June 22, 2005

Brown Football: Class of 2009

June 22, 2005

Brown football head coach Phil Estes has announced the Brown Football Class of 2009, who will join the Bears football team for the upcoming season. This year's class is recognized as one of the best in the Ivy League and features 30 incoming freshmen.

 

BROWN UNIVERSITY

CLASS of 2009

 

Oludare Adedokun (Wale) 

Defensive Line / Offensive Line

6-2, 240

Mequon, Wisconsin 

(Phillips Academy)

Athletic: 3-year letter winner...All-New England...1st Team All Conference...Journal Sentinel All Area...CNI News All Area. Wrestling- Team Captain... Prep All American... Prep School Football coach was Leon Modeste. 

Academic: Ventures Scholar...National Who's Who Among American High School Students...National Merit Semifinalist...AP Scholar

Personal: Wale was born March 21, 1986... is the son of Emmanuel and Catherine Adedokun.

 

 

Matthew Ryan Adkins

Offensive Line / Defensive Line

6-2, 260

Alpharetta, Georgia

(Centennial HS)

Athletic: Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All Star...  1st Team All Conference ... Offensive Lineman of Year... 1st Team All Area ... ...Wrestling- placed 2nd in Region ... High School Football coach was Mike Cloy

Academic: National Honor Society... 7 5A Scholar-Athlete of the Year... Wendy's High School Heisman... 1st Team All Area Academic

Personal: Matthew was born November 21,1986 ... is the son of Don and Nancy Adkins

 

 

William Russell Averill

Wide Receiver / Defensive Back

6-1, 175

Chantilly, Virginia

(Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology)

Athletic: 1st team All Northern Region... 1st Team All Region (Division 5)... 1st Team All District... Honorable Mention All Metro... High School football coach was Tim O'Reilly

Academic: National Honor Society... AP scholar with Distinction... Highest Academic Index in class 227

Personal: William was born March 12, 1987... is the son of Russell and Patricia Averill

 

 

Phillip Dale Class

Defensive End / Tight End

6-5, 235

Phoenix, Arizona

(Arizona Lutheran Academy)

Athletic: 1st Team All State... 1st Team All Metro Region... High School MVP Offense... Team Captain... 3-year letter winner... Basketball- 2-year letter winner... High School Football coach was Doug Meyer

Academic: N/A

Personal: Phillip was born January 26, 1987... is the son of Kim and Linda Class

 

 

Colin Joseph Campbell Cloherty

Tight End / Defensive End

6-3, 220

Bethesda, Maryland

(Gonzaga College HS)

Athletic: Golden 11 Selection (Metro Region)... All-Metro Honorable Mention... 1st Team All Conference... Athlete of Year at Gonzaga... Co-Offensive Player of the year... High School Football coach was Kenny Lucas 

Academic: Member of National Honor Society ... Gonzaga College First Honors

Personal: Colin was born September 16, 1987... is the son of Jack and Barbara Cloherty

 

 

Miles Craigwell

Wide Receiver / Defensive Back

6-2, 190

Dorchester, Massachusetts

(Loomis Chaffee School)

Athletic: League MVP Offense... Team MVP Defense... 2004 Metro West Athlete of the Year... Track: 46 FT Triple Jump... High School: 10 Varsity Letters... Prep school football coach was TJ Reap

Academic: High school John S. Proctor award (for outstanding athletic, academic, achievement leadership and sportsmanship... Weston/Metco Alliance Co- President

Personal: Miles was born March 24, 1986... is the son of Mark and Wendy Craigwell

 

 

Michael John Dougherty

Quarterback / Defensive Back

6-2, 200

Ft Lauderdale, Florida

(St Thomas Aquinas)

Athletic: 3-year letter winner... Team captain... All Broward County Honorable Mention... Class 5A state finalist... High school football coach was George Smith

Academic:  Principal's Honor Roll... 4.0 + GPA

Personal: Michael was born February 2, 1987... is the son of Jean Dougherty

 

 

