Bills former OL Ruben Brown will be honored on Thursday night at his alma mater. The eight-time Pro Bowl guard will be recognized by the Pitt Panthers at halftime of their game against North Carolina.
Pitt is honoring Brown in lieu of his impending induction as part of the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame class.
“We are thrilled to bring Ruben back to Pittsburgh and celebrate his well-deserved induction into the College Football Hall of Fame,” Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes said in a statement. “Ruben is an all-timer both as a player and as a person. It will be a truly special moment when he hears the cheers of Pitt fans once again this Thursday night.”
A star offensive tackle for the Panthers from 1991-94, Brown is the 24th Pitt player or coach to earn induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. He will receive his formal induction on December 8 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
“This honor goes well beyond me,” Brown said when his election was announced in January. “Everyone at Pitt shares this recognition. I’m so indebted to the many people who mentored, coached and guided me as a person and player over the years. I’m thrilled to accept this honor on everyone’s behalf and could not be more humbled and appreciative.”
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