Ted Brown was a superb athlete at T. Wingate Andrews High School playing both football and basketball. Brown played in the East-West basketball game in 1975, however he was better known for his extraordinary skills on the football field. In four years at NC State, Brown rushed for 4,602 yards, which still stands as the ACC record. Brown was selected All-ACC for four years and was All-American in 1978. A first-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 1979, Brown played eight seasons and rushed for 4,546 yards, 40 touchdowns, and caught 339 passes for 2,850 yards along with 13 more scores. Brown was selected to the NFL All-Rookie team in 1979. Brown was inducted into the Inaugural Class of the North Carolina State University Hall of Fame in 2012 and the 2013 National College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.