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PSU DB Ji’Ayir Brown Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Penn State righted the ship against Maryland Saturday afternoon with a 31-14 win to snap a three-game losing streak, and Nittany Lions’ senior safety Ji’Ayir Brown led the charge defensively.

While teammate Jahan Dotson stole the show offensively, Brown recorded nine tackles (eight solo), recovered a fumble and returned an interception 87 yards for a touchdown to ice the game away in the fourth quarter.

Brown’s all-around defensive effort earned him Big 10 Defensive Player of the Week honors.

It’s been an excellent season for Brown, who’s been a force in the Lions’ secondary. He’s accumulated 48 tackles (42 solo), a tackle for loss, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, four passes defended, four interceptions and a touchdown.

After playing sparingly in six games last season as a junior, it’s been a breakout season for Brown. He spent two seasons at Lackawanna Community College before transferring to Penn State.

Brown joins senior linebacker Brandon Smith as the Lions’ defenders to earn conference Player of the Week honors this season.

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