Played at UConn from 1989-92 and quickly became a true freshman starter. He would start 43 consecutive games at tight end for the Huskies. His playing size was 6 feet 3, 265 pounds. The Webster, N.Y., native was reliable and durable. He played in the NFL from 1993-2007 and played in a Super Bowl as a fullback. Though his numbers have certainly never been eye-opening, Kozlowski's name will live in UConn lore forever. The Brian Kozlowski Award, is given annually to a player who best represents Kozlowski's traits: effort, hard work and dedication. Cornerback Robert McClain won it in 2009. As a senior, Kozlowski caught 43 passes for 526 yards and a touchdown.
NFL Highlights - Wasn't drafted out of UConn and caught just 84 passes for 973 yards and eight touchdowns in his career. But he was able to stay with the Giants from 1993-96 and with the Atlanta Falcons -- where he played fullback in the Super Bowl XXXIII loss to the Broncos -- from 1997-2003. He had a career-high nine starts with the Falcons in '03. He last played for the Washington Redskins from 2004-2007. His best season statistically as a pro came in 2001 when he caught 15 passes for 270 yards and a TD. He also had the longest reception (46) of his pro career in '01.
Life After UConn - Kozlowski will turn 40 in October and is currently living in Duluth, Ga., with his wife Ellen and daughter Paris.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun