Brown is Ninth First-Team All-American Selection in School History
St. Louis, Mo., December 20, 2010 — Washington University in St. Louis senior cornerback Brandon Brown added one last piece of hardware to his trophy case, earning first-team All-America honors by D3football.com, as announced by the website.
Brown is the first Washington University 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 Washington University football history, and the first in 11 years; Tim Runnalls was the Bears’ last first-team All-American in 1999.
“Brandon Brown has been an outstanding player here at Washington University for four years. He has started every game in his career, often defending against many of the top receivers in the country,” said Washington University head coach Larry Kindbom. “Brandon’s success on the field is matched by his success in the classroom and the outside world. He is a leader who is characterized by his integrity, service, and work ethic, and epitomizes what a Washington University student-athlete is all about.”
Brown was a first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) and D3football.com All-South Region Team selection in 2010. The UAA Defensive Player of the Year, Brown made 40 tackles and had two interceptions as a senior. He also led the team and was tops in the UAA with 16 passes defended.
Brown was a D3football.com First-Team Preseason All-American and Consensus Draft Services Preseason Second-Team All-American in 2010. He earned first-team all-UAA and second-team D3football.com all-South Region as a junior after leading the conference in interceptions (five) and passes defended (12). In 2008, Brown was a second-team all-conference selection after ranking sixth on the team with 34 tackles. As a freshman, Brown started all 10 games and was first in the UAA in passes defended (11) and third in interceptions (four).
"I was extremely excited when I found out I had been named an All-American. I'm incredibly honored to have my name placed alongside the greatest players in the country and in the history of our program," said Brown. "But I feel that it is more of a testament to our entire defense. There is no way I could have been selected without our defensive line and linebackers shutting down the run, making teams have to throw the ball on us. They also contribute to a lot of the interceptions and pass break ups, because the quarterback has to get rid of the ball in a hurry."
He was 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, which ties for seventh most in school history. He also finished his career with 41 pass break-ups.
Washington University finished the 2010 season with a 7-3 overall record and placed second in the UAA with a 2-1 record.