From the time he first arrived at Lake Stevens High School until the time he graduated from the University of Washington Brian’s athletic excellence and achievements were unparalleled. At 6’4” and 195 lbs. Brian was a combination of strength, speed, and athleticism. He excelled at virtually everything he attempted. He lettered in 4 sports at Lake Stevens High School, and became a record setting wide receiver at the University of Washington.
In baseball Brian was a three-year starter playing center field and in his freshman year pitched a no-hitter. He was a two-year starter in basketball and helped lead his team deep into the playoffs his senior year. During the spring of his senior year Brian decided to participate in track for the first time. He finished 2nd in the 100 and 3rd in the 200 at the state meet. Still it was in football where Brian really excelled. He finished his high school career with 60 catches, 1834 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was All-League his junior and senior years. He finished his high school career owning most of the wide receiver records including most yards in a game (195) and longest receiving touchdown (93 yards) which are still records after 25 years. He was 2nd team All-State his junior year and 1st team All-State his senior year. He was, also, voted Prep Honorable Mention All-American by Parade Magazine his senior year. His prep football career was culminated by his selection at the end of his senior year to play in the East vs West All-Star game.
At the University of Washington Brian was a 4-year football letter winner and a 2-year full-time starter. By the time Brian’s career was over he was in the top 10 in several game, season, and career categories including receptions, yards, yards per catch, and touchdowns. He tied the record for the most touchdowns in a game by a wide receiver by scoring 3 times against Washington State which is still considered one of the great individual performances of that storied rivalry. Brian was selected player of the game in 5 games during his career and his senior year was selected 2nd team All-PAC 10 and Honorable Mention All-American. Brian played in the 1985 Freedom Bowl, the 1986 Sun Bowl, the 1987 Independence Bowl, and the 1989 Japan Bowl. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers following his senior season.
Brian is a true Viking and someone we can all be very proud to have as a member of the Lake Stevens High School Hall of Fame.