At NC State: Ted Brown is inarguably the greatest running back to play for NC State, if not in the entire Atlantic Coast Conference. A native of High Point, N.C., Brown rushed for a school and ACC record 4,602 yards from 1975-78. He scored 51 touchdowns during his career, which still stands as the top mark in ACC history. His jersey was retired during pregame ceremonies prior to his final home game on Nov. 18, 1978 against Duke. He was a first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings where he enjoyed an all-star career.
In the Professional Ranks: Brown starred for eight seasons in the NFL as a member of the Minnesota Vikings squad from 1979-86. He scored 53 career touchdowns (40 rushing and 13 receiving), the fifth-best mark in Viking history. His 4,546 career rushing yards ranks third in the history of that franchise.