It was during an orientation meeting, when each player was asked to introduce himself.
Dru Brown recalled that when he stood up, “everyone kind of said, ‘Sunshine.'”
It was a reference to Ronnie “Sunshine” Bass, also a quarterback, from the movie, “Remember the Titans.”
“I kind of embraced it,” Brown said of the nickname. “It’s better than most nicknames. It’s better than what most newcomers get called.”
In his first NCAA start, Brown was 15-of-18 for 222 yards and two touchdown passes in leading the Warriors to a 38-17 victory over Nevada. The Warriors scored five touchdowns and a field goal on 10 full drives.