Firecats Levy Brown Named af2 Defensive Player of the Year PDF 
Monday, 20 August 2007 06:40
Estero, FL- The Florida Firecats announced today that defensive back Levy Brown has been named the arenafootball2’s ADT Defensive Player of the Year. This marks the first time that a Firecat has been recognized with a league wide end of season award.

“I thank God for giving me the ability to play football and coach Bouis for having the faith in me to let me play the middle position and show everyone what I can do,” Brown said of the award. “I’m the best DB alive and if anyone wants to test me have their people call my people and we can settle it.”

Brown finished the regular season with 132.5 tackles and 14 interceptions, both new franchise records. He broke the previous single season tackles record (121.5 William Haith - 2005) in Florida’s 15th game of the season against Alabama.

“He had an outstanding season, probably the best this league’s ever seen,” Firecats Coach Kevin Bouis said. “It’s an honor for him and our organization that he received this kind of recognition. I couldn’t be happier for him.”

In just two seasons with the Firecats, he collected 199 tackles and 22 career interceptions.

“I’m not taking any time off. I’m still doing two a days keeping myself in shape and ready to play,” Brown went on to say.

He has drawn interest from a handful of AFL teams including Chicago, Kansas City, New York and Orlando.

“Obviously we’d love to have him back again next year, but he definitely deserves a chance to play at the next level,” Bouis went on to say.

Brown played his college ball at Florida A&M; finishing his three-year career with 18 interceptions for 162 return yards, along with 216 career tackles (133 solos). He was named to the 2002 & 2003 Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College All-America Football teams.

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