Brown Named Semifinalist for Bednarik Award

Arthur Brown

Oct. 31, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State junior linebacker Arthur Brown has been named a semifinalist for the 17th Chuck Bednarik Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday.

Brown is one of 16 semifinalists nationally and the lone representative from the Big 12. He is the second player in school history to be considered for the award after defensive back Chris Canty was a finalist in 1996.

A native of Wichita, Kan., Brown leads the Wildcats and ranks seventh in the Big 12 with 60 tackles this season. He was also named to the ESPN.com and SI.com Midseason All-America team, while he was a Midseason First Team All-American and Midseason First Team All-Big 12 performer by Phil Steele.

Brown, a transfer from Miami, earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors following K-State’s win over then-No. 15 Baylor as he recorded eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and intercepted a pass that led to the eventual game-winning field goal.

No. 14 Kansas State returns to action this Saturday as the Wildcats travel to Stillwater, Okla., for a matchup against third-ranked Oklahoma State. The game will kick off at 7 p.m., and will be televised by ABC.