Nebraska senior kicker Drew Brown is one of 30 college football players named as candidates for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award.
CLASS is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School and every year the award is given to one Division I FBS senior student-athlete who has demonstrated excellence in the community, in the classroom and in competition and who has also show great character.
Brown adds this honor to his resume that also includes a spot on the preseason Lou Groza Award and Wuerffel Tropy watch lists in 2016 and 2017, Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2016 and second-team All-Big Ten in 2015.
In the classroom, Brown is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. In the community, Brown has been named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship and the Tom Osborne Citizenship teams each of the last three years thanks in part to his substantial involement in outreach efforts.
On the field, Brown is 4-of-6 on field goals and 19-of-19 on extra points this season and was 12-of-14 on field goals in 2016. Brown is fourth in Nebraska history with 316 points and is third with 52 career field goals. He's sixth among all active players nationally in career points. Brown holds a share of the NCAA record for field goals in a half with five.
Pick up a copy of the upcoming October issue of Hail Varisty Magazine for an in-depth feature on Brown.
Brown joined senior setter Kelly Hunter of the volleyball team as Huskers to be named a Senior CLASS Candidate. Hunter received the honor on Tuesday. She is a three-time team captain for Coach John Cook and her list of honors on the court include multiple all-conference and All-America nods. Hunter also has an extensive list of academic honors, she has represented the volleyball team on the student-athlete advisory committee since 2013 and has volunteered to an extensive list of events and causes.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.