Rice Institute Owls football player W. Ed "Mick" Brown
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls football player W. Ed "Mick" Brown in uniform, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: W. EDWARD “MICK” BROWN, Class of ’17, came from Beaumont High to crown four years of Rice football as halfback and captain of the 1916 Owls, highest scoring team in Rice history to date (346). William B. Ruggles, sports editor of The Dallas News before a long career as statistician for the Southwest Conference, on December 1, 1916 rated Rice as fifth in the nation that year with Georgia Tech leading scorer. Mick led Rice to victories over A & M in 1915 and 1916, and also starred in beating Tulane and LSU. These were the Owls’ first big victories. When he stepped down as captain, he pledged the 1917 team to get Rice’s first victory over Texas, according to Sports Editor Kelly Cousins in The Houston Chronicle. (It did.) In 1928 for The Houston Post, Jack Shelton, Rice’s first, and for many years only, trainer, picked Mick Brown as Rice’s greatest footballer ever. He also made three letters in basketball and two in track. Mick left Rice for World War I just short of his degree. He never returned. He is now deceased.
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