Jonathan Justin Edwards

Running back / Defensive back

5-8, 185

Roanoke, Virginia

(North Cross School)

Athletic: 4-year letter winner... 1st Team All State... 1st team All Conference... Team Captain... Basketball- 4-year letter winner... Team Captain... All Conference Honorable Mention... Baseball- 4 year letter winner... 2nd Team All State... 1st Team All Conference... High school football coach was Jim Muscaro

Academic: Honor Roll

Personal: Jonathan was born March 7, 1987... is the son of Bob and Pamela Edwards

 

 

Todd M. Faiella

Linebacker / Fullback

6-2, 220

Marshfield, Massachusetts  

(Deerfield Academy)

Athletic: New England Prep All-Star... High school- Boston Globe All Star... Boston Herald All Star...Patriot Ledger All Star... Team MVP... Conference Player of the Year... Lacrosse: 2003/2004 All American... Bay State Games Gold Medalist... Team Captain... Prep school football coach was Mike Silipo

Academic: Honor Roll all 4 years in High School 

Personal: Todd was born August 13,1985... is the son of Thomas and Sheila Faiella

 

 

Matthew l. Groot 

Offensive Line / Defensive Line

6-3, 260

Lincolnshire, Illinois

(Adlai E Stevenson High School)

Athletic: All Conference Honoree... All Area Honoree... 3-year letter winner... Team Offensive Line Award... Track: 3-year letter winner... High school football coach was Bill Mitz

Academic: Conference All Academic... State scholar... IHSA scholastic achievement award

Personal: Matt was born October 30, 1986... is the son of Craig and Gail Groot

 

 

Thomas J. Hanlon

Offensive Line / Defensive Line

6-3, 270

Pembroke, Massachusetts

(Silver Lake Regional)

Athletic; Team Captain... 3-year varsity starter... 1st team All League... 2005 Shriner's All Star... Patriot Ledger All Star... Brockton Enterprise All Star... Wrestling: 2-year varsity starter... High school football coach was Dana Battista

Academic: NA

Personal: Thomas was born June 25, 1987... is the son of Jeffrey and Linda Hanlon

 

 

Darrell Harrison

Defensive back / Running back

5-11, 175

New York, NY

(Williston North Hampton)

 

 

Drew David Janes

Linebacker / Running back

6-0, 215

Barrington, Illinios 

(Barrington High School)

Athletic: Team captain... 2-year letter winner... All Conference... Conference Defensive Player of the year... 1st Team All Area... All State Honorable Mention... Team Defensive MVP... Basketball: 2-year letter winner... High school football coach was Joey Sanchez

Academic: Student Council President... National Honor Society... Spanish National Honor Society... All-State Academic

Personal: Drew was born February 8, 1987... is the son of David and Patricia Janes

 

 

Jarrid Jason Johnston

Offensive Line / Defensive Line

5-11, 260

Huntington Beach, California

(Mater Dei High School)

Athletic:  3-year varsity letter winner... 1st Team All League... League Lineman MVP... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inductee... High school football coach was Bruce Rollinson

Academic: Principal Honor Roll 4 years...

Personal: Jarrid was born September 2, 1986... is the son of David and Lisa Johnston

 

 

Adam Matthew Keck

Running back / Linebacker

6-0, 185

North Jackson, Ohio 

(Jackson Milton High School) 

Athletic: 4-year letter winner...2-time Team Captain... Team MVP... 1st Team All League... 1st team All District... 2nd Team All State... 1,115 yards rushing 17 TD Wrestling: 3-year letter winner... 2-time Team Captain...1st Team All League... Baseball: 4-year letter winner... All League... Team MVP... High school football coach was Alan Milkovich  

Academic: National Honor Society 2 years... Valedictorian

Personal: Adam was born August 14, 1986... is the son of John and Anna Keck

 

 

Edward Shane Kelley

Offensive Line / Defensive Line

6-2, 275

Naples, Florida

(Naples HS)

Athletic: 2-year letter winner... All County... All Southwest Florida... Baseball: letter winner... scholar athlete award... High school football coach was Bill Kramer

