Brown Honors Seniors At Final Home Game Against Dartmouth

Brown football will close out its 2009 home season on Saturday, November 14 against Dartmouth at Brown Stadium, beginning at 12:30 p.m. 22 football seniors will be honored in ceremonies prior to Saturday’s game against the Big Green. This year’s group of extraordinary seniors has posted a 20-18 record over their four-year careers, including a 15-11 Ivy mark, winning an Ivy League title in 2008. Brown’s Class of 2010 includes: Jack Anderson, Mark Callahan, David Clement, Kelley Cox, Tim Danser, James Develin, Buddy Farnham, Andrew Fertig, Brendan Gallagher, David Howard, Peter Hughes, Paul Jasinowski, Jarrid Johnston, Michael Lemmons, Matthew Mangiacotti, Brian Neff, Chris Perkins, Drew Plichta, Phil Roffi, Trevan Samp, Bobby Sewall and Alex Shields.

Brown (5-3, 3-2 Ivy) solidified itself in third place in the Ivy standings with a 35-21 victory over Yale last week in New Haven. Quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero ‘11 threw for touchdowns and ran for another, while Spiro Theodhosi ’12 ran for 167 yards and a TD. AJ Cruz ‘13 earned Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors with nine tackles and an interception, three pass break-ups and a tackle for a loss. Dartmouth (2-6, 2-3 Ivy) earned its second win of the season with a 20-17 double overtime decision from Cornell.

Brown and Dartmouth have met 86 times, dating back to 1894, with the Big Green holding a 54-28-4 series advantage. Brown, winners of eight of the last 11 meetings between the two teams, including the last two, earned a lopsided 45-16 win over the Big Green last year in Hanover. In 2006, Dartmouth pulled out a 19-13 overtime win in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Junior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero, who threw for two touchdowns (10 and 30 yards) and ran for another (5 yards) against Yale, moved into 21st place in the Ivy record book with 201 completions this season, eighth best in Brown football history. He ranks second in the nation in passing with 26.25 completions per game. In addition, his 281.2 passing yards per game lead the Ivy League and rank 9th best in the nation, while his 296.1 yards of total offense are 6th nationally.

Freshman defensive back AJ Cruz was named the Ivy League defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Brown’s victory over Yale where he made a key late game interception in the end zone , broke up three passes and made nine tackles. Senior co-captain and defensive end James Develin ranks 4th in the nation with 14 tackles for a loss, averaging 1.75 per game.

Senior wide receiver Buddy Farnham has made 213 career receptions, seventh all-time in Ivy League history, while his 2,698 receiving yards and his 4,485 career all-purpose yards rank eighth in Ivy League football history. He currently ranks fifth in the nation in receiving yards (106.29 yards per game), and eighth nationally in receptions (58) and all-purpose running (165.38 yards per game).

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