Air Force assistant sets targets for WR Garrett Brown
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Air Force assistant sets targets for WR Garrett Brown

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on Falcons' Garrett Brown

Photo: Air Force wide receiver Garrett Brown with a reception against New Mexico.

Air Force senior Garrett Brown plays wide receiver. runs the ball a handful of times and returns punts. Air Force assistant Jake Campbell coaches the Falcons’ running backs.

They work largely in different position groups, but that hasn’t prevented Campbell from motivating Brown. He sees something in common with Brown’s all-purpose yardage role and his own career as an Air Force running back/receiver/kick returner. He helped the Falcons to a share of the 1995 Western Athletic Conference (the defunct league that preceded the Mountain West. ...

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."