Updated: Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012, 3:29 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012, 3:29 PM EST
University of Saint Francis defensive back Taylor Brown has been named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NAIA All-America Team. A 5-foot-11 sophomore from Chesterton, Ind. (Chesterton H.S.), Brown led USF in solo tackles with 49 in 11 games and finished second in total tackles with 104. He finished 28 th in NAIA tackles per game (9.5).
Brown finished with six pass breakups, had one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked punt. Brown set a USF single-game record for tackles with 19 in the USF win over Taylor on Nov. 3. He made eight solo tackles, 11 assisted. He had a season-best nine solo tackles in USF’s loss at Marian University on Nov. 24 in the second round of the NAIA Football Championship Series.
This is the fifth consecutive year USF has had a player selected for the AFCA NAIA All-American Team, the sixth time in the last seven years.
The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best — the coaches themselves.
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