MU's Pig Brown wins Big 12 defensive honor for second time

Missouri safety Pig Brown looks at his job as a simple one.

“When they catch balls in the secondary,” Brown said, “our job is to try to punish them and to try to make sure they don’t come back there and catch any more.”

For the second time this season, the Big 12 Conference has confirmed that nobody does that better than Missouri’s prized Pig.

Brown on Monday was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for his play in Missouri’s 41-10 victory on Saturday over Texas Tech. Brown also won the honor following Missouri’s 40-34 season-opening victory over Illinois.

Brown had 14 tackles against Tech, 4.5 for loss. He intercepted a pass, broke up two others and deflected a pass that teammate Stryker Sulak returned 38 yards for a touchdown.

This is only the second time in Big 12 history that an MU player has won the league defensive award twice in the same season. Cornerback Wade Perkins did it in 1998.