Nashville, Tenn. - The national spotlight keeps shining on Tennessee State University running back Preston Brown.
Brown has been named Boxtorow.com National Player of the Week for his performance last Saturday in the Tigers' 29-18 win over Florida A&M. He rushed for a career high and Classic record, 233 yards, on 28 attempts, averaging 8.3 yards per carry with one touchdown.
He was featured in an interview on boxtorow.com with Donal Ware after helping end an eight-game losing streak to arch rivals FAMU in front of a crowd of 54, 202 at the Georgia Dome.
The yards gained in the Atlanta Football Classic, is the fourth-best performance by a running back in the FCS on the year. The senior now has two of the top-five rushing games in the FCS this season and is currently averaging 153.75 rushing yards/game this season; the second-best mark nationally.
He was honored as the AFC MVP, his second Classic MVP this season. Earlier this year, he rushed for a record 218 yards; adding two touchdowns on 33 carries in the Southern Heritage Classic against Jackson State on September 11. He received CFPA D-I Running Back Performer of the Week to conclude week two.
Brown earned selections earlier this week from the College Sporting News and College Football Performance Awards. He was selected as a CSN All-Star while receiving an honorable mention on the CFPA D-I FCS National Performer of the Week list. The announcement comes after he was selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Tri-Offensive Player of the Week.