David Brown Selected to College Football Hall of Fame
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday, May 9 that former University of Michigan defensive back Dave Brown is one of 14 inductees in the class of 2007. Brown, the 33rd Wolverine to receive the prestigious honor, will be posthumously honored at the foundation's 50th annual awards dinner in New York City at the Waldorf-Astoria on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007. Brown passed away Jan. 10, 2006, from a heart attack at the age of 52.
Brown is one of 17 Wolverine players to earn All-America honors at least twice during his career. He was a consensus All-America in 1973 and 1974 after leading U-M to a share of the Big Ten title in both seasons. Brown was co-captain of the 1974 squad as a senior. A three-time All-Big Ten first team selection, he finished his career second on Michigan's career pass breakup list (18 PBUs, 1972-74) and corralled nine interceptions for 202 yards. Brown tallied 173 career tackles, four fumble recoveries and one forced fumble from the secondary. He ranks among Michigan's top 10 in career punt returns, returning 48 punts for 531 yards (11.7 avg.), and scored three touchdowns. One of those returned for a touchdown went for 88 yards which is the second longest runback in Michigan history. Go Blue!