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Written by: Billy Splain on Thursday, November 12th, 2020
Yesterday one of the best athletes we’ve ever covered made a stunning, brave announcement. Former Meadville, now Penn State running back Journey Brown announced he can no longer play football due to a condition called hypertrophic cardiomayopathy. The amount of work this young man has put in to become what he is today is amazing. He was a late addition to the Penn State roster, committing to the Nittany Lions on January 12, 2017.
But before he became one of the best running backs in a loaded stable at Penn State, Brown set some video game like numbers at his alma mater, Meadville. For the Bulldogs he piled up 7,027 yards on 568 carries and 104 touchdowns. On one September night, September 11th, 2015, Brown put up 10% of those numbers, crushing three state records along the way and helping the Bulldogs set several state team records. That same year he won the PIAA title for the 100 meter run. Journey Brown was by far one of the greatest athletes in PA football history.
Phil Myers (now known as @Protime_PFN) was one maybe two reporters on hand to witness this amazing feat. Within minutes my phone began to ring from outlets such as ESPN, NBC, ABC and other media outlets around the country wanting to verify the video game busting numbers. I remember Phil sending me updates by the minute once he realized what he was witnessing, and tweeting them out for him (protime didn’t enter the age of Iphone until last year). Below you will find Phil’s recap, along with a video of that amazing night.
We know Journey will overcome and be successful in his future endeavors. We wish you well Journey Brown. Thanks for the football memories.
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