Waxahachie, Texas- December 15, 2015- For the first time in Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) football history, the Lions have an American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NAIA All-American. D’Vonn Brown has made school history, receiving the first-team honor. This year’s AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team is made up of 14 seniors, nine juniors and two sophomores.
First year head coach Frank Tristan said once Brown bought into the program, there was no stopping him, “When D’Vonn came to SAGU we knew he would be good. We didn’t expect him to be that unstoppable. I’ve never coached a kid that can literally take over a game from the defensive line position.”
Brown, a 6’3 transfer junior from Houston, Texas, had 62 tackles, 26 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks. He ranked first in the country for tackles for loss per game (2.4) and second in total tackles for loss (26). Brown ranked third in total sacks (11.5), fifth in sacks per game (1), and 11th in fumbles forced per game (0.3).
Brown says he is grateful for the honor and is looking forward to what is to come, “It’s a blessing to be recognized for such an honor. I have to give all thanks to God for a chance at playing a game that I love. Next year just means more growth in the team and us accomplishing much more next season.”
This season Brown has been racking up the post-season honors. In addition to the NAIA All-American, he was also named as the NCCAA Defensive Player of the Year, NCCAA All-American, Central States Football League (CSFL) 1st-Team Defensive Lineman as well as CSFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Brown helped lead SAGU to the best finish in school history. The Lions ended 8-3 and won the NCCAA Victory Bowl.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, firstname.lastname@example.org