Arthur Brown, senior linebacker for the Kansas State Wildcats, was named as one of four finalists for the Lott Trophy, according to Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune on Thursday.
Here's Hamilton's tweet, which also include the other three noteworthy finalists:
Lott Trophy finalists: Georgia LB Jarvis Jones, #NotreDame LB Manti Te'o, Stanford LB Chase Thomas, Kansas State LB Arthur Brown.— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) November 29, 2012
The Lott Trophy, named after Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott, awards defensive excellence as well as off-the-field impact. This season for the No. 6 Wildcats, who are 10-1 overall and 7-1 in the Big 12, Brown led a Kansas State defense that ranked 22nd in the country in allowing 20.8 points per game. According to unofficial stats from ESPN.com, Brown had three games this season in which he recorded double-digits in tackles.
The Wildcats conclude their regular season this Saturday night, when they host the No. 18 Texas Longhorns at Bill Snyder Stadium.