April 24, 2008
Providence, RI - Brown's Football team will culminate 11 days of spring football practice with the Annual Brown vs. White Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Berylson Family Fields, located at the Erickson Athletic Complex. The game is free and open to the public, and all the action starts at 11:45 a.m.
Head coach Phil Estes' Brown football team, who finished third in the Ivy standings a year ago with a 4-3 mark, will look to challenge for the Ivy League title in 2008 with the return of 13 starters, six on offense and seven defense, including nine All-Ivy players. The Bears return most of the key ingredients from the nation's fourth leading passing offense (310 yards per game), and the Ivy League's top passing offense, total offense (424.2 yards per game) and scoring offense (31.2 points per game).
All-Ivy senior quarterback Michael Dougherty, the Ivy League's top passer and the nation's third leading passer a year ago, will once again direct the Bears' high-powered offense. Dougherty became the sixth quarterback in Ivy League football history to pass for 3,000 or more yards in a season. On the receiving end, Brown returns junior All-American wide receiver Buddy Farnham, All-Ivy wide receiver Bobby Sewall, an all-purpose player who honed his skills at nearby Portsmouth High School, and All-Ivy senior tight end Colin Cloherty.
The Bears return two All-Ivy linebackers return to the lineup, including senior outside linebacker Jon May, and senior inside linebacker Frank Nuzzo. Add senior inside linebacker Steve Ziogas and senior outside linebacker Miles Craigwell to the mix and the Bears have a formidable linebacker corps. Headlining the Bears' secondary is All-Ivy Darrell Harrison, a senior who was among the national leaders in interceptions and passes defended a year ago. Three of four starters return to the Bears' front line, including junior All-Ivy defensive end James Develin, senior tackle Joe McPhee and senior tackle Wale Adedokun.