When you look at the roster, Brian Mann's size does not jump off of the page and grab your attention. 5' 10" 175 lbs. when you see him on the field, it's a whole different thing. Since arriving at Ferrum, Mann has developed quite a resume' Below are some highlights from the Ferrum athletics department:
USA South Offensive Rookie of the Week, 9/5/16
USA South Offensive Rookie of the Week, 9/12/16
USA South Offensive Rookie of the Week, 9/19/16
USA South Offensive Rookie of the Week, 10/3/16
USA South Offensive Rookie of the Week, 10/10/16
Set school record for single game rushing yards with 254 vs. LaGrange, 10/22/16
USA South Offensive Rookie of the Week, 10/24/16
D3football Team of the Week, 10/25/16
Set new school record for single game all-purpose yards (344) vs. Methodist, 10/29/16 (205 rush, 139 KR)
Named WDBJ-7 Anchor All-Star, 10/29/16
In addition to these accomplishments, going into this week, Mann is the third leading rusher in all of Division III football.....nationwide. This is quite impressive, and while he may continue to climb nationally, there are some more local records that you should be aware of.
If you are a Ferrum fan, then you should be well aware of Chris Warren. He is arguably one of the greatest running backs to don the black hat. He had an excellent pro career, mostly with the Seattle Seahawks, but also played with the Dallas Cowboys, and ended his pro career as a Philadelphia Eagle.
At Ferrum, Warren was a beast. In his two years in the black and gold, Warren rushed for 2,708 yards, and 32 touchdowns. He holds several records at Ferrum including:
Most points in a season-138
Most rushing touchdowns in a season-17
Most rushing yards in a Season-1443
Most all purpose yards in a season-2366
Most all purpose yards in a career-4583
There are other records that he has held, but have since been broken. The most recent one was broken last Saturday against Methodist by Brian Mann. Warren (and Mike Vann) held the record for the most all purpose yards in a game at 327, but Brian Mann set the new mark at 344 yards.
Next in Mann's sights is most rushing yards in a season. Mann needs 160 yards over the final two games to break the Chris Warren record that has stood for 28 years.
Good Luck Brian!
Brian Mann and Chris Warren, recently at Ferrum