Thursday, March 28, 2013
TEXAS COACH MACK BROWN TO RECEIVE THE NEYLAND TROPHY
Coach Brown will accept the award from the Knoxville Quarterback Club on April 20, 2013 at the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame brunch at The Foundry here in Knoxville.
The KQBC also will be presenting the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award at the same time to ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso.
In response to the news of this honor, Coach Brown said...
"Having grown up in Middle Tennessee, the legend of General Neyland has been with me all my life. I came to respect not only what he meant to the game of college football & to our state...but also what his military service meant to America."
"Knoxville QB Club to honor Brown, Corso," The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Coach Mack Brown
Photo by Andreanna
Crop by Johntex
*William Mack Brown was born on August 27, 1951 in Cookeville, TN & attended Putnam County High School. His grandfather, Eddie Watson, was an athlete at Tennessee Tech & coach at PCHS for 30+ years. Mack's father, Melvin, was also a coach & his older brother, Watson, is current head football coach at TT.
Mack Brown graduated from Florida State in 1974 & earned a grad degree at Southern Miss. He became head football coach at Texas in 1998 & his team won the National Championship in 2005 while he earned NCAA Coach of the Year honors.
**The Neyland Trophy was established in 1967 by the KQBC to honor Tennessee's legendary football coach Robert R. Neyland. The 1st award winner was Nathan B. Dougherty of Tennessee.
Other award winners include Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma (1973), Paul 'Bear' Bryant of Alabama (1983), Bob Woodruff of Tennessee (1986), Doug Dickey of Tennessee (2001), & Johnny Majors of Tennessee (2003).
Statue of General RR Neyland
Photo by John White (2011)