May 7, 2009
Providence, RI - The leadership of the defending Ivy League Brown Champion Brown football team is in good hands with the election of senior defensive end James Develin (Gilbertsville, PA) and senior offensive tackle Paul Jasinowski (Washington, DC) as team captains for the 2009 season in an announcement made by Bears' head football coach Phil Estes. The duo will look to lead the Bears, winners of two of the last four Ivy titles, to back-to-back Ivy Championships for the first time ever.
"I'm pleased with the election of Paul Jasinowski and Jimmy Develin as captains of our 2009 team," said Estes. "They are both outstanding leaders in every phase - in the classroom, on the playing field and in the community. They also stand tall at practice and in the weight room in every aspect."
The 6-5, 285 Jasinoswki has anchored the right tackle position since his rookie campaign. A two time All-Ivy selection, Jasinowski helped the Brown offense to 379.5 total yards per game, third in the Ivy League, and the league's second best passing offense with 267.7 yards per game. He earned first team All-Ivy honors as a junior after being a second team All-Ivy selection two years ago.
Jasinowski and the offensive line helped lead the Bears to an Ivy League leading 29.3 points per game. The Bears offensive line allowed an Ivy League best seven sacks all year, sixth best in the nation, while passing 384 times.
Playing the defensive end position, the 6-3, 270 Develin, a two-time second team All-Ivy selection, led all defensive linemen on the Brown squad with 34 total tackles, including 20 solo stops. He also made 4.5 tackles for a loss, including 2.5 quarterback sacks. He was named the Ivy League and the Sports Network National Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Bears' defense against Stony Brook with nine tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, including two quarterback sacks for a loss of 16 yards.
Develin helped the Bears' defense to rank as the Ivy League's stingiest defense against the run, allowing a league best 77.1 yards per game on the ground, fourth best in the nation. Brown's defense also allowed the fewest rushing touchdowns (3) in the nation.