PROVIDENCE, RI – 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 in attendance, the event featured multiple guest speakers as well as speeches from multiple coaches, administrators, and award winners from soccer students and athletes.
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, dedication, fairness and personal courage.
Edward T. Brackett ’14 Prize
Presented to Senior DB Joseph shell and Senior WR Zachary Targoff
Awarded to the player in the senior division who has shown the greatest improvement in his performance on the field during his varsity career.
Charles E. Young – Hillhouse Ltd. Award
Presented to Senior WR Hayes Sutton and senior DB Cooper DeVeau
Established in 1979 as an honor in memory of Charles E. Young, Jr. of Magnolia, NJ, a willing and enthusiastic worker who helped bring 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 Luke Ferrari
Awarded to the collegiate football player active in community service who demonstrates the qualities of scholarship, leadership, and concern for others. This award was named in honor of Chris Perry, mother of Linda, Bill ’88 and Scott ’91. Both sons played varsity soccer for the Bears. A staunch supporter, Chris has been 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 Prize ’19
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 performance on the grid in the tradition of Frederick “Fritz” Pollard.
Kilgore MacFarlane Western States Football Awards
Presented to Senior DB Jalen Fischer
Awarded to a western state football team member who best embodies leadership, ability, and behavior in the Brown University tradition.
Kevin T. Slattery ’76 Prize
Junior LB presented Isaiah gambling
Awarded in honor of Kevin Slattery ’76 to the member of the team who, in the earliest phase of his Brown career, demonstrates the best overall combination of leadership ability, academic achievement and football potential. The award was initiated by Kevin’s family and good friends Dan O’Connell ’76 and Ken O’Keefe ’76 to keep Kevin’s memory alive.
Kevin Kehoe ’83 Prize
Presented to novice OL Hayden Bozich
Awarded to the freshman football team member who best embodies the spirit of Kevin Kehoe ’83 through performance, dedication and contribution.
Ernest T. Savignano ’42 Memorial Scholarship
Presented to the second DB Isaiah Reed
Ernest T. Savignano ’42, for whom this grant is named, was a man of every need. He was a college letterman in football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, and boxing. Above all, Ernie was a man of leadership, integrity, skill and warmth. This scholarship was created 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 selected each year, with preference being given to academically qualified students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and are highly involved in extracurricular activities, particularly the sport of football.
Broomhead commemorative 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. His recipient must be the “football player whose continued and generous contributions to Brown athletics and staunch devotion to his university promise to make him an ambassador for Brown in the tradition of Fred Broomhead”.
Dave Zucconi ’55 Brown Pride Awards
Reported to the Brown University Police Department Lieutenant Kevin O’Connor
Established in 1991, this award recognizes loyalty, support, service and trust in Brown Football.
The Sports Foundation’s Jay Barry ’50 Award
Presented to Dave Clement ’10
Acknowledges contributions to Brown Football made by anyone other than a football player. It is awarded to an individual whose dedication and energy on behalf of the program has increased the team’s success. The Sports Foundation established this award on behalf of Jay Barry, whose tireless service to Brown best exemplifies the spirit of this award.
Class of 1910 Football Trophy
Presented to Senior QB/P Michael Walsch
Awarded to the senior with the highest academic 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 exemplify the spirit of William H. Perry ’88, a Brown All-American, All-Ivy Player, a member of the 125th Jubilee Football Team and the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.
Paul K. Sloan ’97 Offensive Lineman Award
Presented for older 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 September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks. This award is given to the most outstanding offensive lineman who reflects the spirit of Paul Sloan ’97 through his performance, dedication and positivity.
Richard F. Carolan ’58 Ironman Prize
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 Ironman after his second season leading his team in minutes played. Carolan, also known as “Chief,” consistently led Brown Football from graduation until his death in 2022.
Presented to Senior DB Josh Ofili
Awarded annually to the Brown University Football Team’s most outstanding player whose performance best demonstrates the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners embody great ability 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 varsity football team who has contributed most to the sport at Brown through sportsmanship, achievement and influence.”
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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