Brown spent his entire 10-year career with the Texans, who selected him in the first round in 2008 out of Virginia Tech.
But this is a start. We want to work outside in. We want to be able to repeat this model. If we can do that, this can be something much bigger than a one-off. Maybe we do something similar to Toms. And maybe department stores reach out to us. That’s later down the line. If this is the end, cool. If every kid gets shoes, and we want to repeat for every thing we can, great, we can do it. Now we have the blueprint.
Derek Fisher, a 24-year-old University of Virginia product, entered Game 5 of the World Series as a pinch runner with one postseason plate appearance on his résumé. Now he’s going to be immortalized every time a highlight show or historical retrospective shows his graceful slide to end one of the greatest World Series games ever played.
Fisher was duly warned. Shortly after his arrival at Minute Maid Park, teammate Cameron Maybin shared his vision for precisely how the game was going to end.
“Maybin told me, ‘I feel like one of us is going to score the winning run today,'” Fisher said. “It was basically just, ‘Run as fast as you can, and hopefully you beat the ball.'”
While he is known for his work in basketball, he was a scholarship football player at Oregon. “I was a weak-armed, slow-afoot quarterback who survived polio as a 6-year-old and was fortunate to go on to play football, basketball and baseball in high school,” said Jernstedt.