Honors & Awards
» Wuerffel Trophy Watch List (2016)
» Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Watch List (2016)
» Lou Groza Award Watch List (2016)
» Second-Team All-Big Ten (Media, Associated Press, 2015)
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2015; Media, 2016)
» 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)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014; Spring 2016, 2017)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
2017 Season Notes
» Made a pair of field goals, including a 41-yarder, in the opener against Arkansas State
» Became the third Husker with at least 50 field goals when he connected on a pair of kicks in the Northern Illinois game. He also became the sixth Husker to reach at least 300 points in the game against NIU.
» Connected on a pair of fourth quarter field goals against Rutgers
Drew Brown returns for his senior season in 2017, marking his fourth year as the Huskers’ starting kicker. Brown has earned all-conference honors each of the past two seasons and will head into his senior year as a contender for the Lou Groza Award as well as conference and national accolades.
The 5-11, 180-pound Brown connected on 12-of-14 field goals while being perfect on 38 PAT attempts in 2016. Brown topped the century mark in scoring in each of his first two seasons, becoming the first player in school history with at least 100 points as both a freshman and sophomore.
He enters the 2017 season with 282 career points to rank seventh in school history and fourth among kickers. Brown is on pace to finish third in school history in scoring and has an outside chance of challenging the school record. Brown’s 47 career field goals are third in Nebraska history, 21 shy of Alex Henery’s school record.
Brown has also used his strong leg in handling the Huskers’ kickoff duties the past three seasons. Brown has continued a family tradition of outstanding kicking at Nebraska. His older brother, Kris, ranks as the second-leading scorer in NU history and was a place-kicker for more than a decade in the National Football League.
A supply chain management major, Brown is on track to graduate in December despite not having a redshirt season.
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.