BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - UAB freshman running back Spencer Brown is doing a good job of winning over his offensive line. Brown, who broke the UAB single season freshman rushing record against Southern Miss, buys his O-line cookies every Monday for their hard work on Saturday's. "I used to do it in high school, help out my o-line like I was raised you're nothing, and won't have success without them," the former Mortimer Jordan football star said.
Brown started this at the beginning of the season. "I think it caught the whole room off guard because we've seen him standing in the hallway with a bag and we wondered what he was doing, so he walked in and asked our coaches for permission, but he said he wanted to congratulate us on the job we've done," said offensive guard Malik Johnson.
Brown made it clear he does not bake them cookies himself. "I don't do the whole cooking thing," Brown laughed. Brown said he brings a variety of cookies, but mostly sugar. "I bring two dozen in and they're pretty much gone in no time," Brown added.
"With him doing this, it shows that he actually cares about his o-linemen because its' the people up front that could be forgotten but it just makes you work ten times harder and like I said he's a freshman and he's showing his maturity and it's surprising," added Johnson.
UAB is 5-3 (3-2 CUSA) and will take on Rice on Saturday at Legion Field. Kickoff set for 2pm CT.