PROVIDENCE, RI – The Brown Football program culminated its 2022 season over the weekend with its annual awards banquet on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Graduate Providence. With several hundred guests on hand, the event featured several guest speakers as well as speeches from various coaches, administrators and football student athlete award winners.
Eugene C. Swift ’42 Award
Introduced to senior LBs Malcolm Brunson i Ethan Royer
Awarded by the Brown Club of Philadelphia (PA), in honor of the late Eugene C. Swift ’42. This award is given for character, devotion, justice and personal courage.
Edward T. Brackett ’14 Award
Presented to Senior DB Joseph Shell and senior WR Zachary Targoff
Awarded to the senior player who has demonstrated the greatest improvement in on-field performance during his college career.
Charles E. Young – Hillhouse Ltd. Award
Featured on Senior WR Hayes Sutton and senior DB Cooper DeVeau
Established in 1979 as an award in memory of Charles E. Young, Jr. of Magnolia, NJ, a volunteer and enthusiastic worker who helped guide outstanding student-athletes to Brown. Its recipient is the “unsung hero”.
Gordon and Chris Perry P’88 ’92 Community Service Award
Presented to the senior OL Lucas Ferraro
Awarded to the college football player who is active in community service and exhibits the qualities of scholarship, leadership and concern for others. This award is named in honor of Chris Perry, the mother of Linda, Bill ’88 and Scott ’91. Both sons played college football for the Bears. A loyal supporter, Chris was active in bringing alumni, parents and others together as members of the Brown community. Chris was the wife of Gordon Perry ’55, a past president of the Brown Football Association and a longtime advocate for providing the support our student-athletes need in their pursuit of excellence.
Frederick “Fritz” Pollard ’19 Award
Presented to senior LB Junior Goggles and junior DL Terrence Lane
Presented to the senior who, despite trials and tribulations, continued to demonstrate a relentless pursuit of gridiron achievement in the tradition of Frederick “Fritz” Pollard.
Kilgore MacFarlane Western States Football Award
Presented to Senior DB Jalen Fisher
Awarded to a member of the Western State football team who best exemplifies leadership, ability and conduct in the tradition of Brown University.
Kevin T. Slattery ’76 Award
Presented in junior LB Isaiah Gamble
Presented in honor of Kevin Slattery ’76 to that member of the team who displays the best overall combination of leadership, academic performance and football potential in the earliest phase of his Brown career. The award was started by Kevin’s family and his good friends Dan O’Connell ’76 and Ken O’Keefe ’76 to keep Kevin’s memory alive.
Kevin Kehoe ’83 Award
Presented in first year OL Hayden Bozich
Awarded to that member of the Freshman Football Team who through performance, dedication and contribution, best exemplifies the spirit of Kevin Kehoe ’83.
Ernest T. Savignano ’42 Memorial Scholarship
Presented to sophomore DB Isaiah Reed
Ernest T. Savignano ’42, for whom this scholarship is named, was a man for all seasons. He was a college coach for football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey and boxing. But above all, Ernie was a man of leadership, integrity, skill and warmth. This scholarship was established in 1994 by his ’42 teammates, former players and friends to commemorate him through the Brown University Scholarship Program. A new recipient is chosen each year, with preference given to academically qualified students who are exceptional leaders and are heavily involved in extracurricular activities, particularly the sport of soccer.
Broomhead Memorial Trophy
Featured on Senior WR Wes Rockett
Established in 1967 as an award in memory of the late Frederick S. Broomhead ’05, by his sons, Williams ’35 and Lloyd ’49. Its recipient is to be the “football player whose continued and generous contributions to Brown athletics and loyal devotion to his university promise to make him a Brown ambassador in the tradition of Fred Broomhead “.
Dave Zucconi ’55 Brown Pride Award
Submitted to Brown University Police Lt. Kevin O’Connor
Initiated in 1991, this award is given for loyalty, support, service and faith in Brown Football.
Jay Barry ’50 Award from the Sports Foundation
Presented to Dave Clement ’10
It recognizes the contributions to Brown Football by someone who is not a football player. Awarded to an individual whose efforts and energies on behalf of the program have enhanced the team’s success. The Sports Foundation presented this award on behalf of Jay Barry, whose tireless efforts on behalf of Brown best exemplify the spirit of this award.
Football trophy class of 1910
Presented to the senior QB/P Michael Walsh
Awarded to the senior with the best scholastic standing during the first seven semesters at Brown University. Winner must be a member of the varsity team and have earned a varsity letter.
William H. Perry ’88 Defensive Lineman Award
Presented to the senior DL Camden Gagnon
Formerly the Brown Football Association Defensive Lineman Award (1979-2009), this award is given to the most valuable defensive lineman whose leadership, performance and dedication exemplify the spirit of William H. Perry ’88, who is a Brown All-American, All-American. -Ivy Player, member of the 125th Birthday Football Team and Athletic Brown Hall of Fame.
Paul K. Sloan ’97 Offensive Lineman Award
Presented to senior OLs Donovan Allen i Hunter Folsom
Formerly the Brown Football Association Offensive Lineman Award (1975-2000), this award was renamed in honor of Paul K. Sloan ’97, an offensive lineman who lost his life in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11 September 2001. This award is given to the most outstanding offensive lineman, who through his performance, dedication and positive attitude reflects the spirit of Paul Sloan ’97.
Richard F. Carolan ’58 Ironman Award
Presented to the senior DL Sean Kelly and DL Brooks Jones
This annual award honors the memory of Richard “Dick” Carolan, ’58. Dick played both center and defense, and was named an Ironman after his sophomore season, leading his team in minutes played. Also referred to as “Chief,” Carolan provided consistent leadership for Brown Football from graduation until his passing in 2022.
Presented to Senior DB Josh Ofili
Awarded annually to the most outstanding player on the Brown University football team whose performance best exemplifies the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners represent great skill combined with humility, diligence, perseverance and hard work while making those around them better.
Tuss McLaughry MVP Award
Presented to senior RB Allen Smith
Formerly known as the War Memorial Trophy (1956-1977), the Tuss McLaughry Award is presented to “that member of the college football team who through sportsmanship, performance and influence contributed the most to the sport to Brown.”
Brown Football would like to thank this year’s table sponsors: Jim Anderson ’88, John Berylson ’75 & Family, Terry Franc ’58 P’94, Chris ’86 & Robyn Good, The Hughes Family ’10, ’17, ‘ 20, P’10, P’17, P’20, Frank Kennedy ’59, Gary Montano P’18 in honor of his son, Christian ’18, Josh ’91 and Kim ’92 Targoff P’23, P’26
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