Providence, RI - Brown senior All-Ivy tackle David Howard (Columbia, MD) was drafted by the Tennessee Titans on the seventh round of the NFL Draft and was the 241st pick overall. In addition, senior All-Ivy wide receiver Bobby Sewall (Portsmouth, RI) signed a free agent contract with Tennessee.
Howard and Sewall make the fourth and fifth active NFL player for Brown, joining NY Giants linebacker/ long snapper Zak D'Ossie, Seattle wide receiver Sean Morey and Indianapolis tight end Colin Cloherty.
A two-time All-Ivy defensive linemen, Howard drew a double-team on virtually every down this season and finished with 29 total tackles, including six tackles for a loss of 23 yards. He was also credited with a team high eight quarterback hurries.
The 6-3, 295 Howard had outstanding workouts in front of Pro scouts that obviously has paid off. He ran a 5.03- 40, the same impressive time for a lineman that size as Ndomukong Suh. Howard also had a 32-inch vertical, higher than Gerald McCoy. His 39 reps at the bench press exceeded both Suh and McCoy.
A three-time All-Ivy selection, Sewall earned first team All-Ivy honors for the second straight season after he capped off a stellar Brown career as one of the Ivy League's all-time leading wide receivers. He ranked second in the Ivy League with 66 receptions for 585 yards and four touchdowns. He finished in the Top 10 in career Ivy League receptions, finishing in eighth place with 210 career receptions. His 2,141 career receiving yards rank 26th best in Ivy football history. He scored more touchdowns (34 - 16 receiving, 18 rushing) in the last three years than any other Ivy League player.