Brian, a senior from Manchester, Mass., recorded a career-high seven tackles, including a personal-best two sacks, to lead the UNH football team’s staunch defensive effort in a 20-12 win at Maine on Saturday, Nov. 22.
The 6-foot-3, 253-pound defensive end matched his career highs in both solo tackles (four) and assisted tackles (three) as the Wildcats allowed season lows in first downs (12), passing yards (92) and total yards (179). Brian recorded a sack and than a half-sack on consecutive plays with Maine facing goal-to-go to, which forced the Black Bears to settle for a field goal. He also tallied a half-sack early in the fourth quarter.
Brian has started all 11 games this season and has recorded 23 tackles (15-8-13), including 5.5 for a loss, 3.5 of which have been sacks. He has a tackle in 9 of 11 games with multiple tackles seven times. Brian has also been credited with three quarterback hurries and a pass breakup.
In 49 career games, Brian has 51 total tackles (36 solo, 15 assisted) with 8.5 tackles for a loss, including 3.5 sacks. He finished with a single-season high of 25 (19-6-25) in 15 games last year as a junior.