Football’s Brown earns academic honors

Senior cornerback Brandon Brown earned first-team All-America honors by, as announced by the website.

Brown is the first WUSTL student-athlete to garner football All-America honors since Drew Wethington was a third-team All-America selection in 2006, and is the 35th student-athlete in school history to earn the distinction.

Additionally, Brown is the ninth first-team All-American selection in WUSTL football history, and the first in 11 years; Tim Runnalls was the Bears’ last first-team All-American in 1999.

Brown also was a first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) and All-South Region Team selection in 2010.

Also the UAA Defensive Player of the Year, Brown made 40 tackles and had two interceptions as a senior. He was tops in the UAA with 16 passes defended.

Other honors include: a first-team preseason all-America selection and a Consensus Draft Services preseason second-team all-American in 2010; a second-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII selection and a member of the UAA Presidents Scholar Athlete Team in 2009.

A three-time academic all-UAA selection, Brown has a 3.70 grade point average will graduate in May with a degree in mechanical engineering. Brown started all 40 games at cornerback in his career, making 160 tackles with 12 interceptions — tied for seventh-most in school history.