was Lou Beneitone Academic: National Honor Society 2002-2004... Dr Voie Coy Scholar Athlete Award 2000-2004...PHS Scholar Athlete Award 2004 Personal: Christopher was born August 2, 1985... is the son of Darrin Lee Parker and Tracy Dawn Ferra

Paul-Renaud Raymond
Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
5-10 175
Miami, Florida
( Miami Senior HS ) 
Athletic: All- County Team...Selected to Play in Dade-Broward All Star Game...only Player to Rush, Pass, Receive and return a Touch down. ... High School Football coach was Earl Tillman Academic: Top 5% of Graduating Class Personal: Paul was born May 5, 1986... is the son of Renaud Raymond and Marie Calandre

Darrell Clay Ritchey Jr
Tight End / Defensive End
6-3 220
San Antonio, Texas
( Tom C. Clark HS ) 
Athletic: 3 year letter winner... 1st Team All District...1st Team All Area... 1st Team All City ...Offensive MVP...Pizza-Hut Senior All- Star Game... High School Football coach was Lloyd Alexander Academic: National Honor Society...Spanish Honor Society... English Honor Society ...3 Time Who's Who Among Americans High School Students...National Honor Roll...Wendy's Heisman Nominee...Selected for National Medical Forum...Selected for National Leadership and Defense Forum. Personal: Darrell was born September 14, 1985... is the son of Darrell and Edie Ritchey

Geoff Rhatican
Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
6-0 185
Plano, Texas
( Jesuit College Prep School ) 
Athletic: Texas Private Sports 1st Team All State...Led team in receptions...Outstanding Offensive Player on Team...Selected as starter in the 2003 Tom Hillary DFW ALL Star Classic game...Lettered in Football and Soccer...team MVP for Soccer...2nd All Time School receptions in single season record... High School Football coach was Bob Wunderlick Academic: National Honor Society...Honor Roll Personal: Geoff was born August 14, 1985... is the son of Tim and Cynthia Rhatican

Nkosi Kimani Still
Running Back / Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
5-11 194
Boston, Massachusetts
( Tabor Academy ) 
Athletic: 3 year letter winner... All State... All New England (Prep)... USAA National Football Award Winner. Track- 2002 State & New England Champion Long Jump/ Triple Jump...Silippo Award for Best Athlete ... High School Football coach was Bill Hrasky Academic: Globe All Scholastic Track Athlete Junior and Senior year by Boston Globe Personal: Nkosi was born September 19, 1985... is the son of Kenneth and Teresa Still

Arthur Jordan Tracey
Offensive Line / Defensive Line
6-3 280
Choctaw, Oklahoma
( Choctaw HS ) 
Athletic: Team Captain...All District 6A-1...All metro Conference...Honorable Mention Coaches All State...2nd Team Daily Oklahoma All State...3 year letter winner ... High School coach was Ted Dorrell Academic: National Honor Society...State Honor Society...Oklahoma Academic and Bay State Delegate Personal: AJ was born October 20, 1985... is the son of Lawrence and Louise Tracey

James Robert Tull
Offensive Line / Defensive Line
6-2 275
Cincinnati, Ohio
( Archbishop Moeller HS ) 
Athletic: Team Captain...1st Team All League...1st Team All City... 2nd Team All District..."Man of Moeller" Student Athlete Award Winner...Wrestling; League Champion, Sectional Tournament Champion...State tournament qualifier ... High School Coach was Bob Crable Academic: 3 Member of National Honor Society...Honor Roll..."That's my Boy Student Athlete Award finalist..."Joe Quinn Award" finalist... Personal : James was born May 9 , 1986... is the son of Bob and Meg Tull.

Robert Andrew Weiss
Line Backer / Full Back
5-11 215
Somers Point, New Jersey
( Mainland Regional ) 
Athletic: 2x All-Conference...2x All Area... 2x 2nd Team All South Jersey...3rd Team All State... School 's record in career tackles...Wrestling District 32 Champion 215lbs ... High School Football coach was Bob Coffey Academic: Honor Roll Student...Brooks Irvine Foundation Scholar Athlete of the Week...South Jersey Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College hall of fame Scholar Athlete. Personal: Robert was born July 10, 1985... is the son of Robert and Babette Weiss

Jose A. Yearwood
Defensive back / Wide Receiver
6-1 190
Spring Hill, Florida
( F.W Springstead ) 
Athletic: All-Hernado County Selection...All Gulf Coast Athletic Conference selection...Track- All County (4x100)...All Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (4x100)...basketball team Captain...High School Football coach was Bill Vonada. Academic: High Honor Roll...The DECA Award...All GCAC Academic Selection...Science Fair 1st in district and State Qualifier...National Honor Society member...National Society of High School Scholars Members Personal: Jose was born August 7, 1986... is the son of Carlos and Emilia Yearwood.