Three Huskers Receive Big Ten Honors

Nebraska senior kicker Drew Brown was one of three Huskers honored on Tuesday as the Big Ten Conference announced its all-conference special teams and defensive performers.

Brown was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten pick by both the Coaches and the Big Ten Media, marking the third straight season he has earned all-league honors. Brown was a second-team All-Big Ten pick in 2015, and also earned honorable-mention accolades as a junior in 2016.

Return specialists JD Spielman and De’Mornay Pierson-El also earned honorable-mention special teams recognition. Spielman was chosen by both the coaches and media for his work on kickoff returns, while Pierson-El was an honorable-mention choice by the Big Ten media.

Senior linebacker Chris Weber was also recognized on Tuesday as Nebraska’s winner of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

The Big Ten will announce all-conference offensive teams on Wednesday.