(HERO Sports) - Charleston Southern redshirt sophomore linebacker Solomon Brown was named to the 2016 HERO Sports FCS Sophomore All-America team on Thursday morning. The selection comes as HERO Sports unveils its All-Freshman, All-Sophomore, and All-America teams in the final week of 2016.
Brown was one of four linebackers selected to the First Team Defense and one of four Big South honorees selected to the First Team. The All-Sophomore All-America recognition comes to the Central, S.C. native after serving as an integral part of CSU's 'Blue Swarm' defense.
Brown was previously honored with a spot on the FCS STATS All-America Third Team after following up a strong freshman campaign that culminated with Big South Freshman of the Year honors.
He excelled at the bandit position in the lineup, finishing the season second in the Big South in tackles for loss (14.5) and sixth in sacks (4.5). He also led CSU overall in tackles and was fourth in the Big South with 70 on the year.
Brown saved his best game for when the spotlight shined brightest with nine tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack and a pass breakup that nearly resulted in an interception against No. 3 Florida State. He added a season-high 13 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in the 2016 FCS Quarterfinal at Wofford.