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Brown, Trau Earn More All-American Accolades
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 12/19/2016
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Senior Brian Brown and redshirt sophomore Griffin Trau will need to clear off some more space in their trophy cases.

The University of Richmond football duo earned more All-American accolades on Monday with both student-athletes being honored by the American Football Coaches Association.

Brown earned First-Team All-American accolades, while Trau was recognized on the Second Team. Both student-athletes were honored last week by the Associated Press as well.

Brown, who earned All-American accolades for the second straight season, will go down as one of the best to ever put on a Spider uniform. This fall, he broke his own single-season school mark with 1,485 receiving yards, while also tying the school record for receiving TDs with 11.

He led the CAA in catches (81), receiving yards and TDs. He ranked in the top-five in the country in all three of those categories.

Trau may be the story of the year for the Spiders. A non-scholarship student-athlete, the Culver, Ind. native stepped into the starting role as the team’s kicker and never looked back.

He finished the year with a school record and CAA-tying record 23 field goals, while setting a new school record with points by a kicker with 111 on the year. He led all of FCS with his 23 field goals and ranked in the top-10 in the country in field goal percentage, knocking home 88.5-percent of his kicks.

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