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James Develin ’10 has been signed by the Cincinnati Bengals. (, 12/8/10) 

James Develin ’10, Buddy Farnham ’10, David Howard ’10 and Bobby Sewall ’10 have all fought their way onto NFL practice squads. (Brown Daily Herald, 3/14/11)

Gymnast Alicia Sacramone ’10 came out of retirement to win her first world championship gold medal in the vault. (Los Angeles Times, 10/23/10)

Aaron Volpatti ’10 scored his first NHL goal in only his second game in the league. (video) (Revelstoke Times, 12/20/10) 


After a stroke at the age of two, Eli Wolff ’00 became a star soccer player while working to level the playing field for disabled athletes around the world. (Boston Globe, 2/25/07)

Cory Gibbs ’01 was named to the U.S. World Cup roster. (Brown Daily Herald, 5/8/06)

Dan Kantrovitz ’01 brings his Moneyball scouting approach to the Cardinals. (, 1/20/12)

Former Brown quarterback Kyle Rowley '01 led Spokane to victory in ArenaBowl XXIII. (, 8/21/10)

Chas Gessner ’03 has signed with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. (Reuters, 8/17/09)

Tennis player Jamie Cerretani '04 and his doubles partner beat Roger Federer and Marco Chiudinelli at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors. (, 11/04/09)

Yann Danis ’04, goaltender for the NHL New York Islanders, made a career-high 40 saves. (New York Daily News, 3/9/09)

Jeff Larentowicz ’05 is thriving in his fifth season with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. Larentowicz, a defender for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer, was profiled in the Boston Herald. (Brown Daily Herald, 11/09/09; Boston Herald, 5/19/06)

Kate Veronneau ’05 wins a national title in the 2-kilometer pursuit for 30-34-year-old.(The Morning Call, 8/1/11)

Clifford Voigt '05 was profiled by Brown's Public Affairs and University Relations for his work in sports research. He discusses the importance of asking questions. (Brown, May 2011 (video))

At the IAAF World Championships, Anna Willard ’06 took sixth place in the 1,500m. (, 8/24/09)

New York Giants’ long snapper Zak DeOssie ’07 took to the field against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. (New York Post, 1/28/08)

Charlie Enright ’08 and Mark Towill ’11 are on the All-American Off-Shore Team that will sail in a race from Newport, RI to Lizard, UK.

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Colin Cloherty ’09 scored his first NFL touchdown on December 11 against Tampa Bay. The Cleveland Browns signed tight end Cloherty to their practice squad. (BlogDailyHerald, 12/11/11;, 10/21/09)

Ryan Garbutt ’09 is the fourth Brown player in four years to make it to the NHL.(, 3/21/2012)

Matt Nuzzo ’09 was picked by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 24th round of the MLB draft. (, 6/11/09)

Former Brown hockey players Matt Vokes ’09, Jeff Prough ’08, and Chris Poli ’08 are teammates once again on the Trenton Devils. (Brown Daily Herald, 3/25/10)

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Darren Lowe ’92, one of the top scorers in lacrosse history, was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. (, 5/27/07)

Bill O’Brien ’92 is the new head football coach at Penn State, and his future players are psyched. The New England Patriots hired Brien as an offensive assistant coach. (ESPN, 1/7/12; Boston Globe, 2/28/07)

Joanna Zeiger ’92 took first place and set a world record time in the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3. An Olympian, she also won the Boulder Peak Triathlon despite soaring temperatures. (Triathlete, 11/9/08; Denver Post, 7/22/07)

Josh Crosby ’97, tri-athlete and world champion rower, started a new trademarked exercise class called “Indo Row.” (SqueezeOC, 01/4/07)

Becky Kellar ’97 has won her third Olympic gold medal with the Canadian hockey team. (Brown Alumni Magazine, 2/25/10)

Former consulting exec Chris Pollak ’98 has launched a pan-Asian fighting league, now aired on TV networks in eight countries. (Bloomsberg Businessweek, 10/27/11)

Lindsay Gottlieb '99 is the new head coach of women’s basketball at the University of California, Berkeley. Gottlieb took the Bears to the playoffs in her first season as head coach.(San Francisco Chronicle, 4/27/11)

Sean Morey ’99 is retiring from the NFL due to post-concussion syndrome. Former Brown football star Morey signed a multi-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Arizona Cardinals’ Morey took on his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in his second Super Bowl in four years. Morey was named a special teams player in the Pro Bowl. He also signed a three-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. As a Pittsburgh Steeler, he was the first Brown Bear to wear a Super Bowl ring. (, 8/3/10; Brown Daily Herald, 4/5/10; Brown Daily Herald, 1/30/09; The Herald, 12/19/08; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/16/07; Boston Globe, 1/29/06)

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Mark Whipple ’80 joined the Philadelphia Eagles as the team’s offensive assistant coach. (, 1/29/08)

Former Brown and NFL standout Steve Jordan ’82 received the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award. (, 12/5/06)

From high tech to the high seas, Patrick Helsingius ’84 followed his dream as captain of Go Fish, a sport fishing charter. (The Sudbury Town Crier, 8/2/07)

Shot putter at Brown, hotshot at Barclays, Gerald Donini ’86 is profiled as a “Wall Street athlete.” (, 4/2/12)

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Coach Dominic Starsia ’74 took the University of Virginia lacrosse team to the Final Four for the 11th time in 17 seasons. (Providence Journal, 5/22/09)

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell, sportscaster Chris Berman ’77, columnist Bill Reynolds ’68, and HBO’s Ross Greenburg ’77 spoke on campus about sports and the media. (Brown Daily Herald, 4/15/09)

Chris Berman ’77 was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his 30-plus years in sports television. (, 5/24/10)

Louis Mariorenzi ’77, ’80 MD is the second person from Rhode Island to scale Mt. Everest. (Providence Journal, 6/19/2011)

As his Milwaukee Brewers team won its first-ever National League Central Division title, owner Mark Attanasio ’79 called it "the most fun you could possibly have as an adult." (New York Times, 9/30/2011)

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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno ’50 — still ranked third at Brown for punt returns — says he might return punts at practice to help his team. (, 11/17/09)

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