Dec. 14, 2011
Houston, Texas - Houston Football had a pair of players represented on the 2011 Associated Press All-America squad on Wednesday, as senior linebacker Sammy Brown and senior wide receiver Patrick Edwards earned third team honors.
Brown currently ranks among national leaders in a pair of defensive categories, leading the country with 28.0 tackles for loss, while ranking No. 5 with 12.5 sacks. Brown owns the Houston school record with those 28 stops behind the line of scrimmage this season and ranks No. 4 all-time with the 12.5 sacks. Just a second-year player as a senior, Brown has racked up 20 career sacks and 48 career TFLs since joining the program in 2010.
Edwards has been phenomenal all season for the Cougars and leads the country with 18 touchdown receptions. Edwards ranks No. 3 nationally with 1,524 yards receiving and is averaging an incredible 19.3 yards per catch. The 2011 Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, Edwards has 41 career touchdown catches, which leads all active players in NCAA football. He also owns the school record for TD receptions and is the UH and Conference USA all-time leader with 4,243 career receiving yards.
Brown, Edwards and the Houston Cougars return to action at the 2012 TicketCity Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. Game time is slated for 11 a.m. vs. Penn State. The Nittany Lions enter the game 9-3 overall and 6-2 in Big Ten play. The two clubs will meet for just the third time in series history and for the first time in postseason play.
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