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Ted Brown

Running Back

Thomas Edward Brown

Inducted 2013

Date of Birth



High Point, NC


North Carolina State University (1975-1978)


Ted Brown dominated the Atlantic Coast Conference in the late 1970's. Brown left Raleigh as one of the most accomplished rushers in ACC history, holding the league's career records for rushing yards (4,602) and touchdowns (51). The 1978 first-team All-America led N.C. State to three bowl games, including victories in the 1977 Peach Bowl and 1978 Tangerine Bowl, in which he garnered MVP honors. He capped off his senior year by rushing for his third consecutive 1,000-yard season and amassing 27 career 100-yard games. He was the first player in league history to earn first-team All-ACC distinction all four years and was named the conference’s Rookie of the Year in 1975. Brown played under legendary Hall of Fame Coach Lou Holtz and coach Bo Rein. The High Point, N.C., native was chosen in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He spent eight years in the professional ranks, all with the Vikings. He finished his career as the fifth-leading rusher in franchise history (4,546 yards and 53 TDs). Brown was a 1995 inductee into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, and his No. 23 jersey was the first football jersey retired at N.C. State.


Height 5'10

Weight 195

Career Highlights

  • 1978 All-Conference
  • 1978 Consensus All-America
  • 1978 Heisman - Sixth
  • 1977 All-Conference
  • 1977 Third Team All-America
  • 1976 All-Conference
  • 1975 All-Conference
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