Brown Football Class of 2014

Providence, Rhode Island – Year-in and year-out, the Brown football program has produced some of the finest talent on the Ivy League gridiron, with six of its former players currently on NFL rosters.  With head coach Phil Estes announcing the Brown Class of 2014, he hopes to have some future All-Ivy and NFL prospects in the class of 26 incoming freshman, who will launch their Brown careers in the fall.

 

 

Samuel Artenstein

6'3 285  Offensive Lineman

Pawtucket, RI/ The Moses Brown School

 

Athletic Honors:  Four-year letter winner and Team Captain under head coach LaJhon Jones…Two-time First Team All Division…Selected to Rhode Island All Star Team…Academic Honors:  Rhode Island All Academic Team…Co-Leader of Moses Brown Peer Support group Personal: Born 8/21/91…Son of Dr. Andrew and Debra Artenstein.

                                                                                                           

 

Daniel Austin

6'3 270 Offensive Lineman

Franklin, TN / Phillips Academy

 

Athletic Honors: Three-year starter under head coach Leon Modeste…Did not allow a single sack in senior season…Academic Honors: Abbot Cluster President…Abbot Social Functions Head…Head of Subscription services…Residential Proctor Personal: Born 10/16/91…Son of Jim and Sheryl Austin.

                                                                                                                                  

 

Matthew Billeci

5'9 175  Defensive Back

Laguna Niguel, CA/ Mater Dei

 

Athletic Honors:  Two year starter and Team Captain under head coach Bruce Rollinson…All Trinity League…Southern Orange County All Star…Mater Dei Defensive Back of the Year…Zug Zastnow Memorial Award Finalist…Academic Honors:  National Honor Society Member…California Scholastic Federation Member  Personal: Born 1/14/92…Son of Dr. Barton Billeci and Dr. Mary Katob.

                                                                                                                                                                            

 

John Bumpus

6'3 220  Defensive Lineman

Concord, MA/ Concord-Carlisle High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Team Captain under head coach Mike Robichaud…Super State 26 All State Selection… Selected to play in 2010 Shriners Bowl…Two time Dual County League All Star…Team MVP…Lowell Sun Football All Scholastic First Team… Academic Honors:  National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete…National Honor Society Member  Personal: Born 4/27/92…Son of Jim and Susan Bumpus.

 

                                                                                              

 

Jordan Evans

6'0 170  Wide Receiver

Brentwood, TN/Brentwood High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Played for head coach Ron Crawford…Selected to play in East West All Star Game…All District Special Teams Player of the Year…Atlanta All Nike Combine Team…Academic Honors:  National Honor Society Member…Four Time Member of Principal's list Personal: Born 10/29/91…Son of Bill and Lawonda Evans.

 

                                                                                                                   

 

Davis Feder

6'1 237  Linebacker

Woodstock, GA/The Walker School

 

Athletic Honors:  Two-time Captain and Defensive MVP under head coach Ben Williamson…Two Time All Cobb County Selection…Georgia High School Football Magazine All State Selection…School Record Holder for Career Tackles…Academic Honors:  Team Scholar Athlete of the Year…All Cobb Country Scholar Athlete…Georgia High School Football Magazine Academic All State…Four Time Headmaster's List…College Board AP Scholar with Honors…National Honor Society…German Honor Society…Parkhurst Science Honor Society Personal: Born 9/27/91…Son of Steve and Betsy Feder.

 

                                                                                                                                                    

 

Matthew Gorham

6'2 200 Tight End

Chesire, CT/ Cheshire High School

 

Athletic Honors: Played for Connecticut State Champion Chesire High School under head coach Mark Ecke…New Haven Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Academic Honors: Member of Science and Math National Honor Society…Honor Roll Member… AP Scholar Personal: Born 6/8/92…Son of Paul and Noreen Gorham.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Bradley Herzlich

6'3 195 Linebacker

Wayne, PA/Conestoga High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Team captain under head coach John Vogan…Two-time All Central League Selection…2009 Team Defensive MVP…Maxwell Football Club's Jim Henry Award for High School Player of the Year…Maxwell Football Club Mini Max Award for the Tri-State Region…Conestoga Football Association Award…Three-time Delaware County Football Coaches Association Linebacker of the Week. Academic Honors: AP Scholar with Honors…Four Distinguished Honor Roll…National Art Honor Society Member Personal: Born 9/9/91…Son of Sandon and Barbara Herzlich.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Dillon Ingham

6'2 230  Fullback

Fulton, NY/ G Ray Bodley High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Four-time letterman under head coach Mike Conners… Two-Time First Team All CNY selection…Second Team All State…Three Time First Team All League…G Ray Bodley record holder for career rushing yards…Academic Honors: Outstanding Biology Award…Outstanding Math Award… Personal: Born 3/17/91…Son of Edward and Renee Ingham.