Academic: National Honor Society...Spanish Honor Society

Personal: Shane was born May 10, 1987... is the son of Sean and Kim Kelley

 

 

Zachary A. Lammers

Wide Receiver / Defensive Back

6-2, 190

Homer Glen, Illinois

(Lockport Township HS)

Athletic: 3-year letter winner... 1st Team All Conference... 1st Team All Area... Academic All State... 2004 State Champions 8A... Team captain... Baseball: 2-year letter winner... High school football coach was Bret Kooi

Academic: National Honor society... Spanish National Honor society... State Scholar... Who's Who Among American High School Students... SICA All Academic team

Personal: Zack was born March 1, 1987... is the son of Thomas and Yumi Lammers

 

 

Jonathan Patrick May

Defensive Back / Wide Receiver

5-11, 195

Naples, Florida

(Naples HS)

Athletic: 2-year letter winner... All State Honorable Mention... All District Honorable Mention... All County... High school football coach was Bill Kramer

Academic: Laureate Diploma Candidate... Who's Who Among American High School Students... AP scholar

Personal: Jonathan was born on October 21, 1986... is the son of Hugh and Chona May

 

 

Joseph L McPhee

Defensive Line / Offensive Line

6-4, 250

South Weymouth, Massachusetts

(Catholic Memorial HS)

Athletic: 3-year letter winner... 8 sacks 2004 (12 career) ... 82 career tackles... League championship 2004... Rugby: Team captain... 10-0 record... Track: letter winner

High school football coach was Alex Campea

Academic: Member of National Honor Society...Spanish National Honors Society...4-year 1st Honors

Personal: Joseph was born April 10, 1987... is the son of Joe and Donna McPhee

 

 

Ronald Wayne Moore III

Defensive Back / Wide Receiver

6-4, 205

Tampa, Florida

(H.B. Plant HS)

Athletic: 3-year letter winner... All Conference... Team "Big Hitter" award... Baseball: 2-year letter winner... High school football coach was Robert Weiner

Academic: National Honor Society... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Honoree... Student council member

Personal: Ronald was born March 6, 1987... is the son of Ronald and Roberta Moore

 

 

Daniel Joseph Nuber

Offensive Line / Defensive Line

6-3, 275

Centerburg, Ohio

(Centerburg High School)

Athletic: 3-year letter winner... 3-time Team Captain... All Ohio... 1st Team All League... 1st Team All District... Wrestling: 2-year letter winner... 2-time Team Captain... High school football coach was Brad Burchfield

Academic: National Honor Society... Boy's state member... Ohio State Academy... Renaissance Club...

Personal: Daniel was born January 13, 1987... is the son of Tim and Donna Nuber

 

 

Matthew Nuzzo

Quarterback / Defensive back

6-0, 205

Everett, Massachusetts 

(Everett HS)

Athletic: Boston Globe Division 1 Player of the Year... Boston Herald Division 1 player of the year... 3-time All Scholastic... 4-time All League... Team Captain... 4-year starter...3 state championships... 44-2 record... 2004 Mass Sports Foundation Athlete of the year...Mass coaches/gridiron co MVP... Shriners All Star...  National Football Foundation and College hall of Fame honoree... Baseball: Team Captain... Mass All Star... High school football coach was John Dibiaso Jr.

Academic: National Honor Society 2 years...All American Scholar Award... USAA National Leadership Award... Honor student... Top 2% of class

Personal: Matt was born March 18, 1987... is the son of Frank Jr and Diane Nuzzo

 

 

George Christopher Paone
Fullback / Linebacker

5-10, 240

Everett, Massachusetts

(Everett HS)

Athletic: 4-year letter winner... 4-year starter... Boston Globe All Scholastic... Boston Herald All Scholastic...Team captain... Shriner's All Star... Team MVP Defense... Led team in tackles... National Football Foundation and College hall of Fame honoree... High school football coach was John Dibiaso Jr. 

