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OUTBACK BOWL: Teammates Want Brown On Field

OUTBACK BOWL: Teammates Want Brown On Field

TAMPA --- Senior Vernell Brown has earned the respect of his teammates and Florida fans through effort and production. When the 5-8, 165-pound cornerback was added at the last minute to the Florida recruiting class in 2001 he was essentially labeled non-essential. He'll depart the Gators program after the Monday Outback Bowl game with Iowa as a leader that was downright indispensable.

There have been many words that writers have used when describing the former Gainesville High School star: aggressive, athletic, quick, fast, assertive, strong and inspirational come to mind. Regardless of your personal preference, Vernell Brown is synonymous with the word heart, a fact that isn't at all lost on his teammates. When Vernell broke a bone in his leg against Vanderbilt back in...

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