July 7, 2011
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STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State is up for an ESPY Award in the category of Best Play, thanks to a spectacular interception made by cornerback Brodrick Brown and linebacker Shaun Lewis against Oklahoma on Nov. 27. Brown took a few moments Thursday to talk about the play, being up for an ESPY and more.
On being nominated for an ESPY Award
"I was shocked. I was happy and honored to even be up for it. I give all the glory to God that I was able to be nominated."
His description of the play
"It was a crucial down and we were trying to get off the field. I was doing everything in my power to create a turnover and get the defense off the field. I saw the quarterback was scrambling and trying to throw it out of bounds. I was actually trying to get the interception, but I was falling out of bounds so threw it back in. Luckily, Shaun Lewis was there to catch the ball."
On what he was thinking as he left his feet
"I was trying to get the interception, but an interception doesn't count if you're out of bounds, so I just had the presence of mind to toss it back in. I knew Shaun Lewis was there, but I didn't know that he would have the awareness to be ready to catch it and return it how he did, so credit goes to him because he made the play complete."
On the reaction of the team when he came to the sidelines
"They were just like `what did you just do?' and I didn't even know. I guess I just had wings on that play and flew high in the sky to tip the ball back in."
On his competition in the voting, a bicycle-kick goal from soccer player Wayne Rooney
"Basically, he did a back flip in the air and scored a goal with it. Both of our plays are similar because they were made in the air."