Brown is nominated for Best Play for his catch on April 26 against Oklahoma. With one out in the top of the second against Oklahoma, the freshman right fielder tracked a routine fly ball toward the fence in foul territory. Without taking his eye off the ball, he jumped up -- and over -- the shoulder-high barrier, made the catch and held on for the out.
As a freshman, Brown batted .293 with seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, 26 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 2005.
The ESPY Awards were created by ESPN in 1993 and are presented for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly. The awards show will be held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles for the fourth-straight year, with actor Matthew Perry serving as the host.
The ESPYs will air on ESPN on Sunday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET. Winners of the awards are determined by the fans who can vote on the internet at espn.go.com/espy2005/s/05nomineesindex.html.