NFL Network film crew to soar into Saint Stephen’s

Next week, expect to see a film crew out at the MAC. Read on for details.



The Brown brothers were standouts at the University of Illinois.

Julia Craig and Alex McLemore

Falcon update: Former Falcons Chase and Sydney Brown have completed their ultra-successful time as student-athletes at the University of Illinois. The twins are now heading towards careers in professional football. Both Chase and Sydney are expected to be selected in next month’s NFL Draft.

Next week, Monday, March 27th and Tuesday, March 28th, a crew from the NFL Network will be filming a cinematic feature of the Brown twins, who played football for SSES in 2017 and 2018. This feature will be broadcasted on the NFL Network’s “NFL 360” on Tuesday, April 25th. A shortened version of this feature will also be aired during the live coverage of the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 27th.

The filming of the feature will have current Saint Stephen’s students, Evan Brown and Sanjay Motwani, acting as Chase and Sydney Brown’s younger selves in reenactments.

The NFL Network crew departs campus on Tuesday. However, Saint Stephen’s will then welcome to campus a crew from The Sports Network, or TSN, on Wednesday, March 29th and Thursday, March 30th. TSN is the Canadian equivalent of ESPN. They’ll film their own feature on the Browns, who are originally from Ontario, during those two days.

If you encounter the NFL camera crew on campus next week, we ask that you give them space. Don’t leave class or disrupt their progress in any way.

Director of Admissions and Marketing Mr. Dave Glaser is thrilled to bring the Brown twins’ story back to the nest. Glaser said: “Saint Stephen’s was a place where the twins grew not only as football players, but in the classroom, and as people.”

In thinking back on some of his favorite players, former falcon head football coach Tod Creneti said in regard to the twins: “This is an opportunity to change their lives,” he continues with, “they’re going to be able to create lives for their kids that are different from the lives that they had, and so the fact that they’ve been able to overcome adversity, and now they have the opportunity to really leap forward and have a chance to create great lives. It wouldn’t matter to me if they were doing that as lawyers, doctors, or whatever. The fact that Saint Stephen’s helps kids create opportunities to go be more than they could be before they got here– that’s what I love most about this place.”

Saint Stephen’s is thrilled to welcome the NFL Network and Sports Network to Saint Stephen’s! Join us in lending them a welcoming hand as they arrive on campus.