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August 28, 2012

BLOG: John Brown's story

My story on Pitt State standout receiver John Brown ran Sunday. (read it here http://www.joplinglobe.com/psusports/x1494183790/Pitt-States-John-Brown-is-in-the-perfect-place)

John didn't talk much at the start of last year. He was settling in and getting comfortable. Then he had a magical season that led to a national championship and set him up as a contender for this year's Harlon Hill award.

Now, it seems he's more willing to open up, which he did when I interviewed him.

Regardless of which MIAA team you root for, it's hard not to pull for a kid like John Brown.

Here's a short video piece produced by the Pitt State athletics department.

It delves deeper into the story about his brother. I didn't get into that too much in my feature because I felt that story had been told very well last year, particulary in the commemorative magazine put out by Dan Wilkes and Co. at Pitt State.

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