Big South honors Liberty's Brown, Coastal's Jacobs

Big South honors Liberty's Brown, Coastal's Jacobs

Published Nov. 23, 2010 5:07 p.m. ET

Liberty quarterback Mike Brown is the Big South offensive player of the year for the second time and Coastal Carolina linebacker Andrae Jacobs is the conference's top defensive player.

Coastal Carolina's David Bennett was voted coach of the year Tuesday and Gardner-Webb defensive lineman Preston Pemasa the top freshman.

Brown has a nation-best 3,810 yards of total offense and was honored for the second straight year by the league's coaches and a media panel.

Jacobs led the Big South with 97 tackles. Pemasa had a league-best 14 1/2 tackles for a loss.


Bennett guided the Chanticleers to a share of the conference title and berth into the Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Stony Brook QB Michael Coulter is the league's top scholar-athlete.