                                                                                                                                      

 

Zachary Lattrell

6'1 205 Linebacker

West Newbury, MA/ Central Catholic High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Team Captain under head coach Chuck Adamopoulos… Named to Gridiron “Super 26”…Boston Globe All Scholastic Merrimack Valley Defensive Player of the Year…Academic Honors:  National Honor Society member…Central Catholic Principal Scholarship Recipient…National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Personal: Born 7/7/92…Son of Timothy and Gail Lattrell.

                                                                                                                                                    

 

Andrew Marks

6'3 235 Tight End

Berlin, WI/ Berlin High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Three year starter and Team Captain under head coach Bob Prellwitz…All Conference Selection…All Area…Leadership Award winner…Selected to play in Wisconsin North-South All Star Game…Academic Honors:  National Honor Society member…Superior Honors Personal: Born 5/9/91…Son of Charles and Catherine Marks.

                                                                                                                                                                            

Ryan McCourt

6'4 275  Offensive Lineman

Scituate, MA/Boston College High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Two-year starter and Team Captain under head coach John Bartlett…All Conference Selection…Catholic Conference All Star…Selected to play in 2010 Shriners Bowl…Division 1 Super Bowl Champion… Academic Honors:  Three time winner of B.C. High School Scholar Athlete Award…Patriot Ledger All Scholastic Team…2006-2010 Honor Roll Personal: Born 2/14/92…Son of Greg and Sheila McCourt.

                                                                                                                                

 

Nicholas Mizaur

5'11 195  Running Back

Omaha, NE/Creighton Prep

 

Athletic Honors:  Three-year letter winner and Team Captain under head coach Tom Jaworski…Max Emfinger High School All American…Second Team Nebraska Super State…First Team Class A All State…First Team All Omaha Metro Area…First Team All District…Two time Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year…Co-MVP of 2010 All American Bowl Game Classic…Selected for 2010 Nebraska Shrine Bowl…Academic Honors:  National Scholar Nominee…Youth Leadership of Omaha…Honor Roll member  Personal: Born 11/19/91…Son of Nicholas and Laura Mizaur.

                                                                                                                            

 

Alexander Norocea

5'11 165  Kicker

Hermosa Beach, CA/Mira Costa High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Played for head coach Dom Morrow…All CIF Selection…All Area…All Bay League…Mira Costa record Longest Field Goal (50 yards)…Academic Honors:  Four Year Honor Roll Member…Four year Scholar Athlete…Mira Costa Honor Society…California Scholarship Federation/Seal Bearer.  Personal: Born 8/4/92…Son of  Nicolae and Diane Norocea.

                                                                                                                                                    

 

Adewole Oyalowo

5'8 190  Linebacker

Bowie, MD/Woodberry Forest School

 

Athletic Honors:  Team Captain under head coach Clint Alexander…Virginia All Prep RB/LB…2009 VISFA All State Team…First Team All State LB…Second Team All State RB…Academic Honors:  Walker Scholar…Cum Laude Society…Brown Book Award…AP Scholar with Honors Personal: Born 2/24/92…Son of Tunde and Dr. Marie Oyalowo.

                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Clayton Paino

6'3 270  Offensive Linemen

Tarpon Springs, FL/Tarpon Springs High School

 

Athletic Honors: Played for head coach George Kotis…First Team All County…First Team All Conference…Pinellas County All Star Team…Academic Honors: Member of National Honor Society and Math National Honor Society Personal: Born 3/17/92…Son of Gregory and Peggy Paino.

                                                                                                                                                                               


Alexander Phelan

6'1 185 Quarterback

Walpole, MA/ Xaverian Brothers High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Three-year starter and Team Captain under head coach Charlie Stevenson…Eastern Mass. Division 1 Player of the Year…Catholic Conference MVP…Division 1 Eastern Mass. Super Bowl Champion…Selected to play in Shriners All Star Game…Academic Honors:  Boston Globe and Boston Herald All Scholastic…National Honor Society member…National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Personal: Born 10/25/91…Son of Gerard and Lisa Phelan.

