U-M Commitment Steve Brown Named All-American

Recognized as one of the top football players in the nation, Steve Brown of Columbus, Ind., has been named a 2006 U.S. Army All-American. Brown will join a stand-out list of athletes playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC January 7th at 12:00 p.m. (CST) and will feature the top 78 prep football student-athletes in the country.

Steve Brown is ranked the #10 Cornerback Prospect in the Country.

"Steve has excellent size and is physically intimidating for a defensive back as he hits like a linebacker. He's athletic enough to play on either side of the ball in college, can come off a spot and accelerate very quickly, is very smooth and has quick feet with elusiveness. He also shows elusiveness as a punt and kick returner," according to Chris Pool of Scout.com.

"It is a great pleasure to have this fine young man selected to represent his school and community as a U.S. Army All-American," said Colonel Thomas Nickerson, Director of Strategic Outreach for the U.S. Army Accessions Command. "He has proven himself to be a superior athlete who, like our Soldiers, takes pride in making a difference and turning in outstanding performances.

"Our slogan, 'An Army of One,' recognizes the strength of the individual in achieving team goals. Matt demonstrates how football, like the Army, makes you a stronger person not just for today, but into the future. A national audience will see this when he takes the field in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl," said Col. Nickerson.

Brown is a standout defensive back at Columbus High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and one of 78 selected to participate in the Bowl by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.

Scout.com is an official selection partner of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

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