In the same week he was named to the NSAA Football First Team All-Conference, Dakota State’s Cody Brown was also selected to the 2022 Academic All-District Football team, selected by College Sports Communicators (CSC). This recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
The CSC Academic All-America program separately recognizes football honorees in four divisions – NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA.
Brown led the Trojans with 16.5 tackles-for-loss of 78 yards, including nine quarterback sacks of 56 yards loss. He is fourth in the DSU football single-season record quarterback sacks, as well as 17th most sacks in the NAIA. Brown collected 54 tackles (27 solo, 27 assists). Brown had two interceptions during the season and returned them for a total of 20 yards.
He also registered two break-up passes and forced a fumble for DSU.
Brown also received the NAIA national and NSAA conference scholar-athlete awards for his academic success in the classroom. He is a sophomore computer information system major at Dakota State University.
To be eligible for the CSC Academic nomination, each institution can nominate up to eight athletes in the sport of football and achieve at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Academic All-District honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America ballot. First- and second-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced in late December. The CSC Academic All-District teams include the student-athletes listed all over the nation.