The Brown Football Family lost four of its former players during the terrorist attacks that struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th -- David Laychak, class of 1983; Ray Rocha, class of 1995; Paul Sloan, class of 1997; and Charles Margiotta, class of 1979. The families of David Laychak, Ray Rocha, Paul Sloan and Charles Margiotta were each presented with a framed uniform at halftime ceremonies of Brown's 2001 game against Dartmouth at Brown Stadium.
David Laychak played defensive back at Brown, and graduated in 1983. He majored in Organizational Behavior and Management. David lived in Manassas, Virginia, and was employed as a civilian budget analyst for the US Army Information Systems, working at the Pentagon.
Charles Margiotta, Brown Class of 1979, was a New York City firefighter who was not on duty on September 11th, but he rushed to the scene anyway to try to help save lives. Tragically, he lost his own life in the line of duty. He was inducted into the Brown Athletics Hall of Fame along with the entire 1976 Brown Ivy League Champion football team.
Ray Rocha played wide reciever at Brown and graduated in 1995, majoring in Business Economics. He was a member of Delta Tau Fraternity, and later became a BASC Alumni Interviewer for Brown. Ray lived in Malden, Mass. before moving to New York City, where he worked for Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center.
Paul Sloan played on Brown's offensive line and graduated in 1997, majoring in History. He was a member of Delta Tau Fraternity at Brown. Originally from Novato, California, Paul lived in New York City, where he worked for Keefe, Bruyet & Wood, Inc., at the World Trade Center.