Brown takes home D-III Player of the Year hardware

All-American Lions safety Shawn Brown accepted his Division III Football Player of the Year award this past Sunday from the New Jersey Sports Writers Association in front of a crowd of more than 500 people. Brown was one of 24 people honored at the event, which had a star-studded lineup including former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand (who was deemed likely paralyzed after an in-game accident and is now making steps toward walking again) and Al Leiter, former Mets and Yankees pitcher.

Brown had a stellar season this past year, posting 56 total tackles, five interceptions and two sacks on the year. Brown’s totals this season accounted for more than half of his career totals.

“This is such a tremendous honor,” Brown said at the event. “I would also like to thank my family and the coaching staff at TCNJ.”

Shawn Brown with coach Eric Hamilton. (Courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)
Brown addresses the crowd of over 500 at the awards banquet. (Courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)