James B. Potkul
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Team: Football

James B. Potkul '86
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1994

James Potkul is in the Brown record books...single season rushing record (1,015 yards in 1985)...career rushing record (2,159 yards). He also holds other records - single season rushing attempts, career rushing attempts and single game rushing attempts. As a sophomore Jamie ran for 94 yards against Joe Paterno's Penn State team. In 1984, against Columbia, he ran back a kickoff for 94 yards and a touchdown - 1 of 3 that he scored in that game. On his birthday in 1985 he and his teammates upset URI and he scored a touchdown while rushing for 115 yards. That same year he ran for 158 yards against Dartmouth. In addition to being named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press, Jamie was selected 1st Team All-Ivy. He also received the Tuss McLaughry Award (awarded annually to a member of the varsity football team who, through sportsmanship, performance and influence, contributed most to the sport at Brown). Jamie, the principal in an investment advisory firm, lives in Parsippany, New Jersey with his wife, Elaine.