PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown Football program capped its 2022 season over the weekend with its Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, November 20 at the Graduate Providence. With several hundred guests on hand, the event featured multiple guest speakers, as well as speeches from several coaches, administrators and football student-athlete award winners.
Eugene C. Swift ’42 Award
Presented to senior LBs Malcolm Brunson and 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, fairness and personal courage.
Edward T. Brackett ’14 Award
Presented to senior DB Joseph Shell and senior WR Zachary Targoff
Awarded to the player in the senior class who during his varsity career demonstrated the greatest improvement in his performance on the playing field.
Charles E. Young – Hillhouse Ltd. Award
Presented to senior WR Hayes Sutton and senior DB Cooper DeVeau
Established in 1979 as an award in the memory of Charles E. Young, Jr. of Magnolia, N.J., a willing 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 senior OL Lucas Ferraro
Given to the varsity 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 varsity 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 long-time proponent of providing the support needed by our student-athletes in their quest for excellence.
Frederick “Fritz” Pollard ’19 Award
Presented to senior LB Junior Gafa 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 football squad from a western state who best exemplifies leadership, ability and conduct in the tradition of Brown University.
Kevin T. Slattery ’76 Award
Presented to 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 initiated 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 to freshman 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 varsity letterman in football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey and boxing. Yet above all, Ernie was a man of leadership, integrity, ability and warmth. This scholarship was established in 1994 by his ’42 teammates, his former players and his friends to memorialize 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, especially the sport of football.
Broomhead Memorial Trophy
Presented to 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 must be the “football player whose continuous and generous contributions to Brown athletics and loyal devotion to his university promise to make him an ambassador of Brown in the tradition of Fred Broomhead.”
Dave Zucconi ’55 Brown Pride Award
Presented to Brown University Police Lt. Kevin O’Connor
Initiated in 1991, this award is given for loyalty, support, service and faith in Brown Football.
Sports Foundation Jay Barry ’50 Award
Presented to Dave Clement ’10
Recognizes the contributions to Brown Football of someone other than a football player. It is given to a person whose efforts and energies on behalf of the program have enhanced the success of the team. The Sports Foundation endowed this award in the name of Jay Barry whose tireless efforts on behalf of Brown best exemplify the spirit of this award.
Class of 1910 Football Trophy
Presented to senior QB/P Michael Walsh
Awarded to the senior with the highest scholastic standing for the first seven semesters at Brown University. The winner must be a member of the varsity squad and have earned a varsity letter.
William H. Perry ’88 Defensive Lineman Award
Presented to senior DL Camden Gagnon
Formerly the Brown Football Association Defensive Lineman Award (1979-2009), this award is presented to the most valuable defensive lineman whose leadership, performance and dedication exemplifies the spirit of William H. Perry ’88, who is a Brown All-American, All-Ivy Player, a member of the 125th Anniversary Football Team and the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.
Paul K. Sloan ’97 Offensive Lineman Award
Presented to senior OLs Donovan Allen and 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, 2001. This award is presented to the most outstanding offensive lineman, who through his performance, dedication and positive attitude reflect the spirit of Paul Sloan ’97.
Richard F. Carolan ’58 Ironman Award
Presented to senior DL Sean Kelly and DL Brooks Jones
This annual award honors the memory of Richard “Dick” Carolan, ’58. Dick played both center and linebacker, and was named the Ironman after his sophomore season, which he led his team in minutes played. Also called “Chief”, Carolan provided constant leadership for Brown Football from graduation to 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 exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with humility, diligence, perseverance and hard work while making those around him better.
Tuss McLaughry MVP Award
Presented to senior RB Allen Smith
Previously known as the War Memorial Trophy (1956-1977), the Tuss McLaughry Award is presented to “that member of the varsity football squad who through sportsmanship, performance, and influence contributed most to the sport at 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 & Kim ’92 Targoff P’23, P’26
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