FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas defensive end Anthony Brown has been named Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his part in Arkansas’ 26-20 win at South Carolina it was announced by the league office on Monday. Brown’s award marks the seventh-consecutive game in which at least one Razorback has won a conference individual award.
Brown provided a pivotal play on a South Carolina punt in the second quarter of the Razorbacks’ win. The senior darted up the middle to block a punt off the foot of the Gamecocks’ Ryan Succop. The deflected ball was recovered by South Carolina resulting in a safety and two points for the Hogs. Brown was also credited with a tackle on special teams against the Gamecocks.
“It is exciting that Anthony was recognized for his efforts against South Carolina,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “Good special teams play is essential to winning. His blocked punt came at an important point and upped our lead. I’m proud of our entire special teams’ units for their play this season.”
Brown is the eighth Razorback to be recognized by the SEC this season. Mitch Mustain was named freshman of the week following the Hogs’ win at Vanderbilt. Randy Kelly won defensive honors for his efforts in Arkansas’ double-overtime win over Alabama. Jonathan Luigs and Jamaal Anderson won offensive and defensive lineman of the week, respectively, in the wake of the Razorbacks’ upset of No. 2 Auburn.
Keith Jackson captured defensive lineman honors for his play against Southeast Missouri State. Felix Jones garnered special teams’ player of the week accolades for his 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Ole Miss. Senior Stephen Parker won offensive lineman of the week honors for his play against Louisiana-Monroe.