Barion Brown was recognized Monday for his performance in Kentucky’s 44-14 win vs. Ball State to open the 2023 season.
The sophomore wide receiver/returner was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his effort in Saturday’s victory.
The highlight of Brown’s afternoon came in the second half when he fielded a kickoff and raced 99 yards for a score, the second of his career. Brown also returned a kick for a touchdown in the season opener vs. Miami (Ohio) last season, marking the first time Kentucky has returned a kick for a touchdown in consecutive season openers.
Brown totaled 117 yards in the win. Additionally, he caught three passes for 39 yards, pushing his total to 156 all-purpose yards vs. the Cardinals.
The weekly honor is the fourth he has earned in just 14 career games.
Last season, Brown was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Miami (Ohio) and SEC co-Freshman of the Week for his efforts vs. Northern Illinois and Ole Miss.
Barion Brown’s SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honor is the 4th weekly honor he has earned in 14 career games.
He was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Miami (OH) last season and SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for performances vs. Northern Illinois and Ole Miss.
— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) September 4, 2023