Cats’ Brown to play in Senior Bowl

By The Mercury

Kansas State senior linebacker Arthur Brown has been selected to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl, joining teammate and fellow Wichita native Chris Harper on the North squad in the annual collegiate all-star game.

The Senior Bowl is Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., and will be televised by the NFL Network.

Brown, the 41st player in K-State history to play in the game, joins Harper on the 2013 all-star roster, marking the first time since 2003 that K-State has had multiple players play in the game the same season.

The 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and FWAA First Team All-American, Brown led the team in tackles for a second straight season with 91 stops, including six tackles for loss and one sack in 2012. He also has two interceptions this season, one against West Virginia and the other he returned for a touchdown a week later against Texas Tech.

Aside from his All-America honors and Big 12 postseason honors, Brown was also a 2012 finalist for the Lott Impact Trophy and a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, while also earning his degree from K-State.

The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country’s best senior NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams.

The Senior Bowl is also attended by more than 800 NFL coaches, scouts and other front office personnel each year.

The Senior Bowl is also a non-profit, charitable event that has donated more than $4.2 million through the Food World-Senior Bowl Charitable Partnership over the last 10 years.

The No. 5 Wildcats, who finished 11-1 during the regular season, face fourth-ranked Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.(CST) on ESPN.

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