Sydney Brown was named the Breakout Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the East-West Shrine Bowl on Monday morning.

Brown, a senior defensive back from London, Ontario, had a team-high 6 tackles, 4 solo tackles, and 2 interceptions in Illinois’ game against Nebraska on Saturday.

Brown, the 6-foot, 205-pound defensive back, has been making moves on the field for the Fighting Illini since 2018 and it does not look like that is stopping yet. He has made 282 total tackles, 161 solo tackles, and 121 assisted tackles overall in his career at Illinois.

Brown had his 46th career start in his fifth year at Illinois and has shown his defense ability in each game, achieving more than the week before.

Illinois is becoming a B1G contender this season with much credit to the defense and Brown for solidifying more stamina heading into November.

The No. 14 Fighting Illini will be back in action this Saturday as they host Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. ET.