July 23, 2009

Bobby Sewall and David Howard Named Pre-Season All-Americans By the Consensus Draft Services

Providence, RI -  Brown senior wide receiver Bobby Sewall (Portsmouth, RI) and senior defensive tackle David Howard (Columbia, MD) have been named Pre-season All-Americans by the Consensus Draft Services.  Both earned honorable mention All-American honors.

Sewall, a first team All-Ivy and All-New England selection, led the Ivy League in receptions (69), receiving yards (948) and scoring (8.4 points per game) a year ago, registering eight receiving touchdowns and six touchdowns via the run.  He’s a triple receiving, running and passing threat, who ranked ninth in the nation with 6.9 receptions per game, and 14th nationally with 94.80 receiving yards per game.

The former Portsmouth High School star also etched his name in the Ivy League record book with 144 career receptions, 25th best in Ivy football history. Against Cornell, Sewall made 11 receptions for 181 yards with touchdown grabs of 52 and 33 yards.

The 6-3, 270 Howard, earned first team All-Ivy and All-New England honors and is also 2009 Pre-Season All-American selection by the Sports Network.  Howard had a breakout season for the Bears, 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. He walked on to the Brown team following his freshman year and is a thrower for the Bears’ track & field team.