Hailing from Peabody, Mass., Brawley was a gifted and inspirational leader. The 1915 football captain played center, end and was the kicker. He was instrumental in 14-14 tie at Army in 1915 and later in the season helped the Crusaders spoil the dedication of a new football field at Boston College with a 9-0 victory. A two-sport star at Holy Cross, Brawley also participated in track and field as a discus thrower. He eventually played professional football, seeing time with the Cleveland Indians, the New York Giants, and the Racine Legion. Brawley passed away in 1945.