2022 Black History Month Honoree - Jerry Brown


Jerry Brown

Jerry P. Brown was the first African American varsity football quarterback during the 1971-72 season at D.W. Daniel High School, the first African American student body President, and co-captain of the varsity basketball team. During his tenure, he received numerous awards and recognition. He was inducted into the 2021 Hall of Fame class at D.W. Daniel High School.


Jerry was an Honor Roll student as well as a member of the Beta Club, French Club, Student Council, and the Block D Club. He also has 6th Degree Black belt in karate.


After graduation, he matriculated at Clemson University from 1973-1978. He was a member of the Army ROTC program which inspired his stint in the U.S. Army. He served in the army from 1978 until his retirement in 2007 as a Full Colonel.


He married his college sweetheart and fathered three daughters and now has three grandchildren.


Today he resides in New Hampshire and has been a proud business owner since 2014.



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