                                                                                                                                                  

Brett Polacek

6'6 250  Defensive Lineman

Providence, RI/Moses Brown School/Hotchkiss School

 

Athletic Honors:  Three-year starter under head coach LaJhon Jones…2007 RIIL First Team All Division…Academic Honors: National Latin Honor Society…Rhode Island Scholar-Athlete

Personal: Born 9/8/90…Son of Fred Polacek '77 and Dr. Lori Polacek '80.

                                                                                                                                                    

 

Emory Polley

5'9 165 Defensive Back

University Heights, OH/Cleveland Heights High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Played for coach Jeff Rotsky…Team MVP…First Team All Lake Erie League…First Team All Sun Press…Second Team All Northeast District…Academic Honors:  National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award…National Achievement Finalist…Honor Roll Member Personal: Born 9/20/92…Son of Jerry and Tonia Primm.

                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Jordan Reisner

6'1 205  Running Back

Highland Park, IL/ Highland Park High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Team Captain under head coach Hal Chiodo…CSL North Conference Offensive Player of the Year…Lake County Second Team All Area…Illinois Class 6A All State Honorable Mention…School Record Holder for single season rushing yards and touchdowns…Academic Honors:  Illinois Class 6A Academic All State team…High Honors Personal: Born 12/27/91…Son of Michale and Lynne Reisner.

                                                                                                                                 

 

Matthew Shannon

6'0 175 Defensive Back

Mayfield Heights, OH/ Mayfield High School

 

Athletic Honors: Three-year letter winner under head coach Larry Pinto… First Team All Northeast Ohio Conference…Second Team All NE Lakes district…Academic Honors:  All Ohio Academic Athlete…Northeast Ohio Chapter Scholar Athlete Award winner…Two-time ESPN Cleveland Student Athlete of the Year…National Honor Society Member Personal: Born 12/27/91…Son of  Hugh and Michelle Shannon.

                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Donald Sproal

6'4 230 Tight End

Yorba Linda, CA/ Valencia High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Three-year letterman and Team Captain under head coach Mike Marrujo…First Team All Empire League…Chris Draft Football Leadership Award Winner…Orange County North-South All Star Game Selection…Academic Honors:  Four Time Valencia Distinguished Scholar…Four-time Valencia Honor Roll Member…Empire League Scholar Athlete…American Chemical Society Competitor…AP Scholar Award…National Honor Society Member Personal: Born 12/18/91…Son of Douglas and Rebecca Sproal.

                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Nathan Svensson

6'4 250 Offensive Lineman

Provo, UT/ Timpview High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Three-year letter winner and Team Captain under head coach Louis Wong…Won three State titles…All Utah Valley selection…Academic Honors: National Honor Society Member…Four Year Academic Honor Roll…Member of HOS Personal: Born 9/25/92…Son of Sheree and the late Goran Svensson.

                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Cody Taulbee

6'0 235 Fullback

Kettering, OH/ Archbishop Alter High School

 

Athletic Honors:  Three-year letter winner and Team Captain under head coach Ed Domsitz…First Team All League…Two Time Ohio State Champion…Academic Honors:  Honor Roll member… Personal: Born 7/24/91…Son of Steve and Kristin Taulbee.

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Thomas Usakiewicz

5'10 175 Defensive Back

Suffield, CT / Suffield Academy

 

Athletic Honors: Three-year letter winner and Team Captain under head coach Andrew Gamere…First Team All New England…First Team All League…Led League in Interceptions…Norman Fielder Leadership Award…Academic Honors: High Honor Roll Personal: Born 3/6/92…Son of Roger and Lori Usakiewicz.

                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Michael Yules

6'4 240  Defensive End

South Dartmouth, MA/ The Moses Brown School

 

Athletic Honors:  Four-year letter winner under head coach LaJhon Jones…Two-time First Team All Division…Defensive MVP…Providence Gridiron Club Lineman of the Year… Academic Honors:  Academic All State…Member of the Latin Honors Society…Student Senate member…Moses Brown Key Ambassador  Personal: Born 7/1/92…Son of Sidney and Martha Yules.