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Drew Brown

School

Nebraska

Position
Place Kicker
Major
Supply Chain Management

Classroom

Drew Brown is on track to graduate this December with a degree in supply chain management as he will graduate in 3.5 years. He is a three-time member of the Nebraska Athlete Honor Roll at Nebraska.

Character

Considered to be one of the leaders on a team, Brown has managed Type 1 diabetes since fifth grade. He was put in a tough position after the death of close friend and teammate Sam Foltz in July, 2016. Brown was one of the public faces of the team in the aftermath and handled many of the requests by media in dealing with the media and fans following the death of a popular teammate.

Brown also has served in NU’s Uplifting Athletes group for the last four years, raising money and awareness for pediatric cancer.

Community

A three-year member of the Tom Osborne and Brook Berringer Citizenship teams, Brown has been exceptionally active in the Huskers’ outreach efforts. Some of his efforts include the Uplifting Athletes Road Race, volunteering on hospital visits, serving as a motivational speaker to school-aged children and numerous other outreach efforts. For his efforts, he was Nebraska’s nominee for the AFCA Good Works Team and Wuerffel Trophy.

Competition

On the field, Brown is a four-year starter for the Huskers and is one of the top place-kickers in the nation. He is a two-time All-Big Ten honoree and has been on the Lou Groza Award Watch list in each of the past two seasons. In 2015, he tied an NCAA record for most field goals in a half, when he hit five against Southern Miss. He is currently 49-64 in career field goals, including 35-of-43 since the start of his sophomore season. He is third on NU’s career field goals list and fifth on NU’s career scoring list. He is on pace to finish in NU’s top two in career field goal and top three in points. He has made 25 of his last 27 field goals since the middle of his sophomore year with both misses being at least 45 yards out. In addition, he has handled kickoff duties for the past three years, putting nearly 50 percent of his kicks for touchbacks the past two years. As of nomination time in 2017, he was 2-2 on FG, 10-10 on PATs and had touchbacks on nine of his 14 kickoff attempts.