November 19, 2007

15 Brown Gridders Earn All-Ivy Honors

Nov. 19, 2007

Providence, Rhode Island - Fifteen members of the Brown football team have earned All-Ivy honors as selected by the eight Ancient Eight head football coaches. Headlining the Brown honorees are senior kicker Steve Morgan (New Albany, OH), and sophomore wide receiver Buddy Farnham (Andover, MA), who each earned first team All-Ivy honors. The 15 Brown players helped the Bears to third place in the Ivy League standings with a 4-3 Ivy record, 5-5 overall.

Eight Brown players earned second team All-Ivy honors including senior wide receiver Paul Raymond (Miami, FL), sophomore wide receiver Bobby Sewall (Portsmouth, RI), junior tight end Colin Cloherty (Bethesda, MD), sophomore offensive lineman Paul Jasinowski (Washington, DC), senior offensive lineman James Tull (Cincinnati, OH), junior quarterback Michael Dougherty (Davie, FL), senior defensive end Kai Brown (Bellevue, WA) and sophomore defensive tackle James Develin (Gilbertsville, PA). In addition, five Brown players earned honorable mention All-Ivy honors, including senior offensive lineman AJ Tracey (Midwest City, OK), junior linebacker Jon May (Naples, FL) junior linebacker Frank Nuzzo (Everett, MA), junior defensive back Darrell Harrison (New York, NY) and Steve Morgan as a punter.

Now a three-time first team All-Ivy selection, Morgan is the Ivy League's all-time leader in career field goals (52) and career kick scoring points (290 points). Morgan's 52 field goals smashed the previous Ivy mark of 45 career field goals, while his 290 kick-scoring points eclipsed the previous Ivy mark of 229 points. The Ivy League's Rookie of the Year as a freshman, Morgan connected on 52 of 70 career field goals and 134 of 136 career extra points, including 30 of 30 extra points in 2007. He also averaged 40.1 yards per punt for the Bears this season.

Farnham had a break-out season for the Bears, leading the Ivy League in receptions with 78, sixth best in the nation, and sixth best in the Brown record book. Farnham, whose father, Mark, was a first team All-Ivy wide receiver at Brown in 1979, made a season high 12 receptions for 159 yards in Brown's win over Dartmouth, and made 11 catches against both Cornell and Princeton. He ranked third in the Ivy League in receiving yards per game with 885 yards, 11th best in Brown football history. Buddy also returned kickoffs and punts for the Bears. He ranked third in the Ivy League in punt returns, and seventh in the league in kickoff returns.

Raymond etched his name into the Brown record book finishing sixth in career receiving yards (1,800 yards) and sixth in career receptions with 116. He ranked second in the Ivy League and ninth in the nation with 97.8 receiving yards per game. His 978 receiving yards rank eighth in the Brown record book. The best day of his career came against URI when he made six receptions for 221 yards, the fourth best receiving day (receiving yards) in the Brown record book. Raymond also returned five kickoffs 102 yards vs. URI, giving him 323 all-purpose yards, fifth-best in Ivy League history and the highest total since 1991.

Dougherty became the eight player in Ivy League football history to pass for 3,000 or more yards in a season, finishing the season with 3,039 passing yards. In addition, Dougherty's 264 completions are fifth in the Ivy League record book. Dougherty 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 this season, against URI, Holy Cross and Dartmouth. Dougherty set a Brown record by completing 82 percent of his passes against Dartmouth, connecting on 41 of 50 passes against the Big Green. His total offense of 416 yards against the Big Green was ninth in the Brown record book, while his 41 completions are third in Brown football history and fifth best in Ivy League football history. Dougherty had 42 completions against Holy Cross, second best in the Brown history, while his 447 yards of total offense rank fifth best in the Brown record book.

Sewall was the Ivy League's second leading wide receiver with 7.56 receptions per game, which ranked seventh best in the nation. He was named the National Player of the Week, the Ivy Player of the Week and won the New England Gold Helmet Award for his virtuoso performance against Dartmouth where he rushed for four touchdowns and passed for another, rushed 144 yards on 15 carries, and caught 18 passes for 141 yards. Sewall's18 receptions are fourth best in the Brown record book and a national FCS season high. He is the only Division I player to rush and catch for 140 yards in the same game this season. His touchdown pass was a 41-yard completion. In nine games played this year, Sewall made 68 catches for 553 yards, and rushed for a team leading 304 yards on 55 carries, a 5.5 yards per attempt average.

Cloherty led all Ivy League tight ends with 41 receptions for 549 yards. He opened the season against Duquesne by making eight pass receptions to go along with his 171 yards. He also had big games against URI with seven catches for 93 yards, and caught six passes against Dartmouth.

Kai Brown registered 36 total tackles for the Bears, including 29 solo hits. An honorable mention All-Ivy selection a year ago, Kai's 6.5 tackles for a loss were second on this year's team. He made a season high eight tackles against Harvard.

Develin led the Ivy League and ranked 34th in the nation in tackles for a loss with 13.5 tackles for a loss of 51 yards. He made 50 total tackles for the Bears, registered six quarterback sacks and recovered three fumbles.

Jasinoswki, Tull and Tracey were mainstays of the Brown offensive line that led the Ivy League in total offense with 424.2 yards per game, and passing offense with 310.0 yards per game, 4th best in the nation. Jasinowski was Brown's starting right tackle throughout the season, while the versatile Tull, an honorable mention All-Ivy selection a year ago, played all five positions on the offensive line, never missing a game. Tracey, a team tri-captain, was Brown's starting right guard.

May led Brown, ranked second in the Ivy League, and ranked sixth in the nation with 6.1 solo tackles peer game. His 89 total tackles led the Bears and ranked fourth in the Ivy League. May, who recorded a season high 14 tackles against Columbia, made 6.5 tackles for a loss of 28 yards, and registered an interception that he returned 51 yards.

Nuzzo ranked fourth on this year's team with 60 total tackles despite missing two games due to injury. He had three double-digit tackle games, making a season high 14 tackles against Dartmouth, 13 tackles against Harvard and 10 total hits against Rhode Island.

Harrison is among the national leaders in interceptions and passes defended. His five interceptions included a 65-yard return for a touchdown against Penn. He 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.