May 9, 2008
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown head football coach Phil Estes announced that seniors quarterback Michael Dougherty (Davie, FL) and senior defensive back Darrell Harrison (New York, NY) will provide the leadership for the 2008 Brown football team an have been elected team captains by a vote of their teammates.
"Both Michael and Darrell are two of the hardest working players on our squad," said head coach Phil Estes. "Both Darrell and Michael garner a great deal of respect from their teammates and will be outstanding captains and team leaders. If I had to pick captains myself, I would have chosen these two quality individuals."
Dougherty, a second team All-Ivy selection and the Ivy League's top passer and the nation's third leading passer a year ago. Dougherty became the sixth quarterback in Ivy League football history to pass for 3,000 or more yards in a season, finishing the season with 3,039 passing yards, while his 264 completions were fifth in the Ivy League record book. He ranked 3rd nationally in pass completions (26.4 per game), third nationally in passing yards (303.3 yards per game), and 6th in the nation in total offense (310.4 yards per game), He tied an Ivy League record by passing for 400 or more yards three times in 2007, against URI, Holy Cross and Dartmouth. An Economics concentrator, Dougherty also set a Brown record by completing 82 percent of his passes against Dartmouth, connecting on 41 of 50 passes against the Big Green.
Harrison was among the national leaders in interceptions and passes defended a year ago. A second team All-Ivy selection for the Bears, his four interceptions included a 65-yard return for a touchdown against Penn. A Business Economics and Engineering concentrator, Harrison also ranked 10th nationally in passes defended with 15. Harrison's 60 tackles ranked fourth on the Brown team, and he also recovered a fumble for the Bears with an 11-yard return.