Islip High School grad and West Point Cadet Malcolm Brown, Huntington resident Martin J. Brown (SUNY Maritime) and West Point Cadet Joshua A. Jackson of Lawrenceville, GA. were presented with the third annual “Lt. Eugene Lee Evans - Lt. Col. Eli Page Howard Jr. College Football Leadership” Awards presented by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 50 of Pelham, N.Y.
The award is presented annually to football players at Military academies who demonstrate “Athletic Achievement, Leadership and Commitment to Service”.
“Malcolm Brown, Josh Jackson and Martin Brown embody the traits of character that enable many athletes to become the military leaders of the future,” said Kenneth G. Kraetzer, Commander of Squadron 50. “Throughout the 2012 season, these three young men demonstrated excellence in athletic achievement, leadership and commitment to service – qualities that were evident no matter the outcome of any particular game. Their athletic accomplishments and personal integrity made them worthy choices of the selection committee for 2013 Squadron 50 College Football Leadership Awards.”
Malcolm Brown was a four-year letterman at running back for The Black Knights. He played in 37 games for West Point, carrying the ball 230 times for 1,468 yards (average of 6.4 yards per carry) and scoring 11 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 16 passes for 322 yards (average of 20.1 yards per catch) and four receiving touchdowns. In the 2010 and 2011 Army-Navy games, Brown scored four touchdowns – one rushing and one receiving in each game. Brown will be commissioned as a second lieutenant during upcoming West Point graduation ceremonies and will serve in the Field Artillery.
Martin Brown, no relation to Malcolm, was a four-year letterman at defensive lineman for SUNY Maritime. Twice named a game captain for the Privateers, he is a three-time member of the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference All Academic Team and a member of the NCAA National Honor Society All-Academic Team. Brown, who intends to become a Naval Aviator, was recently commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy and will report for flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola (Fla.) later this summer.