One of my personal all-time favorites, Derek Brown. Derek and Calvin Jones made up a very dangerous duo dubbed the “We Backs” in 1991 and 92. both ran for over a thousand yards during the 1992 season. Brown was a huge recruit from California and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round after declaring for the draft after his junior year. He more than likely would have been the 2nd all time leading rusher in Nebraska history if he had stayed and used his remaining eligibility. . After 4 productive seasons Brown retired to the mountains of Colorado.
Whenever a player lets Vintage Red acquire anything we are very appreciative. Helmets are even more special. Players generally get only one for their entire career. They are very hard to get and we cherish every one!
This particular helmet has tons of wear. Gashes, marks and a beat up face mask. Derek wasn’t huge in stature but he was a hammer. At 5’9 Brown was a tremendous between the tackles back. Giving out as much punishment as he took, probably even more.