ATLANTA (EETV) -- Although he came back for his senior year to win a championship, Derrick Brown will have to settle for the All-American team.
Brown was passed up on the Chuck Bednarik award, which is awarded to the best defensive player in college football. Ohio State defensive end Chace Young would end up winning the Bednarik trophy.
Brown's season totals were as followed: 50 total tackles (30 solo), 12.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, four passes deflected, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. His stats may have been better if it weren't for the constant double teams schemed his way.
Brown says he has no regrets staying for another year at Auburn.
"At the end of the day, this is what I wanted," Brown said. "Now I'm excited to be able to live it out."
Brown was recently awarded the SEC defensive player of the year. His list of accomplishments will soon be as long as a CVS receipt.
So far, Brown will have accomplished these goals: All-American, SEC defensive player of the year and a future first-round draft pick.
None of those however, will be as big as hearing his name at graduation and walking across the stage. On Saturday at Auburn Arena, Brown will receive his marketing degree from Auburn University's Harbert College of Business.