Bulldog Hall of Fame
Monty Brown Monty Brown
Football, 1989-92

Brown, the first Bulldog athlete in school history to be named both a first-team All-American and a first-team Academic All-American, was the leader of a football resurgence at Ferris during the 1990's. The linebacker went on to play for five years in the National Football League and was a member of two different Super Bowl teams before beginning a career in professional wrestling. He placed fifth as a national finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy awarded to the NCAA Division II Player of the Year in 1992 after twice receiving first team all-conference accolades. The three-time first team league all-academic team pick was the conference co-player of the year in 1992 and the school's MVP as a senior. Brown earned consensus first team All-America kudos his final year and was honored as the C.M. Frank National Defensive Player of the Year. He continues to hold the school record for fumble recoveries in his career and ranks second with 584 total tackles along with 12th in sacks (17.5). In addition, his 16 career interceptions is also second in Bulldog history and he led Ferris in tackles three consecutive seasons (1990-92). The Bulldogs posted a 10-3 mark his final campaign and became the first of five consecutive FSU teams to reach the NCAA Division II Playoffs. He played football professionally for five years, competing in Super Bowl XXVIII for the Bills in 1994. Brown also started as an inside linebacker for the New England Patriots in 1996. In professional wrestling, he is best known for his time with both World Wrestling Entertainment's ECW brand, where he wrestled under the ring name Marcus Cor Von and, prior to that, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he wrestled under his given name. In both companies he utilized the nickname "The Alpha Male." Brown has also wrestled for a number of independent promotions, including Blood, Sweat and Ears, Juggalo Championship Wrestling and the Universal Wrestling Alliance.

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