North Carolina recruit hoping for another moment
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North Carolina recruit hoping for another moment

Southern Durham all-purpose back one of top recruits in nation

Photo: Southern Durham's Jordan Brown is committed to North Carolina.

DURHAM -- Football captivated Jordon Brown from an early age. No other sport matched the joy of scoring a touchdown. He should know.

As a sophomore, the Southern Durham senior all-purpose back pulled off the TD every kid dreams of. Brown’s championship game-winning score in the final moments lifted Southern Durham to a 38-31 win over Crest in the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association 3AA final at BB&T Stadium in Winston-Salem.



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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 Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com 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


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