July 16, 2009

Brown’s Buddy Farnham and David Howard Named To Sports Network Pre-Season All-American Team

Providence, RI - Brown senior wide receiver Buddy Farnham (Andover, MA) and senior defensive tackle David Howard (Columbia, MD) have been named to The Sports Network Pre-Season All-American team, with both players earning third team honors.

A two-time first team All-Ivy and All-New England selection for the defending Ivy League Champion Brown football team, Farnham’s 63 receptions and 816 receiving were third in the Ivy League, while he ranked second in the league with 149.5 all-purpose yards per game. Farnham’s 1,892 career receiving yards are 27th in the Ivy League record book, while his 155 career receptions are 20th in Ivy history. Farnham earned one of his two Gold Helmet awards against Princeton with 228 all-purpose yards, including 79 receiving yards with a 20 yard touchdown, 27 rushing yards with a three-yard touchdown run, 55 kickoff return yards, and 67 punt return yards.

Howard, a 6-3, 270 tackle, was the dominant defensive tackle in the Ivy League a year ago, playing a key role in Brown’s stingy rushing defense that allowed just 77.1 yards per game to lead the Ivy League and rank fourth nationally.  Howard led the Bears and ranked fourth in the Ivy League with 13 tackles for a loss of 69 yards.  He also made 6.5 quarterbacks to rank third in the Ivy League, and finished the season with 30 total tackles, including 17 solo stops.