Palm Beach News

West Palm Native Comes Out From Shadow of a Quarterback Legend



After three years of apprenticeship under the best quarterback in West Virginia Mountaineers history, Jarrett Brown finally took the controls this weekend in the team's opening game against Liberty University. In the Big East Conference preview, an ESPN analyst named Brown as the single player who faced the most demanding expectations.

At 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, the former Palm Beach Lakes High School star is bigger than his predecessor, Pat White, and with 19 of 26 passing in the Mountaineers' opening game against Liberty University, he might be a more accurate thrower. But Brown had some trouble putting his team in the end zone. It'll cause a bit of angst among West Virginia Monday-morning quarterbacks, but Brown has another game to get comfortable -- against East Carolina next week -- before he gets his first big test, against Auburn on the 19th.

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Thomas Francis