Leopards Mourn Passing of Former Two-Sport Standout

March 5, 2010

EASTON, Pa. - Former Lafayette football and basketball player and Maroon Club Hall of Famer David W. Brown '66 passed away on Wednesday.

Brown, 66, was inducted into the Maroon Club Hall of Fame in 1991-92 after a stellar career on the gridiron and the basketball court.

Some of his most notable basketball accomplishments came during his senior season when he averaged 25.3 points per game, the third-best all-time single-season scoring average by a Lafayette player at the time. Brown also averaged 10.6 rebounds per contest that year and set a school record for most free throws made in a game with 22 against Gettysburg on Feb. 12, 1966.

Over his three years on the varsity team, he amassed 1,070 points and was a First-Team All-East Selection. He also earned First-Team All-Middle Atlantic Conference honors and was named to the All-Pennsylvania Third-Team.

On the football field, Brown played end and punted. During his junior and seniors seasons, he led the team in receiving, including a junior year in which he caught 35 passes for 468 yards. He followed that with a senior season in which he caught 31 balls for 479 yards.

Following his career at Lafayette, he attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh Katz Business School. He went on to own and serve as President of New Image Press.

Brown was a recipient of the Breath of Life award for his ongoing dedication to raising money for the treatment and cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary, children Dave, Rick, Emily and Ted, brother John, and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Western PA Chapter, 810 River Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212-5960.