July 16, 2010
GRANGER, Ind. –
The Notre Dame Monogram Club kicked off a weekend of festivities honoring 2010 College Football Hall of Fame enshrinee Tim Brown ’88 by hosting a recognition reception on Thursday, July 15 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Granger, Ind.
More than 50 of Brown’s family members, teammates and friends attended the event to congratulate the 1987 Heisman Trophy winner on his enshrinement and to celebrate his extraordinary career at Notre Dame.
“For me to be in this position is really incredible,” Brown said. “When you think about the college days – the NFL is the NFL – but it all started here at Notre Dame.”
Joining Brown at the reception were former teammates Darrell “Flash” Gordon, Tony Rice, Allen Pinkett and Chris Zorich. Also in attendance was former Notre Dame head football coach Gerry Faust, who led the Irish during Brown’s freshman and sophomore seasons.
“Tim Brown is a special person,” Faust said. “Not only did he do well academically, but he was also a team player. He never cared who got the credit. He just wanted to win. He justly deserves his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame and someday he’ll be in the Pro Football Hall as well.”
After an hour of cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres, Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick and Monogram Club football relations manager Reggie Brooks presented Brown with a commemorative collage and wished him well on a memorable enshrinement weekend.
Brown thanked the Monogram Club for hosting the event and expressed his gratitude to all those in attendance.
“For everyone to go out of their way to put an event together like this for me – I’m not a mushy-mushy guy, but this is a mushy-mushy moment,” Brown said. “It shows the loyalty Notre Dame has to its players.”
Brown played wide receiver for the Irish from 1984-87, averaging 116.8 all-purpose yards per game and totaling 22 career touchdowns. He totaled a then-school record 2,493 receiving yards with 12 receiving TDs and averaged 18.2 yards per catch. Brown averaged 23.4 yards on 69 career kickoff returns with three returned for TDs and averaged 13.2 yards on 36 punt returns and three TDs.
He will be inducted into the National Football Foundation (NFF) College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday at Century Center in South Bend, Ind.
For a complete schedule of 2010 Enshrinement Festival activities, click here
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