Honors & Awards
» Senior CLASS Award Candidate (2017)
» Wuerffel Trophy Watch List (2016, 2017)
» Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Watch List (2016)
» Lou Groza Award Watch List (2016, 2017)
» Second-Team All-Big Ten (Media, Associated Press, 2015)
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2015; Media, 2016; Coaches & Media, 2017)
» NCAA Record for Field Goals in a Half, Tied Record (5, 1st Half vs. Southern Miss)
» Memorial Stadium Record for Most Field Goals, Tied Record (5 vs. Southern Miss)
» Nebraska Sophomore Record for Season Field Goals (21 in 2015)
» Nebraska Freshman Scoring Record (101 in 2015)
» Second in School History in Field Goals (59)
» Fourth in School History in Points Scored (355)
» Fourth in School History in Games Started (51)
» Guy Chamberlin Trophy (2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014; Spring 2016, 2017)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
Drew Brown concluded his Nebraska career as one of the top place-kickers in school history. Brown started all 51 games in his Husker career and became just the fourth player in school history to make 50 career starts.
A Texas native, Brown finished his career second in Nebraska history with 59 field goals, while ranking fourth in school history in scoring with 355 points. Brown also finished his career with just two missed extra points in 180 career attempts, including a perfect 75-of-75 in his final two seasons.
One of the nation’s most consistent kickers throughout his career, Brown earned All-Big Ten recognition for each of his final three seasons, including honorable-mention accolades by both the coaches and media as a senior in 2017.
Brown also made his mark off the field, as a Senior CLASS Award candidate in 2017 and a nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy and the AFCA Good Works Team. Brown completed his undergraduate work in just 3 ½ years, earning his degree in supply chain management in December.
Brown handled the place-kicking and kickoff duties for the Huskers in 2017 and earned All-Big Ten recognition for a third straight year. Brown connected on 12-of-14 field goals and made all 37 of his extra-point tries.
Brown made a season-high four field goals in a win at Purdue, including a season-long 44-yard field goal. In that game, Brown tied his brother, Kris, on the Nebraska career field goals chart, before passing him to move into second place later in the season.
Brown added two field goals each against Arkansas State and Rutgers, with both of the field goals against Rutgers in the fourth quarter, helping secure a Nebraska victory. Brown was also one of the nation’s best kickoff specialists, hitting 28-of-60 kickoffs for touchbacks.
Brown was among the nation’s most accurate place-kickers, hitting on all 38 extra points, while connecting on 12-of-14 field goals. He also booted 30 of his 63 kickoffs for touchbacks. Brown was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten choice by the media for his performance.
Brown made his first two field goals of the season to extend his streak of made field goals to 13 before a 56-yard miss against Illinois. Brown had two field goals at Indiana, including a 39-yarder in the final minutes to extend Nebraska’s lead in a 27-22 victory. That field goal was the 40th of Brown’s career, making him the fourth Husker with 40 career field goals.
He connected on a pair of field goals against Purdue, including a career-long 51-yard field goal. He made a 35-yard field goal in the fourth quarter at Wisconsin to provide the tying points and send the game to an extra session. His 20-yard field goal at Ohio State was the 44th of his career, good for third place on the NU charts. Brown made a 46-yard field in the first quarter against Minnesota and connnected on a 45-yarder in the Music City Bowl, making him 4-of-6 on 40-plus yard field goals in 2016.
Brown connected on 21-of-27 field goals and 44-of-46 extra-points. His 107 points ranked just outside of the NU single-season top 10 in scoring, and the 21 field goals were the second-most in NU history, behind only 24 field goals by Alex Henery in 2009. Brown connected on multiple field goals seven times, including an impressive 13 field goals of at least 40 yards. Brown also booted 32 of his 79 kickoffs for touchbacks.
Brown made eight straight field goals in non-conference play after missing his first two kicks of the year. Brown had a record-setting day against Southern Miss. He made five first-half field goals, tying an NCAA record for most field goals in a half also held by former Husker Dale Klein. Brown’s five field goals also tied the Memorial Stadium record and included a season-long 50-yarder to lead NU to a 36-28 win.
After a first-quarter miss at Minnesota, he connected on field goals of 45 and 41 yards against the Gophers and did not miss the rest of the year. He finished the year with a streak of 11 straight made field goals, with the first eight of those coming from 40 yards or more.
Brown connected on 14-of-21 field goals and was perfect on 59 PAT attempts, the third-most attempts in school history without a miss. His 7.8 points per game ranked seventh in the Big Ten. Brown set an NU freshman record with 101 points, breaking the previous record held by his older brother. Brown had three games with two field goals and had 14 touchbacks, including a season-high seven against Illinois.
Brown made a 44-yard field goal in his NU debut against Florida Atlantic, and connected on 2-of-3 field goals at Fresno State, along with a season-high seven PATs. He also made a pair of field goals (19 and 39 yards) against Miami. Brown made at least one field goal in each of the final four games. He connected on a 20-yarder at Iowa with eight seconds remaining to send the game to overtime.
Before Nebraska (Southlake Carroll HS)
Brown was a standout at Southlake Carroll High School being named the first-team kicker on the DFW all-area team as a senior and earning honorable-mention Class 5A all-state honors. He connected on 9-of-11 field goals as a senior, with a long of 51 yards, and made 89-of-90 PAT attempts, helping Coach Hal Wasson's team to an 11-2 record and trip to the third round of the 5A Division 1 playoffs.
Brown was perfect on 97 PAT attempts as a junior, while hitting on 9-of-10 field goals, as Carroll posted a 12-2 record and reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Brown was also one of the state's top kickers during his sophomore season, helping Southlake Carroll to a perfect 16-0 record and Class 5A Division 1 state title. Brown hit on 17-of-21 field goals with a long of 49 yards, and made 63-of-64 extra points. Brown was ranked among the top dozen kickers in the nation by 247 Sports.
The son of Hobert and Terri Brown, Drew was born on Oct. 30, 1995. Brown is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He has been named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017) and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017) three times in his career. Brown has participated in community outreach efforts, including Make-A-Wish, School is Cool Week, American Education Week, Uplifting Athletes and local hospital, and school outreach events.