By Adam Brown
Ole Miss’ punter Mac Brown was named to the 2019 SEC Football Community Service Team by the league office on Wednesday.
Brown has helped raise over $75,000 for ALS research with the Awesome Lemonade Stand. He participated in the Honduras Volunteer Mission, helping a local orphanage by digging ditches and planting lemon trees. Other community activities include: Sweetheart Ball for residents of senior assisted living facility; Clownfish Fish in which he aided children with disabilities with swimming; and Adopt-A-Basket, a Thanksgiving food basket prep and delivery to less fortunate families.
This season, Brown ranks No. 24 nationally in punting with an average of 44.3 yards per punt. Brown has tallied 12, 50-plus yard punts on the year and 17 that have landed inside the 20-yard line. He also had 16 punts go for fair catches this season.
The Eden Prairie, Minnesota, native posted a season-high average of 49.5 yards on four punts in the Rebels’ SEC opener vs. Arkansas (Sept. 7). Against No. 11 Auburn, Brown tallied eight punts for a 42.6 yards per punt average, including three inside the 20-yard line. He has posted at least one punt greater than 50 yards in seven of Ole Miss’ 12 games.
Every year, the SEC names a Community Service Team for each of its 21-league sponsored teams that highlights an athlete from each school who gives back to the community through superior service efforts.