For the second-consecutive season, Case Western Reserve University senior defensive end Cameron Brown has been named among the nominees for the Cliff Harris Award, which is presented to the nation's top defensive player among NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA colleges and universities.
Brown, a 2018 NFCA All-America Second Team honoree, was named the PAC's Most Valuable Defensive Player in 2019, becoming the first player in league history to earn the award twice. He was selected to the All-PAC First team for the third-straight year in 2019, and joined former Spartan center Gage Blair and wide receiver Tom Coniglio as the only three players in program history to be named to the All-PAC team four times over a career. The team co-captain ended the year with 49 tackles (29 solo) including 18.5 for a loss and 10.5 sacks. He also forced six fumbles during the year, while breaking up two passes and recovering a fumble. Brown currently ranks fourth among Division III players in forced fumbles, 18th in sacks and 29th in tackles for a loss. He was selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week on October 8th, and named the PAC Player of the Week twice and the UAA Athlete of the Week once during the 2019 campaign. Brown ended his career as the program's all-time leader with 34.5 sacks.
Brown was one of 70 Division III nominees for the Cliff Harris Award this year.
Finalists for the award will be released on December 20th, and the Cliff Harris Award winner will be announced on December 23 and honored at the Little Rock Touchdown Club's annual awards banquet on January 9, 2020.
For more information on the Cliff Harris Award, go to http://www.cliffharrisaward.com/.