Arthur Brown Named to 2011 Nagurski Trophy Watch List

Arthur Brown

July 8, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State junior linebacker Arthur Brown was named to the watch list for the 2011 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club have announced.

The Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s best defensive player. Brown is the first Wildcat to be named to the watch list since defensive end Ian Campbell was a preseason candidate in both 2007 and 2008.

A captain and player representative for the 2011 season, Brown is one of 87 players nationally, including 31 linebackers and nine Big 12 defensive players, up for the award. The Wichita, Kan., product transferred to K-State prior to the 2010 season from Miami and will be eligible this fall. Brown carded 14 tackles, including one for a loss, in the Purple-White Spring Game and was named to the All-Spring Team.

Brown was regarded as one of the top prep players coming out of high school in 2008 as he was selected as a Parade All-American and named to USA Today’s All-USA team. He played in 24 career games for the Hurricanes, carding 17 tackles and recovering one fumble.

The Wildcats open the 2011 campaign September 3 with the third-annual K-State Family Reunion against Eastern Kentucky. Kick time for the opener will be announced at a later date. A special four pack of tickets is available for $75 (less than $20 per ticket), while reserved view level and north end zone tickets are just $20.

To order tickets to the Eastern Kentucky game, or any of the other six home games, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket office inside Bramlage Coliseum by phone at 1-800-221-CATS or online at