Joseph E. Potter
Hometown: New York, NY
Team: Football

Joseph E. Potter '84
Hometown: New York, NY
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1991

The Ansonia-Derby area has always been a prime recruiting area for Carm Cozza of Yale, but John Anderson picked up one of Brown's great quarterbacks from Ansonia much to Cozza's chagrin. Joe Potter was a quarterback on his freshman team, but because of his great athletic ability Anderson switched him to defensive back as a sophomore. The move paid off, and Joe responded with 30 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. Junior year Joe was switched back to calling signals again and went on to set a new school record for total offense. His most exciting game probably was at William and Mary when he rallied the Bears back from a 22-9 second half deficit to an exciting victory 23-22. As a senior, the co-captain led the Bears in an exciting, surprising showing at Penn State. Potter, who received All-Ivy honors was not only an outstanding passer but he was often seen running the football, scoring many touchdowns on his own. Joe is currently working for Alliance Capital Management in New York City.