Brown on CLASS Award list

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Drew Brown
Drew Brown

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

On the field, Brown was named to the Lou Groza Award Watch List as well as the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List prior to the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The Southlake, Texas, native is a two-time All-Big Ten pick, earning honorable-mention accolades in 2016 and second-team honors in 2015. Brown ranks fourth in NU history with 316 career points and is sixth among active FBS players. His 52 career field goals rank third in school history.

This season, Brown has made 5-of-6 field goals and is a perfect 19-of-19 on extra-point attempts. Brown connected on 12-of-14 field goals in 2016, including 9-of-10 over the final six games. He had a streak of 13 straight made field goals, marking the third-longest streak in Nebraska history. He scored 107 points as a sophomore after posting a freshman-record 101 points in 2014. He was the first player in NU history with 100-point seasons as both a freshman and a sophomore. He also holds a share of the NCAA record for most field goals in a half (5) and the Memorial Stadium record for most field goals (5).

In the classroom, Brown is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and is on track to graduate in December with a degree in supply chain management, despite not having a redshirt season.

In the community, Brown has been named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017) and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017) three times in his career. Brown has participated in numerous community outreach efforts, including Make-A-Wish, School is Cool Week, American Education Week, Uplifting Athletes and local hospital and school outreach events.

To determine the final Senior CLASS Award winner, the 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. Along with the winner, the 10 finalists will be awarded Senior CLASS Award first- or second-team honors.

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the football bowl season in early January. For more information on the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

Courtesy of NU Athletic Communications