Academic: National Honor Society Treasurer... High Honors... History Club... Key Club... Student Advisory Board

Personal: George was born December 22, 1986... is the son of George and Denise Paone

 

 

Jake Powers

Tight End / Linebacker

6-2, 240

Plymouth, Michigan

(Canton HS)

Athletic: 4-year letter winner... Team captain... All Conference 1st Team... All Observerland 1st Team... All Area 1st Team... Detroit News All West 1st Team... All State Honorable Mention...Baseball: 3-year letter winner... Team captain... High school football coach was Tim Baechler

Academic: National Honor Society... Ann Arbor news Academic All Area

Personal: Jake was born November 28, 1986... is the son of Jeff and Cathy Powers

 

 

Jesse Bart Spartichino

Running back / Linebacker

6-2, 230

Lexington, Massachusetts

(Lexington HS)

Athletic: Team captain... Team MVP... Boston Globe All Scholastic...Boston Herald All Scholastic... All League... Shriner's All-Star... National Football Foundation and College hall of Fame honoree... Hockey: Team captain... All League...Baseball: 4-year letter winner...Team captain... All League... High school football coach was Bill Tighe  

Academic: NA

Personal: Jesse was born October 4, 1986... is the son of George and Janice Spartichino

 

 

Philip Albert Spencer

Runningback / Defensive Back

5-8, 170

Saratoga, California

(Saratoga HS)

Athletic: 3-year letter winner... Team MVP... Team captain... 1st Team All League Offense/Defense... Special Team Player of the year in League... All Central Coast... Track: 2-year letter winner... 1st Team All League... Baseball: 2-year letter winner... High school football coach was Kurt Heinrich

Academic: 4-year honor roll... Governor's Award winner

Personal: Philip was born August 18, 1986... is the son of Gordon and Rosanne Spencer

 

 

Robert Valenti

Defensive Back / Wide Receiver

5-10, 175

Woodridge, New Jersey

(Wood-Ridge HS)

Athletic: 3-year letter winner... Team captain... Led team in receptions... 2nd Team All League... Baseball: 3-year letter winner... Led team in RBI's... 2nd Team All League....High school football coach was Joe Berlingo

Academic: National Honor Society... Student Council President... Who's Who Among American High School Students... State Delegate

Personal: Robert was born November 20, 1986... is the son of Bob and Diane Valenti

 

 

Sean Patrick Wengerter

Linebacker / Fullback

6-0, 205

Cresskill, New Jersey

(Cresskill HS)

Athletic: 3-time All League...Team captain... All County... Team MVP... Wrestling: 3-year letter winner... District Champion... All League... Track: 3-year letter winner... High school football coach was Bob Valli

 Academic: National Honor Society...AP Scholar with Honors

 Personal: Sean was born May 18, 1987... is the son of Kurt and Virginia Wengerter

 

 

Joseph Peter Yanchunis

Defensive Line / Tight End

6-1, 210

St Petersburg, Florida

(St Petersburg Catholic HS)

Athletic: 3-year letter winner... Team captain... 2nd Team All-State... All-Suncoast 1st Team... All county 1st Team... Tied county for season sack record (36 total) ... Wrestling: 2-year letter winner... Track: Team captain... 110-meter hurdles... 300-meter hurdles... High school football coach was Dan Mancuso

Academic: National Honor Society4 year Honor Roll

Personal: Joseph was born July 2, 1987... is the son of John and Mary Yanchunis

 

 

Stephen Garrett Ziogas

Line Backer / Full Back

6-0, 220

Bristol, Connecticut

(Bristol Central HS)

Athletic: Team Captain... 3-year letter winner... 1st Team All-State... 1st Team All Conference Offense/Defense... Team MVP Defense... Connecticut/Rhode Island All star... Baseball: Team Captain... 3-year letter winner... All Academic.... Wrestling/Track: 1-year letter winner... High school football coach was Doug Pina

Academic: National Honor Society... Bristol Sports Hall of Fame Scholar.... CAPT Scholar Award

Personal: Stephen was born October 25, 1987... is the son of Mark and Carolyn Ziogas