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It was an absolutely banner day yesterday for the UConn Huskies football program as they saw four draft picks go in the first four rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft, including Donald Brown making UConn history by going 27th overall in the 1st round to the Indianapolis Colts.

And what does it say about the UConn football program when they tie for the second most picks on the first day with The Ohio State Buckeyes. Only USC had more players taken, five in all, on day one. That’s right, UConn had more draft picks than the likes of Florida, Florida State, Texas, Penn State, Notre Dame, Miami (Fla.).

This big draft class for the Huskies should do wonders for recruiting down the road.

UConn Football links

UConn Football Commercial From NFL Draft [SOX & Dawgs]

Darius Butler Draft Video And Media Transcript [SOX & Dawgs]

Video: Donald Brown Goes No. 27 Overall To The Indianapolis Colts [SOX & Dawgs]


Colts President Bill Polian and Head Coach Jim Caldwell speak on drafting Donald Brown []

Colts use No. 27 overall pick to add UConn RB Brown [Indianapolis Star]

Colts send Addai a wake-up call with this first-round pick [Indianpolis Star]

What Brown can do [Arizona Republic]

New York Giants select Connecticut offensive tackle William Beatty with final second-round pick [The Star Ledger]

Day 1 ends with a big, young tackle [NY Daily News]

The Impact: Running Back Donald Brown [New York Times]

Three BIG EAST Players Tabbed In First Round Of NFL Draft []

These local selections hit close to home [Boston Globe]

Beatty drafted by Giants in second round [York Daily Record]

Patriots find similar traits in draftees [Attleboro Sun Chronicle]

Colts say Brown a perfect fit [AP via Louisville Courier-Journal]

Patriots make it secondary [Boston Herald]

Patriots prefer to go for seconds [AP via Cape Cod Times]

Colts add ‘game breaker’ Donald Brown in first round [Terre Haute Tribune-Star]

Colts defy experts at NFL Draft [Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel]

Darius Butler choice does it for Edsall [Boston Herald]

Pats pick two players from the ‘neighborhood’ [Providence Journal]

Patriots use their plethora of second-round picks to bolster their defense [Providence Journal]

Darius Butler analysis [Reiss’ Pieces]

Darius Butler, the new Asante? [The Point After]

Four Huskies Taken In First Day Of NFL Draft []

An historic day for UConn [Ramblings from The Runway]

Donald Brown Makes UConn Football Relevant [Hartford Courant]

Brown Leads UConn Parade Of Players Picked [Hartford Courant]

Quantum Vertical Leap For UConn, Edsall [Hartford Courant]

Huskies Have Second-Most Players Taken On Day 1 [Hartford Courant]

Historic Husky: Colts make Brown their No. 1 pick [Waterbury Republican-American]

Brown heads UConn draft class [Norwich Bulletin]

RB Brown first of four from UConn selected [New Haven Register]

RB Brown, 3 other Huskies drafted [Connecticut Post]

Colts select UConn’s Brown in first round; Pats take Butler in second [New London Day]

Four Huskies Drafted On Day 1 [New London Day]

UConn Men’s Basketball links

Top Draft Pick: Hasheem Thabeet [UConn Huskies Basketball]

Other UConn related links

Baseball: St. John’s Slips Past Huskies 8-7 []

Softball: Huskies Split Doubleheader With St. John’s []