Feb. 6, 2006
It's been quite a year of firsts for the Brown football program.
Last August, Fritz Pollard '19 became the first Brown player to be inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
In November, Brown's football team earned its first outright Ivy League Championship, posting a 9-1 overall record and 6-1 Ivy League mark.
Now, two of its former players - Sean Morey and Mark Whipple - have earned Super Bowl rings for their roles in helping the Pittsburgh Steelers to victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl Championship.
Sean Morey '99 is the Special Teams Captain of the Steelers, and was introduced to a worldwide television audience during the pre-game coin flip. Morey, a former Ivy League Player of the Year and holder of five Ivy League receiving records, played mostly on special teams for the Steelers.
Whipple '79 is a member of the Pittsburgh coaching staff, having completed his second season as the quarterbacks coach of the Steelers, guiding quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Whipple was a standout quarterback of the Bears from 1976-1978, and was the head coach of the Bears from 1994-1997.