SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2006
Monty Brown was a standout three-sport athlete in football,
basketball and baseball at Bridgeport High School where
he graduated in 1988. The 6-0, 205-pounder was a
quarterback/defensive back in high school when he
helped lead the Bearcats to the White Pine Conference
championship. He was recruited to play quarterback at
Ferris State University but was switched to safety.
During his first year at Ferris he was named Defensive
Rookie of the Year when he racked up 86 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions. He was eventually moved to linebacker and the four-year starter was named all-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference three times while leading the Bulldogs in tackles three consecutive seasons. Brown was named to the Associated Press Little All-American team and graduated from Ferris State in 1993 with 584 career tackles and 16 interceptions – both Bulldog records. He also had nine fumble recoveries. For his efforts Brown was named the GLIAC Defensive Back of the Year and garnered Kodak All-American and GTE Academic All-American honors. Brown was also named the Scholar Athlete of the Year by the Detroit Chapter of the National Football League. Brown, who bench presses 430 pounds, was also named Academic All-American three times. He was the only defensive player among the nine finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy, which is NCAA Division II's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. He finished fifth in the balloting. Brown signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills where he was a reserve linebacker and a special teams' standout. He wound up playing in a pair of Super Bowl games, one with Buffalo and the other with the New England Patriots. When he finished his NFL career after the1996 season he went into professional wrestling. He is known as “The Alpha Male” on the Total Nonstop Action wrestling circuit.