tabbed as QB to watch by The Sports Network
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[May 16, 2012]
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Illinois
State senior quarterback Matt Brown heads into his final season in
2012 with school records in reach and an impressive resume built
over the past three years, which is why he was tabbed as one of the
Football Championship Subdivision top 10 quarterbacks to watch by
Craig Haley of The Sports Network Tuesday.
The three-year ISU starting signal-caller was one of three
Missouri Valley Football Conference quarterbacks selected for the
list. The Marion, Ill., native was joined on the list by Youngstown
State's Kurt Hess and South Dakota State's Austin Sumner.
Brown is one of just two Redbird quarterbacks in program history to
throw for over 2,000 yards in three consecutive seasons and has
thrown for 7,221 yards and 51 touchdown passes in his career, which
ranks third in the Illinois State history books in both categories.
Last season, Brown was an All-Missouri Valley Football Conference
Second-Team selection, after he threw for 2,187 yards and 18
touchdowns, with a school single-season completion percentage record
of 65 percent (208-for-320).
In 2010, Brown set career highs with 2,665 yards and 22 touchdown
passes following the 2009 season, when he was named the MVFC
Freshman of the Year after taking over as the team's starting
quarterback after the season-opener and setting new Illinois State
freshman records for completions (226), attempts (352) and passing
Brown will be under center when the Redbirds begin the 2012 season
at Hancock Stadium, Sept.1, against Pioneer Football League opponent
news release received from Michael Williams, Illinois State