Nashville, Tenn. --- After a record breaking performance in the Atlanta Football Classic, Tennessee State University running back Preston Brown earned recognition from the College Sporting News and College Football Performance Awards.
For week four of the 2010 season, Brown has been selected as a CSN All-Star while receiving a 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.
The Antioch, Tenn. native rushed for a career high and Classic record of 233 yards, on 28 attempts, averaging 8.3 yards per carry with one touchdown, during TSU's 29-18 victory over Florida A&M.
On the second play of the game, Brown busted a 71-yard run and TSU would hold the lead for the entire game. His effort helped end an eight-game losing streak to arch rivals FAMU in front of a crowd of 54, 202 at the Georgia Dome. It is currently the largest crowd to see a FCS game this season.
The yards gained is the fourth-best performance by a running back in the FCS so far this year. The senior now has two of the top-five rushing games in the FCS this season. Brown is averaging 153.75 rushing yards/game this season, the second-best mark nationally.
He was honored as the Atlanta Football Classic 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.