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Jonathan Brown Earns Honor For Play

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The Fighting Illini football team drew national attention with its big win over Arizona State Saturday and are now ranked in the AP poll. Linebacker Jonathan Brown also received well-deserved honors, being named Big 10 Defensive Player Of The Week. The Memphis native has grown up a lot in a year and appears to be coming into his own.

Jonathan Brown was pleased to be honored by the Big 10. "It feels great. It's a testament to what we did Saturday. We have to keep building on this. It was definitely a real big game for me. I just went out and executed. It feels good when the plays come to you." Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase had a premonition Brown would have a special game against Arizona State. "I expected it...

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