UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – For the third straight season, the University of Richmond football team had multiple student-athletes earn All-American accolades.
A trio of Spiders were honored by the Associated Press on Thursday with redshirt sophomore PK Griffin Trau (First Team), senior WR Brian Brown (Second Team) and senior DT Winston Craig (Third Team) all receiving recognition.
Richmond has had nine All-Americans in the the past three seasons.
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.
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.
Craig had a monster year for the Richmond defensive unit. His eight sacks ranked second in the CAA and top-10 nationally, while also being the eighth-highest single-season mark in program history.
He piled up 59 tackles on the year, including a team-high 11.5 for loss. He anchored a defensive line that battle injuries all year, but Craig played nearly every snap all season long.