DALLAS, TX - The Friday night lights shined a little bit brighter this week for a local hall of famer. Tim brown was in town to be honored by his alma mater, Woodrow Wilson High School.
It’s part of the school's Hometown Hall of Famer Program. But Brown didn`t just show up to collect more hardware for what has been a storied career, he was also there to give back in the form of life advice, "Because I was chasing a dream of getting a great education all of this other stuff happened for me."
The 9-time Pro Bowler was presented with a plaque. It'll remain on permanent display at the high school.
The spotlight hasn't dimmed for the former raider and new member of the "Yellow Jacket Club." Brown was officially induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this year.
But the Heisman trophy winner knows his legacy is about more than just plaques and statues. It`s about helping out the kids who share a similar background, "If it can happen for me, you may not end up Heisman trophy winner, Pro Bowler, Hall of Famer or all that but at the same time I think if you chase education great things can happen for you."
But there is there`s a chance the next football great could come from this school. Woodrow Wilson is still the only public high school in America that can boast not one, but two Heisman winning alumni; Davey O`Brien and of course Tim Brown.
Now that's one stat immortalized in the record books.