Brown earns defensive honors

Richie Brown

Richie Brown

After tying the school’s single-game interception record, Mississippi State linebacker Richie Brown has set himself up for some recognition.

Brown was named as the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week as well as the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound sophomore from Long Beach picked off Texas A&M’s Kenny Hill three times on Saturday and also recorded three tackles in the Bulldogs 48-31 victory. Hill had only thrown two interceptions in 202 career attempts entering the game.

For the year, Brown has made 14 stops as well as forcing and recovering a fumble. He is the first MSU player since Quinton Culberson in 2006 to receive the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week.




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