Buddy Farnham Named Ivy League Co-Player of the Year As 14 Brown Football Players Are Named All-Ivy

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown senior wide receiver Buddy Farnham (Andover, MA) was named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Year, headlining 14 Brown football players who were selected to the 2009 All-Ivy League Football Team as voted by the eight Ancient Eight Football coaches.

Farnham was named first team All-Ivy at wide receiver and as a return specialist, and is joined on the first team by senior center Mark Callahan (Syracuse, NY), senior tackle Paul Jasinowski (Washington, DC), junior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ), senior wide receiver Bobby Sewall (Portsmouth, RI), senior defensive end James Develin (Gilbertsville, PA), senior tackle David Howard (Columbia, MD), senior linebacker Kelley Cox (Owings Mille, MD) and senior safety Chris Perkins (Bridgeton, MO). Earning second team All-Ivy honors were offensive guard Tim Danser (Saratoga, CA), junior tailback Zachary Tronti (Ponte Vedra, FL), senior corner back David Clement (Lansdale, PA), freshman defensive back AJ Cruz (Lake Forest, CA) and sophomore punter Nate Lovett (East Providence, RI).

Farnham, who shared Player of the Year honors with Penn senior linebacker Jake Lewko, is the fourth Brown football standout to earn Ivy League Player of the Year honors, joining Brown luminaries Sean Morey (1997), James Perry (1999), and Nick Hartigan (2005).

One of the greatest wide receivers in Ivy League Football history, Farnham is a rare three-time first team All-Ivy selection, becoming the 37th player in Ivy history to be selected first team All-Ivy three or more times.

Farnham finished the season with 1,003 receiving yards, the eight receiver in Brown history to go over 1,000 yards. His 100.3 receiving yards per game rank fifth in the nation, while his 74 receptions (7.4 per game) in 2009 rank eighth nationally. In addition, his 28.57 kickoff return yards per return ranks third in the nation, while his 165.10 all-purpose yards is eighth nationally. A true all-around player, also led the Ivy League in scoring (7.2 points per game) and punt returns (10.36 per return).

As for his storied Brown career, Farnham’s 229 career receptions are sixth in the Ivy record book, his 2,895 career yards are seventh all time in Ivy football history, while his 4,813 all-purpose yards are seventh in the Ivy record book. Farnham also established a new Brown record for punt return yards in a career. He established a new Brown record for punt return yards (636 yards), eclipsing the previous mark of 620 yards by Stephen Campbell from 1997-2000. Farnham finished second in the Brown record book with 1,167 career yards.

Jasinowski earned All-Ivy honors for the third time in his career and is now a two-time first team All-Ivy selection. He is a finalist in the prestigious National Football Foundation 2009 National Scholar-Athlete class, and is one of 16 finalists who will vie for the William V. Campbell Trophy. He is also a second team CoSIDA Academic All-American.

Callahan has started 28 of Brown’s last 30 games with the Bears posting an 18-12 record over that span, including an Ivy Championship in 2008. Both Callahan and Jasinowski helped Brown to the Ivy Le ague’s number one offense with 396.6 yards of total offense, while the Bears were second in scoring with 24.1 points per game.

In his first year as quarterback for the Bears, Newhall-Caballero etched his name into the Brown and Ivy record book. He completed 259 of 413 passes for 2,709 yards and 18 touchdowns to lead the Ivy League. Newhall-Caballero ranked second in the nation in completions (25.9 per game), 10th in total offense (281.4 yards per game), and 12th nationally in passing yards (270.9 yards per game). His 259 completions rank seventh for a single season in the Ivy football history, and fifth best in the Brown record book, while his 2,709 passing yards are 17th best in the Ivy record book. He was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week, the Boston Gridiron Club Gold Helmet Award winner and a College Sporting News National All-Star after completing an Ivy League record 46 passes against Holy Cross on 61 attempts, just two short of the Brown record, while accumulating 431 passing yards. Newhall-Caballero also ran for 14 yards and his 445 yards of total offense rank ninth in the Brown record book, and 21st in Ivy football history.

