UCA football ranked; quarterback Brown named All-American

UCA quarterback Nathan Brown was named a third-team preseason FCS All-American by The Sports Network on Friday.

The Bears were also ranked No. 25 in the nation in the FCS Coaches Preseason Poll, following their No. 22 ranking in The Sports Network poll earlier in the week.Brown is the reigning Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He was one of only three SLC players on the three All-America teams. He threw for 3,084 yards and 26 touchdowns last season, owns nearly all the UCA passing records heading into the 2008 season. He is just nine yards short (7,352) of breaking the career passing yardage mark.

UCA opens the 2008 season on Thursday, hosting Henderson State at 7 p.m. at Estes Stadium.