The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

August 28, 2012

BLOG: John Brown's story

By Ryan Atkinson
Globe Sports Writer

— My story on Pitt State standout receiver John Brown ran Sunday. (read it here

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.