Glenn Dean Brownell

Glenn Dean Brownell

 


Glenn Dean Brownell (1919)

Glenn Dean Brownell earned eight varsity letters during his career at CHS; three each in football and track and two in basketball. In football, Brownell was a stalwart bookend on the offensive and defensive line. The Maroons football team never experienced defeat on the gridiron and played in all 20 games during his career. In 1917 the Maroons were crowned state champions. During that season CHS outscored its opponents 447-17. During his final season the Maroons also claimed the state title, outscoring its opponents 294-12 in seven games, including six shutouts. He was named to the All-State for his efforts at the tackle position. In Basketball, Brownell earned All-District honors as a senior after winning a second consecutive District crown. He was a star guard and considered by many the sensation of the season in 1918-1919. In track Brownell placed third in state in the discus and won the state title in the pole vault. Dean captained the squad in his final season and helped lead the trackmen to a fourth place finish in the Illinois Interscholastic Meet and a first place finish, a week later, at the Michigan Interscholastic Meet in Ann Arbor, MI. Following graduation, Dean attended the University of Illinois where he earned three letters in track and field and was one of the first pole vaulters in the country to clear thirteen feet.