Mark Callahan, Buddy Farnham and Paul Jasinowski Named ECAC FCS All-Stars

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown senior center Mark Callahan (Syracuse, NY), senior wide receiver Buddy Farnham (Andover, MA) and senior offensive tackle Paul Jasinowski (Washington, DC) have been named to the 2009 ECAC Football Championship Subdivision All-Star Team.

A first team All-Ivy selection, Callahan helped the Bears to a third place finish in the Ivy League standings with a 4-3 league mark, 6-4 overall, including wins over 14th-ranked Holy Cross and a Governor’s Cup victory over Rhode Island. He started 28 of Brown’s last 30 games, with the Bears posting an 18-12 record over that span, including an Ivy Championship in 2008. Callahan also helped Brown to the Ivy League’s number one offense in 2009 with 396.6 yards of total offense, while the Bears were second in scoring with 24.1 points per game. A Commerce, Organizations & Entrepreneurship concentrator at Brown, Callahan also earned Academic All-Ivy honors for his superior work in the classroom.

One of the most honored players in Brown football history, Farnham was named an ECAC All-Star at wide receiver and as a return specialist. He was selected the Ivy League Player of the Year, the New England Football Writers’ Gold Helmet of the Year, and the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Bulger Lowe Award winner as the New England Player of the Year. A 2009 second team AP All-American, Farnham is a three-time first team All-Ivy and All-New England selection, who finished the 2009 season with 1,007 receiving yards, fifth best in the nation, and also led the Ivy League in scoring (7.2 points per game) and punt returns (10.36 per return). His 229 career receptions are sixth in the Ivy record book, his 2,895 career yards are seventh all time in Ivy football history, while his 4,813 all-purpose yards are seventh in the Ivy record book. Farnham also established a new Brown record for punt return yards in a career.

Jasinowski, a COSIDA Academic All-American, is a three-time All-Ivy selection, earning first team All-Ivy honors in 2008 and 2009. He was named to prestigious National Football Foundation 2009 National Scholar-Athlete class, and was one of 16 finalists to vie for the William V. Campbell Trophy. As a finalist, Jasinoswki earned an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and was honored at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 8, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, where the Campbell Trophy winner will be announced. Jasinowski is the sixth Brown player to win a NFF Scholar–Athlete Award. He helped Brown lead the Ivy League in passing offense with 290.9 yards per game.