September 22, 2008

James Develin `10 Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week

Sept. 22, 2008

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown junior defensive end James Develin (Gilbertsville, PA) has been named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week for his tremendous play in Brown's 17-7 victory over Stony Brook on Saturday.

Develin headlined a Brown defensive effort that held Stony Brook's offense scoreless in the win over the Seawolves. He registered a game-high nine tackles, including five solo stops, and had 3.5 tackles for a loss of 18 yards, including two quarterback sacks for a loss of 16 yards. The hard-hitting defensive end also forced a fumble for the Bears, and played a major role in a goal line stand that kept Stony Brook out of the end zone.

He headlined a Brown defense that held the running Seawolves to just 36 yards on the ground and limited Stony Brook to just seven first downs for the game.

Develin has been a mainstay of the Bears' defensive front since his freshman year. A second team All-Ivy selection in 2007, Develin led the Ivy League and ranked 34th in the nation in tackles for a loss with 13.5 a year ago.

Develin and his Brown teammates return to action on Saturday, September 27, hosting Harvard in the Ivy League opener for both teams. Game time is 12:30 p.m. at Brown Stadium.