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Brown named to Biletnikoff watch list

July 15, 2014
Da’Ron Brown (4) celebrates a touchdown.

Da’Ron Brown (4) celebrates a touchdown.

Northern Illinois University wide receiver Da’Ron Brown was named to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Watch List by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc.

A second team All-MAC selection in 2013, Brown led the Huskies in receiving yards (752) on 46 receptions with nine receiving touchdowns, also a team high among Huskie wide receivers. The Chicago native also added 45 yards rushing on seven carries in 13 games.

He turned in the best game of his career against Ball State last year recording career highs in receptions with eight, including two touchdowns, and in receiving yards (209). Brown also caught a career-long pass of 58 yards against the Cardinals.

Brown is the second Huskie in as many days and the fourth Huskie overall to named to a preseason watch list. Linebacker Jamaal Bass was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award July 14, Tommylee Lewis earned a spot on the Paul Hornung Award Watch List July 7 and tight end Luke Eakes was named to the Mackey Award Watch List July 8.

The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award. The Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver, not merely wide receiver.

Season tickets and all home single game tickets are on sale now. Reserve single game tickets on the West Side of Huskie Stadium are priced at $40 (sections C, D, E), $36 (sections A, B, F, G) and $25 (upper rows of sections A, G) per game for the general public. Senior citizens (62 and over) pay $34 (sections C, D, E) and $30 (sections A, B, F, G), with the $25 tickets priced the same.

Season tickets are still available and continue to rank among the best entertainment value in Chicagoland at a cost of just $110 for all five home games. Members of the NIU Alumni Association, senior citizens and NIU faculty and staff receive a $15 discount on every season ticket. For more information, visit