A three-time All-Ivy selection, Sewall earned first team All-Ivy honors for the second straight season after he capped off a stellar Brown career as one of the Ivy League’s all-time leading wide receivers. He ranked second in the Ivy League with 66 receptions for 585 yards and four touchdowns. He finished in the Top 10 in career Ivy League receptions, finishing in eighth place with 210 career receptions. His 2,141 career receiving yards rank 26th best in Ivy football history. He scored more touchdowns (34 - 16 receiving, 18 rushing) in the last three years than any other Ivy League player.

Develin earned All-Ivy accolades for the third time in his career, earning first team honors after being named second team All-Ivy in 2007 and 2008. He led the Ivy League and ranked sixth in the nation in tackles for a loss with 16 (1.6 per game). Develin made big play after big play for the Bears. He came up with a game-ending tackle against Dartmouth, stopping the Big Green for a loss of two yards on the final play of overtime. He dominated Brown’s game against Penn with 3.5 tackles for a loss, including a quarterback sack for a loss of eight yards. He came up with a big play against Cornell, turning the momentum of the game in Brown’s favor by intercepting a pass and returning it 28 yards to the Big Red six yard line, setting up Brown’s go-ahead tou c hdown. He finished the season with 53 total tackles and five quarterback sacks.

Howard is now a two-time first team All-Ivy selection. He drew a double-team on virtually every down this season and finished with 29 total tackles, including six tackles for a loss of 23 yards. He was also credited with a team high eight quarterback hurries.

Cox was Brown’s second leading tackler with 76 total hits, including 37 solo tackles. He made a career high 19 tackles in Brown’s final game against Columbia. Cox, who was seventh in the Ivy League in total tackles, also registered four tackles for a loss.

Perkins, a second team All-Ivy selection a year ago, led the Bears and ranked sixth in the Ivy League with 79 total tackles (44 solo, 35 assists). He came up big against Penn with an interception and a team high 12 tackles against the Quakers.

A three-year starter at guard, Danser had the ability to play all three positions for the Bears’ offensive line. Brown had the Ivy League’s top offense with 396.6 yards of total offense, and the Ivy League’s top passing offense with 270.9 yards per game.

Tronti was the Ivy League’s second leading rusher with 70.2 yards per game (564 yards), before he was injured in the second quarter against Yale and missed the remainder of the game. He had a break-out game in Brown’s win over Princeton, rushing for 126 yards on 29 carries, including 52 yards in a fourth quarter 11-minute drive against the Tigers. He came back vs. Cornell and ran for a career best 134 yards, including 104 in the second half, and three touchdowns.

Clement has been a mainstay in the Brown secondary for two years and led the Bears with four interceptions, third best in the Ivy League. He registered 48 total tackles, including 30 solo stops, while also breaking-up four passes.

Cruz made a huge impact as a first year player and ranked 14th in the nation with 1.3 passes defended per game. Cruz, Brown’s third leading defender with 57 total tackles, was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Brown’s victory over Yale, including a game-saving interception in the end zone in the waning moments. Cruz finished the game with a team high nine tackles, including seven solo stops, a tackle for a loss of three yards and broke-up three passes, including another one in the end zone. Cruz provided the only scoring for the Bears against Penn when he stepped in front of a Penn pass, wrestled it away from the receiver and returned it 42-yards for a touchdown to tie the game, 7-7 in the third quarter. Cruz was named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week after he led the Bears with seven tackles against Cornell, while intercepting a pass against the Big Red, returning it 26 yards.

Lovett averaged 39.9 yards per punt for the Bears, third best in the Ivy League, while also handling the kick-off duties. He punted in torrential rains against Dartmouth, kicking four times for a 44.2 yard per punt average, twice pinning the Big Green inside the 20-yard line. He was named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week after he helped Brown control the field position battle by punting eight times for an average of 44.2 yards per punt against Penn. His 73-yard punt against the Quakers is the seventh longest punt in Brown football history.

