November 13, 2013

Donovan Brown's Game-Winning TD Catch Claims National & HCAC Play of the Week Honors

GREENWOOD, IN - Bluffton University wide receiver Donovan Brown (Cincinnati, Ohio/Purcell Marian) was voted as the HCAC Play of the Week for week 10.  The junior earned the title after voting took place on the HCAC social media outlets of Facebook and Twitter.

Brown's winning play was a 44-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Connor Sheehan in the final minute of BU's dramatic 24-17 win over No. 9 Franklin College Saturday.  Brown made the catch after Franklin defensive back LaDarrius Calvin tipped the ball while trying to make the interception. The play snapped FC's 31-game HCAC win streak.

Brown's play was also named the D3football.com National Play of the Week on Tuesday morning.

The final voting tally saw Brown garnering 93% of the vote (2,449 votes), beating out Rose-Hulman's Greg Lee who garnered 6% of the vote (157).

The poll was distributed on the HCAC Twitter (@HCACDIII) and Facebook pages Monday, with voting ending at 10AM today. 

Be sure to follow the HCAC on Twitter and Facebook to vote in next week's poll begining Monday afternoon.

All the winning plays from the 2013 season will be nominated for HCAC Play of the Year, which will be voted upon the week of Nov. 25-27 leading up to Thanksgiving.

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HCAC Football Play of the Week Archive

Week 1   Jorry Matherson, Defiance College

Week 2    Malcolm Williams, Earlham College

Week 3    Shawn Frost, Bluffton University

Week 4    Craig Voges, Rose-Hulman Inst. of Technology

Week 5    Anthony Adamo, Rose-Hulman Inst. of Technology

Week 6    Dakota Nelson, Manchester University

Week 7    Derrick Worden, Hanover College

Week 8    John Holtkamp, Hanover College

Week 9    Eric Fox, Bluffton University