Originally written on Pitt Blather  |  Last updated 5/14/13

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 14: Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers crosses the goal line on a 64 yard touchdown catch against the Detroit Lions during the preseason game on August 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
With the recent departures of Rippy and the Davis twins, the football team was under 85 scholarships. They wasted no time when they rewarded 5th year senior Desmond Brown with one. Needless to say, Brown was a happy camper and his teammates didn’t hesitate to congratulate him. S/0 everybody showing me love right now!Y’all my motivation esp my teammates.,I do this for us!Now Lets go win this Acc championship! #H2P — Desmond Brown (@Des_brown30) May 14, 2013 This is great news for Desmond, the younger brother of Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown. Desmond took advantage of Rushel Shell’s departure and was easily the second best back in the Spring Game. There’s no sense in wasting an open scholarship and Desmond is certainly a player who deserves it. It’s also advantageous that he’s a senior so there’s no pressure to keep him on scholarship next season. Still, it’s a great honor to be 1 of 85 players on a team to earn a scholarship. Send some praise to Desmond on twitter for his accomplishment!
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