Nashville, Tenn. - To end week four of the 2010 football season, Tennessee State University running back, Preston Brown, and linebacker, Rico Council, received Ohio Valley Conference honors for their play in the Tigers 29-18 win over Florida A&M.
Brown and Council receive their first career OVC weekly award.
Brown was named Tri-Offensive Player of the Week after rushing 28 times for 233 yards and a touchdown; help ending an eight-game losing streak to FAMU.
The 233 yards is the fourth-best performance by a running back in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) so far this season. On the second play of the game, Brown took a handoff and raced 71 yards for a score to ignite the Tiger who never trailed the entire game.
The Antioch, Tenn. native averaged 8.3 yards/carry and reached the 100-yard plateau for the third-straight game and the 200-yard mark for the second time in three weeks. The senior now has two of the top five rushing games in the FCS this season. He is currently averaging 153.75 rushing yards/game this season, the second-best mark nationally and first in the OVC.
Council led the Tigers' defense; which posted 11 sacks, with seven tackles and two sacks. Council, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn. also added a pass break-up and keyed a defense that limited the Rattlers to just 24 net rushing yards and 199 yards of total offense.