Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ted Brown joins Testaverde in HOF
By Andrea Adelson
NC State running back Ted Brown was selected for the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday, joining Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde as the ACC's newest representatives.
Brown, who played for the Wolfpack from 1975-78, still holds the league record for career rushing yardage with 4,602. Bowl game statistics were not included among career totals during that time. If they were, he would have an additional 399 yards to his career total.
A consensus All-American as a senior, Brown is the only football player in ACC history to be named first-team All-ACC four times. He still holds ACC career marks for most 100-yard games (27) and most rushing touchdowns (49) and he topped 1,000 rushing yards in three of his four seasons with the Wolfpack. He went on to an eight-year career in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings, rushing for over 4,500 yards and 53 touchdowns.
Testaverde won the Heisman Trophy in 1986 and led the Canes to three consecutive bowls, including the 1987 Fiesta Bowl where they played for the national championship. He finished his collegiate career with more than 6,000 passing yards and 48 touchdown passes, and he still ranks in the top five in virtually every passing category in school history.
Brown and Testaverde will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of an awards dinner Dec. 10 in New York.