2009 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL POSTSEASON AWARDS

CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Buddy Farnham, Brown
Jake Lewko, Penn



ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Treavor Scales, Harvard



FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
OL -- Mark Callahan, Brown
OL -- Paul Jasinowki, Brown*
OL -- Jeff Adams, Columbia
OL -- Ben Sessions, Harvard
OL -- James Williams, Harvard*

OL -- Joe D'Orazio, Penn*

QB -- Kyle Newhall-Caballero, Brown
RB -- Nick Schwieger, Dartmouth

RB -- Gino Gordon, Harvard

WR -- Buddy Farnham, Brown
WR -- Bobby Sewall, Brown
WR -- Austin Knowlin, Columbia

TE -- John Sheffield, Yale



FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL -- James Develin, Brown*
DL -- David Howard, Brown
DL -- Lou Miller, Columbia*

DL -- Joe Goniprow, Penn*

LB -- Kelley Cox, Brown
LB -- Jake Lewko, Penn*

LB -- Chris Costello, Cornell

LB -- Paul Rice, Yale

DB -- Chris Perkins, Brown
DB -- Derrick Barker, Harvard
DB -- Colin Zych, Harvard

DB -- Jonathan Moore, Penn
DB -- Chris Wynn, Penn

DB -- Adam Money, Yale

FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
PK -- Andrew Samson, Penn

P -- Tom Mante, Yale*

RS -- Buddy Farnham, Brown

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
OL -- Tim Danser, Brown
OL -- Ben Osborne, Harvard

OL -- Alex Spisak, Harvard
OL -- Luis Ruffolo, Penn

OL -- Andrew Hauser, Princeton
OL -- Mark Paski, Princeton

QB -- Collier Winters, Harvard

RB -- Zachary Tronti, Brown
RB -- Treavor Scales, Harvard
RB -- Luke DeLuca, Penn
RB -- Lyle Marsh, Penn

WR -- Bryan Walters, Cornell

WR -- Chris Lorditch, Harvard

TE -- Andrew Kennedy, Columbia



SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL -- Tom McCarthy, Yale

DL -- Carl Ehrlich, Harvard

DL -- Chucks Obi, Harvard
DL -- Josue Ortis, Harvard
DL -- Owen Thomas, Penn

LB -- Sean Hayes, Harvard
LB -- Jon Takamura, Harvard

LB -- Zach Heller, Penn
LB -- Steven Cody, Princeton

DB -- David Clement, Brown
DB -- A.J. Cruz, Brown
DB -- Adam Mehrer, Columbia
DB -- Shawn Abuhoff, Dartmouth
DB -- Pete Pidermann, Dartmouth
DB -- Kevin Gray, Penn

DB -- Dan Kopolovich, Princeton


SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
PK -- Tom Mante, Yale

P -- Nate Lovett, Brown
RS -- Bryan Walters, Cornell

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
OL -- Quentin Bernhard, Cornell
OL -- Andrew Bohl, Cornell
OL -- Alex Toth, Dartmouth
OL -- Greg Van Roten, Penn
QB -- M.A. Olawale, Columbia
QB -- Kyle Olson, Penn
WR -- Tanner Scott, Dartmouth
WR -- Kyle Derham, Penn
WR -- Trey Peacock, Princeton
TE -- John Gallagher, Dartmouth
TE -- Nicolai Schwarzkopf, Harvard
TE -- Luke Nawrocki, Penn

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
DL -- Victor Ojukwu, Harvard
DL -- Matt Boyer, Princeton
DL -- Joel Karacozoff, Princeton
DL -- Joe Young, Yale
LB -- Corey Cameron, Columbia
LB -- Brian Levine, Penn
LB -- Erik Rask, Penn
LB -- Travis Henry, Yale
LB -- Sean Williams, Yale
DB -- Andrew Shalbrack, Columbia
DB -- Rashad Campbell, Cornell
DB -- Ryan Barnes, Harvard

HONORABLE SPECIAL TEAMS
PK -- Foley Schmidt, Dartmouth
PK -- Patrick Long, Harvard

P -- Drew Alston, Cornell

RS -- Austin Knowlin, Columbia


* - Unanimous Selection