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Nick Browder
2003-04 Hall of Fame
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Football (1993-1996)
Nick Browder

"Perhaps the most multi-talented football player in Valpo's modern era, Browder held Valpo's total offense record before David Macchi eclipsed the mark in 2003. As the Crusaders' starting quarterback for three seasons, Browder helped turn Valpo's program into a winner.

As a sophomore in 1994, he helped lead the Crusader to a 7-3 record, the school's best season since 1971. He served as a team captain as a senior in 1996.

An outstanding passer and runner, Browder presented opposing defenses with myriad challeges. In his four seasons, he amassed 6,604 total yards. His 5,167 passing yards rank third on Valpo's all-time list. Browder utilized his speed to rush for 1,437 yards and he stands eighth on the school's all-time scoring list with 144 points.

After his Valpo career, Browder became a productive player in professional indoor football leagues. In 1999, he earned Gold Cup Most Valuable Player honors after leading the Green Bay Bombers to a 63-60 victory in the Arena Football League Championship game. Browder played has played in the AFL since 2000. He was a member of the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Rampage from 2000 to 2003. His tenure with Grand Rapids was highlighted by the 2001 season when the Rampage captured the AFL championship.

In 2004, Browder is slated to be the starting quarterback for the AFL's Philadelphia Soul, an expansion franchise. In the off-season, Browder helped coach football at Creston High School in Grand Rapids in 2003. He also served as a football coach at Wyoming (Mich.) Rogers High School for two years.

2003-04 Hall of Fame
Millard "Andy" AndersonFootball, Basketball, & Baseball (1920-1924)
Nick BrowderFootball (1993-1996)
Raymond "Skip" ColeyBaseball (1966-1970)
Robert HadrickBaseball (1993-1997)
William HarbeckCross Country, Track & Field, & Wrestling (1961-1966)
Collette LissCross Country & Track Field (1997-1999)
Laurie PajakowskiSoftball & Volleyball (1985-1989)
David RedmonBasketball (1992-1995)
Cheri (Hughes) SuttonVolleyball (1994-1996)
"The World's Tallest Team" Men's Basketball (1944-45)
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler